Famed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami announced a limited edition collection of prints designed in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The collection is expected to raise over $1 million in charitable contributions, starting from July via the NTWRK app.
The designs include six different black screenprints, each limited to 300 editions. All employ Murakami’s iconic flower and skull designs and will be signed and numbered, finished with spray paint from Murakami himself. All of the proceeds will be split between Black Lives Matter, Equal Justice Initiative, and Color of Change.
The artist stated: “I have said that the role of an artist is to discern the present and express it for the future audience,” Takashi Murakami shared. “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.”