Mr DOB Figure By BAIT x SWITCH Collectibles - Set of 2 (Gold & Red), 2016

Design And Decorative Arts

Painted cast vinyl

9.25 x 11.02 x 7.87 in

23.5 x 28.0 x 20.0 cm

Edition of 250

Sold in the original box and packaging Please note the gold work is signed

PRICE: $8,272

    About The Work

    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 The original is from an edition of 750, and the gold was released in an edition of just 250. I only sell the Gold in the set of two; I currently have a small number of the Red edition available that can be bought as a single.

    About Takashi Murakami

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