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    TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b. 1963)
    Ponchi-kun, Shimon-kun, and BunBu-kun, 2007
    Supreme skate deck with screenprinting in colors
    Printed top: Takashi
    Printed bottom: Ponchi-kun, Shimon-kun, and BunBu-kun, respectively
    31-1/4 x 7-7/8 inches (79.4 x 19.9 cm) each

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    Takashi Murakami is a contemporary Japanese artist who invented the Superflat style.  Murakami was trained in the school of Japanese art known as Nihonga, a 19th century mixture of Western and Eastern styles, but was drawn to anima and manga as more representative sources of modern Japanese life.   Murakami intentionally blurs the line between low and high art. 

    In 1996, Murakami founded the Hiropon Factory, in the tradition of Andy Warhol and the Factory, to produce large scale artwork with a group of assistants.  In 2001, it evolved into KaiKai Kiki, with bases in Tokyo, Saitama, and New York.  In 2001, he curated an exhibition entirely composed of Superflat artwork from 19 different artists. 

    His work can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts ,Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Walker Art Center, among others. 

    In 2007, Murakami produced a series of limited edition skate decks exclusively for the premier New York City skate shop, Supreme.

    Condition Report*: Overall in excellent condition and in original cellophane wrapper.
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    December, 2008
    11th Thursday
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