12. Yume Lion by Takashi Murakami, 2009-2010

Medium: Aluminum and Gold Leaf

Takashi Murakami is known for his cartoonish and colorful images and creations, having collaborated with various designers (such as Louis Vuitton) and musicians (like Kanye West). Yume Lion was originally the symbol of the Japanese television channel, Tokyo MX, and was re-worked in aluminum and gold leaf for his 2010 exhibition at the Château de Versailles.

image via