Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton

Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton (with Marc Jacobs) collaborated to reinvigorate the iconic brand. "The Japanese fine artist's play on the Monogram design was commissioned in 2002 and proved a huge success, bringing him worldwide notoriety as an artist who had blurred the line between high art and commercialism. (It was also a particularly savvy business move to use a cult Japanese artist, as an astonishing 94 per cent of Tokyo women in their twenties own at least one Louis Vuitton bag - and are always on the lookout to buy another.)" --Brittish GQ, Louis Vuitton: the art of art.


Murakami's "Superflat" exhibition title for a show he curated at the Museum of Contemporary art in Los Angeles happened in 2000, which encompasses a theory of flat two dimensional imagery, that existed in Japan's artistic past and continues to the future.

Murakami's “Putipanda” collaboration with LV features his typical design aesthetic on a large-sized plush toy as well as a smaller mobile phone charm.


Further collaborations with LV include the 2010 Cosmic Blossom Collection, pictured below.