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Artist on Exhibition: Takashi Murakami— Superflat

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Gargleglop
And Then, and then and then and then and then/Gargle Glop, 2006 Offset Lithograph 19 5/8' X 19 5/8' © mlg
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Me and Kaikai and Kiki, 2010 Offset Lithograph 26 3/4" X 26 3/4" © mlg
Artist on Exhibition: Takashi Murakami— Superflat

366 Geary Street
San Francisco, California 94102
June 28th, 2010 - July 31st, 2010
Opening: June 28th, 2010 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.martinlawrence.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
geary@martinlawrence.com
PHONE:  
415-956-0345
OPEN HOURS:  
Sunday-Thursday: 10am-6pm & Friday&Saturday: 10am-8pm
TAGS:  
Art Exhibition, Poku, Japanese conceptual pop
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

International contemporary art sensation Takashi Murakami has communicated and defined a culture though his art. Native to Tokyo, Japan, Murakami combines the Japanese artistic culture of flat surfaces, bold outlines, texturized, patterned surfaces and lack of spatial perspective with the otaku culture of computerized cuteness with a twist of bawdy suggestion to create works with the conception of a new dimension described as “superflat”. Murakami founded the Superflat artistic movement which was brought on by the stylistics of “poku”, a combination of pop art and the emerging otaku culture in Japan. Murakami has reinvigorated the production and reception of art by blurring the boundaries between the world of fine arts and the world of commercialism. Featuring over 20 works from the last decade come explore the imaginative, exuberant, and otherworldly collection of lithographic prints.