January 23, 2020
In 1993, Japanese bluechip Takashi Murakami created Mr. DOB as an alter ego, a sort of self-portrait. With Mr. DOB, Murakami sought to create an icon, which, while authentically Japanese, would have universal appeal. Mr. DOB has a circular head with two ears; the letter D is inscribed on his left ear and the letter B on the right ear (The face is O-shaped, thus making his name legible). Mr. DOB's name is an abbreviation of the word "why", and it is meant to reflect Takashi Murakami's critical attitude towards the emptiness of consumer society.
In 2016, Takashi Murakami, with Complexicon and Bait, released two low edition vinyl figures (Murakami x Complexicon Mr DOB figures, produced by Bait and Switch collectibles). They were sold exclusively at Complexicon and Baitme.com. The original is from an edition of 750, and the gold was released in an edition of just 250.
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About The Artist
An artist who works in fine arts media, Takashi Murakami is known for blurring the line between high and low arts while representi....Read More
About The Gallery
Lougher Contemporary was founded by Huw Lougher in 2015 with the mission to acquire and offer a diverse selection of editions and ....Read More
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