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This year Paris- and Hong Kong–based gallery Emmanuel Perrotin is working with Japanese Pop artist Takashi Murakami to offer collectors the opportunity to commission their very own Murakami artwork. Fascinated by portraiture and inspired by Andy Warhol’s iconic silkscreens, Murakami began the personalized series in 2011, creating portraits of his inner circle of friends. Now simply submit a favorite photograph (or sit for one at the artist’s Tokyo studio or via Skype) and in about a year, receive a black-and-white or color portrait, which Murakami creates by silkscreening a digital photo onto a canvas and painting over it to incorporate one of his multicolor flower, skull or jellyfish-eye backgrounds.

Acrylic on canvas portraits range from $70,000 to $300,000, depending on size. For more details, e-mail


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