(movement, 2001-present)

Superflat is a postmodern art movement, founded by the artist Takashi Murakami, which is influenced by manga and anime. In a response to the homogenisation of Japanese media and art, “Superflat” attempts to critique the vacuity of post-war Japanese culture, including criticisms of the otaku lifestyle, consumerism, and related issues.
Kaikai Kiki Co was founded by Takashi Murakami in 2001, and evolved from its predecessor, the Hiropon Factory. Its goals as an enterprise include the production and promotion of artwork, the management and support of select young artists, general management of events and projects, and the production and promotion of merchandise. With bases in Hiroo, Tokyo; Long Island City, New York; and Daikanyama, Tokyo; Kaikai Kiki is the first Japanese company looking to the future to develop and promote state-of-the-art contemporary artworks.

Artists Superflat:
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In New York and Tokyo, highly trained Kaikai Kiki employees work under the supervision of Takashi Murakami to produce cutting-edge, innovative artworks. With constant quality checks and rigorous procedure, Kaikai Kiki works reflect their creator’s perfectionism and constant drive to redefine artistic boundaries. Having undergone such rigorous procedure. Kaikai Kiki artworks are regularly featured in prestigious exhibitions and private collections around the world…