This collectible is not for those who take life too seriously. I can’t imagine any serious person would be amused by Mona Lisa or The Girl with a Pearl Earring picking the nose. Probably not. Having said that, it is likely he or she will not be amused by a vinyl figure of Vincent Van Gogh picking his nose either but it is The Art Of Picking: Van Gogh by Po Yun Wang, presented by Mighty Jaxx.
The Art Of Picking: Van Gogh by Po Yun Wang is a collectible parody figure for folks who are receptive to a classic art with a (humorous) twist. It is definitely not an art masterpiece and The Art Of Picking: Van Gogh by Po Yun Wang looks nothing like the master painter himself but it is a fun parody figure that will be a conversational piece for sure. Nick Cage should have collected art like this one instead of those real deals that made all-so-broke.
Anyways, The Art Of Picking: Van Gogh by Po Yun Wang comes with three interchangeable hands including one holding the flower from the iconic masterpiece, Sunflowers, a pair of paintbrushes, and an open palm hand delicately holding the fabled ear – you know, the one he sliced off on his own accord.
But do not be distracted by the hand; take your time to admire the fiery orange hair and the blue outfit and the natural shadows cast on his clothes, done in a way that emulates the master’s brush strokes. That, my friends, is the real beauty of this collectible vinyl figure. OK, maybe also the nose-picking.
This figure was sculpted based on the Dutch Post-impressionist’s self-portrait in which he wore a suit instead of the usual pea coat. The Art Of Picking: Van Gogh by Po Yun Wang is a vinyl bust figure that measures 7.1 inches (18 cm).
It is available to order now, priced at US$149 a pop, with shipping to commence sometime in June 2023. Unfortunately, Van Gogh’s swirling background of the original painting isn’t represented here but it will complement the LEGO Ideas Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night (21333) set.
Images: Mighty Jaxx.