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Mr. Dob A, 2016

Resin
10 4/5 × 9 3/10 in
27.4 × 23.6 cm
Edition of 750
This is an editioned multiple.
$1,850
Ships from Atlanta, GA, US
Shipping: $15 domestic, $125 rest of world
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Exhibition history
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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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New Union Gallery
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Edition Details:
Year: 2016
Class: Toy
Status: Official
Run: 750

Edition Details:
Year: 2016
Class: Toy
Status: Official
Run: 750

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Figure is in Perfect Condition as well as the outer Box.
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Stamped by BAIT X Switch
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Series
Mr. Dob
Manufacturer
ComplexCon Bait
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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
Exhibition history
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Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as …

Read more

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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New Union Gallery
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Edition Details:
Year: 2016
Class: Toy
Status: Official
Run: 750

Edition Details:
Year: 2016
Class: Toy
Status: Official
Run: 750

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Figure is in Perfect Condition as well as the outer Box.
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Stamped by BAIT X Switch
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Mr. Dob
Manufacturer
ComplexCon Bait
Price ranges of small sculptures by Takashi Murakami
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$1,500–$2,000
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 A, 2016

Resin
10 4/5 × 9 3/10 in
27.4 × 23.6 cm
Edition of 750
This is an editioned multiple.
$1,850
Ships from Atlanta, GA, US
Shipping: $15 domestic, $125 rest of world
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
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