Takashi Murakami, ‘Takashi Murakami Dark Blue DOB-kun Figure (Takashi Murakami MoMa) ’, 2019, Sculpture, Painted cast resin vinyl figure, Lot 180
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Takashi Murakami Dark Blue DOB-kun Figure (Takashi Murakami MoMa) , 2019

Painted cast resin vinyl figure
9 × 7 × 4 in
22.9 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm
.
$1,550
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Lot 180

Takashi Murakami Dark Blue DOB-kun Figure 2019:
DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and …

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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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Takashi Murakami Dark Blue DOB-kun Figure 2019:
DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and face, is the first three letters of an improvised phrase that is a nonsensical combination of “dobojide dobojide (why, why?)” from the Japanese manga series Inakappe Taishō and a catch phrase “oshamambe,” used by comedian …

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New in original box.
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Printed signature on box.
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of small sculptures by Takashi Murakami
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$1,350–$1,800
This work
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$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

Takashi Murakami Dark Blue DOB-kun Figure (Takashi Murakami MoMa) , 2019

Painted cast resin vinyl figure
9 × 7 × 4 in
22.9 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm
.
$1,550
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