This limited-edition 8-inch Dunny presents a new take on The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760-1849). The artful figure shows details from Hokusai’s famous woodblock print (ca. 1830-32), from his series of Edo-period prints in The Met collection.
The partnership between Kidrobot and The Metropolitan Museum of Art marks the Museum’s 150th anniversary in a bold, colorful way. Continuing a tradition set forth by those whose generosity and enthusiasm have built The Met, this 8-inch Masterpiece Dunny was inspired by the Museum’s permanent collection and pays tribute to art lovers around the globe who are passionate about The Met. More details on The MET 8-Inch Dunny - Hokusai Great Wave - Kidrobot:
Hokusai was a Japanese artist, who was actually known by at least 30 different names throughout his lifetime. This was relatively common in his culture, although his names in particular directly related to his artistic production and style. He is most notable for his Ukiyo-e woodblock prints and extended his cultural reach worldwide in his time.
Although he studied art since a very young age, his greatest work occurred after the age of 60. He is famous for his woodblock print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, which consists of 46 prints. This series included The Great Wave print, which earned him fame both in Japan and overseas.
His work influenced 19th century Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, and even the larger Impressionist movement. Not only this, but he could also be considered the “founding father” of the modern Manga movement, which is still a vibrant and healthy genre to this day.
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