Madsaki, born in 1974 in Osaka, Japan, is a contemporary artist known for his unique style that combines elements of graffiti, Japanese manga, and pop culture. Madsaki, whose real name is Masaki Kaoru, moved to the United States in 1994 to study at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Madsaki gained prominence in the art world for his satirical reinterpretations of iconic paintings and works from art history, which he calls "Wannabe" series. By recreating famous masterpieces in his distinctive style, Madsaki aims to challenge the notion of high art and question the value society places on these well-regarded works. His work often incorporates the use of spray paint, drips, and bold colors, as well as text and slogans, giving his art a street art/graffiti feel. Madsaki is also known for his collaborations with other artists and brands, such as Takashi Murakami and the Japanese fashion label Hysteric Glamour. Madsaki's art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and his pieces are highly sought after by collectors.
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Purchase Skeletor Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Madsaki x MOTU. 2020 Madsaki and Mattel Creations teamed up to create these exclusive Madsaki x Masters of the Universe SKELETOR Figures. 8.5x11 MADSAKI and MATTEL CREATIONS team up to create this exclusive and iconic drop-a scaled down re-creation of the larger-than-life SKELETOR sculpture that turned the heads of fans and art critics alike as a centerpiece of MADSAKI'S "1984" solo exhibition at Tokyo's Kaikai Kiki Gallery in 2020, in special color exclusive to the figure version. Measuring 11 inches tall to the top of the staff, with the facial expression depicted in dripping spay paint style, its vivid coloring has been calculated to contrast with the HE-MAN and BATTLE CAT figures produced earlier. SKELETOR, the most famous villain of Eternia, has been sublimated into a unique and special figure, filled with the artist's childhood memories of being surrounded by his beloved cheap toys and his respect for the culture that greatly influenced him. Each sculpture includes a hand-signed certificate of authenticity from MADSAKI as well as white gloves to better care for your art piece. Displayed With Box
Purchase Terror Claws Pop Street Artwork Limited Edition Giclee Print on Hand Deckled Fine Art Paper by Urban Graffiti Modern Artist Madsaki x MOTU. 2022 Limited Edition 19.3x24.75 Renowned Contemporary Artist Madsaki holds a special place in his heart for Masters of the Universe. When he first moved to America, the OG cartoon helped him to learn English while the ‘80s animation helped fuel his artistic imagination. This art print (based on his signature acrylic and aerosol on canvas style) features the Masters in action with his signature colors and flair. Action scene featuring Skeletor and his Terror Claws against He-Man
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Purchase Coffee Break Drawing of Mona Lisa Hand-Pulled 1-Color Silkscreen Print on Woven Fine Art Paper by Pop Graffiti Artist Madsaki Rare Street Art Limited Edition Artwork. 2020 Signed Limited Edition of 100 Fine Artwork Size 20.25x28.75 The contemporary art scene is an ever-evolving landscape, filled with experimental ventures and boundary-pushing works that challenge traditional artistic norms. A shining example of this trend is the 'Coffee Break Drawing of Mona Lisa', a piece created by renowned pop graffiti artist Madsaki. His rendition of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece reimagines the iconic image, offering a fresh perspective while paying homage to the original. Through a blend of classic inspiration and modern execution, Madsaki's work represents the fusion of past and present, bringing street art and pop art into the realm of high art. Employing the hand-pulled 1-color silkscreen print technique on woven fine art paper, Madsaki's interpretation emphasizes the raw essence and intricate details of street art. The silkscreen method is notable for its versatility, allowing for vibrant color applications and intricate designs. The choice of woven fine art paper adds a textured depth to the piece, enhancing the tactile experience of viewing the artwork. Madsaki's decision to employ these materials and techniques showcases his dedication to preserving the authenticity of street and graffiti art, while elevating it to a level of sophistication that resonates with art enthusiasts and collectors alike. The year 2020 marked a significant moment for Madsaki and fans of his work, as 'Coffee Break Drawing of Mona Lisa' was released as a limited edition artwork, with only 100 copies available. Each piece was signed by the artist himself, adding an element of exclusivity and personal connection for collectors. Measuring at 20.25x28.75 inches, the artwork's size further emphasizes its significance, making it a statement piece suitable for various display settings. Such limited editions often become coveted treasures in the art world, embodying both the artist's vision and a snapshot of a particular moment in artistic history. As a topic in the broader discussion of pop art, street art, or graffiti art, Madsaki's 'Coffee Break Drawing of Mona Lisa' stands out for several reasons. First, it challenges the traditional boundaries between 'high' and 'low' art. By taking a revered classical piece and presenting it through the lens of street art, Madsaki prompts viewers to reconsider their preconceptions about what constitutes 'fine art'. Moreover, the piece serves as a testament to the growing acceptance and recognition of street and graffiti art within mainstream art circles. Artists like Madsaki are not just rebelling against traditional norms; they are reshaping and redefining them. In the realm of modern artistry, the 'Coffee Break Drawing of Mona Lisa' by Madsaki stands as a beacon, illustrating the limitless possibilities when classic inspirations meet contemporary interpretations. As art continues to evolve, it is works like these that will be remembered for their audacity, creativity, and profound impact on the art world's landscape.
Purchase Two Flags 2P Offset Lithograph Print by Madsaki Hand-Pulled Print on Smooth Wove Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Graffiti Street Pop Artwork. 2018 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 300 Artwork Size 18x26.75 MADSAKI (b. 1974) Two Flags 2P, 2018 Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper 26-3/4 x 18 inches (67.9 x 45.7 cm) (sheet) Ed. 300 Signed, numbered, and dated in ink lower right Published by Kaikai Kiki, Ltd., Tokyo.
Takashi Murakami TM/KK Flower Skateboard Art Deck by Takashi Murakami TM/KK x Madsaki
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