Takashi Murakami, ‘Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Green Monogramouflage Canvas Speedy 35 Bag’, 2008, Heritage Auctions
Takashi Murakami, ‘Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Green Monogramouflage Canvas Speedy 35 Bag’, 2008, Heritage Auctions

This bag is done in green monogramouflage coated canvas, featuring two rolled vachetta leather handles, brass hardware, and a zip closure. The interior is done in matching green canvas, featuring one slip pocket and a D ring. This bag includes two keys, a lock, and a luggage tag.

About Takashi Murakami

One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

Japanese, b. 1962, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan