Named from the Japanese word for Chrysanthemum, Kiku was commissioned from Warhol in 1983. The portfolio is based on the iconography of the Royal House of Japan. Along with the Love series, Kiku is one of only two series by Warhol published in Japan. Illustrative of the extensive experimental quality of the Factory proofing process, each unique color combination feels vibrant and complementary. Kiku highlights Warhol's confidence with color by this period.