Murakami & Mr. for Supreme
World-renowned Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami, was born in Tokyo in 1962.
By proposing the concept of “Superflat”, he interprets modern Japanese culture in a state where the line between high and low culture has been melted. As an artist, Murakami questions the relationship between East and West, past and present, fine art, pop culture and mass media.
In 1996, Murakami founded the Hiropon Factory in order to produce large scale art works with his group of assistants and in 2001 it evolved into KaiKai Kiki. With bases in Tokyo, Saitama, and New York, Kaikai Kiki is a pioneering organization which aims to broaden the horizons and parameters of Japanese contemporary art.
One of Kaikai Kiki's artists Mr., born in Cupa in 1969, has a body of work that thrives on the "otaku" culture of Japan. Mr. adopted his name from the national baseball superstar Shigeo Nagashima’s alias “Mister”.
His work often portrays cute cartoon characters in a highly sexual context and embodies the Lolita-esque fascination with young children which are commonplace in Japanese comics.
Supreme will release a series of limited edition skateboard decks designed by artists Takashi Murakami and Mr. The series will consist of three decks designed by each artist.
They will be available exclusively through the six Supreme stores (New York, Los Angeles and four locations throughout Japan) and selected retail accounts.
On September 20th, the skate decks will also be available in our new online shop (u.s. only).