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TAKASHI MURAKAMI: DOB: Myxomycete - Superflat, Japanese Pop Art
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Madrid, Madrid
DOB: MYXOMYCETE Date of creation: 2017 Medium: Offset lithograph with cold stamp on paper Edition number: 94/300 Size: 68 x 68 cm Observations: Offset lithograph with cold stamp on p...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph, Offset, Varnish

DOB in Pure White Robe (Navy and Vermilion), Takashi Murakami
By Takashi Murakami
Located in New York, NY
Created as a color lithograph by Takashi Murakami in 2013, DOB in Pure White Robe (Navy and Vermilion)  is hand-signed by the artist in marker, and numbered, measuring 19 ¾ x 19 ¾ in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Melting DOB E
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Miami, FL
Edition of 300 This piece is signed and numbered in ink.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

Mr. Dob
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Presented by 'David Benrimon Fine Art' for Market Art & Design Painted cast vinyl Ref: 1006
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

Mr. Dob
H 10.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Takashi Murakami DOB Figure (Murakami Fuchsia DOB-kun)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami DOB-kun Figure 2019: DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and face, is the first three letters of an improvised phrase that is a nonsensical combination of “...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

TAKASHI MURAKAMI: DOB: Myxomycete - Superflat, Japanese Pop Art
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Madrid, Madrid
DOB: MYXOMYCETE Date of creation: 2017 Medium: Offset lithograph with cold stamp on paper Edition: 300 Size: 68 x 68 cm Observations: Offset lithograph with cold stamp on paper hand ...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Varnish, Lithograph, Offset

Takashi Murakami DOB-kun Figure (Murakami dark blue DOB-kun)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Dark Blue DOB-kun Figure 2019: DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and face, is the first three letters of an improvised phrase that is a nonsensical combina...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

Takashi Murakami DOB-kun: set of 2 (Murakami dark blue & fuschaDOB-kun)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami DOB-kun Figures 2019. Set of 2: Dark Blue & Fuscha: DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and face, is the first three letters of an improvised phrase that is...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl

Melting DOB (E)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Murakami, Takashi Title: Melting DOB (E) Date: 2008 Medium: Offset-lithograph with cold-stamping Unframed Dimensions: 26.8" x 26.8" Signature: Signed Edition: /300
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Color

ME AND THE MR. DOBS
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Murakami, Takashi Title: ME AND THE MR. DOBS Date: 2013 Medium: Offset-lithograph with cold-stamping Unframed Dimensions: 19.75 x 19.75" Signature: Signed Edition...
Category

2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph, Offset

DOB In Pure White Robe (Navy & Vermillion)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Murakami, Takashi Title: DOB In Pure White Robe (Navy & Vermillion) Date: 2013 Medium: Offset-lithograph with cold-stamping Unframed Dimensions: 19.75" x 19.75" Framed ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Offset

DOB In Pure White Robe (Pink & Blue)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Murakami, Takashi Title: DOB In Pure White Robe (Pink & Blue) Date: 2013 Medium: Offset-lithograph with cold-stamping Unframed Dimensions: 19.75" x 19.75" Framed Dimens...
Category

2010s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Offset

Set of 3 Takashi Murakami DOB Skateboard Decks
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Toronto, CA
Set of 3 Takashi Murakami DOB Skateboard Decks. A fun, vibrant triptych of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series. A brilliant Murakami skate triptych that makes for...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Wood, Maple, Offset, Screen

Takashi Murakami DOB-kun Figure (Murakami Fuchsia DOB-kun)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami DOB-kun Figure 2019: DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and face, is the first three letters of an improvised phrase that is a nonsensical combination of “...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

Takashi Murakami DOB Skateboard Decks (Set of 3 Takashi Murakami skate decks)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Set of 3 Takashi Murakami DOB Skateboard Decks 2018 A fun, vibrant triptych of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series. A brilliant Murakami skate triptych that makes ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Screen

Takashi Murakami DOB-kun: set of 2 (Murakami dark blue & fuschaDOB-kun)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami DOB-kun Figures 2019. Set of 2: Dark Blue & Fuscha: DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and face, is the first three letters of an improvised phrase that is...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

Takashi Murakami DOB-kun Figure (Murakami dark blue DOB-kun)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Dark Blue DOB-kun Figure 2019: DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and face, is the first three letters of an improvised phrase that is a nonsensical combina...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

Takashi Murakami DOB-kun Figure (Takashi Murakami dark blue DOB-kun MoMA)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Dark Blue DOB-kun Figure 2019: DOB-kun’s name, defined in his rounded ears and face, is the first three letters of an improvised phrase that is a nonsensical combina...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

Signed Takashi Murakami Mr. DOB (red Takashi Murakami Mr. DOB)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Mr. DOB, 2016: Hand-signed version of Murakami's limited edition 2016 Mr. DOB. This figurine was 1st published unsigned and is considered rarer with artist's signat...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

Takashi Murakami Complexcon 2016 Exclusive Mr Dob Red Blue Vinyl Art Toy New
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Atlanta, GA
“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 abbreviatio...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Acrylic, Vinyl

Takashi Murakami Complexcon 2016 Exclusive Mr Dob Red Blue Vinyl Art Toy New
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Atlanta, GA
“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 abbreviatio...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Acrylic, Vinyl

And Then (Pink) DOB 桃
By Takashi Murakami
Located in London, GB
Offset lithograph in colors, 2011, on wove paper, signed and dated in black ink, numbered from the edition of 300, co-published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo and New...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

And Then (Blue) DOB 青
By Takashi Murakami
Located in London, GB
Offset lithograph in colors, 2011, on wove paper, signed and dated in black ink, numbered from the edition of 300, co-published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo and New...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

And Then (Red) DOB 赤
By Takashi Murakami
Located in London, GB
Offset lithograph in colors, 2011, on wove paper, signed and dated in black ink, numbered from the edition of 300, co-published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo and New...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Lithograph

DOB in Pure White Robe (Navy and Vermilion)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in New York, NY
Offset lithograph with cold-stamping and high gloss varnish. Signed by the artist in pen, numbered and copyrighted. 28 in. (71 cm) diameter. Edition of 300
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Mr DOB Figure By BAIT x SWITCH Collectibles - Gold Edition (Signed)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in Bristol, GB
Painted cast vinyl Edition of 250 (reported) Signed and dated on underside, not numbered Mint, as issued
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

Murakami Dob For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact murakami dob you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Pop Art style, while we also have 12 Pop Art versions to choose from as well. You’re likely to find the perfect murakami dob among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a murakami dob to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gray, beige, blue, white and more. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in paint, synthetic resin paint and vinyl paint can add an especially memorable touch. If space is limited, you can find a small murakami dob measuring 9 high and 7 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 28 across to better suit those in the market for a large murakami dob.

How Much is a Murakami Dob?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a murakami dob in our inventory may begin at $1,275 and can go as high as $5,061, while the average can fetch as much as $2,598.

Takashi Murakami Biography and Important Works

Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami 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 as well as a compulsive art collector, 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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Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

Find the fine-art prints you’re looking for on 1stDibs today.