little human race

Lot 40

Product Description

A sculpture created of mixed media meant to emphasize our mutual love and concern for mankind.

Product Year


Product Materials

Mixed media

Product Dimensions

13 25/32 x 8 17/64 x 5 33/64 in. (35 x 21 x 14 cm.)

Product Note

Classically trained, culturally-minded, detail-obsessed. Tetsuya Noguchi’s hand-sculpted and painted Samurai figures always demand a second look. At first glance, they appear to capture traditional Samurai, living their traditional Samurai life, but usually reveal a subtle nod to pop culture, consumerism, fashion, street culture, or other contemporary human experiences. The piece little human race – created exclusively for this auction – features one of Tetsuya’s 35CM tall soldiers rocking a bright yellow pair of Adidas Humanrace NMD sneakers. It is made to reflect Pharrell and Tetsuya’s “mutual love and concern for all mankind,” said the artist.