TAKASHI MURAKAMI PRINTS － “MY FIRST ART PRINTS” SERIESDRIVING FINE ART TOWARDS THE PUBLICFine Art is often perceived as unaccessible. Contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is keen to merge fine art and popular culture in his work. Perviously shown at the Palace of Versailles, he also collaborates with a variety of commercial labels regularly. Murakami opened Kaikai Kiki Gallery Taipei last year, its first outside homeland Japan.
Its latest offering is Takashi Murakami Prints － ‘My First Art Prints’ Series, in keeping with his idea of making art accessible to the public. Over forty prints dated from Hiropon Factory period (prior to Kaikai Kiki) to recent time, each signed by the artist. These collector’s items are priced at affordable level, no less. Japanese printing has been excelling in recent years, which is also evidential in this show － the outstanding foil printing technique creates the effect of printing on mirror surface. The exhibition is opened now until 20 March 2011.Text: Vincent Lau | Translation: dilettante
Edit: Carmen Lee
Update: 16 Feb 2011
KAIKAI KIKI GALLERY TAIPEI
1F, Taiwan Development Financial Building, No.2 Chongqing South Road Sec. 1., Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan.
11am – 8pm
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
TAKASHI MURAKAMI PRINTS － “MY FIRST ART PRINTS” SERIES