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Releases: Joe Ledbetter – 12″ Mutant Bunny (Hand Painted) Part III

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 [email protected] if you want to be informed of the next release. More images of the most recent pieces […]

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – 12″ Mutant Bunny (Hand Painted) Part II

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 protected] More detailed photos after the jump…

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – 12″ Mutant Bunny (Hand Painted)

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…

Preview: Joe Ledbetter – “Innards” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight in Santa Monica, Joe Ledbetter will be unveiling a new body of work enitled Innards at the Copro Gallery. Featuring his menagerie of characters, rendered in his distinctive style, the goal of this show in his words are to “open up my work and ignore any restrictions. The theme of the show is that there is no theme. I want to reveal what’s been living inside me for the past year, and I’m ready to spew my guts all over the gallery.” More preview […]

Teaser: Joe Ledbetter – “Innards” @ Copro Gallery

Painter and toy mogul Joe Ledbetter will be presenting his newest solo show this June at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica.  Entitled Innards, the exhibition will feature Joe’s signature cast of characters and if you are lucky, perhaps even a Collosus Bunny will make an appearance. Discuss Joe Ledbetter here.

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – “Colossus Bunny”

Collectors of art toys out there know that one of the old school holy grails out there are the original Wheaty Wheat figures from Joe Ledbetter – Mr. Bunny, Snow Bunny, and Lava Bunny. After a six year hiatus, the signature character from Mr. Ledbetter is back; this time in a 48″ tall fiberglass edition appropriate entitled Colossus Bunny. The run will be very limited and cost about $4000 depending on the retailer and edition. More details including the new design after the jump…

Openings: Sanrio 50th Anniversary Group Show

Last night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Sanrio opened the doors to a tremendous 50th Anniversary celebration featuring carnival games, costumed characters, special food booths, limited edition event products from the company, and of course – a themed art group show (curated by JAPAN LA). Taking a cue from their Hello Kitty 35th birthday celebration last year (covered), the Japanese company chose a venue that could better accommodate the fanaticism that some have come associate with the brand’s ubiquitous kawaii characters. Although we […]

Preview: “The Idol Hours” @ London Miles Gallery

This Friday, November 12th, London will get another taste of the New Contemporary art movement as London Miles will be hosting “The Idol Hours” group show. With a theme that is not new but always interesting, artists involved were told to choose and reinterpret a piece of art from before WWII and recreate it in their own way. Participants include artists like Joe “2H” McSween, Chris Murray, Kevin Earl Taylor, Dave Pressler, Dave MacDowell, Angry Woebots, Yosuke Ueno, Stella Im Hultberg, Yumiko Kayukawa, Matthew Bone, […]

Preview: Sanrio 50th Anniversary Group Show

Remember last year’s 35th birthday bash for Hello Kitty (covered)? Well, if you enjoyed that, then you will be excited to know it’s almost time for another Sanrio show. This time, it’s for the 50th anniversary of the company and yes, that means all your favorite characters are free game for the artists like the Badtz Maru incarnation from Travis Louie (interviewed) seen above. Of course, the group show won’t be the only festivities held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica starting November 12th. […]

SDCC ’10: Omi : Unmasked Party @ Bar Basic

On Thursday night, Munky King unveiled their newest product, the Omi mask, with a release party at Bar Basic in San Diego. Of more interest to us, was the live painting on larger replica masks that went down at the event featuring Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) , Joe Ledbetter, Aaron “Angry Woebots” Martin, and David Flores. Take a look at more pics from the festivities and the completed pieces after the jump…