#TakashiMurakami ’s “Cherries” resonates a toy-like quality that heightens its sense of #kawaii , the cuteness that has become cultish in contemporary Japanese illustration. Beyond the veil of kawaii and the suggestive sexual imagery, echoed in the cherries' voluptuous forms, Murakami's expresses an awareness of the complex historical, social and economical links between Japan and the West is rooted in his training in nihonga, a style created to preserve traditional artistic techniques during the Meiji era. After centuries of Sakoku (cherry blossom), the policy of enforced isolation, Japan had been flooded by external influences at the end of the Nineteenth Century. A new wave of foreign influence crashed over the nation in the wake of the Second World War and the ensuing occupation by American forces. The reconstruction of #Japan came at the cost of much of its ancient heritage, which Murakami feels was destabilised and often supplanted with aspects and imitations of American culture, best demonstrated by the animation industry which out-Disneyed Disney. #Murakami 's paintings embrace the new world of capitalism, of technology, of anime, of geek chic, of manufacture, of television and of Pop in order to forge a new Japanese culture tailored to this new age, and this new synthesis is perfectly encapsulated in Cherries. 🍒 #ArtofChoice
Don't miss your chance to bid on Takashi Murakami’s sculpture 'Mr. Wink, Cosmos Ball,' a multi-piece work featuring Murakami’s Japanese anime-like aesthetic and super-stylized visuals #mr .DOB #smilingflowers#greenjellyfisheyes
Work available in the 2018 #iscpauction (link in bio!) through October 29! #bidoniscp @murakamipom
#takashimurakami , 'Mr. Wink, Cosmos Ball,' 2000.
The Lion of the Kingdom that Transcends Death, 2018
Gagosian September 2018 Art Catalogue Takashi Murakami (Front Cover) Lion
$39.99 or Best Offer@www.ebay.com/usr/nycforever7 "When I manage to snatch the tail of an idea, I must then transport a fragment of it to a completely different region of my brain . . . Once a deadline is met, that region can relax, so I graft the new idea onto that relaxed region in order to nurture and grow it. This is the process I endlessly repeat, and as such, I can never see the end of it; each day of unease is followed by another, and only for a moment when a project is complete do I get to experience a modicum of liberation. As a distant result of such a thankless, humorless repetition, interesting works get made." #TakashiMurakami
Engaging catalogue featuring information on upcoming artist exhibitions and their art.
Including: #ChrisBradley , #HarmonyKorine , #ursfischer , #MaryWeatherford#gagosiangallery#gagosian#japaneseart#buddhist#shinto#lioncub#asian#chineselion#popart#changetherule exhibition