@hiroandoofficial @studiocrazynoodles @galeriejacobpaulett; This rare and important sculpture in the round is by famous Japanese Pop artist Hiro Ando.; This stunning unique work depicts Ando's kois whose surface is totally polished playing with ideas of luxury, status, tradition, kitsch, and high versus low art in a fresh and exciting manner; There's a tradition story that when a carp swims up the magnificent waterfall upstream of the Yellow River, it could become a dragon. Therefore, the carp became the symbol of success. 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; Shipped from France