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    Takashi Murakami
    Takashi Murakami Complexcon 2016 Exclusive Mr Dob Red Blue Vinyl Art Toy New

    2016

    $3,750

    About

    “Mr. DOB (Original)” features Murakami's primary image, Mr. DOB, a hybrid cartoon figure, which is partially based on a stylized portrait of the artist himself. DOB is an abbreviation for ‘why,’ reflecting Murakami's critical attitude towards the emptiness of consumer society. By drawing together Western styles, contemporary media, and the subculture of otaku (itself derived from the introduction of American comics), Murakami is able to reflect on a variety of issues, such as the impact of technology and globalization, and their effect on national and individual identity. The sculpture also comes with the original box from Bait X Switch. The box is in good condition and we are More than happy to accommodate the customer by taking any extra high definition pictures. Please, any questions at all ask away as we are here to help and guide the customer to making the right decision. Graffiti and Street Art / Pop and Contemporary Pop / Outsider Art / Cultural Commentary

    Details

    • Creator
    • Creation Year
      2016
    • Dimensions
      Height: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
    • Medium
    • Movement & Style
    • Period
    • Condition
      CONDITION REPORT No apparent condition issues, Medium Sculpture Condition Figure is in Perfect Condition as well as the outer Box. Signature Stamped by artist's estate, Stamped by BAIT X Switch Series Mr. Dob Manufacturer ComplexCon Bait.
    • Gallery Location
      Atlanta, GA
    • Reference Number
      1stDibs: LU132725655042

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    About Takashi Murakami (Artist)

    Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) may be famous among collectors for his psychedelic flowers and chaotic cartoons, but artists likely know him as the theorist behind the contemporary art movement he calls “Superflat.”


    Partially inspired by the Pop art of Andy Warhol, in which celebrity culture and mundane mass-produced items became the focus of bright and colorful works that both celebrated and criticized consumerism, Murakami’s Superflat encompasses painting, sculpture, digital design and more to present a subversive look at consumerism but is also an effort to blend fine art and lowbrow culture. A multifaceted and remarkably influential artist, Murakami has collaborated with brands such as Louis Vuitton, while one of his most famous Superflat works is the teddy bear on the cover of the Graduation album by American rapper Kanye West.


    In 1993 Murakami earned his Ph.D. from Tokyo University of the Arts, where he was trained in nihonga, a style of painting that originated in the late 19th century by artists who worked to preserve and promote the conventions and processes associated with traditional Japanese art. While practicing nihonga, Murakami began to realize that his beliefs didn’t align with the tradition, so his art subsequently took on a satirical feel that embodied a critique of the movement. Before long, his style took a drastic turn, embracing otaku, a rising postwar cultural phenomenon among Japan’s younger crowd who loved anime and manga. (Otaku is also integral to Superflat.)


    This is when Murakami’s most well-known character, Mr. DOB, was born. This anime-inspired icon, which Americans might interpret as a cross between Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat given its pronounced ears and broad and menacing grin, was part of the artist’s endeavor to elevate the otaku subculture but also to target mass consumerism. While Murakami conceived of Mr. DOB years ahead of his 2000-era Superflat theory, there is much common ground between the two. Not unlike his other creations, Murakami’s Mr. DOB is equal parts erotic, disturbing and cartoonish — an incisive mockery of the mingling of commerce and fine art so prevalent in Japanese popular culture.


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