Returning to reinvent the ubiquitous Dunny whose form he designed 15 years ago for Kidrobot, Tristan Eaton has created the first metal version of the collectible. Entitled New Money, the new chrome finished 5 inch figure features the LA-based artist’s patchwork aesthetic while poking fun at the bling-bling culture. He further explains – “it’s really about sarcastically hyping up the bling of it, you know. Kind of bringing together all these bling stereotypes in a way. There’s gold chains in there, gold teeth… you know, all those elements of […]
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Later today (Sept 24th), 12 noon Eastern Time to be exact, KAWS will be releasing his latest vinyl collectible on his website. Modeled after a monumental new bronze sculpture recently revealed at his museum show at the National Gallery of Victoria, GONE will be offered in three different color ways. The sculpt first created for his show last year in New York (covered) features the Brooklyn-based artist’s famous Companion figure holding one of his BFF characters in a way that harkens back to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Discuss KAWS here.
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Sterling Ruby’s massive sculptures to go on display in Dallas. Frieze Art Fair unveils artists, films and talks for inaugural L.A. event. Snarkitecture’s pop-up installation brings beach season to Chicago’s Navy Pier. Tupac Shakur’s erotic artworks sold for over $21,000 USD at auction. Yayoi Kusama editions snap up world auction record. Here’s what sold at Taipei Dangdai. Taiwanese mega-collector Pierre Chen wants to open a private museum in the mountains outside Taipei. […]
Continuing to create art figures, something his character-based work seems suited for, Luke Chueh (interviewed) recently released a 5 inch “Wannabe” Flocked Dunny. Reprising Kidrobot’s most iconic platform toy, the Los Angeles-based artist reworked the sculpt into a version of his famous “possessed” bear with knife. Mixing the cute with the macabre with Chueh’s signature dark humor, the dunny comes in a generous edition of 1500 and can be purchased here for $55. Discuss Luke Chueh here.
Ahead of the May 7th reveal of his upcoming SEEING/WATCHING permanent art installation (seen in below) curated by AllRightsReserved at Changsha International Finance Square in China, KAWS will be releasing an assortment of associated merchandise. This impressive project from the Brooklyn-based artist will bring together eight meter tall bronze sculptures of his BFF and Companion figures, both of which are linked together as limited edition plushes in what will headline this latest release. These plushes as well as T-shirts, keychains, glass sets and tote bags will also be available […]
After a first look at this year’s ComplexCon a couple days ago, we now will show you how the imagery of Takashi Murakami branded the event. Along with adding his work to all the adverts, media, and setup of the event, the Japanese artist also had a booth of his own displaying his artwork as well as had a massive amount of merchandise for sale in the gift shop. Top on the list for his fans were exclusive new sculptural editions, two “octopus DOBS”, a Modernica rocker chair, prints, […]
A couple weeks ago in Manila at Secret Fresh Gallery, Luke Chueh (interviewed) successfully opened his first solo show in the Philippines. Entitled Blood On My Hands, the work on display included paintings, customized sculptural pieces of various sizes, limited edition releases, as well as toys. Fans of his work will probably recognize the title as referring to the oftentimes blood soaked paws of his iconic sad bear character, an extension of the Los Angeles-based artist himself. Chueh further explains – “Blood On My Hands is my debut […]
This Saturday (February 25th, 5-9pm), Luke Chueh (interviewed) will be releasing the OxyContin 20Mg variant of The Prisoner figure based on one of his paintings. The pink version features one of the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature sad bears sitting entrapped in a pill bottle (just like his Vicodin edition). Those attending can expect drinks, music, food, giveaways, as well as a associated print release. Discuss Luke Chueh here.
This past weekend, our friends at Complex held their first ever “pop culture world fair” in Los Angeles and it was pretty spectacular. Entitled ComplexCon, the inaugural convention gathered some of the top creative minds in the respective fields of fashion, music, culinary fare and of course art to create a unique two day event to satisfy even the most adventurous individual. The staff at AM had the run of the Long Beach Convention Center and there were more events & exhibits than we could […]
A couple of days ago, Central Embassy in Bangkok unveiled the latest large-scale sculpture from KAWS, standing 8 meters tall outside their complex. Produced with the help of curator AllRightsReserved, the event also featured a plush version of the figure, which looked to be a cross between Elmo & The Cookie Monster, remixed the the Brooklyn-based artist’s double-x eyes and skull & cross bones. Along with this, to the delight of his fans, there was also an exhibition of limited edition prints as well other associated products for sale. Photo […]