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As part of Christie’s talk series, prolific Japanese artist Takashi Murakami will be making a guest appearance lecture at the Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong. The venue will have limited seating with registration online required and will feature Japanese dialect alongside English and Putonghua simultaneous translation.
“In Japan, it is very difficult for artists to grow and thrive. The reason lies in the country’s post-war tax system. Before WW II, a great number of our wealthy could be relied on as collectors of Japanese art but after the war, the powerful conglomerates were broken up and it became nearly impossible to retain expensive works for more than a generation. Foundations, as well, began to lose their merit and it became harder and harder for them to function. It was under these circumstances that Manga, Anime, Games and the entire Otaku world that surrounds them came to be.” – Takashi Murakami
Asia’s Contemporary Market: The Superflat Market’s Risks and Possibilities
Friday 28 November 2008, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Convention and Exhibition Centre
Grand Hall, Hong Kong