Murakami’s Vuitton bags for sale at Brooklyn Museum
Yes, fashionistas, the rumor you heard about Louis Vuitton purses being sold in Brooklyn is totally true.
Starting April 5, you can shop till you drop on Eastern Parkway in, of all places, the Brooklyn Museum.
That may not be exactly where you had in mind to drop thousands on a purse, but this 550 foot boutique is actually part of the retrospective by the acclaimed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
In 2003, Murakami, considered the Andy Warhol of Japan, collaborated with Louis Vuitton on a limited edition of purses and leather goods the Monogram Cherry Blossom line that became all the rage.
“Those are all sold out,” said Paul Schimmel, chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, who is in New York to oversee the Brooklyn exhibit.
The last of those blossoms were snapped up in California when the Murakami exhibit opened there in October.
The Brooklyn Museum’s boutique will carry some of the current styles designed by Murakami Rita, Ursula and Beverly a new line of multicolored bags and small leather goods, and limited edition canvases signed by the artist.
Brooklyn will be the only place to preview the canvases, called Monogramouflage, before they go on sale at Louis Vuitton stores worldwide.
Some of the boutique’s handbags will sell for more than $2,000, which sounded a bit pricey to folks near the museum Tuesday.
“Who would buy $2,000 bags in a neighborhood like this?” aske Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Stores d Curlene Haywood, 30, of East New York. She said she’d probably take a pass on the upcoming exhibit.
But Gail Harrison Roman, an art historian from Westchester County, goes to the museum every fo Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Stores ur to six weeks and wanted to see the exhibit.
“You can’t say these designers don’t have artistic capabilities,” she said, “but it’s a fuzzy gray line between art and commerce.”
Murakami paints, sculpts and designs T shirts and jewelry. The museum gift shop w Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Stores ill sell some of Murakami’s less expensive items.
His ability to work in various media successfully is what makes him the superstar that he is, Schimmel said. The artist designed the cover of Kanye West’s album “Graduation.” West will perform at a museum gala April 3.
The full exhibit includes more than 90 of the artist’s best known pieces, displayed on two floors of the museum and in the rotunda, Schimmel said.
At the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the exhibit was “our most successful show of a living artist ever,” Schimmel said. “We had lots of first time museumgoers, and many came back again and again.”
Murakami will be on view April 5 July 13. The new manager was a member of the board, records show.
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