MURAKAMI - KAIKAI KIKI NEWS NO.2
Offset lithograph printed in colors on smooth wove paper, 2009.
Unframed: 19.69" x 19.69".
Edition of 300.
Signed and numbered in silver ink on lower right, recto.
Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., Tokyo.
"Kaikai Kiki News No.2" features the flagship characters of Takashi Murakami’s art management company, and namesake, Kaikai Kiki, placed in the foreground of the artist’s iconic joyful 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 earlier Japanese printmaking from the 19th century.