TAKASHI MURAKAMI | THE ROAD TO ILLUMINATION STRETCHES TOO FAR AHEAD...; IN THE HEART'S EYE, THE UNIVERSE; INITIATE THE SPEED OF CEREBRAL SYNAPSE AT FREE WILL; I AM NOT ME. I CANNOT BECOME MYSELF; AND MY ARMS AND LEGS ROT OFF…
Estimate: 7,500 - 9,500 USD
THE ROAD TO ILLUMINATION STRETCHES TOO FAR AHEAD...; IN THE HEART'S EYE, THE UNIVERSE; INITIATE THE SPEED OF CEREBRAL SYNAPSE AT FREE WILL; I AM NOT ME. I CANNOT BECOME MYSELF; AND MY ARMS AND LEGS ROT OFF…
Five offset lithographs, 2007-08, each signed in silver ink, dated '08' and numbered 32/300, 24/300, 22/300, 194/300 and 22/300 respectively, on smooth wove paper, co-published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd, Tokyo, unframed (5 prints)
sheets: 702 by 832 mm 27⅝ by 32¾ in
The prints are in good condition, the full sheets. Each with an occasional handling crease, some very inconspicuous surface smudges and scratches. Sheet edges verso each with bands of linen hinging tape along and some traces of adhesive residue. 'Initiate the Speed of Cerebral Synapse...' with a crease in left sheet edge at center with a few associated tiny cracks to the ink. 'My Arms and Legs Rot Off...' with a few tiny nicks at sheet edges and a small crease in bottom left corner.
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