@hiroandoofficial @studiocrazynoodles @galeriejacobpaulett; Intentionally referencing Damien Hirst's diamond covered human skull and the 'Diamond Dust' works of Andy Warhol, this rare and important sculpture in the round is by famous Japanese Pop artist Hiro Ando; From an edition of just 8 , this stunning work depicts Ando's famous samuraicat whose surface is totally covered with archivally hand-applied, shimmering crystals to imitate diamonds, playing with ideas of luxury, status, tradition, kitsch, and high versus low art in a fresh and exciting manner; 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