This piece is accompanied by a certificate issued by Hidari Zangaro Gallery confirming the authenticity of this lot


Murakami’s works can also be seen as a reaction against predominantly western art styles and culture. Through his own movement called Superflat, Murakami does away with both the traditional tenets of composition in favor of ancient Japanese techniques and the orthodox division of fine art and mainstream commodities. Hence, his brightly colored works that depict both historical Japanese figures and popular mainstream icons seemingly paved the way for a brand new way of expression. Over the years, Murakami has stayed true to his Superflat philosophy by not only confining himself to traditional works such as paintings and sculptures, but by branching out to more accessible media such as stuffed toys, T-shirts, graffiti, and even music videos. For Murakami art is too important not to be shared with everyone and anyone.