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Mr. Dob, 2017

Painted cast vinyl
10 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 10 1/2 in
26.7 × 31.8 × 26.7 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
$3,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $250 domestic, $500 rest of world
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About the work

Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as …

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Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as early as 1993. With this smiling creature, Murakami hoped to create a Japanese icon with universal appeal, in the spirit of Hello Kitty and Pikachu. To do so, he drew inspiration from characters in Eastern and Western …

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David Benrimon Fine Art
New York
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Produced by BAIT, Los Angeles.

Produced by BAIT, Los Angeles.

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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

Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as …

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Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as early as 1993. With this smiling creature, Murakami hoped to create a Japanese icon with universal appeal, in the spirit of Hello Kitty and Pikachu. To do so, he drew inspiration from characters in Eastern and Western …

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David Benrimon Fine Art
New York
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Produced by BAIT, Los Angeles.

Produced by BAIT, Los Angeles.

Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of small sculptures by Takashi Murakami
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$3,000–$3,500
This work
$0
$10,500+
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
Follow

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.”

Mr. Dob, 2017

Painted cast vinyl
10 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 10 1/2 in
26.7 × 31.8 × 26.7 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
$3,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $250 domestic, $500 rest of world
location
New York
Locked
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