Takashi Murakami And Then Dob Yellow Universe Yellow Ears
Hand signed and numbered by Murakami Ed of 300
Medium: high gloss varnishing
Provenance: Comes with Certificate
Sheet Size: 19.7 x 19.7 (50 x 50 cm)
Comments: Limited edition of 300 SIGNED, dated and numbered by artist in silver metallic marker on recto.
Additional images available upon request
This lithograph shows Murakami's signature image, Mr DOB, a hybrid cartoon figure, which is partially based on a stylized self-portrait. DOB is an abbreviation for "why," reflecting Murakami's critical attitude towards the emptiness of consumer society. The images’ flatness refers to traditional Japanese painting and links Murakami’s work to the two-dimensional character of contemporary media imagery and computer graphics. By bringing together Western styles, contemporary media and the subculture of "otaku" (itself derived from the introduction of American comics), Murakami is able to reflect on a variety of issues, such as the impact of technology and globalization on national and individual identity.