This Saturday night (May 11th), the Toy Art Gallery in Melrose will be presenting Mark Ryden’s YHWH Group Custom Show (RSVP here). The YHWH figure has been around for several years now since its release (covered), and now a diverse list of artists will be customizing them with the blessing of the Low Brow luminary including Akira Kiriya/Chikuwaemil, Anthony Ausgang, Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Camilla d’Errico, Camille Rose Garcia, Cris Rose, Daniel Goffin, David Flores, DrilOne, Doze Green, Emilio Garcia, FFINC, Francesco de Molfetta, Frank Kozik, Isabel Samaras, Jessicka Addams, [...]
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Next Saturday night (September 23), the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles will be presenting Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show (see 2009) in conjunction with Eric Nakamura (interviewed), the founder of Asian American pop culture purveyor Giant Robot. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of emerging artists Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to GR. Also on display will be a selection of vinyl figures designed by Uglydoll creator David Horvath and customized by over [...]
Take a look at these custom “Ghostly Stan” Skelve figures from Travis Louie (interviewed) that he painted for the upcoming Le Carnaval des Spectres group show at Artoyz in Paris opening on September 13th. Centered on the theme of ghosts and spirits, the exhibition will also showcase all new works from Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd and Teodoru Badiu bust we dare say the level of detail put forth by Travis in these customs will be one of the highlights. Along with hand-painted figures, some new toys may make their debut as well – more [...]
As you have seen in our previous coverage (here & here), Joe Ledbetter has been painting a series of mutant bunny sculptures. Sometimes mirroring paintings he has created in the past and sometimes coming up with something new, the 12″ customs are beautiful to behold and certainly something true JLed fans would want in their collections. The pieces are sculpted by Pretty in Plastic – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be informed of the next release. More images of the most recent pieces [...]
Several months ago, we brought your attention to the first set of hand-painted mutant bunny sculptures from Joe Ledbetter. The LA-based painter and art toy mogul has not released the next five of what will be an eventual total of 40. The 12″ figures (sculpted by Pretty in Plastic) are priced at $1500 and should be the crown jewel in the collection of any fan of Ledbetter’s three-dimensional work. For those interested, you can email email@example.com. More detailed photos after the jump…
For those looking to round out their custom art figure collection, you’ll want to pay attention to this. Joe Ledbetter is releasing a series of 40 hand-painted unique 12″ Mutant Bunny pieces (sculpted by Pretty in Plastic). Priced at $1500, the nicely sized pieces are priced reasonably considering what his customs go for on the market. In addition, the paint job seems to take to the resin better when compared to vinyl. More photos after the jump…
This Thursday, July 14th (6-8pm), Ron English (featured) will be at the Kidrobot in New York to do some live painting. However, the “canvas” will be a four foot dunny of which the pop artist should have no difficulty with dispite its uneven surface. Ron was just in London for his Lazarides show (covered), so this will be a chance for NYC fans to get reacquainted. Discuss Ron English here.
The “WE HEART WOOD” customs show opens tonight, April 8th, at Munky King in Melrose with dynamic duo Noferin inviting 30 of their artists friends to customize their latest blind box mini wood toys – Jibibuts. Not all artists have what it takes to paint on 3D surfaces, but masters of the art like Jeremiah Ketner, Doktor A, Dan May, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Stella Im Hultberg make it look easy with an awesome collection little works of art. More preview images after the jump.
If you are near Pasadena tonight, you might want to stop by the Switcheroo x Flopdoodle Holiday Party put on by Tim Biskup, Amanda Visell, and Michelle Valigura. Fresh off his big show last weekend, Biskup is back in action – this time with collaborative sculptures with Visell – the centerpiece of the night, a “HelperCentaurEphunt” (seen after the jump) limited edition wood figure. As you can see by the image above, it will consist of Biskup’s iconic “Helper” and Visell’s iconic elephant figures squeezed [...]
Doktor A, who is considered by many to be one of the pre-eminent “customizers” out there, is opening his show “Freak Machanique” tonight in Detroit. He has long since shown he that he has many other talents including painting and sculpting. For this exhibition, he is bringing a new body of his signature steam-punk inspired work (paintings, drawings and three-dimensional pieces) to Lift Gallery including this hand painted and remixed Koibito figure from Yoskay Yamamoto (featured) which he renamed “The Odorous Fish Man.” More preview images he sent us [...]