With the big information unload yesterday, Brandt Peters showed off that he will have an upcoming dunny series produced by Kidrobot. The 13 design (14 figure) set will feature figures entirely designed by the Stranger Factory owner. With release in late fall, several stores have stepped up to offer early pre-order and incentives. So, pick your favorite retailer, and wait until Fall to open the figures.
This Friday at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, Shepard Fairey will have the opening of his Printed Matters: Creation and Destruction show.This show also coincides with his participation in Public Matter, which will feature several of the artist’s large-scale works in the Belt.
Later today in Santa Monica, CA there will be an art bike show featuring works from several artists including Sket One. The specifics and how to RSVP are listed above, so go out to the show if you are able.
For those that have been yearning for Huck Gee to release another large custom figure to the masses, now is your chance after several months of silence. The 10″ John Player Special OBP figure, weighing in at 3 pounds features rotating ball turrets and a host of other accessories. This figure, for $475, will be available starting Thursday May 21 at 3pm EST and will run for 24hours HERE. Try not to wait too long, or the opportunity may pass you by.
Though Record Store Day has been over and gone for a month, Dark Hall Mansion and Dave Perillo have teamed up to bring a print depicting what it may have been like had the Beatles had a Record Store Day release. The 20″x28″ prints come in several editions with the most plentiful being the regular edition (above). These will be limited to 280 for $65. Then will be the variant edition limited to 50 with metallic ink highlights for $100. The select Foil edition (based on Std colorway) measures 20″ x 28,” a 6-color screen print, on foil, hand numbered and limited to only 10 editions worldwide at $150. The select Foil edition (based on Variant colorway) measures 20″ x 28,” is a 6-color (3 being metallic ink highlights) screen print, on foil, hand numbered and limited to only 10 editions worldwide at $150. All four of these prints will be available HERE on Friday May, 22 at 1230pm EST.
In lieu of paraphrasing the wonderful words Craola has used to describe the concept of his show at MK Gallery, we’ll let you read his exact words on the May 23rd show:
In his latest solo exhibition, ” Where Am I “, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins creates mythical landscapes inspired by childhood curiosity and awe. The title is a nod to Simkin’s Graffiti roots as a part of WAI and can also read as a dual reaction to entering fantastical lands bewildering and unknown. Simkin’s paints a world he calls ‘The Outside,’ an uninhibited setting where reveries hit the canvas at full speed. Anthropomorphized animals and fanciful critters explore and rebel on a grand scale in an alternate reality where fish fly and birds can swim.
Inspired by literature, nature, and personal experience, Simkins’ lush, dream-like narratives urge us to keep a youthful spirit as we grow older, and to not abandon adventures within our own imaginations. The title can read two ways – as a statement of excitement and awe, or as a statement of confusion and fear. It seems as though the artist asks us to step through the doorway of both possibilities, then nudges us in the right direction with his compass-clad creatures and magically whimsical world.
“There is a point during our lifetime when we lose our childhood excitement and curiosities, and become infected with the problems of adulthood. It’s like a part of our brain begins to hibernate or even petrify year by year with every new responsibility. Growing up is a good thing, there are lessons to be learned and passed on to the next generation, but I believe we need to have these windows to glimpse back into and remind us of the feelings we had as a kid. What is the world like just beyond the closet door, what is scratching at my bedroom window — what if there really are other worlds to explore and have adventures in — who are the strangers we’d meet there? The very first words you would utter once finding yourself a stranger in that strange place, stuck outside, would be, “Where Am I”. – Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins
Always busy with something new, Sket One has announced that he partnered with Modify Watches for several of their designs. While these are not available right at this moment, you have the opportunity to win one HERE by voting for your favorite of the four above designs.