Our Favorite Murakami Shots from Our Archives
A retrospective that’s equal parts Louis Vuitton and large-scale installations.
If there’s one artist whose ties to the fashion world blur the boundaries of his actual practice, it’s Takashi Murakami. After all, it’s Murakami’s range of creations for Louis Vuitton that more or less defined the whole ‘It’ bag thing—his collaboration with the brand spanned over a decade (and now makes for an especially spectacular, kitschy-cool ’00s throwback). But even beyond the piles of cartoon-y, rainbow-hued monogram Speedys and box bags we’ve seen in our day are the incredible pieces of artwork by Murakami (as in art art) we’ve seen in our Coveteur’s homes, too (and that one time at Art Basel). We’ve come to think of it like our very own Where’s Waldo—only with an incredibly prolific Japanese artist known to some as the second coming of Warhol. Casual?
P.S.: Click through our gallery below to catch all of the stories behind these pieces. Happy scrolling!