FIRST EDITION, WITH STUNNING ORIGINAL SILKSCREEN PRINT BY WARHOL, of the catalog for Warhol's celebrated "Kiku" Tokyo exhibition.
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. One of 1500 copies printed.
Tokyo: Gendai Hanga Center, 1984. Octavo, original silver-lettered silver cloth; custom silk box. Without rare original slipcase. With original silkscreen print bound-in and numerous color reproductions throughout. Text in Japanese. Silkscreen extraordinarily bright: A FINE COPY.
Price: $2,500 .