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FlabSlab's Sleeping Astro Boy Sculpture "Nigo Had It" is shrinking!

Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy, or Mighty Atom as he's known in Japan, was released in a Sleeping rendition by Medicom in 1999 but it was A Bathing Ape founder and former owner Nigo that recontextualized that piece, taking one of those plastic figures and letting it reside on a Jean Prouve Marcoule bench. In fact, the combination was so perfect that, for Nigo's Only Lives Twice auction at Sotheby's, the two pieces were offered together as catalog Lot 22. Celebrating this glorious pairing, FlabSlab released their own rendition in resin titled "Nigo Had It". With these initial versions being 20-inches wide and costing $1300 apiece, sadly very few were able to add one to their collection… but now FlabSlab are revisiting the concept, creating this smaller — and thus hopefully more affordable — 8-inch wide rendition! Meaning that, if the dimensions remain the same, these resin sculptures will be 2½-inches tall and 2½-inches deep! Tiny, but full of powerful imagery. No word on expected release date, but this work-in-progress piece is looking fantastic already.

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