A retrospective catalog of 82 prints by Murakami produced by Kaikai Kiki Gallery. Text in both English and Japanese.
From the publisher:
Discover a Whole New Side of Takashi Murakami
Announcing a new solo exhibition featuring over 80 varieties of Takashi Murakami posters, beginning with items made in 2001 at Kaikai Kiki's predecessor, The Hiropon Factory, and continuing to the present day.
Entitled "My First Art" series, the show will offer guests the chance to purchase high quality art at a low price -- complete even with the artist's signature. As the name implies, these works are perfect for your first ever art purchase. The project was, in fact, envisioned as a way to help people get their hands on editioned items that possessed the quality and special feel of an original work. The exhibition also showcases the unending thirst for printing quality that grew with each series and the astonishingly cutting-edge technology of Japan's printing community. It would be no exaggeration to say that these posters exhibit some of the highest quality printing in the world. Differing even from silk screen or wood block prints, this set of artworks has blazed a new path in art history, and carved out a genre with a value all its own.