Perrotin Store Hong Kong is pleased to announce the launch of Takashi Murakami’s
latest collectible figure.
Based on the artist’s iconic and endlessly morphing character of DOB, ‘Melting DOB’ features a variegated colorway with deliquescing swirls of red and blue under white rings that spell DOB’s name in contorted fashion. On one side, carnivorous fangs and polychromatic eyes in haphazard states conjure a maniacal appearance. On the other, half-lidded eyes and a roguish grin reveal a prankish face. The dual-personality figure, the first of its kind, comes with a surprise trinket. In a limited edition of 300, it was produced and manufactured in Japan by Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd.
This is the first time one of Murakami’s collectible figures — typically available exclusively in Japan or in partnership with major international organizers such as MoMA and ComplexCon in the US — will be launched exclusively in Asia. It also marks the twenty-eighth year since Murakami created the original DOB.
The figure will be released on January 28 through Perrotin Store’s pop-up at BELOWGROUND in Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong. Raffle sign-up for those interested to purchase the figure will open from January 23 to 27. The raffle will conclude on January 27 with collection from BELOWGROUND from January 28 to 31.
Further details regarding the raffle will be disclosed on the Instagram accounts of @perrotinstore and @belowground.hk.
Takashi Murakami ‘Melting DOB’ Figure (2021)
Medium : Figure in painted cast vinyl with metallic disk stand
Dimensions : 25.3cm (height) x 31.5 cm (width) x 18.1 cm (depth), including stand
Edition size : 300
Stand topside etched with additional DOB design details
‘©TM/KK MADE IN JAPAN’ etched on underside of both figure
and stand. Stand underside additionally etched with artist’s signature and flower motif
Edition number and artist’s signature printed on accompanying certificate of authenticity
Presented in a white collector’s box packed in a brown carton box
Gold printed artist’s signature on front of collector’s box
Produced and manufactured by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Retail price : HKD 16,800
Location : Hong Kong
Release date : January 28
Raffle sign-up : Details will be disclosed on the Instagram accounts of @perrotinstore and @belowground.hk on January 23. Limited to one edition per customer. Raffles
winners will be notified by email for payment and pick-up details.
Collection/delivery : Local collection from Perrotin Store pop-up at BELOWGROUND from January 28 to 31, with scheduled timeslots between 11am to 8pm (GMT+8). Shipping (local and international) at additional cost.
Perrotin Store pop-up at BELOWGROUND
Address : Basement, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours : 11am to 8pm (GMT