After teasing us with a work-in-progress sculpt last year that will bring to life his Bat Bear painting in a three-dimensional form, it looks like Luke Chueh (interviewed) is set to release his latest art toy soon. More accurately named Gero-Hero or Bat-Bear, the acrylic and ink piece from 2006 featured the Los Angeles-based artist’s iconic sad bear disguised as the famous crime fighting mask crusader. Tentatively set to drop in June with the help of Mighty Jaxx, keep your eyes peeled for further information soon to add this […]
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Tonight in New York, Clutter Gallery will be hosting a group show featuring customs from Luke Chueh (interviewed) and some of his friends utilizing blank versions of his iconic sad bear head. Reinterpreting the Los Angeles-based signature bear for Bear In Mind will be a roster that includes Angry Woebots, Calvin Ma, Candie Bolton, Colin Christian, Edwin Ushiro, Eimi Takano, Heidi Taillefer, Huck Gee, J★RYU, James Groman, JC Rivera, Jeremiah Ketner, Joe Whiteford, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Kathie Olivas, Kelly Denato, Lana Crooks, Lola Gil, Luke Chueh, Mab Graves, […]
D*Face (interviewed) has been working on a new vinyl toy recently that takes the face of Beethoven and remixes it with his distinctive imagery. The subverted image of the famous musician and composer features the British artist’s famous wings and will retail for about $400 come June through the Japanese toy company Medicom. Take a look at a few more images below… Via Fatkids. Discuss D*Face here.
Always one of the things attendees look forward to, Baby Tattooville’s Secret Store opened last night at 9pm sharp. Prints, originals, publications, and other art products from this year’s participating artists (Anthony Ausgang, Sas Christian, Olivia De Berardinis, Ron English, Camille Rose Garcia, Bosko Hrnjak, Marion Peck, KRK Ryden, Mark Ryden, and Isabel Samaras) were made available to each customer in the order of their specific numbers, with the people with most seniority having first dibs on purchases. Personally, we eyed the SPECIAL special edition Mark Ryden […]
Currently at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History, The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys has the main gallery filled with art toys from over 80 artists, stores, and manufacturers. Curated by Julie B. from Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx Artist Management & PR, the exhibition has selected figures from artists as well as some schematics, drawings, molds, sculpts, and prototypes on display. Artists include: Anthony Ausgang, Gary Baseman, Luke Chueh (seen above), Tristan Eaton, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, […]
Continuing to spread his pervasive imagery to Asia (also see Shanghai & Taipei), Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) recent project saw him celebrating his iconic Toby character’s 10th birthday in Hong Kong. Held at the busy Time Square complex in Causeway Bay, the installation (arranged by LeBasse Projects) featured a dinner party for his faithful companion as well as photo exhibition of their travels together. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
Tomorrow, June 2nd, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing his latest collaborations with ToyQube in bringing his imagery to three dimensional life. Based off two of his associated paintings, The Hermit & Migratory Soul, the sculpts of which we already shared with you, the figures are now almost ready to be added to your collection if you so choose. These would compliment the two prints released last year (covered) for those who snapped them up. Head over here tomorrow at 1 PM EST to make your purchase, and to pre-order the signed […]
Earlier this month, Ron English (featured) intruded something new produced by ToyQube entitled Temporal Boxing Brain. Based on one of the NY-based artist’s paintings, the sculptural release is a good example of his wit as well as penchant for creative remixing of common items and pop culture. Priced at $179.95, you can add it to your collection by heading over here. Discuss Ron English here.
French artist Bom.K, member of the infamous DMV crew, recently finished working on his first edition of Aérotik sculptures. These collectible figures are entirely handmade by the artist himself, from its conception, creation to packaging. These characters have been present in BomK’s work for years, as a result of the spray paint fumes, representing an alchemy between the curves of the female body and the cold technicality of the aerosol. After their appearances on walls, canvases and paper, this is the first time they are appearing in 3D form, featuring all the recognizable elements of his haunting work. Aérotik […]
For those that didn’t get what they wanted for Christmas, perhaps you might consider picking up the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figure released by Good Smile. Created based off the imagery of James Jean (interviewed), Leonardo will be the first of the crime-fighting pizza lovers to be made available for pre-order. The other three will be released separately through 2015 with collectors who purchase all for receiving an exclusive limited edition aluminum art print from Jean. Via Toysrevil. Discuss James Jean here.