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Takashi Murakami’s collaborations span projects with Louis Vuitton, Supreme, Britney Spears, COMME des GARÇONS, and most recently, a T-shirt to help save the bees and a new merch capsule for Billie Eilish with Uniqlo UT.

Murakami’s prolific career began in 1989 where his early oeuvre satirized an over-reliance on Western influences in contemporary Japanese art.

In 1998, he unveiled one of his most famous – and polarizing – pieces “My Lonesome Cowboy” an 8-foot manga figure entrapped in a whirlwind of his own semen, which sold at Christie’s for 15.2 million – his most highly-valued work to date.

Murakami has since coined the term “superflat” to describe his pantheon of characters, his predilection for conflating high and low aesthetics, as well as the wider postmodern art movement in Japan as a whole.

We’ve scoured trusted resale sites to help you track down the Murakami grail you had in mind.

Metallic Flower Cushion

Kaikai Kiki Flower Cushion

Kaikai Kiki Flower Cushion

$325

Takashi Murakami

Buy at The Real Real

Inspired by Andy Warhol’s original flower series, Murakami’s smiling flower is stripped of its signature pop colors and rendered in a silver-tone metallic finish.

Takashi Murakami x PANGAIA

Flower T-Shirt

Flower T-Shirt

$490

Takashi Murakami x PANGAIA

Buy at stockx

Bees are dying. Save them.

Panda Pins

Panda Pins

Panda Pins

$60

Takashi Murakami

Buy at Vestiaire Collective

Perfect for pinning to a denim jacket.

Beaming Plush

Rainbow Flower Cushion 30cm

Rainbow Flower Cushion 30cm

$446

Takashi Murakami

Buy at Vestiaire Collective

I mean, just look how happy it is.

J Balvin Morado x Takashi Murakami

Flower Hoodie

Flower Hoodie

$278

J Balvin Morado x Takashi Murakami

Buy at stockx

Following the artwork which Murakami designed for his album, Latin pop phenomenon J Balvin enlisted Murakami for some merch, as seen above in an electric purple colorway.

Jigsaw – Intermediate Level

Flower Jigsaw Puzzle

Flower Jigsaw Puzzle

$254

Takashi Murakami

Buy at stockx

Something to complete once you’ve checked off our other jigsaw puzzles for lockdown.

Jigsaw – Expert Level

727 Jigsaw Puzzle

727 Jigsaw Puzzle

$138

Takashi Murakami

Buy at stockx

This 700+ piece puzzle will eventually reveal a picture of one of Murakami’s most celebrated and self-referential characters, Mr. DOB.

Murakami-Modded LV Clips

Hair Clip Set

Hair Clip Set

$795

Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami

Buy at The Real Real

The pins are actually shaped in reference to the classic monogram.

Octopus Decks

Octopus Skateboard Deck Set

Octopus Skateboard Deck Set

$468

Takashi Murakami

Buy at stockx

A triptych of skateboards featuring an animated octopus tentacle.

Mr DOB

Print

Print

$2950

Takashi Murakami

Buy at Vestiaire Collective

Mr. DOB in a trippy colorway – also with heterochromia!

Flower Ball

Flower Plush Ball 28cm

Flower Plush Ball 28cm

$6054

Takashi Murakami

Buy at stockx

The final boss of plush toys.

Face Masks

Stop the spread of Covid-19 in three colorways.

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Words by Max Grobe
Associate Fashion Editor