465
465
Takashi Murakami
PEAKED CAP
Estimate
280,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 324,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
465
Takashi Murakami
PEAKED CAP
Estimate
280,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 324,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Takashi Murakami
B. 1962
PEAKED CAP
synthetic resin, fiberglass, paint, steel and wood
59 1/8 by 47 1/8 by 47 1/8 in. 150 by 120 by 120 cm.
Executed in 2002, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5, plus 1 artist's proof.
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Provenance

Galerie Perrotin, Paris
Private Collection, Paris (acquired from the above)
Sotheby's, London, 17 October 2013, Lot 48
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain; London, Serpentine Gallery, Takashi Murakami: KaiKai KiKi, November 2002 - January 2003, p. 27, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Mr. Murakami's role in recent Japanese art is complex. To cite American models, he has functioned a bit like a combination of Jackson Pollock, the chief innovator, and Clement Greenberg, the chief explicator, of Abstract Expressionism. He was one of the first Japanese Neo Pop artists to break the ice in terms of recycling Japanese popular culture. Then, in Mr. Murakami's work, writings and the exhibitions he organized, Neo Pop mutated into the more historically conscious Superflat style, which embraces the emphasis on surface decorations and patterns indigenous to Japanese visual traditions." Roberta Smith, "From a Mushroom Cloud, a Burst of Art Reflecting Japan's Psyche," The New York Times, 8 April 2005

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