Arab News Japan
Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami recently released a series of prints inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States.
The collection, which will be released in July, will donate all its proceeds to multiple charities in the US to fight for racial justice and social equality.
The new compilation of prints includes six black screen designs, with each limited to 300 pieces. All of the designs feature Murakami’s iconic flower and skull designs and will be signed and numbered, finished with spray paint from Murakami himself.
The collection is expected to raise over $1 million USD in proceeds for charity organizations.
“I have said that a role of an artist is to discern the present and express it for the future audience,” Murakami said. “But if my art can effect any change here and now, I want to contribute it not only to give back but to give power to the Black community plagued by the racial injustice.”
The limited-edition prints will be available via the NTWRK app, while the launch date will be announced in near future.