Takashi Murakami’s ‘Mr. DOB’ character is easily the Japanese artist’s most recognizable subject found across his ‘Superflat’ artworks. Taking inspiration from Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, the bowtie-wearing mascot has been envisioned in numerous forms since its earliest appearance in a 1996 painting entitled ‘727.’
This time around, Murakami’s ’Mr. DOB’ is the focus of a special sculptural edition with MoMA Design Store. Entitled ‘DOB-kun,’ the collectible figure is nine inches tall and will arrive in five different colorways including the original blue costume. Topping off the design execution is the MoMA logo on the sole. Each figure is packaged in a printed cardboard box that matches the sculpture’s color.
‘Dob-kun’ is limited to five per customer and one per color. It will be available exclusively at the MoMA Design Stores in NYC and online on September 26 for $650 USD each.
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MoMA Design Store, SoHo
81 Spring St. A
New York, NY 10012
MoMA Design Store, Midtown
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