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.
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Metallic Flower Cushion
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
Bees are dying. Save them.
Perfect for pinning to a denim jacket.
I mean, just look how happy it is.
J Balvin Morado x Takashi Murakami
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
Something to complete once you’ve checked off our other jigsaw puzzles for lockdown.
Jigsaw – Expert Level
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
The pins are actually shaped in reference to the classic monogram.
A triptych of skateboards featuring an animated octopus tentacle.
Mr. DOB in a trippy colorway – also with heterochromia!
The final boss of plush toys.
Stop the spread of Covid-19 in three colorways.
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