Rebuilding and Renewing: Friday News Roundup
By The Editors
Fans of Japanese American artist MADSAKI and toy company Mattel's iconic Masters of the Universe franchise can get their hands on the artist’s limited-edition capsule featuring Mattel’s superhero He-Man starting from today. The project was inspired by the artist’s exhibition “1984,” at Tokyo’s Kaikai Kiki Gallery in 2020, which showcased sculptures and paintings by MADSAKI styled after the eccentric animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–85). The series had a profound impact on the artist, bridging cultural differences for a young boy who relocated to Bergen County, New Jersey, from Osaka. The limited-edition capsule includes a 38 cm Battle Cat sculpture in MADSAKI’s signature neon colors and spray painted details, a lunch box set, artist prints, hats, and clothing.
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