Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Prints

We’re excited to be adding new Takashi Murakami Flower Ball prints to our collection. The iconic Flower Ball print has become one of Takashi Murakami’s quintessential motifs.

As you would expect from Takashi Murakami’s obsessive attention to detail, each piece is printed with an incredible sensitivity to colour and a vibrancy that will pop off the wall.

Featuring a mirrored border that surrounds the work, the print often feels like a sheet of metal floating inside a frame.

View our collection of Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Prints

 

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flower Ball (Autumn)

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Autumn

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flower Ball Awakening

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Awakening

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flower Ball (Lots of Colors)

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Lots of Colors

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flower Ball (Multicolor)

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Mulitolcor

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flower Ball (I Want to Hold You)

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball I Want to Hold You

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flower Ball Red (Letter to Picasso)

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Letter to Picasso

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flower Ball (Sequoia Sempervirens)

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Sequoia Sempervirens

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flower Ball (Sexual Violet)

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Sexual Violet

Takashi Murakami 727×777, 727999, 727772 prints now available

We’re thrilled to be able to offer 3 new Takashi Murakami works from the artist’s celebrated 727 series.

On permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Takashi Murakami’s iconic 727 featuring his infamous DOB character is now available with 3 spectacular new prints.

Each piece measures 89cm x 65.7cm and comes from an edition of 300 – each signed and numbered by the artist.

For enquiries, please contact us at info@kumicontemporary.com

Takashi Murakami 727999

Takashi Murakami 727999

Takashi Murakami 727772

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Takashi Murakami 727x777

Takashi Murakami’s Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

We’re thrilled to be able to offer a full set of Takashi Murakami’s superb Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.

The stunning collection is available as a full set of 5 prints. Each piece is also available to buy separately.

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 1

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 1

 

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 2

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 2

 

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 3

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 3

 

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 4

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 4

 

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 5

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 5

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Awakening now available at Kumi Contemporary

We’re delighted to be able offer a new colour-way from Takashi Murakami’s iconic and sought after Flower Ball series. The latest edition to the Flower Ball family is titled Flower Ball Awakening and features a beautiful blue and white petal flower surrounded by an array of vibrant multi-colour flowers.

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Awakening

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Flower Ball Awakening

Hush Halo unique artist proofs now available.

We’re delighted to be able to offer two unique Artist Proofs of Hush’s spectacular Halo print at Kumi Contemporary. The striking masked geisha adorning a 22ct gold leaf halo is one of Hush’s most impressive releases to date. The regular edition was a pre-sale sell-out.

The artist proofs are even more stunning. Featuring vibrant hand painted backgrounds and executed with even more 22ct gold leaf, the artist proofs are distinctly unique – each piece is a one-off work of art.

Hush Halo – Blue Artist Proof

Hush Halo Blue Artist proof

Hush Halo Jade Artist Proof

Hush Halo Jade Artist proof

Hush’s magnificent Halo in Blue, Grey & Jade now available

We’re excited to be able to offer a limited number of Hush’s latest print series titled Halo which is available in Blue, Grey and Jade. The prints are available either individually or as a matching numbered set of 3 and come from a low edition of 50.

Each piece is executed with 16 screen printed layers, gloss UV varnish and exquisitely hand finished with 22ct Gold Leaf.

Halo by Hush – Blue

Hush Halo BlueHalo by Hush – Grey

Hush Halo GreyHalo by Hush – Jade

Hush Halo Jade

An interview with Hush

British artist Hush has made a name for himself in the urban art scene with his signature style of harmoniously intertwining collage, graffiti, stencil, painting and drawing to make beautiful, bold works in the studio and the streets. Using the traditional geisha from Japanese culture as his muse, Hush blends Street Art aesthetics with vibrant color and pattern to illustrate the beauty of the female form. We spoke with Hush about his laborious technique, his incessant travel, and his recent curatorial project in New York. Read on to find out more from one the most successful street artists on the scene right now.

Tell us about a typical day in the studio

Well as all creatives know art is a sickness not necessarily a gift! So I wake early, grab a coffee as I drive to my studio. I usually land anywhere between 6.30am to 9.00am. My studio is a 2000sqft warehouse on a huge industrial site. I’m pretty much focused so catch up on mails, and make art all day everyday. I create a lot of work but only let the best out. When I post images on social media showing pictures of my studio people always comment about me standing on pieces, but I know they aren’t going to make it so it turns into a HUSH flooring! I usually stay in the studio until 5 so I have a kind of work structure. When I’m painting a show or making an edition though I’m buzzed so usually stay in the studio around 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for months on end. Like I say it’s a sickness!

Your work is a mix of methods, from stencils and screen print to action painting. How did you come about this multi-faceted working method?

I’m very interested in technique and the complexity of how I make works and want to always take it further. Every new body of work I make I introduces new elements. It’s almost like I’m making a new language and introducing new words to the story each time I approach a piece. A lot of my inspiration is a conversation from street aesthetic to studio practice and vice versa. Some marks can only be made on the street and when you try to replicate them in the studio it evolves into something different again.

How does your studio work differ from street and commercial work?

When I’m making work on the street I’m not interested in it looking technically tight. It’s got to be raw or a little brutal. I usually paint the street pieces in the studio on paper then rip it up and recreate it on the street by wheat pasting it back together and painting into it. The pieces I make in the studio are the exact opposite as I use the best materials and want to create something rich in complexity and aesthetic.

When did you make the jump from graphic design and illustration to fine art?

I studied illustration and design at art school for 5 years but was always the kid that could draw at school and did a bit of graf. I did everything after leaving, designed flyers in the Acid House party days, worked for ad agencies in London and Hong Kong. But always made art and was always interested in the street as an arena. By 2006 I was starting to get invited to do group shows and decided to focus on my passion. It was quite a natural progression and developed itself.

You’re from the UK, lived in Japan, and seem to be consistently circling the globe. How does travel – and varying cultures – affect your work method and influence your art work?

Travelling does have an influence on my work but really it affects me as a person. I feel very privileged that art allows both myself and my family to experience all the cultures, people and places around the world. It’s very humbling.

You’ve recently made your curatorial debut in New York at the epic Vandal restaurant – which also includes your own work. How did you choose the artists for this large-scale project? 

VANDAL NEW YORK was amazing to work on. The guys who own the place really did give me free reign (well almost), but considering the investment in the place they were open to anything. The deciding factor for me was that I wanted to show a diverse, international street aesthetic: Handstyles, Graf, Paste up, Collage, Painting, Stencil work and sculpture.

The murals in there where created by Vhils, Apexer, Shepard Fairey, Tristan Eaton, Will Barras, Eelus and of course me!  I also wanted to represent the scene on a whole, so bought limited edition works by Banksy, Kaws, Faile, JR, Eine, Renta, Swoon, Paul Insect, D-face to name a few.

Best place to see art? Artists you’re digging lately?

I read critical theory, and visit museums rather than galleries, I see enough online.

I like so many artists but at the minute I’m looking at works by a collective of painters from San Francisco:- Emilio Villalba, Justin Hopkins and Daniel Segrove, I’m really into Cy Twombly and Harland Miller.  Also Conor Harrington’s new works along with Anthony Micallef and Retna.

This article originally appeared on Rise Art and has been republished with their permission.
http://www.riseart.com/article/2016-10-26-behind-the-scenes-with-hush

Takashi Murakami’s 727 Silkscreen Print ed of 100

We’re delighted to be able to offer a very special Silkscreen edition of Takashi Murakami’s classic 727.

Takashi Murakami’s 727 is widely considered the artist’s most iconic artwork. The piece was originally painted in 1996 and is housed in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York.

Takashi Murakami 727

Originally released as a lithograph edition of 300, 727 soon became one of Murakami’s most sought after works.

This edition of 100 uses a silkscreen printing process which involves applying one colour at a time over several layers. This ancient craft results in a stunning reproduction of the original work which itself involved applying 20 layers of paint.

You can read a little more about Murakami’s classic 727 on the MOMA website:
http://www.moma.org/collection/works/88960

You can also view our wonderful collection of Takashi Murakami Prints

 

Takashi Murakami Flower Cushions

We’re thrilled to be able to offer official Takashi Murakami Merchandise at Kumi Contemporary. Murakami continues to blend the divide between “high” and “low” art forms with his exquisitely made Flower Cushions.

Featuring Murakami’s iconic flower motif, each piece is both a sculptural work of art and a beautiful everyday object that can be enjoyed and treasured.

The double sided cushion features a happy smiling Murakami Flower on the front and a sleepy Murakami flower on the reverse. The cushions are available in two sizes: 60cm and 30cm and 4 stunning colour-ways: Rainbow, Pink, Blue and Green.

Takashi Murakami Medium Blue Flower Cushion

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Takashi Murakami Medium Pink Flower Cushion

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Takashi Murakami Medium Rainbow (Multicolour) Flower Cushion

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Takashi Murakami Large Rainbow (Multicolour) Flower Cushion

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Takashi Murakami Medium Blue Flower Cushion

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Takashi Murakami Medium Green Flower Cushion

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Takashi Murakami Medium Pink Flower Cushion

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