Walton Fine arts have specialised in the works of Takashi Murakami for over a decade. The main specialists in edition works in Europe, they have had two major shows which were in line with Tate Gallery London and Palace de Versaille, France. Their stock inventory of Murakami lithographs in regularly changing and rather comprehensive; from early works such as the ‘reversal DNA’ to classic pieces such as ‘Flowerball, Flower, 727 & Jellyfish.’
What differentiates Walton Fine Arts especially is the quality & condition of the works that they have for sale and the high quality museum standard framing on all the works. Both of these subjects are most important to Murakami in particular, as the works are executed on fine UV paper or Mirrored paper. This makes them fragile which means that most of the Murakami works are not in absolute excellent condition. Even when described by other new dealers or auction houses as ‘good condition’ this almost never includes imperfections such as: creases, scratches, colour attenuation, trimming, signature smudging etc…
High quality museum standards framing with high quality museum non UV and non reflective glass is also paramount when it comes to Murakami works. Once again due to the nature of the works, they need to be preserved extra well. So non acid based materials are a minimum, but the propper fitting and fixture of the works to the frame as well as taking away as much UV light to prevent UV damage over time is most pertinent.
In the case that you already own Murakami works, Walton Fine Arts will be happy to help assess the work for framing too.
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Originally based and working from a studio in Asaka City, Japan, Takashi Murakami quickly established a large scale studio of assistants, taking influence from the work habits of Andy Warhol. Indeed, the Warholian similarities do not end there, for his work draws heavily from the fields of consumer culture, for so long an area deeply imbued in Warhol’s art.
Since emerging onto the contemporary art scene, Takashi Murakami’s work has done so much to challenge all that is held as sacred and sacrosanct within the domain of high art. The viewer is confronted by a forty two year old artist who has a grown progressively in stature since an initial spate of small scale exhibitions in his native Japan in 1995. Since then, Murakami has progressed as an artist to a level where his name can be heard in the same breath as Warhol, Pollock and De Koonig, mooted as someone that can join the upper echelons of the artistic hierarchy in the twenty first century.
Murakami paints in the self titled style of superflat, a method whereby everything within the image is portrayed in two dimensions only, and one that he used extensively during his commissioned work as a designer in 2003 for Louis Vuitton. But the superflat technique finds its origins in far less contemporary surroundings than couture fashion, since it draws upon traditional Japanese techniques pioneered by the panel and screen painters of the sixteenth century. This superflat technique can be seen as a common link between every piece he exhibits.