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This practice of higher art/ low art / higher style/ low style is a great statement of the postmodern paradox, where disciplinary boundaries are uncertain and no ‘outside’ position seems to be offered. The style of the figure was modeled after a related character in otaku animation, and in order to be as faithful to the genre as probable, Murakami employed commercial suppliers to make the piece. There is no sign that Murakami was attempting to challenge or modify the otaku stereotype, with its abstraction of human want and affirmation of sexual fantasy according to social constructs. The trail of...