Thursday

Kewpie Doll

One of 12 giant kewpie dolls created for the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, this six-metre tall darling is now for sale at Village Antiques in Bungendore.

Designer Brian Thompson was clearly inspired by 1930s Hollywood. With pencil-thin eyebrows, red "cupid's bow" lips and golden hair styled into finger waves, his "girls" imitate the likes of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.

As for where to put a doll that towers above the average single storey building ... I'd put her in the outdoor eating area of a cafe or, if I was daring, in my courtyard, surrounded by sleek and sumptuous plants.

Her fibreglass and steel body would certainly stand up to the elements.

2 comments:

KERRIANN said...

So what's the asking price?

Kathleen Fisher said...

I think she was about $4,500, although I can't really remember. That's not a bad investment for a business to make.