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Hiro Ando (Japanese, b.1973)
LOT ID: 97060
SamuraiCat Diamonds Strass, 2008

Other Synthetic Materials, cast-resin with hand-applied crystals
39.38 х 39.38 in. (100.03 x 100.03 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, on base of sculpture with artist name and edition number. Accompanied by the formal Certificate of Authenticity as issued by the Studio of The Artist, Crazy Noodles.
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 2011
Edition of 8
Lot description
Intentionally referencing Damien Hirst's diamond covered human skull and the 'Diamond Dust' works of Andy Warhol, this rare and important sculpture in the round is by famous Japanese Pop artist Hiro Ando. From an edition of just 8, this stunning work depicts Ando's famous 'SamuraiCat' whose surface is totally covered with archivally hand-applied, shimmering crystals to imitate diamonds, playing with ideas of luxury, status, tradition, kitsch, and high versus low art in a fresh and exciting manner. H: 39.38 inches (100 cm). Excellent condition, ships from France. Accompanied by the formal Certificate of Authenticity as issued by the Studio of The Artist, Crazy Noodles.

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.
Samuraicat Diamonds Strass by Hiro Ando
  • Samuraicat Diamonds Strass by Hiro Ando
  • Samuraicat Diamonds Strass by Hiro Ando
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