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Jun 19, 2019

Ron English x Pop Life Global — 'English Translation Series' in China (6.21)

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Pop Life Global will present Ron English's solo exhibition, English Translation Series, opening on Friday, June 21st 2019  at the Pop Life Art Space at the Q-Plex in Shenzen, China. The exhibition will feature an elaborate installation with life-size Modzilla and Poultry Rex sculptures, 15  new original oil on canvas paintings, 18 new works on paper and an array of toys, some for sale as well as never seen before prototypes.

Ron will be showcasing several new toys including a brand-new Poultry Rex, complete with just-hatched baby, as well as his new Aqua Apes which will be shown as painted prototypes.  This version of Poultry Rex is perhaps the most chicken-like that we've seen so far.  And… Ron has quite a few more toy surprises waiting for attendees.

Ron English ||English Translation Series
Opening: Friday, June 21st, 2019 (7 to 10 PM)
Through July 14th, 2019 (Weekdays except Mondays)

Pop Life Art Space at Q-Plex
Tower 1
No. 4080 Qiaoxiang Rd.
Shenzhen, China

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The Latest from Arcane Divination: The Lost Cards (6.21)

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Since our first update on the Arcane Divination: The Lost Cards 3" Dunny series, project curator J*Ryu and Kidrobot have revealed eight more Tarot-based designs. With the four previously mentioned, we've seen twelve of the thirteen designs from this second series which will be released on Friday (6.21) from select retailers and on Kidrobot.com (9 AM PDT).

Both of J*Ryu's previewed designs—The Star and The Ghost—are standout designs that showcase the project's efforts to push Dunny beyond what we expect from it.  The Star features a brand-new sextant-inspired head sculpt that appears as if it's capable of swiveling. And then there's The Ghost offers a contemplative scene as a ghostly lady floats through a foggy forest. This piece stands out in part because it takes us full circle back to J*Ryu's early customs which featured this ghostly character and also because it's the only previewed design that retains the standard Dunny sculpt—albeit with the addition of the embedded figure.

We're looking forward to the final reveal and the release of Arcane Divination: The Lost Cards this Friday, June 21st 2019.

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Junko Mizuno x Superplastic — White Lotus Superjanky (6.20)

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Superplastic has been dropping hints that about it for awhile now, so we're pretty sure the White Lotus Superjanky by Junko Mizuno is right at the top of many collector's must-have list. The follow-up to the OG Lotus Superjanky, the new edition features a white janky with a powder blue Japanese school girl uniform. As with the previous edition, the White edition features a matching magical tooth companion.  While these things are very subjective, we're temped to say the new edition just might top the OG with its slightly softer appearance that builds on the enigmatic angle while tamping down the in-your-face feel.

Limited to 444 pieces, the White Lotus Superjanky is slated to drop on Thursday (6.20) at 9 AM PDT from the Superplastic web shop for $65 and should ship out in August. The OG Lotus Superjanky sold out in minutes so we expect a similar pace for the new edition, though the larger edition size (444 vs. 300) might extend availability just a bit.

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