Famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, RTFKT Studios and Crown Collection are launching CloneX Chains. The chains will be limited edition and are only available to Murakami and the RTFKT team.
CloneX Chains: Symbol of Partnership between Murakami and RTFKT
Murakami’s first major NFT collaboration was with RTFKT studios. Together, they launched an NFT avatar project called CloneX which is a huge success. For instance, a rare CloneX NFT was sold for a whopping 450 ETH or $1.25M at the time of the transaction. The vibrant NFT collection reached great heights, earning blue-chip NFT status less than a year after its launch.
To commemorate the partnership, RTFKT ’s CEO and Co-Founder, Steven Zaptoi, sought out Ryan Rehbock of Crown Collection to create the CloneX chains.
The chains slightly resemble those worn by some of the 3D characters from the CloneX NFT collection. The lock of the 18k white gold Miami Cuban link chain is Murakami’s signature flower motif. On the other end is the RTFKT logo in an animated Murakami signature art style.
Rehbock used natural gemstones such as blue & purple topaz, pink sapphire, and ruby. A detailed enamel work surrounds the beautiful gemstones, making a striking detail for the chain.
In addition to the CloneX chain, a large-scale sculpture piece of the stylized RTFKT design also celebrates the fruitful partnership. Murakami fans can see the sculpture at Gagosian, New York City on May 11, 2022, during Murakami’s three-part “An Arrow through History” exhibition.