Louis Vuitton & Murakami Go Camo: Monogramouflage

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Blogs are abuzz about the Murakami Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. But not so much about Murakami’s own works, but more about the collaboration with Louis Vuitton’s Marc Jacobs which yeilded Monogramouflage, a camo version of LV’s famous monogram pattern, in both a light and dark version:

On April 3rd, Vuitton celebrated Takashi Murakami’s “© Murakami” exhibition, a retrospective of the 46 year old artists’ work, with a “Brooklyn Ball” at the Brooklyn Museum featuring a special performance by Kanye West, and the unveiling of the new camouflage print.

Currently the canvases (like the ones pictured below) are available in a limited edition of one hundred at the Brooklyn Museum in New York (but you can find several for sale on ebay at the moment) during an exhibition of Murakami’s work. Bags and other items featuring the new print will be available in June in the museum’s hosted “pop up” store to coincide with the exhibit.

Below are images from the opening night and of the Monogramouflage canvases, which measure 16″ x 16″ each, are sold in a limited edition and are framed, boxed and come with letters of authenticity.

And some other images of the exhibit:

above: “DOB in the Strange Forest” by Takashi Murakami, a 1999 FRP Resin, fiber glass and acrylic installation work, will be on display as part of the exhibition “Murakami” at the Brooklyn Museum in New York through July 13.

above: “Second Mission Project ko2” by Takashi Murakami, a 1999 installation work consisting of oil paint, acrylic, synthetic resins, fiberglass and iron

above left: “DOB Camouflage”; above right: “The Castle of Tin Tin” by Takashi Murakami, a 1998 acrylic on canvas work mounted on board

To see a Flickr set of some of the large installations from the exhibit, go here.

NOTCOT has some nice coverage of the ‘counterfeit’ aspect of the exhibit, Louis Vuitton’s tongue in cheek way of fighting fakes, including some great pics of the ‘faux’ street vendors and more.

©Murakami” continues through July 13 at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway. Information: +1-718-638-5000; https://www.brooklynmuseum.org. The corporate sponsor is DLA Piper. The show travels next to the Museum fur Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt and the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.

You can read a review of the show by Linda Yablonsky here.