November 04, 2007
So I'm watching (one of my few fav TV shows) CBS Sunday Morning and they are showing the new opening at the MoCA for Takashi Murakami. I've paid little attention to the Japanese anime movement, chalked it off to kid stuff and no need, no interest in learning. Yet I was seeing it's influence every time I went to a gallery or clicked an art link! The flat, clean and clear color... the defined shapes and lines flowing and joining. I like it! He has clearly taken the movement and gone way beyond, creating a style called Superflat which has become a super influence in all modes of fashion and design... who knew?
Check this Google Image link for a quick overview of Murakami's work. And, you ask, who was his art idol? Warhol, of course... again, duh! I guess if I was a young MBA (the best brand these days) I would automatically know all about this... but will just continue to look for more 'Aha!' moments to ongoing questions.
The above info is strictly from the writer's point of view and is in no way intended to represent the real world.