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Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
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June 2019

Gallery Opening: Takashi Murakami ‘Electric Exhibition’

June 8, 2019 • 6:00 pm
Martin Lawrence Galleries, 3333 Bear St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
Free

Known as "the Andy Warhol of Japan" for his contemporary pop synthesis of high and low art, Takashi Murakami is recognized for his "superflat" style, a term he coined to describe the flat, post war 2-D style of Japanese art (manga, anime) and the flattening of Japanese social classes. In accordance with this "superflat" concept, Murakami's practice involves repackaging elements usually considered "low" or subcultural and presenting them in the "high-art" market. He then further flattens the playing field by repackaging his "high-art"…

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