From the Catalogue:
Originally belonging to renowned Japanese fashion designer, Nigo, this iconic blue armchair reflects the unconstrained and eclectic nature of Katayama’s unique collection. Pee-Wee Herman’s Chairry, endowed with expressive eyes, eyelashes and a mouth, made its debut as a character that came to life in the American children’s television show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse.
—Courtesy of Phillips
Signature: stamped and numbered "Pee-wee Herman 158" on a label affixed to the underside
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat. no. 377, pp. 38, 160, 162 (illustrated)
Collection of Nigo, Japan
Pass the Baton, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the present owner