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"I am not me. I cannot become myself."

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Framed Size: 45" x 40"

hand-signed offset lithograph with printing leaf and high gloss varnish

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About the Work

“I am not me. I cannot become myself” features "Daruma," the founder of Zen Buddhism. The titles of each Daruma print refer directly to the Zen master's life and teachings. There is a long history and tradition of portraying "Daruma." Review images on the web so that you see the connection between history and Murakami's play with this image. Murakami's images of Daruma should be read in context with his exploration of consumption, excess, and desire in today's consumer culture and that the issue is not "new" but perhaps more intense than it ever has been historically, in Japan or elsewhere.

"I am not me. I cannot become myself." is a 27.5 x 32.75 – inch offset lithograph with printing leaf and high-gloss varnishing, in an edition of 300, hand-signed and numbered by the artist.

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