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Cycloptic Maneki-neko Beckoning Cat

maneki-neko beckoning cat

  • 2.5"h

    Yaranaika! Attract good fortune and monsters with this acid green and tangerine take on Japan's famous magical welcoming kitty.

    $15.


Twisting Snake

  • 21"w X 31"h
  • by Thai artist Tongdee

    Twisting Snake, Thai movie poster.

    $125.


Hiroshima Washcloth

  • 8" X 8"

    Kawaii! Only the Japanese can design a cute mascot for anything. This souvenir washcloth features an x-ray-eyed female maple leaf next to the atom bombed ruins of the Hiroshima Prefectural Promotion Hall. WTF? Gotta have it!

    $54.


Childrens' Fanny Pack

  • child-sized

    Japan's sunny use of "Minglish" sometimes works and sometimes really doesn't. WTF? Gotta have it!

    $128.


Puppet Hand, Baan Chang Thai

  • dye print on 18"h X 13"w matte archival-quality paper
  • signed by the artist

    Close-up of the hand of a Thai classical puppet, by American artist John Goss.

    $200. (Swank watermark does not appear on print.)


Japanese Mystery Object #1

  • 8"h white plastic "face" with swiveling neck and composite wood base

    Kinky desu ka? Surrealism reigns in the aisles of Tokyu Hands. This pure product looks like a mutant crossbred from Edvard Munch's The Scream and a blow-up sex doll. Extra texture bumps for your pleasure or angst, depending. Even knowing that it's a base for hobbiests who like to model doll heads is disturbing when you think about it.

    $18.


BURMESE PAGODAS DISH

  • 6" X 6" art pottery
  • signed in gold lustre

    Handsome and whimsical hand-painted dish by mid-century potter, Sascha Brastoff, who was also famous for his comic drag impression of Carmen Miranda.

    $26.


Buddha's Toes

  • dye print on 18"h X 13"w matte archival-quality paper
  • signed by the artist

    Close-up of the toes of the reclining Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi Temple, Yangon, by American artist John Goss. Modern Physics postulates that matter, space, and time are but vibrating strings of energy, whose extra dimensions wrap around us in invisible whorls. Here, on the feet of Buddha reclining, is a symphony of cosmic harmonics.

    $98. (Swank watermark does not appear on print.)


Chinese Theatre Memento

  • 5"h injection molded plastic souvenir

    Once upon a dime! Remember those mid-century coin-operated souvenir machines? You'd put your dime in and two shiny mold halves would come together, hot plastic would be injected through transparent tubes as you watched and, as the molds separated, a spatula would scoop your still-warm memento into the retrieval compartment. This salmon pink pagoda is from the famous foyer of Sid Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard where stars imprinted their shoes, hands and signatures in wet cement. It says "Chinese Theatre" on one side and "Hollywood, CA" on the other. In the center is depicted the famous hand and footprints - on side has even shows the imprint of Roy Roger's gun and Trigger's horse shoe!

    $148.


Tea Garden

  • dye print on 18"h X 13"w matte archival-quality paper
  • signed by the artist

    Tea drinking mat and moss garden at Koto-in, Daitoku-ji Temple, Kyoto by American artist John Goss.

    $98. (Swank watermark does not appear on print.)


Japanese Mystery Object #2

  • 5"h white plastic coin bank

    WTF? Tamagochi from the future, anti-loofa, or durian juicer? Until we saw the coin slot in the back and the plug at the bottom we would never have suspected that this was a crafting core for otoku who make their own piggy banks. We still have doubts.

    $18.


Bloody Parrot

  • 21"w X 31"h

    Bloody Parrot, Thai movie poster.

    $110.


Path to Enlightenment

  • dye print on 18"h X 13"w matte archival-quality paper
  • signed by the artist

    Temple walkway at Wat Amarinthara, Thonburi by American artist John Goss.

    $98. (Swank watermark does not appear on print.)


Japanese Mystery Object #3

  • 9"h X 7"w white plastic

    Confessions of a mask! Perhaps the ultimate post-modern Halloween mask, or an ingenious safeguard against prolonged exposure to spa facials.

    $18.


Door

  • dye print on 18"h X 13"w matte archival-quality paper
  • signed by the artist

    Door at the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang by American artist John Goss.

    $98. (Swank watermark does not appear on print.)


Papaya

  • dye print on 18"h X 13"w matte archival-quality paper
  • signed by the artist

    By American artist John Goss, from his exhibition The Sensual World.

    $98. (Swank watermark does not appear on print.)


Banana Leaf

  • dye print on 18"h X 13"w matte archival-quality paper
  • signed by the artist

    By American artist John Goss, from his exhibition The Sensual World.

    $200. (Swank watermark does not appear on print.)


Bananas

  • dye print on 18"h X 13"w matte archival-quality paper
  • signed by the artist

    By American artist John Goss, from his exhibition The Sensual World.

    $98. (Swank watermark does not appear on print.)


Lotus

  • dye print on 18"h X 13"w matte archival-quality paper
  • signed by the artist

    By American artist John Goss, from his men and flowers series.

    $98. (Swank watermark does not appear on print.)


Junks From the Trunk

  • 12.5"h X 17"w each
  • mid-century do-it-yourself decor
  • frames included

    Go East! Deluxe pair of mid-century paint-by-numbers. Signed, JOH, by the "artist".

    SOLD


Prarot Mary

  • 21"w X 31"h

    Prarot Mary, Thai movie poster.

    SOLD


Gifts for Ghosts

  • death size

    From hell! These Chinese gifts for spooks are made from paper and meant to be burned - rather than Fed-Exed - directly to the dear departed. Included in this ghostly trio: Hell Toothpaste and brush, a mobile phone, and a bundle of fashionable ghost clothes.

    SOLD


Silver Iced Tea Spoons

  • 8" silver

    Stirring! Exquisite, exotic, elegant mid-century design. Five silver ice tea spoons with Asian finials, "bamboo" arms and cherry blossom spoons with atomic pistils.

    SOLD


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