Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade With Takashi Murakami

By - November 26th, 2010

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade With Takashi Murakami

The newest addition to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year was Takashi Murakami – not only were Murakami’s Kakai and Kiki characters included in the parade, the designer himself was there, and was impossible to miss in an oversized furry flower suit – with a technicolor flower on his head, and a giant silver flower medallion on his chest. Brian Donnelly (AKA KAWS), one of Murakami’s art world peers, was in attendance, and provided some images of Murakami holding court, and of some of the more iconic floats. The Parade has been making an effort to draw in more art world energy for the past few years; in 2007, the Parade introduced a giant silver balloon by Jeff Koons, and in 2008, a Keith Haring balloon. Murakami is a blue chip artist, behind a long-term branding and design campaign for Louis Vuitton, and http://freshnessmag.com/2010/09/09/takashi-murakami-exhibition-at-versailles-event-recap/”>he recently took over the Palace at Versailles for a solo show – anyone who was questioning whether or not Murakami has earned a place in American pop culture, could simply look up on 7th Ave today, and see the artist’s work flying alongside Ronald McDonald. Murakami balloons put a different spin on the whole parade – is that http://freshnessmag.com/2009/07/30/secret-base-x-ron-english-x-ray-mc-supersized/”>Ronald McDonald balloon by Ron English? Is the Spongebob balloon a http://freshnessmag.com/2008/02/17/a-bathing-ape-x-spongebob-plush-toy/”>BAPE creation? Check out Murakami in costume, along with the balloons, after the jump. via: http://blog.honeyee.com/kaws/archives/2010/11/26/takashi-murakam.html”>KAWS.

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade With Takashi Murakami

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade With Takashi Murakami

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade With Takashi Murakami

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade With Takashi Murakami

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade With Takashi Murakami

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade With Takashi Murakami

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade With Takashi Murakami

1 comments
john
john

yo james WTF man i know you took pictures of me running up and down 59th street i was the guy in the red jacket you were standing by my post the whole time taking pictures