I get a call inviting me to Takashi Murakami’s unveiling of his new line of Louis Vuitton bags, Monogramouflage. It’s made appearances at the Brooklyn Museum, and yesterday June 16th, it made a one day appearance at the Louis Vuitton in the Wynn Hotel. A line formed outside, of course, they were checking credentials, and at the same, I saw a Wynn K-9 unit probably there to sniff out bombs. It was 6pm, and the scene inside was mellow. A DJ, bags, people, drinks, snacks, and people buying bags.
It was strange, no one recognized Takashi for a while. We were hanging out talking for a while, then once one autograph happened, a quick line formed. Sayonara bro! He got mobbed. That too is the Speedy 35
Steve Wynn, Takashi Murakami, and Dennis Hopper! That’s why the K9 was there first. That’s Steve Wynn’s wife in the dots.
Takashi’s film showed on the white screen/waterfall. It lights up, there’s a lake in front of it, and it has a crazy Hollywood Bowl feeling. It was only a 12 minute piece, but it was quite grand. Two screenings and a short opening speech. Takashi’s been to Vegas years before, he told me it was 8 or 9 and liked the crazy theatrics at the hotels.
Keep in mind, the footage is only 10 seconds, just to show what it looks like, but keep tuned in and watch the rest of the weird stuff they projected afterwards. I hope people didn’t think it was work by Takashi…
20oz bone in rib eye. Steve Wynn was a few arm’s lengths away. I almost hit him up for suggestions on what to get, but didn’t need to. Thanks for dinner Mr Wynn, or was it Takashi… I didn’t know who to thank.