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'samuraicat, 2006' - by Hiro Ando

Sculpture - Mixed Media

samuraicat is an exciting, highly sought-after Pop Art inspired sculpture by acclaimed Japanese Neo-Pop artist, Hiro Ando. This work in the round is painted glossy, depicting the cat as a revered Samurai wrestler. Ando's bases his works on "the cat", because in traditional Japanese culture it is a good-luck charm. Ando depicts the cat in a fresh manner that clearly references his generation's obsession with Anime and the "Hello Kitty" craze Ando is internationally acclaimed for his sculptures and paintings with unexpected colors and surface treatments that conflate modern Japanese icons such "Hello Kitty", the Cat, the Panda, with traditional Samurai Warriors and the Sumo Wrestlers, creating a very contemporary dialogue between the past and present, East and West in very contemporary and unexpected ways that have made him one of the most notable Japanese Contemporary artists of his 1980's generation Size: 50 x 40 cm. (19.7 x 15.7 in.) Material: Resin FiberGlass Painted & Varnished Markings: The artwork is dated, signed and numbered base of the sculpture 21/26 Condition: 1 sword handle glued on, otherwise perfect condition


Delivery: £100.00
Width: 400 mm 
Height: 500 mm 
Depth: 250 mm 

Location: London, United Kingdom

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