Taking to Instagram, the prolific Japanese artist showed off his take on the beyond-oversized outfits Kanye and Pump wore in their Spike Jonze-produced music video. The exaggerated look is comprised of a smiling flower print button-up, traditional Japanese camo trousers, “Hiropon” necklace and, of course, a pair of YEEZY Slides. It is interesting to note that “Hiropon” is actually the name of Murakami’s lauded sculpture from 2001 that serves as a physical representation of Japanese “Otaku” culture and its distinct representation of female sexuality.
Learn more about Takashi Murakami’s artistic critique of the “I Love It” music video below.
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I found the music video of Kanye West (and Lil Pump @lilpump )’s “I Love It” incredibly shocking. Its like you’re being served a raw, contemporary human being, delivered straight to you via YouTube, iTunes and Spotify. I felt as though I was served a fresh platter of ego sashimi. Even though the video steps out of the human ego’s safety zone, the ego is still somehow maintained… I don’t even know what I’m talking about, but all I can do is to bow down to it! And so I did this cosplay in my studio.