50 x 50cm
Signed, dated and numbered on the front
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‘Jellyfish Eyes – Black 4’ is among Takashi Murakami’s most eerie lithographs from his acclaimed
‘Jellyfish Eyes’ series. Taking influence from anime and childhood stories, Murakami has filled the
series with disembodied googling eyes, forms that are simultaneously cutesy and terrifying.
In popping colours like electric green and hot pink as well as neutral greys and browns, Murakami
rendered his eyes in layers. Some are in pairs of three while others are single, recollective of
fantastical monsters. These floating eyes are each accompanied by three eyelashes and some are
shown with their eyelids partially closed, perhaps softening the harshness of these disembodied
While these forms have playful qualities, they are nonetheless frightening. Set against a black
backdrop they apparently float in the darkness, bringing to life childhood fears of what could be
lurking underneath beds or in the shadows. These piercing eyes extend infinitely as they float
beyond the confines of the page, implying a sense of being watched from every angle and
everywhere you look.
Nonetheless, having stated ‘I discovered the presence of eyes incites spectators to interact with the
work’, Murakami leaves ‘Jellyfish Eyes – Black 4’ open to interpretation, to a viewer’s own fears and