Madsaki, born in 1974 in Osaka, Japan, is a contemporary artist known for his unique style that combines elements of graffiti, Japanese manga, and pop culture. Madsaki, whose real name is Masaki Kaoru, moved to the United States in 1994 to study at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Madsaki gained prominence in the art world for his satirical reinterpretations of iconic paintings and works from art history, which he calls "Wannabe" series. By recreating famous masterpieces in his distinctive style, Madsaki aims to challenge the notion of high art and question the value society places on these well-regarded works. His work often incorporates the use of spray paint, drips, and bold colors, as well as text and slogans, giving his art a street art/graffiti feel. Madsaki is also known for his collaborations with other artists and brands, such as Takashi Murakami and the Japanese fashion label Hysteric Glamour. Madsaki's art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and his pieces are highly sought after by collectors.
He-Man & Battle Cat Limited Edition Vinyl Art Toy Collectible Artwork by street graffiti artist Madsaki x MOTU. 2020 Madsaki and Mattel Creations teamed up to create these exclusive Madsaki x Masters of the Universe HE-MAN and BATTLE CAT Figures. The sculpture stands 16.75 inches tall. MADSAKI and MATTEL CREATIONS team up to create this exclusive and iconic drop-a scaled down re-creation of the larger-than-life HE-MAN® and BATTLE CAT® sculpture that turned the heads of fans and art critics alike as a centerpiece of MADSAKI'S "1984" solo exhibition at Tokyo's Kaikai Kiki Gallery in 2020. Measuring 17 inches tall and sculpted in an 80's cartoon style with a spray of jaw dropping modern-day street-style graffiti artwork, we proudly présent the most famous hero in all of Eternia", HE-MAN and the ferocious BATTLE CAT® in a manner that truly blurs the lines between toy and art masterpiece. Each sculpture includes a hand-signed certificate of authenticity from MADSAKI as well as white gloves to better care for your art piece. Displayed With Box