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Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami

Paintings

Nationality: Japanese

Birth Place: Tokyo (Tokyo metropolis, Kanto, Japan)

Biography:
Born in Tokyo in 1962, Takashi Murakami is a multitalented Japanese artist whose colorful, modern and manga-inspired aesthetic has led some to call him “the Andy Warhol of Japan.” Over the course of his dynamic career Murakami has been a sculptor, animator, painter, commercial artist and even art theorist. He pioneered the post-modern artistic concept known as “superflat” concept, the idea that the flatness of two-dimensional traditional Japanese art extends conceptually to the continuity between high and low art in Japan and visually to the two-dimensional aesthetic seen in contemporary and commercial Japanese art. Though he is considered a pop artist, Murakami insists that he isn’t one, pushing against attempts to categorize his art. He told the Journal of Contemporary Art that “[his] art is not Pop art. It is a record of the struggle of the discriminated people.”

Murakami’s work has been featured in some of the most unusual spaces in the world. In 2010 a retrospective of his work appeared in the Chateau de Versailles, the opulent palace that once housed French monarchy. The exhibition, “Murakami Versaille” featured fiberglass sculptures of colorful manga-esque characters. His series “Wink,” comprised of inflatable sculptures, was featured in New York City’s Grand Central Station. In 2009 he collaborated with acclaimed producer Pharrell and jewelry connoisseur Jacob the Jeweler on a sculpture called “The Simple Things” that was made out of 26,000 diamonds and gems and featured household items such as a Pepsi can and cupcake that are indigenous to contemporary American culture.

 

Takashi Murakami Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Shangri La, Shangri La and When I Close My Eyes I See Shangri La, (two works), 2012-16 ... (T...
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Shangri La, Shangri La and When I Close My Eyes I See Shangri La, (two works), 2012-16 ... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 77081
Auction 5311
Monday, October 23, 2017
$7,500.00
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b. 1962) Champignon, 2003; Red-Time, 2011; And Then, And Then (aqua blue),... (Total: 5 Item...
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b. 1962) Champignon, 2003; Red-Time, 2011; And Then, And Then (aqua blue),... (Total: 5 Items)
Lot 65166
Auction 5167
Saturday, November 23, 2013
$6,562.50
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b.1962) Untitled (six works), 2005 Offset lithograph in colors 40-1/2 x 28-3/4 inches (1...
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b.1962) Untitled (six works), 2005 Offset lithograph in colors 40-1/2 x 28-3/4 inches (1... (Total: 6 Items)
Lot 72295
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
$6,562.50
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) And Then x 727 (Ultramarine: GUNJO), 2013 Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) And Then x 727 (Ultramarine: GUNJO), 2013 Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper...
Lot 14084
Auction 191825
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
$1,375.00
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Mr. Dob (Red), 2016 Painted cast vinyl 9-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (23.5 x 27.3 cm) Edition of
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Mr. Dob (Red), 2016 Painted cast vinyl 9-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (23.5 x 27.3 cm) Edition of ...
Lot 14085
Auction 191825
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
$1,375.00

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Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Mr. Dob (Red), 2016 Painted cast vinyl 9-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (23.5 x 27.3 cm) Edition of...
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Mr. Dob (Red), 2016 Painted cast vinyl 9-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (23.5 x 27.3 cm) Edition of ... (1)

Auction 191830
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Mr. Dob (Red), 2016 Painted cast vinyl 9-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (23.5 x 27.3 cm) Edition of...
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Mr. Dob (Red), 2016 Painted cast vinyl 9-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (23.5 x 27.3 cm) Edition of ... (1)

Auction 191835
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Mr. Dob (Gold) (Original Edition), 2016 Painted cast vinyl 9-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (23.5 x 2...
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Mr. Dob (Gold) (Original Edition), 2016 Painted cast vinyl 9-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (23.5 x 2... (1)

Auction 191853
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Mr. Dob (Gold) (Original Edition), 2016 Vinyl Toy 9-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (23.5 x 27.3 cm) Ed...
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Mr. Dob (Gold) (Original Edition), 2016 Vinyl Toy 9-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches (23.5 x 27.3 cm) Ed. 250 Stamped with producer's copyright on un
Lot 60143
Auction 5364
Monday, November 6, 2017
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