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About the Work“Time Bokan– Black” is influenced from both the skulls of Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter, as well as the title character from the children’s Japanese television show, “Time Bokan.” This television series, in which each episode features an apocalyptic explosion, relates the trauma of Japanese nationalism and identity. Upon closer inspection, the spectral skull features eyes composed of his signature flower characters, a recurring theme in many of Murakami’s works. “Time Bokan – Red” is a 19.5 x 19.5 – inch hand-signed offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnish.
About the Artist
Takashi Murakami was born in Tokyo, Japan on February 1, 1962. His influence for art derives from his mother, who studied needlepoint and designed textiles. Murakami knew he wanted to be an artist when he grew up, and had always taken a large interest in animation and comics. He studied art throughout much of his adolescence, and applied to study at Tokyo National University. He was accepted and later received his Ph.D. in Fine Arts and Music, in which he learned “Nihong”, or traditional Japanese painting. After his studies, Murakami moved to New York in 1994 and was exposed to, and inspired by, Western contemporary artists like Jeff Koons.