Kanye West played hentai (anime porn) on stage during his Graduation listening party at the New World Stages. Is there anything he won’t do? I know I shouldn’t support anybody that uses the devastation of a national tragedy to stage a CD promotion war with a rival MC, but I can’t help it. I’m a sucka for good marketing. I’m also a sucka for good art. Keeping with his Japanese theme, Kanye partnered with legendary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to create his album cover. This guy is serious business. He is the man behind the Superflat movement, which helped get many Westerners exposed to “Japanese-ness.” His work has been displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, and a bunch of other galleries throughout Japan and the world. Many people probably know him for his work for Louis Vuitton. I want to go to the GEISAI festival he throws in Japan.
Takashi… …and his ummmmmmmm art. There are only a couple of those 88-inch statue: one of them sold for $427,500
Cool ass monogram that Takashi did for Louis Vuitton
Takashi develops young artists like Chiho Aoshima. I love how she combines eroticism and fantasy. She use Bezier curves to create her work.
Visit the Kaikai Kiki web site to learn more.