Selfridges recently celebrated their 100th Anniversary and to commemorate this extraordinary milestone they have teamed up with Frank Kozik and kidrobot to bring you the 10 in. "Canary Yellow" Labbit. This release is limited to 100 pieces worldwide and is said to be priced at £128 - £160 depending on who you talk to. For more info on this and other Selfridges releases please visit: www.selfridges.com.
It's been awhile since we last heard about a new release by Kathie Olivas, but for good reason as she recently revealed what she's been busy at work on... Posted above is an image of "Elizabeth", a new character design that's part of Kathie's latest custom series. Elizabeth is a gorgeous fiberglass sculpt that measure 36" in height and has been hand painted by Kathie. You can see Elizabeth first hand at "Sentimental" her solo show, hosted by Copro Nason Gallery, which opens on May 09, 2009.
Multi-talented artist/graphic designer Nikejerk recently completed his first custom mini-series, the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Dunnys". This series includes 17 unique 3" character designs, each with their own custom designed box and box art, as well as a chance for one lucky collector to receive an 8" figure. Most, if not all, of this series is already spoken for but Nikejerk has setup a giveaway with Always Seen as your last chance to obtain one of these extremely awesome figures. Posted below are complete details for the T.M.N.D. giveaway.
T.M.N.D. SERIES GIVEAWAY - RULES & INFO: To enter the giveaway you can do one of the following:
After you've done one of the following above, please post a comment under this blog entry with your twitter or flickr I.D. so we can get in contact with you if you win. To give everyone a fair shot at winning, please keep the entries to one per person. The deadline for this giveaway is Friday, May 01, 09 at 12 p.m.(EST). The winner will be randomly selected by Nikejerk and announced with an update to this blog entry. Good Luck!!!
T.M.N.D. SERIES GIVEAWAY - WINNER:
Congratulations to Shmonster!!! You won the giveaway!!!
MODUS represents the integrity of process. The process of working your medium and refining your craft, all with the singular hope of grasping those precious seconds where creativity flows and time ceases to matter.
Posted above is an image of Kaws with a 4' Dissected Companion lurking in the background. Rumor has it that this figure will be releasing sometime in the near future. No official info is available at this time and some are even speculating that the image posted above is nothing but a really good photoshop job. I guess we'll just have to wait and see... Be sure to check back for updates as new info will be posted when it's received.
"3" Exhibition is a showcase of collective artwork from three up and coming artists who are: Patrick Francisco, Jerome Omar Miller and Polina Soshkina. This event opens on May 1st, 09, 6-9 p.m.(EST) and will feature artwork on many different platforms ranging from the traditional stretch canvas pieces to giant 18" Munny customs. If you plan on being in or around the New York area, be sure to stop by and check out the amazing artwork exhibited by these three artists.
"3" Exhibition 48-18 Van Dam St. Long Island City, New York "3" EXHIBITION - ARTIST INFO:
The works of Patrick Francisco have an atmospheric quality of moodiness juxtaposed with a whimsical twist. Many times this sarcastic turn comes in the form of an animal that playfully interacts with the main subject. The result is a metaphoric relationship that allows examination of the human condition from a unique and painterly point of view. In the past year, he has been drawn to the custom painting of designer produced toys, a fitting medium for his odd sensibility. Jerome Omar Miller was born on November 21, 1980. Inspired into the arts from copying his older brother’s paintings and drawings at the age of 5, he decided to follow in his footsteps. He began drawing and designing everything from characters to landscapes influenced by various tribes & cultures. Recently, Jerome has been inspired to produced paintings based on his abstract dreams and phobias such has Dendrophobia ( fear of trees or the forest ) and turn them into unique surrealist concepts.
Polina Soshkina is a classically trained painter. Her illustrations embody all the attractions of fine art, while conveying ideas and concepts seen in contemporary illustration.She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology Illustration BFA program. Her work has been exhibited in New York’s Society of Illustrators, the Staten Island Museum, and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists.
Artist Bio: Andrew Bell was born in England in the waning days of the rip-roaring 70's. As a wee lad he packed a lunch and headed for the U.S.A. to pursue dreams of monster truck racing and professional skateboarding. Having failed in these endeavors, Andrew now lives, works, and slowly absorbs industrial waste in Brooklyn, NYC. From his shelter he operates Dead Zebra Inc, producing artwork and projects such as 'the Creatures in my Head'. His work straddles the line between the humorous and the grotesque, and is often accompanied by underlying social commentary. He has been featured in publications from the New York Times, Wired, Kidrobot, MTV, Juxtapoz and more.
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