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Takashi Murakami (b. 1962)
Killer Pink
signed, dated and numbered 'TAKASHI 03 17/50' in pencil
screenprint in colors, on Excell watercolor paper
Image: 2158 x 2158 in. (55 x 55 cm.)
Sheet: 2712 x 2634 in. (70 x 68 cm.)
Executed in 2003. This work is number 17 from the edition of 50 (there were also ten artist's proofs). Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo.
Provenance
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.
Literature
Kaikai Kiki Gallery 20
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'I spent nine years working in a preparatory school, where I taught the students to draw flowers. Once every two days, I would buy flowers for my lesson and make compositions for the students to work on. At the beginning, to be frank, I didn't like flowers, but as I continued teaching in the school, my feelings changed: their smell, their shape--it all made me feel almost physically sick, and at the same time I found them very 'cute'. Each one seemed to have its own feelings, its own personality. My dominant feeling was one of unease, but I liked that sensation. And these days, now that I draw flowers rather frequently; that sensation has come back very vividly. I find them just as pretty, just as disturbing. At the same time there is this strength in them; it is the strength I find when drawing the human face.' -Takashi Murakami

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