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"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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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Patina
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Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • The Artist. Present Collection, Europe
  • Pickup Location: France
  • Shipping Dimensions: 39.37 x 21.65 x 21.65 in. (100 x 54.99 x 54.99 cm.)

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