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Pop Portraits of Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs and Donatella Versace by Takashi Murakami for Harper’s Bazaar

Just landed in our inbox: selections from a new series spotlighting iconic designers with exclusive portraits created by the artist Takashi Murakami for Harper's Bazaar

"I have been referred to as the Asian Warhol for some time now," Murakami says. "Portraits are the quintessential work of Warhol, so in building a career worthy of the moniker, this was one genre I would eventually have to tackle…Warhol's portraits were done using Polaroid cameras and photo reproduction methods, giving them a very raw feel. I have captured that same rawness using computers and the Internet. I was sent photographs of each subject and then added effects and composited them with images from my work."

Below, see the Tashified versions of Marc Jacobs, Donatella Versace and Karl Lagerfeld. And to see more, head over to Harper's Bazaar




All images courtesy Harper's Bazaar