News Vogue Nippon Mag to Include DVD with Murakami Anime
posted on 2007-12-13 11:17 EST
The February issue (on sale December 26) of Vogue Nippon, the Japanese counterpart to the American women's fashion magazine Vogue, will include a DVD supplement with the first episode of the Kaikai & Kiki anime from artist Takashi Murakami. (The current January issue is pictured at right.) Murakami popularized Superflat, the style of modern art influenced by Japanese manga and anime. The Kaikai & Kiki space fantasy anime is one of the pieces unveiled at the © Murakami exhibit in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Vogue Nippon's DVD will include a special version of "Tane o Maita yo" ("The Seeds Have Been Sown"), the first of four planned episodes for the project.
The Brooklyn Museum in New York City announced that it will host the © Murakami exhibition next year, followed by the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain.