Takashi Murakami, ‘Murakami DOB-Kunis Figure (Dark Blue)’, 2019, Sculpture, Vinyl, End to End Gallery
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Takashi Murakami

Murakami DOB-Kunis Figure (Dark Blue), 2019

Vinyl
9 × 7 × 4 in
22.9 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm
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Location
Hollywood
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End to End Gallery
Hollywood

The most celebrated character among artist Takashi Murakami’s extensive and influential work, …

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Condition
Artwork is in excellent condition and comes with the original box.
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Stamped with Artist initials and manufacture name on the bottom foot.
Frame
Not included
Series
Murakami DOB-kun’s five colors include Dark Blue, Fuchsia, Light Blue, Light Pink & White.
Manufacturer
KaiKai Kiki Co., Ltd.
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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The most celebrated character among artist Takashi Murakami’s extensive and influential work, DOB-kun or Mr. DOB’s playful face is both ever-changing and instantly recognizable. Murakami’s Mr. DOB was created with the intent to subvert and question what his creator called “the secret of market survivability” …

Medium
Condition
Artwork is in excellent condition and comes with the original box.
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Stamped with Artist initials and manufacture name on the bottom foot.
Frame
Not included
Series
Murakami DOB-kun’s five colors include Dark Blue, Fuchsia, Light Blue, Light Pink & White.
Manufacturer
KaiKai Kiki Co., Ltd.
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-Kunis Figure (Dark Blue), 2019

Vinyl
9 × 7 × 4 in
22.9 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm
.
Sold
Location
Hollywood
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