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Takashi Murakami skateboard deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai Kiki co....
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks (Murakami set of 3 skate decks)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Set of 3 Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks 2019: Unique, vibrant Takashi Murakami wall art that hangs with ease. Medium: Silkscreen on Maple Wood Skateboard Decks. Dimen...
Category

1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Screen

Takashi Murakami skateboard deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai Kiki co....
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Offset

Takashi Murakami Skateboard Decks (Set of 2 Murakami flowers skate decks)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Set of 2 Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks 2017 & 2019: A vibrant set of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit...
Category

1980s Street Art More Art

Materials

Wood, Screen

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own Le...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami black flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck (Black and White) A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Oct...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami red flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck (Takashi Murakami Flowers as Ohana-Chang): A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Abstract Prints

Materials

Screen

Takashi Murakami Flowers skateboard decks: set of 2 (Takashi Murakami skate)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks: Set of 2 (2017 & 2019): A vibrant Takashi Murakami wall art set produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Wood, Screen

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks (set of 3)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Set of 3 Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks: A vibrant triptych of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Oc...
Category

1980s Street Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks (Set of 2)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Set of 2 Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks 2017 & 2019: A vibrant set of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit...
Category

1980s Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Screen

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks (set of 3)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Set of 3 Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Decks A vibrant triptych of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Oc...
Category

1980s Street Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Takashi Murakami skateboard deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai Kiki co....
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Offset

Takashi Murakami skateboard deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai Kiki co....
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Offset

Takashi Murakami skateboard deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai Kiki co....
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Offset

Takashi Murakami skateboard deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai Kiki co....
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Offset

Takashi Murakami skateboard deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai Kiki co....
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Offset

Takashi Murakami Skateboard Decks (set of 3)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Set of 3 Takashi Murakami Flaming Skulls Skateboard Decks 2018 A vibrant triptych of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series. A brilliant set that makes for vibrant on...
Category

1980s Street Art More Art

Materials

Wood, Offset

Takashi Murakami Skateboard Decks (set of 3)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Set of 3 Takashi Murakami Flaming Skulls Skateboard Decks 2018 A vibrant triptych of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series. A brilliant set that makes for vibrant on...
Category

1980s Street Art More Art

Materials

Offset, Wood

Takashi Murakami Skateboard Decks (set of 3)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Set of 3 Takashi Murakami Flaming Skulls Skateboard Decks 2018 A vibrant triptych of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series. A brilliant set that makes for vibrant on...
Category

1980s Street Art More Art

Materials

Wood, Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, MC...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Screen

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own Le...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck3 A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats I...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Wood, Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, MC...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai Kiki co....
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats It...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, MC...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, MC...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

1980s Street Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

1980s Street Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Offset, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Wood

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

1980s Street Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, MC...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset, Wood

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

1980s Street Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

1980s Street Art Mixed Media

Materials

Wood, Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai ...
Category

1980s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami black flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, MC...
Category

1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Screen, Wood

Takashi Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami black flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Offset

Takashi Murakami & Madsaki Skateboard Deck (Murakami Madsaki Flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami, Madsaki Flowers Skateboard Deck A collaboration between Takashi Murakami and the rising Japanese artist 'Madsaki' (bio below). The impression is an urban twist on ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art More Art

Materials

Screen, Maple

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami black flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck (Black and White) A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in 2018 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai Kiki...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami black flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai K...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami black flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Murakami Flowers Skate Deck (Black and White) A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eat...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers skateboard deck (Takashi Murakami flowers)
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck: A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a completely sold out, limited series in 2019 in conjunction with Complexcon and Kaikai ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
By Takashi Murakami
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Takashi Murakami Flowers Skate Deck A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own...
Category

1980s Pop Art More Art

Materials

Offset

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Murakami Skateboard For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact murakami skateboard you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Find Street Art versions now, or shop for Street Art creations for a more modern example of these cherished works. You’re likely to find the perfect murakami skateboard 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. When looking for the right murakami skateboard for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of brown, beige, blue and gray. Artworks like these — often created in offset print, wood and screen print — can elevate any room of your home. A large murakami skateboard can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller murakami skateboard, measuring 31 high and 7.88 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a Murakami Skateboard?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a murakami skateboard in our inventory may begin at $260 and can go as high as $2,450, while the average can fetch as much as $625.

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.

Find original Takashi Murakami prints, sculptures and more on 1stDibs. 

A Close Look at Pop Art Art

Perhaps one of the most influential contemporary-art movements, Pop art emerged in the 1950s. In stark contrast to traditional artistic practice, it drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create paintings and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

Pop art started in Britain as a reaction, both positive and critical, to the period’s consumerism. Its goal was to put popular culture on the same level as so-called high culture.

Richard Hamilton’s 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? is widely believed to have kickstarted this unconventional new style.

Pop art works are distinguished by their bold imagery, bright colors and seemingly commonplace subject matter. Practitioners sought to challenge the status quo, breaking with the perceived elitism of the previously dominant Abstract Expressionism and making statements about current events. Other key characteristics of Pop art include appropriation of imagery and techniques from popular and commercial culture; use of different media and formats; repetition in imagery and iconography; incorporation of mundane objects from advertisements, cartoons and other popular media; hard edges; and ironic and witty treatment of subject matter.

Although British artists launched the movement, they were soon overshadowed by their American counterparts. Pop art is perhaps most closely identified with Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known Pop artists started in commercial art (Warhol made whimsical drawings as a hobby during his early years as a commercial illustrator), a background that helped them in merging high and popular culture.

Roy Lichtenstein was another prominent American Pop artist. Much like Warhol, Lichtenstein drew his subjects from print media, particularly comic strips, producing paintings and sculptures characterized by primary colors, bold outlines and halftone dots, elements appropriated from commercial printing. Recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context was a trademark of his style. Neo-pop artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami further blurred the line between art and popular culture.

Pop art rose to prominence largely through the work of a handful of men creating works that were unemotional and distanced — in other words, stereotypically masculine. However, there were many important female Pop artists, such as Rosalyn Drexler, whose significant contributions to the movement are recognized today. Best known for her work as a playwright and novelist, Drexler also created paintings and collages embodying Pop art themes and stylistic features.

Read more about the history of Pop art and the style’s famous artists, and browse a collection of Pop art prints, photography and other works on 1stDibs.

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.