484
484
Takashi Murakami
MR. OVAL
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 740,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
484
Takashi Murakami
MR. OVAL
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 740,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Takashi Murakami
B. 1962
MR. OVAL
signed and dated 03 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
71 by 70 7/8 in. 180.3 by 180 cm.
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Provenance

Giraud Pissarro Segalot, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

Catalogue Note

"A few years ago, I created a character named Oval. This was in response to a request from fashion designer Issey Miyake, who wanted me to develop a figure based on Humpty Dumpty, which I interpreted in my own way. I was also influenced by Hyakume, or 'Hundred Eyes,' a ghostlike character beloved from my childhood...In Western fashion circles, Miyake has managed to achieve a fusion between a Japanese specificity and something more universal. And so, by combining Humpty Dumpty with something Japanese, I too was trying to create a universal character."

Takashi Murakami

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York