Takashi Murakami Partners With RTFKT for NFT Avatar Project

Takashi Murakami, an artist whose prolific output and impact on multiple generations of creativity is unparalleled, has been revealed as a special collaborator with metaverse brand RTFKT.

The link-up is part of RTFKT’s Clone X NFT avatar project and sees familiar Takashi Murakami design touches being brought into the fold.

“I have been very interested in NFTs and their potential, and I happened to come across the RTFKT team’s work on Instagram,” the artist, who launched his first-ever NFT art piece back in March, said in a statement. “We started chatting and came to love each other’s work. I am very excited to work and create with such an innovative team.”

“We always try to push things forward, and bringing Murakami, our favorite artist, to work with us on these avatars and share our vision is the biggest thing we could have dreamed of,” a rep for RTFKT said. “Avatars are just the beginning of this revolution that are NFTs.”

Get a closer look below. For more on the broader Clone X project, click here.

Back in February, the RTFKT collective was tapped by Lexus to craft a one-of-one sneaker based on the automotive company’s new IS F SPORT model.

 

Original Source: https://www.complex.com/style/takashi-murakami-partners-rtfkt-nft-avatar-project

November 2, 2021