Year Of The Tiger – Tiger Kitty
24″x32″ Unframed Canvas
Premium Gloss Canvas Giclee, Archival Ink
Hand Signed by Sean Danconia
Limited Edition of 50
Sean Danconia has built a seductive visual universe by marrying cult-cinema & animation to a wild pop-art aesthetic. Whether applied to fine art, apparel, or animation, Danconia’s colorful, multi-layered collage of cinematic stories and iconic characters are instantly recognizable.
After living and working in Italy, Hong Kong, Vancouver—this iconoclast Canadian designer/artist/animator burst onto the LA art scene in 2008, lending his iconic style to Disney®, Hello Kitty, the Bob Marley Estate, The Nisei Week Foundation, Anime Expo, King Features, Warner Bros and Marilyn Monroe, among others – in addition to various independent projects.
Danconia’s composite world is a “bio pic” of his own imagination: irreverent, prolific, explosive – based on an encyclopedic knowledge of popular culture past, and a knowing eye for future trend undercurrents years before they hit. His creative arsenal integrates hand painting, illustration and photography, with 3D & digital mediums, culminating in what Danconia identifies as “SuperPop” – an irreverent rebellion against the SuperFlat and traditional pop art movement.
In honor of the Year of the Tiger, Sean Danconia has partnered (in his head) with director Wong Kar Wai on his newest film—Year of the Tiger Kitty (=^･ｪ･^=))ﾉ彡☆ .
Based on a true story and set in Hong Kong (1966), the movie follows the adventure and eventual love affair of Tiger-Kitty-Chan (Maggie Cheung) and Ricky Rich (Leon Lai—who will show up in the next piece of this triptych series)—as they work together to turn Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district into tiger heaven, plus open a Tiffany’s & Co To-Go Ice Cream shop, and of course—their famous Hello Vuitton Boutique and Tiger Sanctuary.
With elements and iconography inspired by: 60’s Hong Kong, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Hello Kitty, Wong Kar Wai movies, Year of the Tiger, Dim Sum, Chinese culture, Doraemon, Tom and Jerry, Osamu Tezuka, Godzilla, Gloomy Bear, British MOD, etc.