“Huge Breasts” Brought Kanye West And Takashi Murakami Together
As a great man once said, "Excuse me if I'm trapped by the boobies." In an interview with New York Magazine, the renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami recounted the time he met Kanye West, for whom he designed the Graduation cover.
"Kanye’s record label contacted me and said that he really liked a sculpture of mine — a woman with huge breasts," says Murakami. "They asked if he could come to see it. It just so happened that the sculpture had just returned to the studio for repair. I said sure." Eventually, Kanye showed up, but wasn't his usual animated self. "[He] stared at the sculpture, completely without words, just silently looking at it. I think he was moved by it, because he took hundreds of pictures with his digital camera."
In addition to the Graduation cover, Murakami directed West's video for "Good Morning."