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Takashi Murakami

Kaikai Kiki And Me – The Shocking Truth Revealed, 2010

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Lot 28
Offset lithograph in colors with cold stamp and UV coat on smooth wove paper
26.8 x 26.8 in (68.0 x 68.0 cm)
Edition of 300
Signed and numbered on recto

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This work ships from the United Kingdom.


Description

“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 founder of the postmodern art movement, “Superflat,” which combines elements of Japanese culture with a flattening of the image that recalls 19th century Japanese printmaking.


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About Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962) is internationally renowned for his playful negotiation of various artistic styles and traditions. Often combining Nihonga, a 19th-century Japanese painting style, with contemporary manga and Japanese pop culture, Murakami’s work is underpinned by a sharp wit. Drawing on his keen awareness of art history and contemporary visual culture, Murakami engages in a layered evaluation on consumer practices and contemporary life. Murakami coined the term “Superflat” to describe the cultural commentary and aesthetic preferences characteristic of his work and other contemporary Japanese art. Murakami is also the founder and President of the art management corporation, Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd.