Saturday, October 27, 2007

When Anime Meets Fashion

An exhibit of Takashi Murakami's work went on display today at Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art, including his highly coveted (and incessantly duplicated) collaborations with Louis Vuitton.

Visit the museum website for more photos and interviews

via ELLE

Limited-edition Neverfull bag: a Louis Vuitton and Takashi Murakami collaboration, price upon request, visit for more information
Photo courtesy of Takashi Murakami, Kiki Co., MoCA, and Louis Vuitton

Flower Matango (b), 2001-2006, oil paint, acrylic, fiberglass, and iron, private collection, courtesy of Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris and Miami
Photo: ©2001-2006 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

Installation view of Summon Monsters? Open the Door? Heal? Or Die?, Kaikai & Kiki, (2000), Time Bokan—pink, (2001), and Jellyfish Eyes (2001) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 2001
Photo: Norihiro Ueno, courtesy of Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris and Miami, and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, ©2001-2006 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

Top: Cosmos, 1998, acrylic on canvas mounted on board, courtesy of Collection of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Bottom: Tan Tan Bo, 2001, acrylic on canvas mounted on board, Collection of John A. Smith and Victoria Huges, courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Photos: ©1998, 2001 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. You can help the Sichuan earthquake victims today by

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