Lot 9: - Takashi Murakami , B. 1962 My Lonesome Cowboy oil, acrylic, fiberglass, and iron

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May 14, 2008
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Description: signed, dated 1998 and numbered 4 APII on the interior of the head oil, acrylic, fiberglass, and iron
Dimensions: 100 x 46 x 36 in. 254 x 116.8 x 91.4 cm.
Exhibited: Santa Monica, Blum & Poe, Back Beat: Superflat, 1998 (edition number unknown)
New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Superflat, January - February 1999
Literature: Takashi Murakami, ed., -2- Exhibition Official. copy book., Tokyo, 1998, pp. 1 and 16, illustrated
Exh. Cat., San Francisco, Limn Gallery, New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists from the Logan Collection, 1999, pl. 13, illustrated in color (another example)
Takashi Murakami, ed., Superflat: Takashi Murakami, Tokyo, 2000, no. 14, p. 40, illustrated in color
Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain (and traveling), Kaikai Kiki: Takashi Murakami, 2002, p. 78, illustrated in color (edition number unknown)
Exh. Cat., Annandale-on-Hudson, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Takashi Murakami: The Meaning of the Nonsense of the Meaning, 1999, p. 60, illustrated (installation view), p. 74, illustrated (detail) and p. 75, illustrated (edition number unknown)
Exh. Cat., Tokyo, MOT: Museum of Contemporary Art, Takashi Murakami: Summon monsters? Open the door? heal? Or die?, 2001, n.p., illustrated (edition number unknown)
Exh. Cat., Mühlweg, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, The Japanese Experience-Inevitable, 2002, p. 28, illustrated in color (edition number unknown)
Exh. Cat., San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, 2003 (another example)
Takashi Murakami, ed., Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture, 2005, fig. 7.16, p. 280, illustrated in color (ed. no. 1/3)
Exh. Cat., Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art (and travelling), © Murakami, 2007, p. 192, illustrated in color (detail), p. 193, illustrated in color, and pp. 194 and 195, illustrated in color (installation view), (ed. no. 1/3)
Provenance: Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1999
Notes: This work is from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs.
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