Takashi Murakami, ‘KaiKai Kiki and Me–The Shocking Truth Revealed’, 2010, Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery
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KaiKai Kiki and Me–The Shocking Truth Revealed, 2010

Offset lithography
26 4/5 × 26 4/5 in
68 × 68 cm
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Kaikai Kiki, Ltd., Tokyo
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
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One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

Takashi Murakami, ‘KaiKai Kiki and Me–The Shocking Truth Revealed’, 2010, Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery
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About the work
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Hand-signed by artist, front
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Not included
Publisher
Kaikai Kiki, Ltd., Tokyo
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
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One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

KaiKai Kiki and Me–The Shocking Truth Revealed, 2010

Offset lithography
26 4/5 × 26 4/5 in
68 × 68 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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