+takashi murakami and hip hop+
Recently in the last few years, the art of Takashi Murakami, and Kaws are actually being eyed by both the art collectors, and the hypebeast people. This actually making their arts being highly coveted, the brands like Louis Vuitton and Dior are also collaborating with the artists above. It’s not surprised because the art of the “hypebeast” people are actually influenced by the musicians (mostly rappers), that being on trend at the current moment.
Recently Billie Eilish released the music video of You Should See Me in the Crown with Takashi Murakami version. In the past, Takashi Murakami had worked with artists like Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams, so it’s a common thing to see Takashi Murakami collaboration with musicians.
Actually the art of hypbeast was not appreciated except in the last few years. Well, you can see like the sneakers communities that are growing in numbers, the fashion that influenced by the hip hop community, from t-shirt to hoodies. I mean, since I’m a fan of Takashi Murakami for a long time (mum always opted for classic looks though). I have to say it’s hard to find his merchandise available. As for KAWS I was a little bit lucky for finding the blue statue, and mum is so kind as to get me a DIORXKAWS cardholder.
I have to say that his works are amazing, the video of Billie’s is definitely better in a computer graphic, but all the works are just really captivating. For some reason, it’s a different art form. Sometimes his works seem cute but it’s actually has a deeper meaning that a cute looks. He got various images that actually blew me away, even his anime figures are just super amazing.