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About Takashi Murakami August 30, 2007

Filed under: Art,Takashi Murakami — hotandnerdy @ 4:03 pm

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Takashi Murakami‘s work has already been featured for mass market domination on Louis Vuitton bags, and you’ll be seeing it everywhere with the release of Kanye West’s new Graduation album. Murakami did the artwork for the album cover, as well as the single “Stronger.”

Murakami works in a style called Superflat, which is superflat because it’s very cartoon-like — no dimensions, just flat color. Anyway, he’s super cool. Even if you’ve never heard of him before, you’ve definitely seen his stuff. An upcoming exhibition of Murakami’s work will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles start this October. It’ll even feature a Louis Vuitton boutique right in the middle of the exhibit!

For more info:
Q&A with TIME
Q&A with CNN

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