In celebration of artist Ron English’s new “East Meets West” exhibition, he has joined forces with DOE to drop a limited edition figure. Dubbed “Mad Happy Monk Grin,” the figure is exactly what it sounds like: a monk paired with English’s skeletal grin motif. Here, the piece comes decked out in black while subtle DOE branding appears on the back.
“Mad Happy Monk Grin” can be picked up now at DOE’s Shanghai flagship while supplies last.
Affordable figurines in art has been an interesting development over the past few years. We have seen Alex Solis, KAWS, and other great artists shift some of their business in the production of figurines that less affluent art aficionados can afford and I love it. I think it allows regular people like you and I to appreciate their work that much more, and make a historically exclusive industry more inclusive.