Takashi Murakami, Hoyoyo
Takashi Murakami (Japanese, born 1962)
Hoyoyo, 1998
Offset lithograph in colors on mirror paper
Signed and numbered ‘233/300’ in ink (lower right)
Published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki Ltd., Tokyo, with full margins
19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.
27 1/8 x 27 1/8 in. (overall)

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The artwork of Takashi Murakami draws from the language of popular and traditional Japanese culture to comment on their relationship to contemporary life. Murakami's life-sized cyborgs, or human machines, are meticulously crafted sculptures inspired by the sometimes hard-core computer-generated imagery of the anime (animated film) and manga (comic book) industries that lie at the heart of Japanese popular culture.

Takashi Murakami's work has been exhibited in major museums all over the world. In November, 2003, ArtNews reported Murakami's work as being among the most desired in the world.