Takashi Murakami, ‘MURAKAMI DOB-kun Figure (Light Blue)’, 2019, Sculpture, Painted Cast Vinyl, Curator Style
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Takashi Murakami

MURAKAMI DOB-kun Figure (Light Blue), 2019

Painted Cast Vinyl
9 × 7 × 4 in
22.9 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm
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MoMA exclusive; stamped MoMA and dated 2019 at underside of the left-facing foot
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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.”

Takashi Murakami, ‘MURAKAMI DOB-kun Figure (Light Blue)’, 2019, Sculpture, Painted Cast Vinyl, Curator Style
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MoMA exclusive; stamped MoMA and dated 2019 at underside of the left-facing foot
Takashi Murakami’s artworks has been featured in several MoMA exhibitions including Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making since 2007. These figures are available in five colours: white, light blue, dark blue, light pink and dark …

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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.”

Takashi Murakami

MURAKAMI DOB-kun Figure (Light Blue), 2019

Painted Cast Vinyl
9 × 7 × 4 in
22.9 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm
.
Sold
Location
Hong Kong
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