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Murakami Flowers (11,664 @ 0.0727)

April 1

Murakami Flowers

About Murakami Flowers

Murakami Flowers is a work in which artist Takashi Murakami’s representative artwork, flowers, are expressed as dot art evocative of Japanese TV games created in the 1970s. The work is being developed with the number 108 as the keyword; a combination of 108 backgrounds and flower colors make up a field, and there are 108 fields. Each field has 108 flower images, resulting in 11,664 flower images in total. The number 108 is a reference to bonnō, or earthly temptations.


Murakami Flowers Mint details

The whitelist will mainly consist of the holders of RTFKT’s Clone X with Murakami Drip, of which there are 3,000. In addition, there will be a Murakami Flowers-related Whitelist of 500, as well as Friends & Family. I plan to set aside 4,000 for the Whitelist and Friends & Family together. (The unclaimed quantity after the Whitelist and Friends & Family distributions will be offered through Public Sale.)

6,751 will subsequently be offered through Public Sale, which will be a lottery.

Then comes the Lucky 727 Proof, 727 being Takashi Murakami’s lucky number. After that, there are 78 in the Zen Number Proof, and the Bonnō Proof has 108 for the number of earthly temptations. I intend to release these last two one day, when the time is ripe.

The purchase will be limited to one flower per MetaMask wallet. At the time of the release, each will be distributed as a “seed,” which can be evolved into (redeemed as) a flower at the time of Reveal after the Public Sale. There is no knowing which of the 11,664, individually hand-generated flowers your seed will turn into until the time of Reveal.

Murakami Flowers Mint research

Murakami Flowers is the brainchild of the renowned Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, and displays his signature art: pixelated flowers.
These flowers are expressed as dot art evocative of Japanese TV games created in the 1970s and are being developed with the number 108 as the keyword; 108 different backgrounds, 108 different fields, etc.
In terms of marketing, Takashi is taking an a-typical approach: their roadmap is mainly spread over his personal Instagram page (as the project doesn’t have a Twitter or discord channel) and hints towards various games, collabs, physical releases,.. and more. However, Murakami Flowers should be mainly considered to be an art project.
We expect this project to sell out fast since Takashi Murakami has a big legacy and managed to create a big social media following (2.5 mil followers on Instagram).
Without a discord channel or Twitter page, the only way to get allowlisted is to register for the Public Sale lottery on their website.


April 1
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