About Planet 66 – Summer Vacation:
Edition of 300
Created in 2003
68 x 68 cm
All Takashi Murakami prints are hand signed and numbered.
About Takashi Murakami:
Takashi Murakami was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and he is undoubtedly one of the leading contemporary Japanese artists and a favourite of international collectors. He works in fine arts media (such as painting and sculpture) as well as commercial (such as fashion, merchandise, and animation) and is particularly known for blurring the line between high and low arts. In his work he combines traditional Japanese imagery with (Japanese) pop culture, while his art combines a wide range of media. The use of vibrant colors, the incorporation of motifs from Japanese traditional and popular culture and the use of flat or glossy surfaces are common in his work. The content could be described at once as “cute”, “psychedelic”, or “satirical”.
He often works with a cast of unique characters that he has created straight from his imagination. They dominate his art and appear across all of the many mediums that he works with. Among his best known recurring motifs are smiling flowers, iconic characters, mushrooms, skulls, Buddhist iconography, jellyfish, and the sexual complexes of otaku culture. As a result, Murakami’s distinctive “Superflat” style challenges our ideas on secular and religious visual culture. It is often both a commentary on, as well as a homage to the history of art.
About our collection:
Famous is proud to offer one of the most varied collections of Murakami prints around. Explore our collection on our website, our Instagram and feel free to contact us with any questions at [email protected]. We are more than happy to welcome you in our gallery as well. Find us on Weteringschans 83, Amsterdam – right in the Art District of the city centre.