Last month in Chicago, the Rotofugi art toy boutique and gallery hosted all new works from Luke Chueh (interviewed) which was collectively entitled I Am Your Plaything. As we knew when we visited Luke’s studio, the paintings would be great success seeing that the attendees would be both toy and art aficionados, areas in which the LA-based artist has made a name for himself. The work featured a mixture of imagery that appealed to toy collectors with its clever in-jokes as well as fans of Chueh’s classic ironic and self-deprecating imagery including a series of paintings (seen ab0ve) that represent his first phase of revenge against Japanese bootleggers out there who have taken the concepts behind his classic I ASKED FOR SCRAMBLED painting and illegally profited off them.

Photo credit: Andrew Hayward.
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