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According to the artist, its shiny exterior is intended to “manipulate and seduce” unlike the cheap rubber it imitates. This intention is duly carried out by the highly immaculate reflective material that lures a viewer in so close that the overall composition fades and they are left confronted with their own distorted and imperfect mirror image. His work is typified in this triptych, combining the artist’s signature avatar Mr. DOB, who sits centrally poised and tragically laughing. 727 is a reference to the Boeing American airplanes that flew over Murakami’s childhood home while heading to U.S. military bases, a direct nod to the U.S. presence in post-WWII Japan that he often revisits in his art.

Disputes as to whether or not to classify something as a work of Art News are referred to as classificatory disputes about art. Classificatory disputes in the 20th century have included cubist and impressionist paintings, …