Jan 15, 2013
Ai Wei Wei x Eric So – Aibudao Exhibition @ Art Stage Singapore
Internationally renowned artist Ai Wei Wei has collaborated with HK artist Eric So on Aibudao, an exhibition to be shown in the Museum of Art and Design’s booth [C2-02] at the Art Stage Singapore show (1.24 – 1.27). As you can see in the promo image above, the two have collaborated on a stylized sculptural rendition of Ai Wei Wei featuring exaggerated elements including the artist’s flame-like hair as well as his rather round torso with a treatment that will be fondly familiar to Eric So’s fans. While the piece looks amazing, we’re left to wonder whether it’s a large-scale sculpture or a smaller fine art multiple, or perhaps both? We shall see soon enough [well, we’d like to know now…].
‘People will never waver from their faith in the concept of freedom and democracy. Similarly, the evolutionary force of life will never diminish.’ – Ai Wei Wei
‘As artists, we are destined to be challenged by persistence and finding the true meaning of creativity’ – Eric So
Paul Kaiju x TAG – Black Pollen Kaiser & Luftkaiser (1.16)
Toy Art Gallery has a double drop of Paul Kaiju wickedness queued up. They will be releasing unpainted black versions of both their Pollen Kaiser (10”, pink cat eye, $145) and the Luftkaiser (4”, $35). Both figures drop on Wednesday (1.16) @ Noon PST over at shop.toyartgallery.com – limit one per customer. Don’t snooze on these as they are likely to go quickly.
RSIN x outsmART Originals – The Crown Tee + Beanie
outsmART Originals has tapped RSIN for the latest releases in their ongoing series of artist apparel. Reprising the design from the NYCC 2012 tee, The Crown is now available on a limited-edition black tee (in men and women’s style) and in our opinion looks even better than the OG white tee. In addition to the tee, outsmART is also introducing a first for them, beanies. The Crown Beanie features an embroidered white crown (right on) on a black knit beanie.
As a fun bonus, RSIN has created a ‘custom 4” Dunny’ which will be given to a lucky customer via a random drawing. Customers will receive one entry for each RSIN crown item purchased.
The new RSIN apparel is available for pre-order from outsmartoriginals.com. The shirts are $20, the beanies are $15, or both are available for $30 ($5 off). Both will ship by 2.8.13.
BeeFy & Co – Penjipoo Plush
BeeFy & Co has just released their adorable Penjipoo Plush. The new penguin plush is the third member of the growing ‘Adventures of Ryupoo’ plush line which also includes Ryupoo (Panda) and PiggiPoo (Pig). Limited to just 100 pieces, Penjipoo is a sizable plush at 9.5 tall and is available now for $25 ( +s/h) from Beefyco.com.