ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (Red/Blue); and ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (Gold)

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    Artworks ©2016 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

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    Takashi Murakami

    Japanese • 1962

    Takashi Murakami is best known for his contemporary combination of fine art and pop culture. He uses recognizable iconography like Mickey Mouse and cartoonish flowers and infuses it with Japanese culture. The result is a boldly colorful body of work that takes the shape of paintings, sculptures and animations.

    In the 1990s, Murakami founded the Superflat movement in an attempt to expose the "shallow emptiness of Japanese consumer culture." The artist plays on the familiar aesthetic of mangas, Japanese-language comics, to render works that appear democratic and accessible, all the while denouncing the universality and unspecificity of consumer goods. True to form, Murakami has done collaborations with numerous brands and celebrities including Kanye West, Louis Vuitton, Pharrell Williams and Google.

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ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (Red/Blue); and ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (Gold)

2016-17
Two vinyl multiples with hand-printing in colours, each contained in the original silk-lined, printed cardboard boxes.
both 24 x 26 x 18 cm (9 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 7 1/8 in.)
Both signed and dated in black felt-tip pen on the reverse, Mr. Dob (Red/Blue) from the unnumbered edition of 750 and Mr. Dob (Gold) from the unnumbered edition of 250, manufactured by Bait x Switch Collectables, Diamond Bar, California.

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£2,500 - 3,500 • ‡

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London Auction 12 September 2019