Takashi Murakami art needs no introduction right? One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from post-war Asia, Takashi Murakami is known for his signature “Superflat” aesthetic: a colorful, two-dimensional style that straddles the division between fine art and pop culture as it unites elements of anime, Japanese nihonga, and ukiyo-e woodcuts. Common motifs across Murakami’s oeuvre—which spans paintings, sculptures, prints, and more—include smiling flowers, bears, and the Mickey Mouse–inspired character Mr. DOB. They also appear throughout Murakami’s thriving market for merchandise and collectables.
Can you believe the madness started over 5 years ago when Takashi Murakami x BAIT + SWITCH Collectibles presented the world with Mr. DOB Figure. Fast forward to the present day, Takashi Murakami x TM/KK Ice blue and blue MELTING DOB will be at NTWRK Unboxed festival.
Based on the artist’s iconic and endlessly morphing character of DOB, the latest figure features a variegated colourway with deliquescing swirls of red and blue under white rings that spell DOB’s name in contorted fashion.
Color: Colorway B, Ice Blue – 10″ x 12″
Size: c/t size: 16″ x 15″ x 11.5”
N.W: 2.5kg G.W: 3.4kg
Unboxed is a two-day Livestream shopping event featuring the hottest collectables & toys on April 26th and 27th, only on the NTWRK app, North America’s premiere Livestream shopping platform.
Kevin Poon returns as a curator with art direction by VERDY
for NTWRK’s second annual two-day designer toy and
collectables festival, stacked with new releases, rare
bespoke projects, and exclusive collaborations.
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