Mr Pink is a fashoinista, one of the hip, happening crowd dominating the Swinging London scene: He also happens to be an international jewel thief. Anything but discreet, Mr Pink’s effete persona and cast iron alibis mean that no one would suspect him of his outrageous, daring crimes.
Seen here with his personal assistant, the ever-loyal Armand. Armand’s many and varied skills include being a black belt in judo, a quick-draw with a pistol and able to cut a suit from a bolt of cloth in under three minutes!
This pair are from the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang range produced jointly by Artizan Productions and Copplestone Castings. (Mr Pink is Artizan and Armand is Copplestone).
I have tried very hard to inject bright colours into my entire KKBB range, to suggest the whole sixties psychedelic era. I know it’s not historically accurate, and is more Austin Powers than Simon Templar, but that’s the look I am after. It’s a nice contrast to the dowdy colours of my 1930’s VBCW range.
The problem is that I have been thinking about how I was going to paint Mr Pink for ages- he looks so serious and strait laced, with his bowler hat and suit. The obvious thing would to go for pin stripes and a stiff banker look, but he would look so dull. In a moment of inspiration I dug out some bright pink paint and started slapping it on- as soon as I stared I knew I was on to something. All I had to do was come up with a rational for a man dressed in a pink suit and bowler hat.