Takashi Murakami, ‘Takashi Murakami DOB-kun: set of 2 (Murakami dark blue & fuschaDOB-kun)’, 2019, Sculpture, Painted vinyl cast figures, Lot 180
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Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami DOB-kun: set of 2 (Murakami dark blue & fuschaDOB-kun), 2019

Painted vinyl cast figures
9 × 7 in
22.9 × 17.8 cm
.
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Lot 180

Takashi Murakami DOB-kun Figures 2019. Set of 2: Dark Blue & Fuscha:
DOB-kun’s name, defined in …

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Each: new in original box
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Murakami printed signature on front side of each box; stamped MoMa on underside of feet.
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Not included
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Takashi Murakami DOB
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, ‘Takashi Murakami DOB-kun: set of 2 (Murakami dark blue & fuschaDOB-kun)’, 2019, Sculpture, Painted vinyl cast figures, Lot 180
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Lot 180

Takashi Murakami DOB-kun Figures 2019. Set of 2: Dark Blue & Fuscha:
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 …

Medium
Condition
Each: new in original box
Signature
Murakami printed signature on front side of each box; stamped MoMa on underside of feet.
Frame
Not included
Series
Takashi Murakami DOB
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 DOB-kun: set of 2 (Murakami dark blue & fuschaDOB-kun), 2019

Painted vinyl cast figures
9 × 7 in
22.9 × 17.8 cm
.
Sold
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