You may indirectly know him for being the man behind the Louis Vuitton’s colorful monogramed watermark, the illustaratoor behind Kanye West’s Graduation album and print maker behind Issey Miyake’s Spring/Summer 2000 Men’s line.
Takashi Murakami is a contemporary Japanese artist who creates unique animations and blurs the lines between high and low art. Murakami published his theory on “Superflat” art which posits that there is a legacy of flat 2-dimensional imagery which has existed though Japanese art history and continues in both manga and anime. It’s a commentary on post-war Japanese society, which Murakami argues differences in social class and popular taste have ‘flattened’, producing a culture with little distinction between high and low.
Murakami did collaboration with YOOX.COM to kick off their ‘ART BOX’ project that is curated by Francesco Bonami. They are selling two different prints that are one of a hundred signed and numbered by the artist.
You know the feeling when you stand in front of an art piece at the Moma and think to yourself… “ugh I wish I could own this and hang it in my living room”… well now you can. I’m a big fan of his work and I really love the fact that he made his art accessible to the public for ownership.
Check it out before its gone!