On October 17th, How2work will be releasing a new set of figures from Yoshitomo Nara at a one day pop-up shop at the Landmark Atrium in Hong Kong. Entitled 123 Drumming Girls, the set has an attractive price point at $2500 HKD and with it planned to be an open edition, the Japanese artist is really trying to get this to as many of his fans as possible. No word yet on an overseas release, but you can follow the How2work IG for more details on this release as well as future […]
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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 […]
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.
In a few hours, Hikari Shimoda will be releasing her latest collaboration with APPortfolio – the Lonely Hero and Obake figures. Both versions Polaroid (full-color, run of 300, $488) and Birch (wood, run of 118, $1360) have been made available already at the Shanghai Toy Show with an online release slated for Apportfolio’s website on April 15th, 10:00pm GMT. The characters are an amazing three dimensional representation of the Japanese artists work and first made their appearance in her work in 2011. Hikari’s Lonely Hero is a lonely magical boy, […]
Even casual fans of KAWS knew a pink version of the BFF plush was coming at some point judging from its prominence int the Dior campaigns. Well, that time is almost upon us with the release set for tomorrow (4/10/19) at noon (EST) on the Brooklyn-based artist’s website – KAWSONE. Those who miss out can try their luck with the DDT store. Discuss KAWS here.
On March 5th at 2:00pm (Noon) Eastern Standard Time, KAWS will continue his practice if releasing vinyl versions of his larger sculptures. ALONG THE WAY features one of his signature companion figures supporting another one and will be available in the usual three colorways – brown, gray, and black. If you want to own your sculptural edition of a piece that has exhibited in places like the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Brooklyn Museum, Shanghai’s Yuz Museum, Amsterdam’s ArtZuid, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, among other distinguished settings, […]
Last weekend in Long Beach, the third edition of ComplexCon (also see 2016 & 2017) welcomed in sneakerheads, art enthusiasts, creatives, and tastemakers to an event billed to bring together “pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education.” Dominating the event was Takashi Murakami, who once again helped design the brand identity and released some of the most sought after collectibles for this year’s festival. Aside from the Japanese artist’s obvious presence, there were plenty of other art-related drops to get art fans excited – take […]
We first noticed the works of Lu Pingyuan at this year’s Art Basel HK (covered), where he successfully introduced his Look! I’m Picasso! body of work. Half a year later, the Chinese artist has created a limited edition figure of one of the characters from the series, which will be available soon. The entire series was inspired by a single scene from the Toy Story movie in which Mr. Potatohead ends up with his features all twisted and says “Look! I’m Picasso!” This particular line triggered Pingyuan to think about the […]
Currently on preorder, a set of [email protected] from Phil Frost are available at various online art purveyors. Produced by Medicom, the distinctive form is available in the 100%, 400%, 1000% sized and features the signature imagery of the famed artist from the early NY graffiti scene. Measuring 2.5″, 8″, and 28.5″ respectively, the figures will ship late 2018, early 2019 for those interested. Discuss Phil Frost here.
This morning, KAWS announced the surprise release of a PINNOCHIO wood sculptural edition on his IG. Produced in a run of 100, this signed and numbered iteration of the famous puppet, remixed with the Brooklyn-based signature aesthetic, is a wood version of his previously released vinyl figure. This collaboration with Disney, made by Karimoku and Medicom Toy, is sure to be a hit with his fans seeing releases are rare in this medium. A short time window was given for those interested in the $8000 purchase to enter […]