Kiku Exhibition Catalog
FIRST EDITION, WITH ORIGINAL SILKSCREEN PRINT, of the catalog for Warhol's celebrated "Kiku" Tokyo exhibition (no cover).
Capitalizing on Warhol's strong appeal to Japanese collectors, members of the Gendai Hanga Center in Tokyo asked Warhol in 1982 to create a body of work specifically for them, focusing in particular on images of flowers. Warhol agreed, and created a beautiful series of images inspired by the chrysanthemum (the traditional symbol representing the Japanese emperor and Imperial House). The exhibition was a success and Warhol's exquisite prints for the "Kiku" (the Japanese word for chrysanthemum) exhibition have since become highly regarded by both critics and collectors.
Tokyo: Gendai Hanga Center, 1984.
Size : 8' x 11'