NY///OPENING NITE WITH TAKASHI MURAKAMI AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM…

April 4, 2008  |  Uncategorized

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Kanye storms the stage and hangs tough with design gangsters Murakami and Marc Jacobs... 

Following the long run of Japanese Pop Art power player TAKASHI MURAKAMI's retrospective "© Murakami," show in Los Angeles, the massive retrospective picked up and relocated to the BROOKLYN MUSEUM where the exhibit's star-studded opening charity gala was held last nite. Supertouch buddy, director DAVID LAM was on hand to take in the spectacle firsthand, including the highlight of the evening, a performance by Supertouch ally KANYE WEST to an adoring crowd, including fashionista Marc Jacobs who queued up for a closer look at Kanye's performance like a rabid teenager. Adding a bit of tongue-in-cheek irony to this stop was the inclusion of a mini-exhibition of fake Murakami Louis Vuitton merchandise to playfully contrast the onsite LV boutique (which, once again, kicked none of its profits back to the museum) selling very real and very expensive merchandise to the housewives of New York City. HAVE A LOOK:

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Kanye gives his all for the attendant art stars...

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A very fashion-forward Murakami with Dave Lam...

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The girls love cool Takashi...

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View of the counterfeit LV merchandise display...

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...where, sadly enough, none of the discounted wares were for sale.

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The art of glamour...

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...and the art of commerce.

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Murakami's new limited-edition camouflage canvases were a steal at $6K a pop...

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