Takashi Murakami Creates Limited Edition Prints to Support Black Lives Matter

Proceeds from the sale of these limited edition prints will be donated

From the world of art, Takashi Murakami has pledged his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The Japanese artist announced an upcoming series of six limited-edition prints aimed at raising funds for BLM-related causes and organizations in America.

The limited edition collection consists of six black screen prints featuring Murakami’s iconic flower and skull designs. With only 300 editions available for each, all the prints will be signed, numbered and finished with spray paint by the artist himself.  All the proceeds from sales of these prints will be donated to Black Lives Matter, the Equal Justice Initiative and Color of Change. The aim is to raise over USD1 million.

“I have said that a role of an artist is to discern the present and express it for the future audience,” Murakami wrote on Instagram. “But if my art can affect 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.”

All the prints will be sold through the NTWRK app starting next July. Further detail such as pricing and launch date will be announced soon.