It’s been 16 or so years since Tristan Eaton created the Dunny for Kidrobot, igniting the art toy scene in the United States as a novel canvas for artistic expression. Nearly ten years after his last Dunny design, he returns to his enduring creation with incomparable style.
Echoing his fragmented painting style seen on numerous striking murals around the world, the New Money 5″ Dunny is a gleaming expression of his evolved artistry. Crafted in brilliant, chromed metal, with strips of filigree, symbols and disjoint text flowing effortlessly across the surface, the new edition transcends the Dunny’s origins, blurring the lines between art object and toy. The innovative edition delivers an enduring, durable statement with the use of metal, the ideal material for chroming.
Tristan Eaton will debut the New Money 5″ Metal Dunny ($100) on Friday (10.4, 6 PM) with a signing and limited quantity release at his Strange Future solo show (10.3 – 10.6) in New York City. This will be the only opportunity to purchase a signed figure. The Lower East Side art show and release location will be announced shortly. In addition to the NYC release, New Money will subsequently be available through retail channels.