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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 141, The McAulay Gallery

Girl Baptised in Gold

Figure
2008 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Kim Simonsson draws heavily on the imagery of Japanese manga cartoons. His arresting large-scale single-colour figures appear both familiar and other-worldly. Often addressing issues of authority and power, he frequently depicts children and animals in fantasy roles that challenge conventional expectations.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, with white glaze, glass, car body filler and car paint
Brief Description
Figure, 'Girl Baptized in Gold', white-glazed earthenware, Kim Simonsson, Finland, 2008.
Physical Description
Standing life-sized figure of a girl wearing a dress, made in white-glazed earthenware. The girl has her hands held in front of her, and liquid gold appears to drip from her head into her hands, and run over her shoulders. The style of the figure is based on Japanese Manga cartoons.
Dimensions
  • Height: 110cm
  • Approx width: 50cm
Gallery Label
Kim Simonsson (born 1974) ‘Girl Baptised in Gold’ 2008 Kim Simonsson draws heavily on the imagery of Japanese manga cartoons. His arresting large-scale single-colour figures appear both familiar and other-worldly. Often addressing issues of authority and power, he frequently depicts children and animals in fantasy roles that challenge conventional expectations. Made in Helsinki, Finland Earthenware, glass, car body filler and car paint Museum no. C.17-2009
Object history
The acquisition by the V&A of this work follows the display of a related figure by Galleri Norsu at COLLECT 2008.
Subject depicted
Summary
Kim Simonsson draws heavily on the imagery of Japanese manga cartoons. His arresting large-scale single-colour figures appear both familiar and other-worldly. Often addressing issues of authority and power, he frequently depicts children and animals in fantasy roles that challenge conventional expectations.
Collection
Accession Number
C.17-2009

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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