Takashi Murakami is one of the world's most revered pop artists today. Whether it's his work with fashion houses like Louis Vuitton or creative collaborations with the likes Kanye West and Kid Cudi, Murakami is today's Warhol.
One of our favorite pieces is currently held in Tokyo, Japan at the Tomio Koyama Gallery. The intricate detailing and multiple "signature pop" visuals through his unique technique, draws the audience in without moving animation.
Entitled "Melting Dob C", this piece was executed in 1999 and is currently available for purchase at around £400,000-£650,000. The signed and dated "TAKASHI99" piece is made with acrylic on canvas and mounted on a board measuring 39 ½ x 39 ½in.
Ultra rare is just the tip of the iceberg in describing the latest concoction by Aston Martin. Teaming up with Bowmore, a single-malt Whiskey dating all the way back to Scotland 1779, Aston Martin lent its DB5 piston, to create a bottle of whiskey unlike any other.
According to their website, Bowmore sees their partnership with Aston Martin as a "definitive moment in history" where they share a special 1964 distilled "Black Bowmore" in the limited-edition hybrid bottles. With only 25 bottles releasing later this Fall, the hefty £50,000 ($65,000) price tag.