About The MET Museum - Masterpiece Dunny (8-inch) - Van Gogh Irises
This limited-edition 8-inch Dunny offers a fresh and fun interpretation of Irises by Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). In May 1890, just before his departure from the asylum in Saint-Rémy, Van Gogh painted an exceptional quartet of still lifes, to which The Met’s Irises (and also Roses) belongs.
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.s collection and pays tribute to art lovers around the globe who are passionate about The Met. More details on The MET 8-Inch Dunny - Van Gogh Irises - Kidrobot:Van
Van Gogh was a master painter who strongly influenced the abstract and Neo-expressionist who came after him. Originating from the Netherlands, he discovered Impressionist art while living in Paris and started to use the color and light. His work is well known for its beauty, emotion, and color, as well as its interesting viewpoints of mundane objects.
Despite being extremely poor and generally unknown throughout his lifetime, Van Gogh is now one of the greatest Dutch painters. He lived a life with emotional tension and madness, and he created his finest piece, Starry Night, inside an institution.
Although the specter of mental illness haunted him throughout his adult life and created a habit of inflicting self-harm (such as the infamous severed ear), his work remained a testament to his genius. Van Gogh died at the age of only 37, due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His brother Theo would go on to distribute his work and cultivate his popularity.