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ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (Red/Blue); and ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (Gold), 2016-17

Two vinyl multiples with hand-printing in colours, each contained in the original silk-lined, printed cardboard boxes.
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Please note this lot was manufactured in mainland China and if imported to the USA may be subject …

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Please note this lot was manufactured in mainland China and if imported to the USA may be subject to an import tariff.

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both 24 x 26 x 18 cm (9 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 7 1/8 in.)

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Both signed and dated in black felt-tip pen on the reverse, Mr. Dob (Red/Blue) from the unnumbered edition of 750 and Mr. Dob (Gold) from … Read more
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
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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.”

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About the work
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Phillips

Please note this lot was manufactured in mainland China and if imported to the USA may be subject …

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Please note this lot was manufactured in mainland China and if imported to the USA may be subject to an import tariff.

Property Subject to VAT Section 4: 5% (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

This lot is sold with No Reserve

both 24 x 26 x 18 cm (9 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 7 1/8 in.)

From the Catalogue:
Artworks …

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Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Both signed and dated in black felt-tip pen on the reverse, Mr. Dob (Red/Blue) from the unnumbered edition of 750 and Mr. Dob (Gold) from … Read more
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
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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.”

ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (Red/Blue); and ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (Gold), 2016-17

Two vinyl multiples with hand-printing in colours, each contained in the original silk-lined, printed cardboard boxes.
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