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.


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.