Louis Vuitton and ©MURAKAMI Go To Brooklyn

Takashi Murakami

A few weeks ago when I was sitting at work daydreaming of what I should be doing I came across this job description of a position at the Brooklyn Museum of Art for a sales associate in a stand alone Louis Vuitton store. I was like, “are you kidding me? What’s that?” Now I hear, infact, that there is going to be a small store in the newly refreshed Brooklyn Museum of Art in celebration of the Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami.

The show starts on April 3rd with a special musical performance. It is currently sold out and with good reason, Kanye West is rumored to be the featured performer. Damn! I’d like to see ‘Ye do “Stronger” live! 

Apparently, Takashi Murakami has created a custom design for Louis Vuitton which will be featured on handbags specifically at this store. Not really a fan of the ©MURAKAMI  LV logo look, but since the artist uses bold colors hopefully the bags will be interesting.

If you live in NYC you may have seen the work of this artist, in conjunction with Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The MTA displayed Takashi Murakami’s project entitled WINK in the Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal back in February of 2001.

For more information contact the Brooklyn Museum.

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2 responses to “Louis Vuitton and ©MURAKAMI Go To Brooklyn

  1. Interesting.. I’ll be sure to check this out since I’ll be home shortly after that opens. Thanks for the info

  2. gimmegimmefierce

    I’ll admit….I love all things Japanese. From the language, to the cuisine, to the cool hotel napping-pods. But I cannot understand the obssession with cartoons as fashion. Like Hello-Kitty on an adult. I know I’ll probably get slammed for that, as many a fashionista has embraced that look as fun and fresh, but as for me, I’m a grown up, and the last place I want to see a cutesy little cartoon is on my LV bag. Seriously, I outgrew teddy bears, tiny dolls, and all things “cute” before my tenth birthday. Having said that, I have a bunch of Harajuku Lovers stuff! But my cell phone will remain “charm-free!”

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