"Traditionally known as Maneki Neko these Good Fortune cats, or Lucky cats, are big fans of Rap music. Inspired by the song Money, Power & Respect by the Lox these cats represent the trifecta of success. Peep the symbols on the collar of each cat to see what they represent.
The gold cat wears the dollar bill ‘cuz you gotta make that money. The black cat sports the lightning bolt, an ancient symbol of power. Finally, the white cat wears the ring because when you meet the king you kiss the ring and kneel. That’s respect ya’ll!" - Mark Sarmel
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
In another world, mild-mannered Mark Moreno is the secret identity of superhero Mark Sarmel
. In this world, they are one in the same, and he spends his time making art rather than fighting supervillains. From a highly advanced secret location, he works throughout the night and day creating works of art influenced by comic books, Asian cultures, mythology, Hip-Hop music and fashion magazines. Trained in the ancient arts of Illustration and Graphic Design at the College for Creative Studies, Mark Sarmel has been spotted pushing his powers of paint and pixel to their limits in such venues as Innerstate Gallery, Gallery 1988, Bottleneck Gallery, Guzu Gallery, and the Red Bull House of Art.
Find more by Mark Sarmel at sarmel.com
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