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Takashi Murakami on His Debut Feature Film, ‘Jellyfish Eyes’

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Takashi Murakami merges elements of contemporary anime, manga, and kawaii for an instantly recognizable style that he’s defined as “superflat,” a term the Japanese artist came up with for a group exhibition he curated at MoCA in 2000. To anyone familiar with his work, the superflat aesthetic needs no further explanation, but to anyone who wants to learn more about Murakami’s vision, Jellyfish Eyes is a great place to start.
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Art and Fashion Have a Scary Baby: Belgians Discuss the Birth of a Monster

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Technically, Walter Van Beirendonck is a fashion designer, but one look at his crazy, curious collections and it’s obvious that his creativity doesn’t just reside in the eye of a needle. The epic couturier’s unique vision might have something to do with his erstwhile inclusion in the edgy 1980s fashion collective Antwerp Six. Graduates of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium, the team of eponymous avant-garde fashion rebels also included Dries Van Noten. Together, the Six developed a trailblazing approach to design and put the diamond-dealing city of Antwerp on the fashion map, before famously renting a truck and setting out for the 1986 London fashion fair.
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