Takashi Murakami's "KaiKai and Kiki" are displayed in the window of the new store of the international art powerhouse, Gagosian Gallery. The Gagosian Store is located at 988 Madison Avenue. The retail space purveys prints, one-off pieces, publications, and also doubles as an exhibition space. Following the Andy Warhol credo, the store offers "pop art that is popular, transient, expendable, low cost, mass produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous and big business."
The Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami created animation characters Kaikai, a childlike character and Kiki, a companion with three eyes and sharp fangs. They are examples of Mr. Murakami's signature superflat style.