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The excess had not abated with the recession because there are more super-rich than ever, and they have more money. The distribution of wealth has shifted upwards since 2008 the number of high-net-worth individuals (defined as those who have at least $1m in divestible assets) reached its highest level last year of 11 million people, holding an estimated $42 trillion, according to a report by Capgemini/RBC Wealth Management. It was a smart move collaborating with Takashi Murakami. He is an internationaly prolific

contemporary Japanese artist working in fine arts media as well as what is conventionally considered commercial media. Known for blurring the line between high and low arts he coined the term superflat, which describes both the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and the nature of post- war Japanese culture and society. Superflat is also used as a moniker to describe Murakami’s own artistic style and that of other Japanese artists he has influenced.

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Low Luxury  

A Newspaper about the different types of luxury and the lifestyle that comes with it. With a particular focus on Louis Vuittion and Gieves &...

Low Luxury  

A Newspaper about the different types of luxury and the lifestyle that comes with it. With a particular focus on Louis Vuittion and Gieves &...

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