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Takashi Murakami
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks (Murakami set of 3 skate decks)

2019

$1,400

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Set of 3 Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks 2019: Unique, vibrant Takashi Murakami wall art that hangs with ease. Medium: Silkscreen on Maple Wood Skateboard Decks. Dimensions: 8.0 x 31 inches (20.5 x 79 cm; applies to each individual deck). Each in their original packaging. Excellent overall condition. Published by Kaikai Kiki gallery in conjunction with Complexcon in 2019 from a sold out limited edition of unknown. Stamped on the verso. Unopened/never displayed. Perhaps Murakami's most iconic motif, these candy-colored, smiling flowers came into the artist's work when he was preparing for his entrance exams for the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, and he embraced the form over nine years teaching prep-school students to draw flowers. One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. _ Pairs quite nicely with many of our other Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst & Roy Lichtenstein items on our page. Please feel free to ask for any further suggestions in this regard. Related Categories Pop Art, Tokyo Artists, Comic/Cartoon, Japan, Contemporary Pop, Popular Culture, Contemporary Asian Art, Flowers, Flora. Skull Art.

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About the Artist

Takashi Murakami

Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami may be famous among collectors for his psychedelic flowers and chaotic cartoons, but artists likely know him as the theorist behind the contemporary art movement he calls “Superflat.”

Partially inspired by the Pop art of Andy Warhol, in which celebrity culture and mundane mass-produced items became the focus of bright and colorful works that both celebrated and criticized consumerism, Murakami’s Superflat encompasses painting, sculpture, digital design and more to present a subversive look at consumerism but is also an effort to blend fine art and lowbrow culture. A multifaceted and remarkably influential artist as well as a compulsive art collector, Murakami has collaborated with brands such as Louis Vuitton, while one of his most famous Superflat works is the teddy bear on the cover of the Graduation album by American rapper Kanye West.

In 1993 Murakami earned his Ph.D. from Tokyo University of the Arts, where he was trained in nihonga, a style of painting that originated in the late 19th century by artists who worked to preserve and promote the conventions and processes associated with traditional Japanese art. While practicing nihonga, Murakami began to realize that his beliefs didn’t align with the tradition, so his art subsequently took on a satirical feel that embodied a critique of the movement. Before long, his style took a drastic turn, embracing otaku, a rising postwar cultural phenomenon among Japan’s younger crowd who loved anime and manga. (Otaku is also integral to Superflat.)

This is when Murakami’s most well-known character, Mr. DOB, was born. This anime-inspired icon, which Americans might interpret as a cross between Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat given its pronounced ears and broad and menacing grin, was part of the artist’s endeavor to elevate the otaku subculture but also to target mass consumerism. While Murakami conceived of Mr. DOB years ahead of his 2000-era Superflat theory, there is much common ground between the two. Not unlike his other creations, Murakami’s Mr. DOB is equal parts erotic, disturbing and cartoonish — an incisive mockery of the mingling of commerce and fine art so prevalent in Japanese popular culture.

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