Asian Art

Auction begins to close:
June 09, 2022 at 8:00 pm ET

Online Auction
LOT 310

Lot 310

Takashi Murakami (1963- ), Rainbow Flower Plush Cushion

Takashi Murakami (1963- ), Rainbow Flower Plush Cushion
Lot 310 Details
Takashi Murakami (1963- ), Rainbow Flower Plush Cushion

村上隆(1963- ) 限量彩虹太阳花抱枕

Twelve multi-coloured petals encircling a bright-yellow beaming face, the other reverse with a serene expression; fuzzy acrylic and polyester plush, sold in limited quantities (now out of production) only in Japan by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.; 'as new' condition with original tags
带原出厂标签,由日本Kaikai Kiki有限公司生产发行,现已停产,此抱枕为全新品相

村上隆的“微笑太阳花”或许是其最富盛名且广为人知的设计。艺术家尝试通过各种介质来展现这个极具象征性的图案。其中最深受喜爱的,便是以彩虹多色太阳花为形象的毛绒抱枕。村上隆在 1980 年代,作为教师任教之时,便开始对太阳花产生了浓厚的兴趣,最终这个形象能够成为其标志性符号的高光对艺术家来说代表着其艺术创造中最纯粹的快乐和纯真。而认同此理念,并热衷于收藏太阳花毛绒作品的,不发世界知名收藏家以及流行文化偶像。值得一提的是,村上隆在 2018 年送给说唱歌手Drake一叠毛茸茸的鲜花作为乔迁之礼;并曾赠送给街头艺术家Kaws卡伍斯 (布赖恩·唐纳利 Brian Donnelly)一个 6 英尺高的巨型太阳花抱枕
diameter 11.8 in — 30 cm

Estimate $300-$500

Realised: $420
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images
Takashi Murakami (1963- ), Rainbow Flower Plush Cushion
  • Takashi Murakami (1963- ), Rainbow Flower Plush Cushion
  • Takashi Murakami (1963- ), Rainbow Flower Plush Cushion

Takashi Murakami is arguably best-known for his designs of "smiling flowers", which has been transformed into a variety of mediums, one of which being the more easily consumable and collectible plush pillows. Murakami first developed his fascination with flowers in the 1980s as a schoolteacher, and the eventual culmination that became this iconic symbol represented pure joy and innocence. These plush creations can be found in the homes of art collectors and popular culture icons all around the world. For example, Murakami has sent the rapper Drake a stack of fuzzy flowers as a housewarming gift in 2018, and gifted the street artist Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, a giant six-foot flower pillow when he visited Murakami's studio in Japan.


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 310

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.