Back in February 2017 we saw James Jean & Jeff Staple powered by Mighty Jaxx sculpture release and caused a pretty big stir with two art powerhouses came together to bring you all WASHIZU. Fast forward to 2018 and WASHIZU is back with a bone white colourway. These two names and powered by the folks at Mighty Jaxx should send another shockwave in the art collectable/ designer toy scene. A crossover of two worlds, Jeff Staple’s Staple Pigeon trademark icon and James Jean surreal fine art rolled into one. One thing it’s great to see Mighty Jaxx having two huge artists work together making an art collectable once again bring back an alternative edition.
Inspired by street culture and design, Staple Pigeon’s world renowned reach encompasses many different landscapes such as fashion, music, sport, and art that reflects the gritty and never-ending energy that New Yorkers (and all urban dwellers) possesses.
Staple is working with James Jean, a visual artist known for his densely layered imagery combining contemporary culture and age-old allegories for a limited edition figure.
“Washizu is named after General Washizu from Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Throne of Blood’, which concludes with Washizu facing a beautifully choreographed barrage of arrows.”
We all know that Akira Kurosawa’s films are a great work of art but James Jean and Jeff Staple (Staple Pigeon) are taking that inspiration to the next level. Elegantly sculpted in PVC, there lies a deathly stillness to this piece of work as seen in the ending of Throne of Blood where actor Toshiro Mifune was rained with arrows by his very own skilled archers. The pigeon poses like an actor in Noh—a form of Japanese theatre originating in the 14th century, taking the cue from this visual style that was infused into the film.
Where solid gold heritage meets credit, you are definitely in for a treat on this one!
When famed artist James Jean and design aficionado Jeff Staple get together to create an art piece, we all know that it is going to take the stage by storm. This 30-second enigmatic teaser gives us a glimpse of what to expect from this wicked collaboration between the two creative powerhouses. Stay tuned this sick drop this weekend.
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WHEN: 12th May 2018, 10 PM Singapore time, 24-hour timed-release!
I hope we get to see a print of the wonderful sketch too.
Stay tuned for more photos and price updates.
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