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Murakami’s work was usually a flat styled image which he had popularized and called Superflat. These images were reminiscent of Anime characters sharing Such features as the big cartoonish eyes and whimsical personas. He also made sculptures which looked to be pulled straight from his two dimensional works. His two dimensional works included colorful mushrooms with multiple half closed sedated eyes, clusters of smiling simply drawn daisy flowers, typical figures of women made in an Anime style with stereotypical long legs paired with tiny clothes, and much more to that extent. He seemed to have recurring characters and even the characters that weren’t used again still fit because there was a unity among all his works. Instead of looking like separate pieces, they appeared as one unified series because he had such a unique style that gave them relatively the same sentiment. Even though there were a variety of expressions displayed among the works, they also gave off a sense of cuteness and a hip “loser” culture. What
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course ARTST 18 taught by Professor Batongmaloque during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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