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Takashi Murakami Fuchsia DOB-kun Figure (Fuchsia Takashi Murakami DOB) , 2019

Vinyl figure
9 × 7 × 4 in
22.9 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$1,550
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Takashi Murakami Fuschia DOB-kun Figure 2019:
DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and face, …

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Takashi Murakami Fuschia 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 Toru …

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Sculpture
Condition
New in original box
Signature
Printed signature (on box); MoMa stamp on underside of foot.
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
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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 Fuschia DOB-kun Figure 2019:
DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and face, …

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Takashi Murakami Fuschia 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 Toru …

Read more
Medium
Sculpture
Condition
New in original box
Signature
Printed signature (on box); MoMa stamp on underside of foot.
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of small sculptures by Takashi Murakami
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$1,500–$2,000
This work
$0
$10,500+
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 Fuchsia DOB-kun Figure (Fuchsia Takashi Murakami DOB) , 2019

Vinyl figure
9 × 7 × 4 in
22.9 × 17.8 × 10.2 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$1,550
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $20 domestic, $100 rest of world
Locked
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