Takashi Murakami - Flower Plush 60CM (Red/Burgundy/Light Yellow)

Takashi Murakami has produced some of the best plush collectibles out there. His iconic flower character has been seen in galleries and homes all over the world, and this 60cm Red/Burgundy/Light Yellow Plush is a grail piece from the masterful Japanese artist. This particular plush features Murakami’s classic smiling flower face in a clean colorful design and measures 60cm in diameter.

$350.00

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Takashi Murakami has produced some of the best plush collectibles out there. His iconic flower character has been seen in galleries and homes all over the world, and this 60cm Red/Burgundy/Light Yellow Plush is a grail piece from the masterful Japanese artist. This particular plush features Murakami’s classic smiling flower face in a clean colorful design and measures 60cm in diameter.

About Takashi Murakami

Known for his brightly colored and maniacally cheerful works, Takashi Murakami’s astronomical rise to fame in the contemporary art world has been met with equal parts celebration and criticism. Murakami merges Japanese pop culture referents with the country’s rich artistic legacy, effectively obliterating any distinction between commodity and high art. He is compared to Andy Warhol for his art-as-business approach, as well as for his large factories of workers who produce, market, and sell his art. His critics have derided him as a sell-out, and as playing into the art market’s increasing demands for easily consumable and exotic art from Japan. But for Murakami, this is a compliment and precisely what he intends. His work draws inspiration from the Japanese subculture of otaku, which is replete with strange perversions of cuteness and innocence, as well as incredible violence. Through this, Murakami crafts a subtle critique of Japan’s contemporary culture as well as the West’s intruding influence upon it.