Takashi Murakami x ComplexCon
For two days, ComplexCon brings together the world's most influential brands and artists for an immersive and unforgettable festival of style, sneakers, art, food, music, and inspiration.
12on12 created a limited edition "vinylwork" for the event as part of the special-edition exclusive drops, featuring Takashi Murakami’s iconic artwork. Murakami, a member of ComplexCon’s host committee, oversaw CompleCon’s identity and overall aesthetics.
The ComplexCon soundtrack includes some of the most memorable moments and performances from ComplexCon's history and features performers like Skrillex, 21 Savage, N*E*R*D and more.
Artist & Curator
The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is one of the most visible and influential artists working today. Murakami's impact on Japanese culture rivals Andy Warhol's, and he has disseminated and promoted pop art strategies in ways that people do not expect. Incorporating traditional Japanese painting with Western influences, which is often considered in opposition to one another.
Also a curator, Murakami is a critical observer of Japanese art. He founded the "superflat" movement in 2000, a post-modern style influenced by Japanese manga, graphic design, and traditional Japanese prints. Throughout his career, Murakami has blurred the lines between fine art and popular culture.
ComplexCon has curated a set of 550 hand-numbered editions featuring the artwork of Takashi Murakami. The 180gm picture disc vinyl is emblazoned with "Smile On, Rainbow Flower!", while a full-colour gatefold jacket also showcases the artwork "Flaming Skulls & Flowers", another Murakami masterpiece.
Its soundtrack celebrates some of the most memorable moments from ComplexCon's history, featuring previous performers such as Skrillex, 21 Savage, N*E*R*D and more.
‣ “Baptized In Fire” by Kid Cudi feat. Travis Scott
‣ “Lambo” by Cousin Stizz
‣ “Skateboard P” by MadeinTYO feat. Big Sean
‣ “Tenkkeys (Kklasikk Version)” by Spark Master Tape
‣ “U-RITE” by THEY.
‣ “Bangrang” by Skrillex feat. Sirah
‣ “X Bitch” by 21 Savage feat. Future prod. by Metro Boomin
‣ “Deep Down Body Thurst” by N.E.R.D
‣ “824” by Ronny J
‣ “Wild Irish Roses” by Smino
‣ “Caretaker” by DRAM feat. SZA
‣ “Vibe With” by Eli Sostre