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Mr DOB Figure By BAIT x SWITCH Collectibles - Gold edition (Signed), 2016

Vinyl toy
10 4/5 × 9 1/4 in
27.4 × 23.5 cm
Edition of 250
This is part of a limited edition set.
£2,500 - 5,000
location
Bristol
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About the work
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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In 1993, Japanese bluechip Takashi Murakami created Mr. DOB as an alter ego, a sort of …

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In 1993, Japanese bluechip Takashi Murakami created Mr. DOB as an alter ego, a sort of self-portrait. With Mr. DOB, Murakami sought to create an icon, which, while authentically Japanese, would have universal appeal. Mr. DOB has a circular head with two ears; the letter D is inscribed on his left ear and the letter B …

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Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Some minor mark above top right eye, minor vinyl imperfections on the back. Slight dirt on right bottom ear. The box is ripped.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on base
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
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
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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In 1993, Japanese bluechip Takashi Murakami created Mr. DOB as an alter ego, a sort of …

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In 1993, Japanese bluechip Takashi Murakami created Mr. DOB as an alter ego, a sort of self-portrait. With Mr. DOB, Murakami sought to create an icon, which, while authentically Japanese, would have universal appeal. Mr. DOB has a circular head with two ears; the letter D is inscribed on his left ear and the letter B …

Read more
Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Some minor mark above top right eye, minor vinyl imperfections on the back. Slight dirt on right bottom ear. The box is ripped.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on base
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
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 Figure By BAIT x SWITCH Collectibles - Gold edition (Signed), 2016

Vinyl toy
10 4/5 × 9 1/4 in
27.4 × 23.5 cm
Edition of 250
This is part of a limited edition set.
£2,500 - 5,000
location
Bristol
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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