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Making Things Right

Making Things Right, 2006, Mr., Japanese, b.1969, acrylic on canvas, 118 x 177 in., © 2006 Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., All Rights Reserved, Photo courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

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Mr. is the best.

takashi murakami​, Internationally Acclaimed contemporary Japanese artist​

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Mr. in his studio

Mr. in His Studio. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli; Artwork ©Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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There are very few animesque works in contemporary art. i would like to see more people who are adept in the anime style begin working in the genre of ‘art.’ 

Mr.

Three Best Friends

Three Best Friends, 2010, Mr., (born Masakatsu Iwamoto) Japanese, b. 1969, acrylic on canvas, 102 3/4 × 183 1/16 in. (in five panels), Courtesy Galerie Perrotin. © 2010 Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Yokohama Baby

Yokohama Baby, 2013, Mr., (born Masakatsu Iwamoto) Japanese, b. 1969, watercolor and pencil on paper, 20 1/2 × 17 5/8 × 1 3/16 in., Courtesy Galerie Perrotin, © 2013 Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

I defin​itely see no point in mimicking the style of western artists. Instead, I choose my Asian, Japanese, capitalist, born-after-the-war, every-day self as my starting point. 

Mr.

Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings, 2012, MR. Japanese, b. 1969, installation view, Lehmann Maupin, New York, 2012, Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, © 2012 Mr. /Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Stationed at the Convenience Store, 2013, Mr., (born Masakatsu Iwamoto) Japanese, b. 1969, acrylic on canvas, 59 1/16 × 118 1/8 in., Courtesy Lehmann Maupin, New York, © 2013 Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

We're Off to the Outskirts of Hope

We're Off to the Outskirts of Hope, 2014, Mr., (born Masakatsu Iwamo​to) Japanese, b. 1969, acrylic, watercolor and pen on paper, 15.94 x 12.28 in., Courtesy Lehmann Maupin, New York, © 2014 Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

Nobody Dies

Team Rabbit, 2008, MR. Japanese, b. 1969, c-print mounted on aluminum, 37 3/8 × 50 11/16 in., Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, © 2008 Mr. /Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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