Soccer Ball by Takashi Murakami
If I had to guess, I would say that this soccer ball is aimed at art fans or collectors more than soccer fans. Soccer fans seem to be drawn towards balls that they can play with, or balls that have been signed by their favorite team, rather than a limited edition ball that seems intended for display. That said, despite the bold, floral pattern designed by Takashi Murakami, this ball could be used to play a game in the yard during a World Cup half-time. It is manufactured by one of the leading soccer ball companies, Molten USA, with FIFA approved materials and construction. What really mark it as a work of art, though, are the clear plastic display bag and the $400 price tag.