You probably first saw the “superflat” paintings and 30+ foot sculptures courtesy of Takashi Murakami back in 2003 after he adorned LV bags with his signature style. Now, after making Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list and gaining endorsements from the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell, and Marc Jacobs, he’s a staple in the game.
CO-SIGNED BY: Kanye West, Pharrell, Marc Jacobs
CURRENT PRICES: upwards of $7 million
NOTABLE COLLECTORS: Chi-town collector Stefan Edis bought “Miss ko2” for $567,500, Christie’s owner Francois Pinault