Takashi Murakami, ‘Dobtopus: Unique Hand Signed Flower Drawing on skateboard. Lot includes Three (3) Limited Edition Skateboards; one with original drawing’, 2017, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Takashi Murakami, ‘Dobtopus: Unique Hand Signed Flower Drawing on skateboard. Lot includes Three (3) Limited Edition Skateboards; one with original drawing’, 2017, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Takashi Murakami, ‘Dobtopus: Unique Hand Signed Flower Drawing on skateboard. Lot includes Three (3) Limited Edition Skateboards; one with original drawing’, 2017, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Takashi Murakami, ‘Dobtopus: Unique Hand Signed Flower Drawing on skateboard. Lot includes Three (3) Limited Edition Skateboards; one with original drawing’, 2017, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Takashi Murakami, ‘Dobtopus: Unique Hand Signed Flower Drawing on skateboard. Lot includes Three (3) Limited Edition Skateboards; one with original drawing’, 2017, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV

Set of three with one hand signed with unique flower drawing.
Note measurements of 31 x 8 inches apply to each skate deck.
These limited edition Murakami skatedecks were created and sold exclusively at the 2017 Complexcon convention and they are already considered collectors' items. The set of three is in excellent condition; brand new in original packaging. Only one has only been opened so that Murakami himself could create and hand sign the unique, original drawing. For reference only is a photograph of the Murakami signing event at Complexcon in Long Beach California, November 4-5 2017.
--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Original flower drawing created in marker and boldly signed by Murakami.

Manufacturer: Complexcon, USA

Original drawing done in marker and boldly signed by the artist at the Complexcon Convention, November 4-5, 2017, Long Beach, California

About Takashi Murakami

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.”

Japanese, b. 1962, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan