Munky King x Yoksay Yamamoto Koibito Gold

Eclectic Japanese-born, but Los Angeles-based, artist Yoksay Yamamoto has colloborated with Munky King to release the Koibito Gold, a vinyl figurine based on a painting from his ‘In Another Land’ exhibit. Standing at 7 inches in height, the figurine exhibits Yamamoto’s cross-cultural approach, combining American pop art with elements of Japanese mysticism. A quirky hybrid of toy and art, Yamamoto’s anthropomorphic fish figurine derives its name from a Japanese double entendre – with ‘koibito’ translating into ‘loved one,’ or ‘koi bito’ traslating into ‘carp person.’ Limited to a run of 500, you can find more information on the figurine here.

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