This stainless steel “Popeye” statue is expected to draw around $25 million when Sotheby’s auctions it on May 14. It is a six-and-a-half-foot-tall stainless-steel sculpture of Popeye made between 2009 and 2011 by the incomparable artist Jeff Koons.
Popeye loses the little hair that he has on his head in honor of Bald Cartoons, a global awareness project that aims to spread the message that a child with cancer deserves to be seen just like any other child.
Cartoon characters recognized around the world, including Popeye and Olive Oyl, have joined forces to empower children with cancer and show that bald is beautiful.
Click here to view the inspiring video that launched a worldwide campaign!
Check out the new release from IDW Publishing! Now on sale and ready to be added to your library collection: Popeye: The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London Volume 1: 1986-1989.