"TRANSCENDERS" hosted by Gallery 1988 LA Opening Reception: March 03, 09, 7-10 p.m.
"Transcenders" is the next exhibition to be hosted by Gallery 1988 LA. The artist lineup consists of Doktor A, Jason D'Aquino, Michael Page, Scott Scheidly and Jason Limon. Although not much info has been provided about this event, it still looks to be extremely promising based on the artists involved. I'm really looking forward to what's gonna be unveiled at this showcase and hopefully Gallery 1988 will provide more info as this event draws near. This show opens on 03.02.09(7-10 p.m.) and runs through 03.27.09. [direct link]
Address: Gallery 1988 LA 7020 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 937 - 7088
Below are a few teaser shots provided byDoktor A...
"JAGUAR WARRIOR" DUNNY 8" by Jesse Hernandez Jesse Hernandez’s Jaguar Warrior is fierce and ready to fight. Wearing war paint and a headdress, he is on the lookout for his elusive chase version. You can help him with the hunt starting March 5 for $75.00. Only 1500 made!
DIY STATION WAGONS by Filth Filth strips the wood off the wagon so you can detail it exactly the way you want. This 12-inch DIY ride is limited to 200 white and 100 orange and pulls onto the lot March 19. The basic white model starts at $60.00, or upgrade to the orange model for $75.00.
THE LONG WAY HOME by KAWS Hosted by the Honor FraserGallery Opening Reception: Feb. 21, 09 6-8 p.m.
Brooklyn based artist KAWS takes a trip to the west coast for his first ever solo exhibition in Los Angeles called "The Long Way Home", which will be hosted by the Honor Fraser Gallery. The man himself will be in attendance for the opening reception where you can expect to find vintage KAWS pieces as well as new works in the form of mixed media art, 3D sculptures and even designer toys(life-size Chum anyone?). This show opens on 02.21.09(6-8 p.m.) and runs through 04.04.09. If you plan on attending the opening reception, I suggest you try and get there early because spacing will definitely be limited for this event. [more info]
Event Address: Honor Fraser 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310) 837-0191
While we're on the topic of KAWS... Check out the video below of a KAWS feature that recently aired on CBS. It's a pretty interesting piece, as the iconic artist explains how the idea of KAWS came about, the evolution of his artwork and what his plans are for the future... A must see for all KAWS fans! Enjoy.
DKE Toys is proud to present "The Vader Project", hosted by The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. This project brings forth the aura of the lowbrow art movement as it meshes with the iconic Darth Vader helmet from the Star Wars series. DKE Toys curated this event which boasts an all star lineup of nearly 100 prestigious artists such as Ron English, Frank Kozik, Huck Gee, Usugrow and Cameron Tiede just to name a few(complete list). I was lucky enough to observe a few pieces first hand when The Vader Project showcased at SDCC in July 2007. Simply put, this is an event that you do not want to miss! This showcase begins on 02.13.09 and runs through 05.03.09. [more info]
The Vader Project: A reimagining of the iconic Darth Vader helmet by some of today's hottest underground and pop surrealist painters, artists and designers - makes its museum premiere and will be on display February 13 - May 3, 2009 at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. http://www.warhol.org/
Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks: Co-Curators of The Vader Project and Co-Founders of DKE Toys, one of the largest designer vinyl and art-toy distributors in the world, exclusively representing over 100 companies, artists, and designers. Kelemer started the business selling Star Wars memorabilia more than 15 years ago. With The Vader Project he has finally found a way to meld both his passions. Marks divides her time between managing DKE art exhibitions and all DKE promotions including STUFFED: a plush food show. http://www.dketoys.com/ Artist Lineup: Attaboy, Anthony Ausgang, Gary Baseman, Andrew Bell, Tim Biskup, Buff Monster, Mister Cartoon, Dalek, Devilrobots, Thunderdog Studios, Marc Ecko, Ron English, David Flores, Paul Franck, Huck Gee, Fawn Gehweiler, Mike Giant, Dan Goodsell, Haze, Jesse Hernandez, Itokin Park, Jeremyville, kaNO, Jim Koch, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, Tokidoki, MAD, Mad Barbarians, Marka27, Mars-1, Bill McMullen, Alex Pardee, The Pizz, Erick Scarecrow, Sket-One, Damon Soule, Bwana Spoons, Suckadelic, Cameron Tiede, Touma, Usugrow, Michelle Valigura, Amanda Visell and many more...(complete list) Event Address: The Warhol Museum 117 Sandusky St. Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 237-8300
For further questions, to discuss interview opportunities or for press photos please call DKE Toys at (818) 765-3500
Starting on 02.14.09, Kidrobot will be having a giant 3 Day Sale on their Fall and Holiday collection. You can find hats and tees priced at $15, crew necks priced at $30 and even hoodies priced as low as $40. This sale is an in store and online event happening at all KR locations. If you'd like more info please visit kidrobot.com.