Takashi Murakami – KaiKai + KiKi To Join Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By - September 2nd, 2010
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Courtesy of Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd

The 84th running of the holiday tradition will be even more livelier this Thanksgiving Day as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade adds 2 new participants on November 25th – KaiKai and KiKi

Frolicking down Broadway along with Kermit the Frog, Garfield, Snoopy, and others, the two larger than life caricatures (around 40-foot in length) from Japanese artist Takashi Murakami‘s Superflat series will join 3 others from the contemporary art genre: Tom Otterness, Jeff Koons and the late Keith Haring. Works first started this spring at Murakami’s Tokyo studio, where sketches transformed in miniature clay models. With everything in place, measurements were translated into larger dimensions before the start of the fabrication process, currently ongoing. Look for KaiKai and its companion KiKi in the midst of Macy’s Parade this Thanksgiving Day on November 25th. via: NYTimes // SxH

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Courtesy of Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd

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Courtesy of Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd

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Courtesy of Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd

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Courtesy of Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd

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Manga Therapy
Manga Therapy

It'll be interesting to see the responses to the floats and how NBC is going to describe them. In any case, this is even more great exposure to the wacky mind that is Murakami. I'm sure you've seen Kirsten Dunst & Britney Spears work with him. I actually compiled a list of which female celebs Murakami should work with in the future. You can read it at: http://www.mangatherapy.com/post/1064051325/takashi-murakami-targets Hey, I'm sure it would be amazing to see Lady Gaga dress like a yakuza.