This Is Not A Toy, curated by John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickelson with Guest Curator Pharrell Williams, is the world’s first exhibition featuring a collection of contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks created by artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Coarse, Huck Gee, and Frank Kozik.
The exhibition explores the conceptual toy – a form made solely as an expression of an aesthetic, concept or idea – as an art and design object as well as a contemporary cultural signifier. On display until May 19, visitors dive headfirst into the realm of designer toys as the Exhibition Hall is transformed into a vibrant and whimsical environment, filled with forms ranging from tiny trinkets to enormous free-standing pieces.
Kidrobot Black, the vinyl company’s high-end designer collection, has releases few and far between. There hasn’t been one I’ve been interested in since Lilitu, but they’ve finally caught my eye again with this collaboration with Junko Mizuno! Her ‘Kuro Megami’ figure is absolutely gorgeous, with way more detail than you usually see on a vinyl piece and some very intricate sculpting.
Scott Wilkowski is continuing his Skin Deep style with several more customs. They’ll be available at SDCC but you’ll have to cough up a few of your own bones for these limited toys. There will be six different sets, including David Horvath’s Flatwoods Monster and Frank Kozik’s Labbit. Each set is limited to 25 per color. The Flatwoods Monster is the lowest price of the bunch at $125. That’s a lot, but damn do I want that.
Alex Pardee x Retroband Collaborative Toy Release. “SNAKE EYES”, based on Alex’s “Snake Eyes” painting is hand sculpted, produced and hand painted by Aaron Moreno of Retroband Toys. The toy goes on sale exclusively online at ZEROFRIENDS.COM On Sunday, 4.20.2014 at 1PM Pacific. There’s only 45 toys available. $150 each (which includes the toy, 2 additional signed giclee prints, and a dossier chronicling the origin of Alex’s “Snake Eyes” character).
Наконец-то художник McBess (Мэтью Бессудо) порадует нас своей полноценной фигуркой. Продажа состоится уже 28 июня. Тираж 250 штук. Высота 20 см. Пока кроме тизеров больше никакой информации нет. Обсудить.