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Takashi Murakami x ComplexCon Mr. Dob (Original), 2016

Cast resin polychrome sculpture
10 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 10 1/4 in
26.7 × 26.7 × 26 cm
Edition of 750
This is an editioned multiple.
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Englewood
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Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as …

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Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as early as 1993. With this smiling creature, Murakami hoped to create a Japanese icon with universal appeal, in the spirit of Hello Kitty and Pikachu. To do so, he drew inspiration from characters in Eastern and Western …

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Black Book Gallery
Englewood
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New - Never displayed
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Not signed or numbered, not signed
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Bait x Switch Collectibles
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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Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as …

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Mr. DOB is Takashi Murakami’s alter ego and first signature character, appearing in his works as early as 1993. With this smiling creature, Murakami hoped to create a Japanese icon with universal appeal, in the spirit of Hello Kitty and Pikachu. To do so, he drew inspiration from characters in Eastern and Western …

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Black Book Gallery
Englewood
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We ship worldwide

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
New - Never displayed
Signature
Not signed or numbered, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Bait x Switch Collectibles
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 x ComplexCon Mr. Dob (Original), 2016

Cast resin polychrome sculpture
10 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 10 1/4 in
26.7 × 26.7 × 26 cm
Edition of 750
This is an editioned multiple.
Sold
Location
Englewood
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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