Artist: Takashi Murakami
Title: Hollow Man
Medium: Color Screenprint on Smooth Wove Paper
Size: Sheet measures 18-3/8" x 15-5/8"
Inscription: Signed, dated, and numbered on the front lower margin. Signed by both Takashia Murakami and Virgil Abloh
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Takashi Murakami is renowned for his iconic collaborations with brands like Louis Vuitton and vans, artists like J Balvin, and other artists including Damien Hirst and KAWS. He designed "Hollow Man" in conjunction with esteemed designer Virgil Ablhoh in his signature Off-White branding and contrasting color pallet. The composition combines elements of mass-marketing with street art influences to create a modern, energetic work of art. The two artists have a longstanding collaboration, having worked together on several projects over the course of more than 15 years. Their joint efforts include album covers, retail products, and fine art.
Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh's "Hollow Man" 2018 screenprint is from an edition of 300. The work is numbered and dated on the bottom where it is also signed by both Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh. It comes with a certificate of authenticity from Modern Artifact.
About Takashia Murakami
Takashi Murakami is a renowned Japanese contemporary artist known for his distinct style that blends traditional Japanese art forms with contemporary popular culture. Born on February 1, 1962, in Tokyo, Japan, Murakami has become one of the most influential artists of his generation.
Murakami studied traditional Japanese painting, or nihonga, at Tokyo University of the Arts, where he earned his BA, MFA, and PhD. This traditional training laid the foundation for his future artistic explorations, as he sought to push the boundaries of traditional Japanese art and merge it with the global contemporary art scene.
One of Murakami's most significant contributions to the art world is his concept of "Superflat." Coined by Murakami himself, Superflat refers to a postmodern art movement that incorporates elements of traditional Japanese art, such as flatness and two-dimensionality, with the aesthetics of contemporary Japanese popular culture, particularly anime and manga.
Murakami's iconic characters, such as Mr. DOB and Kaikai Kiki, are often colorful and whimsical, drawing inspiration from anime and manga visuals. His works often feature a vibrant palette of neon colors and repetitive motifs, creating a visually dynamic and immersive experience for viewers.
In addition to his paintings and sculptures, Murakami has also collaborated with various industries, including fashion and music. His collaborations with luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton, for instance, have resulted in limited-edition collections that combine his distinctive artistic style with high-end fashion.
Murakami's artworks have been exhibited extensively worldwide, including at prestigious institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. His works have received critical acclaim and have been collected by major art collectors and museums around the globe.
Takashi Murakami's innovative fusion of traditional and contemporary art has made him a prominent figure in the international art scene. His unique vision and distinctive style continue to captivate audiences and challenge the boundaries of art, making him a truly influential artist of our time.