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Takashi Murakami

Parakita Dob

colour offset lithograph on wove paper
2001
50 x 50 cm / 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.
signed and dated lower right numbered 6/300 edition of 300

Murakami uses his deep understanding of Western art to integrate his work into its structure; working from the inside to portray “Japanese-ness” as a tool to bring about revolution in the world of art. As an artist, Murakami questions the lines drawn between East and West, past and present, high art and popular culture. Not stopping with the production of artworks, Murakami shocked the world with his entrepreneurial collaboration with Louis Vuitton, when he challenged the divide between art and commerce. With his three-part Superflat exhibition which toured in major museums in America and Europe, he attempted to introduce Japanese artists, animators, cartoonists, etc. to an international audience, under the premise that such categories of creativity are not as rigid in the Japanese system, and might all be thought of as “art.” “To become a living example of the potential of art.” This is the burning force behind Takashi Murakami’s work. Extracted from: http://english.kaikaikiki.co.jp/artists/list/C4/

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