Painter. Sculptor. Prolific digital artist and Japanese icon. In his relatively short career, this joyfully off-kilter visionary has earned many accolades, solo shows and a cult following around the world. Like Andy Warhol a generation before him, Takashi Murakami has the impressive knack for turning mass culture into high art.
Inspired by the bold yet lighthearted vision he saw in Murakami’s art, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director, first approached the artist in 2003 with the idea of collaborating. From the initial Monogram Multicolore bags to the most recent Cosmic Blossom collection, Murakami has continued to bring an unexpected and whimsical touch to the House of Vuitton.
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