Snow Moon Flower, 2002 - Takashi Murakami

About the Work

About Snow Moon Flower

Murakami is well known for his signature cast of recurring characters, including Mr. DOB, who has appeared regularly in his work since 1993. Conceived by the artist as a kind of alter ego or self-portrait, Mr. DOB—whose name is ...

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Murakami is well known for his signature cast of recurring characters, including Mr. DOB, who has appeared regularly in his work since 1993. Conceived by the artist as a kind of alter ego or self-portrait, Mr. DOB—whose name is taken from the slang expression "dobojite" (meaning "why?")—is an amalgam of various pop cultural icons, including Mickey Mouse, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Doraemon, a manga character resembling a catlike robot. Meant to be both authentically Japanese and universal in their appeal, Murakami's characters comment on contemporary Japanese culture, society and its place in a globalized world. In this triptych, the flatness of the compositions reflects that of traditional Japanese paintings and prints, depicting miniature versions of Mr. DOB set in a nighttime landscape or racing across patterned fields of flowers and snowflakes.

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About the Artist

About Takashi Murakami

One of the biggest names in the contemporary art world, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami's work is immediately recognizable for its popping, candylike colors and ...

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One of the biggest names in the contemporary art world, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami's work is immediately recognizable for its popping, candylike colors and anime-esque aesthetic. Often featuring playful imagery like smiling flowers, oversized, blinking eyes, and Technicolor mushrooms, Murakami is truly the heir to Warhol in his ability to appropriate commercial, popular images inspired by anime and manga (Japanese comics) into high-quality pieces of fine art. Because of his commercial appeal, his works have been translated onto various other media ranging from keychains and mugs to a 2009 collaboration with French couture powerhouse Louis Vuitton.

Not to be written off as just another Pop artist however, Murakami's work is highly informed by the Japanese art-historical tradition. The founder of the postmodern art movement "Superflat," which combines the graphic practices of contemporary Japanese culture with the flattening print and painting traditions of its rich past, Murakami has pioneered an aesthetic that has been taken up by numerous followers and is himself regarded almost as colorful as his works. In 2010, a selection of Murakami's sculptures were featured against the opulent, iconic Western background of Château de Versailles, causing a stir throughout the art world with the bold juxtaposition of his contemporary, cartoon aesthetic against the grandiosity of French rococo.

Click here to take a closer look at the psychedelic world of Takashi Murakami.

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Snow Moon Flower, 2002

Takashi Murakami

Print
Size Price
28.00" x 28.00" $30,000
Edition of 50

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Description

Suite of three screenrpints.

Dimensions

The quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The image size is 24" x 24".

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Additional Information

All works copyright ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

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