Takashi Murakami, ‘Mr. Dob A’, 2016, Sculpture, Resin, New Union Gallery
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Takashi Murakami

Mr. Dob A, 2016

Resin
10 4/5 × 9 3/10 in
27.4 × 23.6 cm
.
$2,250
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Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as …

New Union Gallery

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

Medium
Condition
Figure is in Perfect Condition as well as the outer Box.
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Stamped by BAIT X Switch
Frame
Not included
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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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 …

New Union Gallery

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

Medium
Condition
Figure is in Perfect Condition as well as the outer Box.
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Stamped by BAIT X Switch
Frame
Not included
Series
Mr. Dob
Manufacturer
ComplexCon Bait
Price ranges of small sculptures by Takashi Murakami
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$2,250–$2,700
This work
$0
$9,450+
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.”

Takashi Murakami

Mr. Dob A, 2016

Resin
10 4/5 × 9 3/10 in
27.4 × 23.6 cm
.
$2,250
Ships from Atlanta, GA, US
Shipping: $15 domestic, $125 rest of world
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