OLYMPIC HERITAGE COLLECTION

The Olympic Games has a rich history of art and design. It captures the distinct characteristics of each edition of the Games and the essence of their times.
Museums, collectors, and millions of fans around the world treasure these historic works as a marker for those unique moments in time when the world came together to celebrate the Olympic values.

OLYMPIC HERITAGE COLLECTION

The Olympic Games has a rich history of art and design. It captures the distinct characteristics of each edition of the Games and the essence of their times. Museums, collectors, and millions of fans around the world treasure these historic works as a marker for those unique moments in time when the world came together to celebrate the Olympic values.

2020 Lucky Cat Edition Introduction Video

2020 Lucky Cat Limited Edition

The history of the Olympics reflects not only sports, but also cultural, artistic, and technological changes at that time. 

For the first time ever, the 2020 Lucky Cat Edition is a special Olympic memorabilia that captures the historical moments of the Olympic Summer Games through art. To celebrate the legacy of the Olympic Games, renowned manga(comic) artists from the hosting countries have come together to depict the unique moments of the past Olympic Games.

BLACK EDITION

WHITE EDITION

Participation of 29 distinguished artists from each of the hosting countries of the Olympic Games

Consisting of 30 Lucky Cat ceramic figurines, each Lucky Cat contains unique artworks depicting the iconic moments of the past Olympic Games. Highly respected in the comic industry, legendary artists from Marvel and DC Comics, such as Neal Adams and George Pérez along with many other well-known artists have participated in this project to create a special Olympic memorabilia for fans to cherish.


Paris 1900

The Games of the II Olympiad were held in Paris as part of the World’s Fair. The organisers spread the competitions over five months and under promoted their Olympic status to such an extent that many athletes never knew they had actually participated in the Olympic Games. It was also the year women made their first appearance in the modern Games. As a female cartoonist, Florence Cestac has surpassed many boundaries in the French comics industry. Thus, she was well suited for the Olympic Heritage project to depict a historical moment of the first participation of women athletes. The illustrated figure, wearing a French uniform of the period, is ready to compete in a tennis match.

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Antwerp 1920

The Games of the VII Olympiad were awarded to Antwerp to honour the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people during World War I. During the Opening Ceremony, the Olympic flag with the five rings, signifying the universality of the Olympic Games, was raised for the first time. Jean-Richard Geurts, better known by his pseudonym Janry, has drawn a mischievous image of Spirou, one of his famous characters. In this piece, Spirou has whimsically created the Olympic Rings with many gadgets and tools to signify the use of the first Olympic flag in the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920.

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Tokyo 1964

The Games of the XVIII Olympiad were the first Olympic Games ever to be held in Asia. The Games introduced two new sporting events - men’s judo and volleyball. For swimming, it was also the first time, the 4×100 metres freestyle relay for men and the 400 metres individual medley for both men and women were contested. Leiji Matsumoto personally loves swimming and wanted to highlight the swimming event in particular as he remembers watching the events during Tokyo 1964 in his 20s.

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Los Angeles 1984

The Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIII Olympiad introduced many spectacular highlights. One of them included ‘Rocket Man’ William Suitor’s performance, which surprised the world by flying across the stadium in a rocket pack, which is still considered as one of the most favourite moments in the history of the Opening Ceremony. Neal Adams has depicted an unforgettable highlight of the Opening Ceremony of Los Angeles 1984. Adams’ portrayal of William Suitor gliding across the Olympic stadium with a rocket pack in this collectible resembles many heroes he has illustrated throughout his life.

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Seoul 1988

Without doubt, one of the most unforgettable moments in the Games of the XXIV Olympiad was created by a young South Korean boy who rolled a hoop across the Olympic Stadium in front of a huge crowd during the Opening Ceremony. The whole world watched with breathless attention as the boy calmly jogged across the field, while using a metal stick to push the rolling metal hoop. The strikingly serene scene with a powerful message of hope for world peace and harmony touched the hearts of the world. Hyun Se Lee has illustrated Kkachi, his signature character, as the boy from the Opening Ceremony that touched the hearts of Olympic fans worldwide.

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Beijing 2008

The Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad started at 8:08:08 p.m. on Friday, 8 August 2008, as the number 8 is considered to be auspicious. The number 8 is associated with prosperity and confidence in Chinese culture. The final torchbearer stole the show in the Opening Ceremony of Beijing 2008 with a high wire act - being hoisted high into the air with cables and miming running around the rim of the stadium - to light the cauldron. Song Yang had turned his own character ‘Bad Girl’ into the final torchbearer to depict the special moment of the Opening Ceremony of Beijing 2008. His use of star patterns represent the national flag of China while also highlighting the number 8 in his artwork.

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Quantity

2,020 per colour (Total 4,040)

Frame Dimension

690 X 690 X 70 mm

Lucky Cat Dimension

43 X 73 mm

Material

Ceramic & Acrylic

Product weight

11 kg 

Price

5,000,000 Won (V.A.T. included)

Inquiry

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