In collaboration with the artist and fashion designer Mr. Hosakawa, Takashi Murakami recently released two new special edition prints. Inspired by the release of the graphic clothing collection by Saint Michael, a Japan-based label, the first piece takes its cues from the popular MURAKAMI ensemble that is made up of three faces, while the second print depicts Murakami’s artwork, The Child, that boasts “Jesus” in lettering underneath it.
These prints were made available on Tonari no Zingaro’s online store. In an Instagram post, Tonari no Zingaro shared: “The lines, the texture, and the colors of the lettering created from the designer for ©SAINT M××××××, Mr. Hosokawa’s love for vintage, is fully embodied in these items. Plus the prints are autographed, making them truly one of a kind. Though both designs are iconic, “The Child” in particular will make those that are in the know grin, for it was inspired by a vintage sweatshirt with a famous American work printed on it. The other one titled “MURAKAMI” is from the three-dimensional piece introduced back in 2016, during the “Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats” exhibition. Some may already be familiar with it.”
Both prints were released on January 12 via Tonari no Zingaro’s official online store.
Photo via Tonari no Zingaro