Flower Ball (3D) Sexual Violet


By Takashi Murakami.

Offset lithograph printed in colors with silver foil on smooth wove paper.

Signed Limited edition of 300

70 x 70cm

“Flower Ball (3D) Sexual Violet No. 1” is a dynamic work featuring Takashi Murakami’s now iconic smiling flowers. When describing the use of flowers in his work, Murakami states, “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 seems to have its own feelings, its own personality.” This work reflects his oscillation between repulsion and adoration, as the intensely saturated pattern simultaneously overwhelms and excites.

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