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Hiro Ando (Japanese, b.1973)
LOT ID: 92845
Sumocat Pink, 2006

Other Synthetic Materials, Painted cast resin
39.37 х 21.65 х 21.65 in. (100 x 54.99 x 54.99 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, on underside of sculpture. Accompanied with a Formal Certificate of Authenticity.
Print/Casting Year 2006
Edition of 20
Lot description
"Sumocat Pink" is an exciting, highly sought-after Pop Art inspired sculpture by acclaimed Japanese Neo-Pop artist, Hiro Ando. Height: 39.37 inches height (100 cm), excellent condition. From a limited edition of 20. Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity as issued by Studio of the Artist (see image). This work in the round is painted glossy Pop Art pink, depicting the cat as a revered Sumo wrestler, and belongs to Ando's series of cat sculptures started in 2005. Ando's bases his works on "the cat", because in traditional Japanese culture it is a good-luck charm. Ando depicts the cat as a revered Sumo wrestler, in a fresh manner that clearly references his generation's obsession with Anime and the "Hello Kitty" craze.
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