Takashi Murakami's limited editions are many, although their characteristics vary greatly from one to another. The fact that there is a wide variety of themes, sizes, techniques and edition sizes means that Murakami has a large number of avid and loyal collectors.
When we read anything about the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami we find out that link between his name and the term Superflat becomes inevitable. But what does Superflat really mean? Without a doubt it is a complex concept and it is hard to understand without knowing about traditional Japanese culture.
Many are the characters that belong to Takashi Murakami’s universe but, without a doubt, there are three that take the main lead of his Works. Mr. DOB, Kaikai and Kiki are a source of inspiration to Murakami and their significance goes further than the aesthetical view.
So what do these lions mean? These lions depicted in Murakamis' works "Of Chinese lions, peonies, skulls and fountains" and "As the interdimensional waves run through me I can distinguish between the voices of angel and evil!" represent the karajishis...