Monday, October 29, 2007

Murakami!!!!


I have been for many years, since I saw his art work in a magazine, been a huge fan of Murakami Takashi.Ive always loved the popness of them.I hope to interpret the pop and fun image into my clothing the same way he does to his work.
When he did the collabo with Luis Vuitton, I remember saving up all my money and buying the Cherry Blossom bag with the bow on the front.My very first expensive bag.So expensive I was afraid to wear it out.So most of the time it just sat on my dresser so I could look at it and smile.....
Anyways, I heard he was having a show at MOCA in LA.And I knew I was going to go no matter what.I had just finished a very LONG day at work!(as you can see...hehe)And my friend and I decided to go check out the exhibit. We did.I loved it! Iam going back when I come back from my trip...And they had limited edition everything! So I purchased another bag for everyday use.Was very happy! As we were running out the door to our cars so that we wouldnt get a ticket.We see a group of people..and see that its Murakami himself! I was sooo excited! I couldnt believe it! So I rushed in and took a picture with him! He looked surprised when I spoke to him in japanese..Shook his hand.Told him I was his biggest fan.And he ran to the back of the museum...
Totally made my day! He was the cherry on top!
If you have the time and want to see some art work that will make you smile...Go check it out!

4 comments:

Ian Sit said...

Takashi Murakami is becoming widly popular now overseas. This is great to see. I love his work.

Mina. said...

Wow, you've met Murakami! I definitely love his work but I think it's not all about pop and smile. It's a hard critical of the Japanese society and the constant research of cuteness in its pop culture. Murakami often shows how cuteness is not far from disgust and how sweet appearances can hide violence. To me, the dialectical process in Murakami's work is its first strength.

Anonymous said...

Thats awesome.
:)
I hope you have a FUN halloweeeeen~

Setchu-an said...

Very impressive scene, this is!
Mr. Murakami becomes the top artist of contemporary art, besides of being the top of us,“Otaku.”