One is a fortune cat and the other is a "cost me a fortune" cat. 😂 Thank u @jadeamar for secretly planning this with the awesome people at @flabslab to get this limited edition piece for my birthday. Thank you sayangku! ❤️You the best!!
A little background story on the inspiration behind this piece.
The actual piece shown in the Sotheby's catalog was Lot 22 in the NIGO Only Lives Twice auction in Oct 2014. We saw this as the example of Nigo's brilliance. Of being able to put things together and creating something new. The Astroboy without the Jean Prouve Marcoule bench would just have been Astroboy. Putting the 2 together as 1 piece gave it a new meaning. The piece went for HKD 1.3mil or about USD 165,000.
We figured that since we'll never be able to own the original, we might as well make a smaller version to make a statement about what the man used to have but had to sell almost everything he owned. So here we go, presenting "Nigo Had It - Mono" which is the 2nd edition in the series. We're sold out of the first edition.
Wooden Box: 20” width x 10” depth 14” height
Bench and figure: 15” width x 6.5” depth x 6.5” height
Edition size: 43 + 4 Artist Proofs 💚🖤💛💜💙 #flabslab#astroboy#nigo
STGCC'17 LOOTS ✨
Balloon Dog Anatomy by Jason Freeny, Shinigami STGCC exclusive by Clog Two x Wetworks, Yamorin the Geckko Dragon by Yasu Ebineko-ya, also pins by Huck Gee and Flabslab. Really happy that I got to meet with the artists and got these beautiful toys signed 💖
I've been collecting toys even before drawing with crayons, but I've just got into designer toys about a year ago. I'd really like to know and learn more, that's why I took the time (mostly money) to see the urban pop-culture scene in SG-- and oh boi, the hype is real. Definitely coming back next year ✨✨✨ #stgcc2017
Imma enjoy ma boba. Whut ya staring at.
Waited close to 2 years for a chance to get my hand on this awesome piece by @flabslab and @lukechueh
Had my eyes on it since I saw it at STGCC2015. Saw it on display again yesterday at STGCC2017
GOK Father and Baby Daruma chillin at @flabslab HQ 💀✖️Catch our Daruma Club custom show "The Art of Daruma" At @actioncitysg booth F1 at the @singaporetgcc this weekend! See you guys!
Please check out Amazing Airbrush Artwork by @maxtoyco, at Booth: GU3 and @shokonakazawa @xt9gx at Booth: AA142 & AA144!!! *Picture Is For Promotional Use Only：Toys are not available at the exhibition.
Coming Singapore Toy, Game, Comic Convention 2017 (STGCC 2017) on 9-10 September at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Level B2, Halls E & F.
Booth Name: Maxtoy Co.
Booth No : GU3
Takuji Honda (T9G) & Shoko Nakazawa : AA142 & AA144 -Byron & Rangeron by @shokonakazawa @xt9gx
Special thanks to @flabslab -------------------------------------
Please Check out Mark Nagata online shop at: http://www.maxtoyco.com/
And other artist fan page at:
"Destroy Them Foes // Foes Destroyed"
9x12" Art Print
"Ghost of Kurosawa" collabo illustration with homie @chknhead! 9x12" Prints and a ton of other stuff dropping this weekend at the @singaporetgcc ✌️See you on the other side fellas!