Kanye Bear, 2009

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Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami

Kanye Bear, 2009

Bronze, peinture et socle en corian

121,5 x 64 x 64 cm

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Papier Peint de Takashi Murakami recouvrent les murs de la galerie 11

© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co.Ltd - All rights reserved

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Takashi Murakami

Kanye Bear, 2009

Bronze, peinture et socle en corian

121,5 x 64 x 64 cm

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Papier Peint de Takashi Murakami recouvrent les murs de la galerie 11

© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co.Ltd - All rights reserved

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Named after the rapper Kanye West, with whom Murakami has collaborated on several projects, Kanye Bear is a small bear dressed in a polo shirt, jeans and trainers, standing on a black base.

With a large head and small body, big innocent eyes, a childish physiognomy and a friendly appearance, the bear has the typical Kawaii hallmarks of Japanese manga and the artist’s imaginary characters.

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Takashi Murakami

Born in 1962, Tokyo (Japan)
Lives and works in Tokyo (Japan)

A leading figure in the Japanese art world, Takashi Murakami has become internationally known for his unique, uncategorisable work. He has invented a new language, characterised for more than three decades by a bold mixture of genres, influences, eras and materials.
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