Artist: Takashi Murakami
Artwork: We Are The Square Jocular Clan (5)
Number in series: 115/300
Signed and numbered by artist on lower right corner.
Offset print, with silver and high gloss varnishing
18 7/10 × 18 7/10 in | 47.5 × 47.5 cm
Artwork comes framed in a 3x3cm black pinewood frame and fitted passepartout.
Edition of 300
About the artist:
One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from post-war Asia, Takashi Murakami is known for his signature “Superflat” aesthetic: a colorful, two-dimensional style that straddles the division between fine art and pop culture as it unites elements of anime, Japanese nihonga, and ukiyo-e woodcuts. Common motifs across Murakami’s oeuvre—which spans paintings, sculptures, prints, and more—include smiling flowers, bears, and the Mickey Mouse–inspired character Mr. DOB. They also appear throughout Murakami’s thriving market for merchandise and collectables. Murakami has presented at institutions including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, MoMA PS1,Mori Art Museum, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago among others, and his work has sold for millions on the secondary market. Murakami also runs a large influential art production and artist management company, the Tokyo-based Kaikai Kiki Co.