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Kaikai Kiki and Me - The Shocking Truth Revealed, 2010

Offset lithograph in colours with cold stamp and UV coat on smooth wove paper
26 4/5 × 26 4/5 in
68 × 68 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,000 - 2,500
location
Bristol
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About the work
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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“KaiKai Kiki and Me–The Shocking Truth Revealed!” features the flagship characters of Murakami’s …

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“KaiKai Kiki and Me–The Shocking Truth Revealed!” features the flagship characters of Murakami’s art management company, and namesake, Kaikai Kiki, placed in the foreground of artist’s iconic, gestural flowers. Known for his works that combine Pop, animé, and otaku within a stylized picture plane, the artist is the …

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Medium
Print
Condition
Pristine, no apparent condition issues
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in silver ink, recto; titled bottom edge, recto
Frame
Not included
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.”

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About the work
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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“KaiKai Kiki and Me–The Shocking Truth Revealed!” features the flagship characters of Murakami’s …

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“KaiKai Kiki and Me–The Shocking Truth Revealed!” features the flagship characters of Murakami’s art management company, and namesake, Kaikai Kiki, placed in the foreground of artist’s iconic, gestural flowers. Known for his works that combine Pop, animé, and otaku within a stylized picture plane, the artist is the …

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Medium
Print
Condition
Pristine, no apparent condition issues
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in silver ink, recto; titled bottom edge, recto
Frame
Not included
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
Follow

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 lithograph in colours with cold stamp and UV coat on smooth wove paper
26 4/5 × 26 4/5 in
68 × 68 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,000 - 2,500
location
Bristol
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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