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Here, Takashi Murakami features Mr. DOB, a hybrid cartoon figure, which is partially based on a stylized portrait of the artist himself. A reflection of the artist's critical attitude towards the emptiness of consumer culture, this work echoes contemporary media imagery and computer graphics while recalling the …

Medium
Condition
Artwork is in excellent condition and has already been custom framed in a white gallery frame with matching acid free matting.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered in ink in the bottom right corner.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
Also available by Takashi Murakami is And Then x6 (Red: Polke Method), 2013.
Publisher
KaiKai Kiki Ltd., Tokyo

One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

High auction record
$15.2m, Sotheby's, 2008
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions
2019
Takashi Murakami: Gyatei²Gagosian
2018
Hong Kong Art Week 2018Gagosian
2017
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own LegMCA Chicago
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And Then x 727 (Ultramarine: GUNJO), 2013

Offset lithograph with colours
19 1/2 × 19 1/2 in
49.5 × 49.5 cm
Edition of 300
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Sold
Location
Hollywood, Aventura
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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Here, Takashi Murakami features Mr. DOB, a hybrid cartoon figure, which is partially based on a …

Medium
Condition
Artwork is in excellent condition and has already been custom framed in a white gallery frame with matching acid free matting.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered in ink in the bottom right corner.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
Also available by Takashi Murakami is And Then x6 (Red: Polke Method), 2013.
Publisher
KaiKai Kiki Ltd., Tokyo

One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

High auction record
$15.2m, Sotheby's, 2008
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions (3)
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