Oct 18, 2014
Woot Bear Grand Opening (10.25)
San Francisco’s newest toy and art show destination Woot Bear, will finally be opening on Saturday, October 25th. The opening event will feature the artwork of Kozik, as well as 4 exclusive releases! Kozik and many other artists will be in attendance of the opening event, which will be taking place from 6-9PM. This should be a truly exciting event and we can’t wait to see what Woot Bear has in store for us in the future!
147 Clement St
San Francisco, CA
Oct 17, 2014
Amanda Visell x Coarse -- ‘First Days of Despair’ for Blooom Art Fair
Boom. A few days ago Amanda Visell sent out a flier for her upcoming collaboration with the alchemists at Coarse for the Bloom Art Fair in Cologne, Germany [10.24 – 10.27]. Little did we know that the flier painting of a house-phunt ablaze was going to be the basis for a crazy large-scale resin sculpture.
‘First Days of Despair’ revisits the theme of wide-eyed, seemingly innocent children wreaking havoc captured nicely by their previous collaborative piece -- ‘The Last Day of Autumn’. Rather than simply translating Amanda’s painting into 3D, Coarse sculpted the ‘house’ piece in their own aesthetic, making it a true collaborative effort.
Several of Amanda’s paintings, this sculpture and perhaps more (!) will be on display at the Art Scouting Gallery’s booth (BL-B010) at the fair.
Martin Ontiveros x TAG – The Magi Maleficarum Release @ Halloween Show
Martin Ontiveros’ Magi Maleficarum (SEEN HERE) will be making its very fitting debut release during Toy Art Gallery’s Halloween Show this Saturday, October 18th. The “All Hallow Eve” Wizard set are each hand-painted by Martin should be a hit at the show! Martin has also mentioned that there will be another release available for Designer Con!
Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood CA 90046
Oct 15, 2014
COARSE + Amanda Visell at Art Scouting Gallery for Bloom Art Fair
Amanda Visell and COARSE Toys will be making their way to Cologne, Germany for the Bloom International Fair for Converging Art. They will be showcasing some collaborative art pieces at the Art Scouting Gallery from October 24-27. If you’re in the area, be sure to take a gander of what AV and COARSE has got going on!
50679 Köln Deutz
Oct 13, 2014
Toy Art Gallery – Halloween Show (10.18)
Get your spook on with Toy Art Gallery’s Halloween show, which will feature 40 artists who will be contributing original toys, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints that will haunt you in your dreams. Participating artists include:
Aeron Alfrey, Aidan Monahan, Bob Conge, Bonethrower, Brandan Styles, Brent Nolasco, Brian Smith, Butch Adams, Bwana Spoons, Devils Headquarters, DEVILROBOTS, Doubleparlour, Draculazer, Ferg, Flyover, Frank Kozik, Frenzy Bros, Galaxy People , Grizlli Atom, Guumon, Itokin Park, James Groman, Jermaine Rogers, Johan Ulrich, Joseph Harmon, Kenth Toy Works, L'Amour Supreme, Liz McGrath, Martin Ontiveros, Michele Guidarini, Mirock Toy, Miscreation Toys, MM Toys, Monsterfoot Creations, Mr. Heggie, Paul Kaiju, Paul Komoda, Phil Guy, Radioactive uppercut, Rxseven, Scarecrowoven, Sexualyoukai, Shirahama, Splurrt, TKOM, and Trutek.
The opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 18th from 7-10PM. It will be a show you would not want to miss! Take a look at some of the submissions after the jump.
Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood CA 90046
Oct 11, 2014
For many collectors, the one-day, six-person Hyperstoic art show curated by Pushead is the highlight of the NYCC weekend. The standout exhibition opened on Saturday at Toy Tokyo Underground in the East Village. Hyperstoic features original artwork, prints, monographs, figures and more from Aaron Horkey, Usugrow, Wes Benscoter, LANGO,Brandon Holtand of course, Pushead.
The sheer amount and level of work on display is impressive. The walls are covered with original art and prints from each artist. Graffiti and Tattoo artist Lango’s two large-scale aerosol murals in vibrant red + black tones gracethe gallery. One of many highlights in terms of prints has to be the new Pushead x Horkey collaboration, available in two different color treatments.
A large display case near the entrance is bound to be the focus for many sofubi collectors with an awesome array of new toys –- including never-before-seen sculpts and new editions of existing figures. The case is full of exciting surprises including the full reveal of Itamu, Pushead’s re-interpretation of Hirota’s Mecha Gorilla Ju. First revealed at SDCC as a new head on the Mecha body, Itamu is actually a completely new scarred, wounded, and bandaged sculpt complete with a damaged right hand which hangs from exposed wiring. Itamu is available in orange, blue, brown, and olive green editions.
Perhaps even more surprising than the reveal that Itamu is a completely new full sculpt, was the release of Pushead’s brand-new Snotblower (shown above). The hyper-detailed, serpent-like figure is the artist’s first toy with Medicom since the famed KvP.
The toy goodness continues with a red, caped Skull Hevi, several Skull Captains, Pirates, a Siamese, a wicked translucent marbled Evil Shit that really needs to be seen in person to truly appreciate the vision, a swirled Purple+White Kokuten-Sama from Usugrow, a milky King Gorilla Ju, a Pushead Nag + Nag ball and a Devilman.
Hyperstoic runs until 9 PM on Saturday (11.11) and will be talked about for quite some time.
Oct 08, 2014
Hyperstoic Event: Pushead, Aaron Horkey, Usugrow, Wes Benscoter, Lango, Brand Holt in NYC (11.11)
For many collectors, Pushead’s nearly annual event is the highlight of their trip to NYC for New York Comic-Con. This year, Pushead has organized Hyperstoic, an independent one-day, six-man art show opening on Saturday (11.11) from 2 to 9 PM at Toy Tokyo Underground on the Lower East Side featuring original artwork, prints, monographs, figures and more from Aaron Horkey, Usugrow, Wes Benscoter, LANGO, Brandon Holt and Pushead.
To manage the high demand, Hyperstoic will be using a ‘Line Up Ticket’ system. Numbered tickets will be handed out on Friday (10.10) at 1 PM at Toy Tokyo (91 Second Ave.) Photo ID’s will be checked when the limited tickets (~ 100) are issued on Friday and then again on Saturday prior to entrance. Line Up Tickets will also be issued on Saturday at 11 AM, no ID checks for these. The Line Up Tickets are not transferable in any way. To enter Hyperstoic you’ll need a ticket plus pay a $5 door charge.
Saturday, October 11th 2014 (2 – 9 PM)
Toy Tokyo Underground
91 Second Ave
New York City
Oct 06, 2014
Curators Voice Art Projects & Freak Store Presents: Fonzo Miami
Freak Store is happy to announce that Fonzo will be making its way to Miami for another custom group show! Teaming up with Curators Voice Art Projects, they have gotten a ton of artists to participate in this show. Some of which includes: Travis Lampe, J*RYU, Charles Rodríguez, The Beast Brothers, Mab Graves, KMNDZ, Jeremiah Ketner and a many more! The show will take place on Thursday, October 30th at Curator’s Voice Art Projects.
Curator’s Voice Art Projects
299 NW 25th Street
Miami, Fl 33127
Oct 03, 2014
Kidrobot San Francisco Presents: Hello Trikky (10.03)
Kidrobot San Francisco is proud to present: “Hello Trikky”, a 7” Trikky custom group show! The show will take place from 6-9PM and will feature 26 artists, including: Zard Apuya, William Rimel, Valleydweller, Tyler Ham, Tasha Zimich, Steve Ferrera, Shadoe Delgado, RXSeven, Rudy Ramirez, Melodreama, Mike Die, Mathew Knight, MaloApril, Komega, JFury, Jerome Lu, Jenn & Tony Bot, Jeff Gomez, Frank Montano, Downtimer, Daniel Fleres, Cat Atomic, Carson Catlin, Candie Bolton, Big C, and Betso. Join in on the festivities tonight!
1512 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA
Sep 26, 2014
Slick x Silent Stage Gallery -- ‘Uzi Does It’
Slick unveiled his new ‘Uzi Does It’ Mickey sculpture with the opening of Beast Astray, a group show inspired by Joe Hahn’s ‘Mall’ film, at Known Gallery on Thursday (9.25). Uzi Does it is the centerpiece of Slick’s fun coin-op / gashapon installation for the show. The gleaming Blackout edition stands 16.5” tall is comprised of 13 individual resin components and was produced by Silent Stage Gallery. This one looks great in person with strong details throughout, especially the bandana. The limited-edition (25 pcs) high-end piece will be released shortly –- stay sharp.
Sep 18, 2014
Nakanari Backstage Talks: UIC Design College in Jakarta, Indonesia
Creative Director of Mai Hiro to Speak at First Workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia
Tony “Nakanari” Shiau Shares His Story
Popcon Asia special guest star, Tony “Nakanari” Shiau, to speak at first speaking engagement in Jakarta, Indonesia. Breaking the Creative Industry presentation narrates “Building Your Creative Brand” by Mai Hiro Founder, Tony “Nakanari” Shiau and Untung Widjaya, creative director. Presentation will highlight most notable projects and personal story of both artists.
Backstage Talks series is an event that demonstrates and encourages what has been possible to achieve from personal accounts. Listen to Nakanari as he shares his passion of design and learn about his creative mission on his first speaking engagement at UIC Design College at Sequis Center, JI. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 71 Jakarta Pusat 12190, Indonesia. “Breaking the Creative Industry” will be held on Monday, Sep. 22, 2014 after Popcon Asia from 16:30 to 18:30. Tickets are IDR 200.000 per person or 350.000 for TWO. Limited seating available (70 seats).
Special promotion pricing includes both “Behind the Scene” workshop and “Backstage Talks” are IDR 500.000 or 900.000 for TWO but must purchase before Sep. 15, 2014. All participants get ONE free ticket to Popcon Asia. All payments made to Lembaga Pendidikan UniSadhuGuna, CIMB Niaga,Acc Number 064.01.64234.008 and proof payment email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax.
For more information please contact Aimee Sukesna at ami.
email@example.com or call (62) 819 3299 1441.
[Mai Hiro Press]
Sep 17, 2014
Secret Walls x Dynomighty – Abe Lincoln Jr. vs Sinesart
Secret Walls and Dynomighty have teamed up to bring you another exciting event! This battle will be taking place at the Be Mighty! Space on Saturday, September 27th at 2PM EDT. This battle will be between Abe Lincoln Jr. and SinesArt and at the end of the night, the crowd decides the winner! Be sure to RSVP for the event by sending an email over to events[at]dynomighty[dot]com.
80 John St.
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Secret Fresh Presents: Sket-One in “Nuff Varieties” (08.12)
Sket-One will be making his way all the way to the Philippines for his very own solo exhibit, “Nuff Varieties” and Secret Fresh. You can expect custom figures, paintings, and some live painting going on at this event! Catch Up, who is apart of the HoodGoods series, will also be making an appearance. This resin figure stands 10” tall and will limited to only 25 pieces! The show will take place on Sunday, Ocotber 12th at 4PM.
Sep 13, 2014
SEEN: Brian Flynn’s “Memories of Tomorrow” at Subtext
Last night was the opening of Brian Flynn’s “Memories of Tomorrow” at Subtext in San Diego and we were lucky enough to check it out. Brian was there to share a bunch of new pieces, including his Dust Robot series, which was a combination of dust, baby powder and clear coat on Black archival paper. He also brought out some of his Krazy Kidz sculptures, as well as a special custom from Amanda Visell. Take a look after the jump for more pictures from the event!
Sep 12, 2014
Vinyl Thoughts 5 Art Show at The Quixotic World (09.25)
The Vinyl Thoughts Art Show is going their 5th round this year at The Quixotic World in Dallas, Texas. This years theme is “MAD*L Makers” in celebration of 10 years of MAD’s MAD*L figure. Not only will there be custom MAD*L’s, but there will also be other customized platforms as well! You can’t celebrate 10 years without the man himself, as MAD will also be in attendance at the show. Participating artists include: Anthony Respect, Nic Bic, Blue-Frog World, Jenn and Tony Bot, Cody Phillips, Janelle Jex, Soko Cat, Mind of the Masons, Taylor “Barnlord” Lymbery, Infinite Rabbits, Fiona Ng, Wickedmasterminds Designs, Marianne Romanidis, Pure Cane Sugar, Ghetto Axe, Blazon Brikhaus, Mike Moffatt, Brad Albright, Nvade, Bruscolino, One-Eyed Girl, Mini Moi Toys, Tobyart, B.O.G., GLTT, Marilyn Vicente, Tanya Davis, Brixpix, Tom Carlton, Allan Armenta, Jeff Beck, M. Clancey, Greenfeatheredink, RX, Wake-The-Dead, and many more.
The Creatures for Kids art auction will be happening again this year with silent auctions for custom art pieces , which will benefit at risk children. There will be chances to win prizes from yelp, as well as raffle prizes from yelp, Bioworld Merchandising, Oberto and Dallas’ Round Eye Toys. Atama will also have a pop-up shop inside the event!
The opening night will take place on Thursday, September 25th from 7-11PM. It is free to attend so be sure to bring your family and friends!
The Quixotic World
2824 Main St,
Dallas, TX 75226
Sep 11, 2014
Toy Art Gallery 5th Anniversary Show (9.13)
It’s been five years since Toy Art Gallery opened its doors to showcase an incredible variety of art toys To celebrate, they have invited a talented group of artists to customize one of their most unique sofubi productions –- Vertebrata by Paul Kaiju and Blobpus. The Toy Art Gallery 2014 Anniversary Show opening on Saturday (9.13) will feature visions of this wicked lady from:
Anthony Ausgang, Blobpus, Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Brent Nolasco, Brian Flynn, Cop-A-Squat Toys, Deeten, Devils Headquarters, D-lux, Eckotyper, Ferg, Grizlli Atom, Hellopike, Jeremi Rimel, Johan Ulrich, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Josh Herbolsheimer, Justin Bua, Kenth Toy Works, Kris Kuksi, L'amour Supreme, Martin Ontiveros, MM Toys, Monstrehero, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Paul Kaiju, Rampage Toys, RISK, Ron English, Scarecrowoven, SexualYoukai, Shirahama, Skull Toys, Splurrt, T9G, TKOM, Toshikazu Nozaka, Touma, Usugrow, Velocitron, and Yamomark.
Come on out to See Vertebrata like never before.
Toy Art Gallery 2014 Anniversary Show
Opening: Saturday September 13th, 2014 (7 to 10 PM)
Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046
Sep 10, 2014
Atama – Meet & Greet with MAD (09.26)
On Friday, September 26th, MAD will be at Atama for a special meet and greet! This is a great opportunity for those in the Dallas, Texas area to come out and meet the man behind the MAD*L figure and so much more! The event will run from 7PM-9PM and should be one you’re not going to want to miss.
5307 E Mockingbird Ln Suite 107
Cardboard Spaceship Presents: Derailed 2 Electric Boogaloo –Custom Train Show (11.01)
Cardboard Spaceship and Wootbwear Gallery are proud to present, Derailed 2 – Electric Boogaloo, a custom train show! This show will have custom All City Style trains painted by over 50 artists from all around! Participating artists include: Shane Jessup, Scribe, Jim Koch, Atomiko, tasteburns, east este, Hebru Brantley, Serf Los Angeles, I Keep Moving, Super Ugly, Deph, Beaksup808, katch1, Keith Jive, Travie McCoy, Sipros, Roarrr CBS, Gunk CBS, Alex Senna, Jerkface, NoMe Edonna, Galen McKamy, Alec Monopoly, Scott Tolleson, Jah Jah Jitsu, David Cook, ryno1, Joseph Martinez, vyalone, mear one, Daniel Fleres, bantuzuhir, Brent Nolasco, Great Inc, Jesse Hernandez, Oliver Hibert and many more! The opening will take place on Friday, November 1st and will run the entire month.
147 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA
Sep 08, 2014
Subtext Presents: Brian Flynn in “Memories of Tomorrow”
Subtext is proud to present, Brian Flynn in “Memories of Tomorrow”, which is his second solo exhibit at this fine San Diego establishment. The show will take place this Friday, September 12th from 6-10PM. Brian will also be in attendance of the opening, so be sure to stop by, talk with Brian, check out some amazing artwork, and have a good time!
2479 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, California 92101
Mai Hiro at Popcon Asia
Mai Hiro and Nakanari will be in full effect at this years Popcon Asia and with them they will bring, 10 amazing custom Spiki figures, an exclusive Black Spiki Lucky Cat release, and t-shirts. All this goodness will be available at the Plastic Culture booth #47-48 and The Mai Hiro Booth #43. There will also be a Nakanari x Marine Ramdani mini capsule on display and available for purchase. During the day, there will also be live painting demos on Mega Munnys, and of course they will also be doing doodles and sketches for the fans at the Mai Hiro booth #43. Stay tuned for more news on the exclusive Black Spiki Lucky Cat release, which is limited to only 100 pieces!
Sep 06, 2014
Luke Chueh -- ‘Self-ish’ at Corey Helford Gallery Circa (11.11)
Luke Chueh has started to reveal ]info on his next solo, ‘Self-ish’ which opens at Corey Helford Gallery Circa in Culver City on October 11th, 2014. As the clever title suggests, the new collection will showcase self-portraits – some of the expected anthropomorphic variety (bears for sure, and possibly other animal characters) and some of Luke in his own skin such as the flier image which is rendered really nicely.
Hit the jump for a look at some early WIP images from Luke’s instagram including a turned-tables version of the piece above and a ‘puking’ piece. Perhaps we’ll see a few Headspace series pieces, the concept behind Luke’s next toy.
Sep 04, 2014
Stranger Factory Presents: Chris Ryniak & Amanda Louise Spayd in “Unseen Forces” (09.05)
Happening tomorrow, Friday, September 5th at The Stranger Factory is “Unseen Forces”, a two person show featuring the works of Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd. This is one exhibit you’re not going to want to miss! These two talented artists will be displaying a number of original figures and limited edition releases, such as the Night Bandit Fuzzlethump who Is limited to only 12 pieces! The show will begin at 6PM to 9PM and due to the high demand for these pieces, items from the show will be available via raffle.
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Sep 02, 2014
Marka27 Speaking at DPMX (11.22 – 11.25)
Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores & Bigfoot -- ‘The Brews Brothers’ at Rotofugi (9.5)
For their September show, Rotofugi will host a terrific trio of Northern California artists – Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores and Bigfoot. The amusingly titled ‘The Brews Brothers’ opens on Friday (9.5) and will feature original art from all three artists who will each be in attendance as well as a print release/signing (7-8 PM). If you’re anywhere near Chicago, this is a must-see exhibition.
Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, & Bigfoot|’The Brews Brothers’
Opening: Friday, September 5th 2014 (7-10 PM)
2780 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
‘You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone’ at myplasticheart (9.5)
On Friday, September 5th, myplasticheart will present the opening of ‘You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone’, reflecting on the melancholy themes of loss and regret. Curated by artist Lou Pimentel, the exhibition showcases a diverse group of artists working in multiple mediums: painting, illustration and sculpture and more. The artist lineup includes Rick Beaupre, Christopher De Leon, Caitlin Hackett, Yuri Leonov, Alex Louisa, Brent Nolasco, Stavros Pavlides, Angel Perez, Lou Pimentel, Allison Sommers, Tatiana Suarez, Halsey Swain, Dika Toolkit, and Zoe Williams.
‘You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone’
Opening: Friday, September 5th 2014 (6-9 PM)
210 Forsyth St.
New York, NY 10002