Hajime Sorayama once again teams up with Case Studyo on a limited edition sculpture entitled ‘The Midas Touch.’ The Japanese artist’s signature ‘Sexy Robot’ subject remains as the muse for the collaborative artwork, this time focusing on the character’s arm and hand raising the middle finger. “The sculpture’s obscene gesture constitutes a small revolt and playfully touches on the fear of an inevitable clash between man and machine,” said Case Studyo in a statement.
Standing 33 centimeters tall, the sculptural edition receives a gold plated porcelain finish and encased in a bespoke wood box with foil print. Each piece arrives signed, numbered, and certified by Sorayama. An edition of 100 with 10 artist proofs will be available for purchase on Case Studyo’s website. Stay tuned for official release details.
Elsewhere in art, take a look at Crystal Wagner’s colorful ‘Ignis Fatuus’ installation that is mounted on the facade of a medieval castle in France.
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We’re pleased to announce our second collab with master @hajimesorayamaofficial With this edition the Japanese master revisits his 2018 collaboration 'A Touch Of Mercury', using the most precious of metals to deliver a raw and powerful statement. 'THE MIDAS TOUCH’ not only explores the relationship between artist and audience, but also delves into the intimate and complicated relationship of creator and creation. The sculpture's obscene gesture constitutes a small revolt and playfully touches on the fear of an inevitable clash between man and machine. Sorayama's sexy robot seems to have turned against its creator and reminds us all that technology can be tantalizingly beautiful but also ruthlessly cold… special thanks to @nanzukaunderground ?#sorayama #themidastouch #ceramic #gold #edition #nanzuka #casestudyo ?