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Made-Up History: Takashi Murakami’s 727, 1996

Takashi Murakami's 727

A quick look based on Takashi Murakami’s 727, which features DOB as the main character of the piece. I’ve been intending to do this look for a while, but just never got around to it. Takashi Murakami is a Japanese artist who’s known for blurring the lines between “high” and “low” art, that is, fine and commercial art. He has exhibited in international venues (I saw this piece in a retrospective/special exhibit by the Brooklyn Museum many, many years ago) and is involved with many commercial projects such as special edition Louis Vuittons.

I’m not too fond of some of his work; this is probably my favorite piece, though I do enjoy his smiling flowers and mushrooms. 🙂 I think 727 references Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, which is a lovely piece in itself—perhaps a later subject of Made-Up History! He coined the term “superflat,” which he has used to describe his aesthetic. It is perhaps applicable to how he has put the high and low art on the same plane.

Much like his super playful work, his Instagram is fun-filled! Also, he posts the best selfies.

I basically concentrated on the blues and pinks. Adding the red seemed to be a little too much for this look, and I’m honestly pretty happy with how it turned out.

Pink shadow is 3CE’s Salmon Pink, while the blues are a mix of Midnight and Woad off of the Calypso palette by MAKE. I used Great Lakes as a crease color, and Bentonite Clay (both also from Calypso) as the inner half highlight on my lower lash line.

Products used:

— K-Palette 0 Kuma Cover Control Concealer in 01* and 02 (02 used as eye primer)
— Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening and Setting Powder in Refresh
— Ellis Faas Skin Veil in S104L*
— & Other Stories Eyebrow Pencil in Bouclé Greige
— MAKE Colour Calypso Palette
— 3CE Matte Eyeshadow in Salmon Pink
— 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner in Moulin Rouge
— Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Crave
— Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Kohl in Nude
— Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
— NYX Blush in Taupe
— Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed
— NARS Audacious Lipstick in Julie

Anyway, that’s it! Apologies for a brief one for today, though I hope it was still enjoyable on some level. 🙂

* Items marked with an asterisk are PR Samples.

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  1. Noodles says

    Always love your art/literature inspired looks, so creative and awesome! Have been to a couple of TM’s exhibits, albeit of his lesser valued works. His smiling flowers and mushrooms are adorable.

    • Thank you! I ‘preciate it. 😀 I love how playful he is, but it’s not always my favorite style, I admit.

  2. Omg I love love looove your look! I’ve been a silent reader for years but I just *had* to comment this time to say how pretty you are :O That painting is exquisite; and you, even more so~

  3. Omg I love love looove your look! I’ve been a silent reader for years but I just *had* to comment this time to say how pretty you are :O That painting is exquisite; and you, even more so~

    • EEP. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, then. 🙂 Welcome!!! Hehe. I’m glad you like the look!

  4. I seriously love where you draw inspiration from. You’re awesome.

    Also, how is your skin so perfect?? *_*

  5. I love this series, it always inspires me to be more creative with my looks. And those selfies, girl- DAMN.

  6. Pingback: MAKE Colour Calypso Palette | Softly Sometimes

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