Thursday, April 23, 2009

Polish Your Vinyl

Scarecrow by Tomasz PłonkaI got e-mail the other day from Abe over at Vinyl Canvas letting me know about their new gallery. It is filled with custom vinyl toys designed by Polish artists such as FRM-kid, Kobster, *starFil, and Werke. It seems like a nice project. I especially like the Scarecrow Qee Bear [pictured above] designed by Tomasz Płonka and featured on the front page of the website. Unfortunately, it has sold already. There are still several other cool pieces available on the site, so if you need something to do for a few minutes, check it out.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Why So Expensive?

Big Red MartinIn these economic times of hardship for all, breadlines for some, gov't cheese for others, why, 3A, have you released such a sweet-ass figure at such a high price? I know these things are going to sell out, most to resellers who will jack the price up even higher, but I still find myself drooling as I admire the CCCP logo on the front of the Big Red Martin. It is huge. Also, I am, of course, a Communist sympathizer. Just kidding, good ol' USA! I could never sell out my country, but I do like the aesthetic of old skool Soviet-era propaganda art, a la Shepard Fairey, et al. Anyway, if anyone got three hundred bones to throw my way I would love to own one of these magnificent robots. I can dream, can't I? It is available for pre-order now, so go knock yourselves out.

B.T.W. Happy 420 Everybody!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Coupla' Things

I know, blah blah blah, it's been too long, etc. I've been doing this for five years now people, cut me some slack.

Cerasoli Gallery OpeningThis weekend, those folks close by should head on down to Culver City Saturday night, April 18th, from 6-9 pm for a gallery opening at the Cerasoli Gallery for an exhibit featuring new work by John Grande, Franziska Klotz and Nick Potter. According to Freddi, their fine art work invokes various photographic genres through the use of paint.
"In Gallery One, contemporary painter John Grande’s oil on canvas portraits often resemble archival budoir photographs cleverly interwoven with archetypal gender narratives. German-born artist Franziska Klotz collects, tags, and archives snapshots, which she then reconfigures as paintings that are often contradictory and dreamily abstract. Influenced by the banality of everyday spaces in his native England, Nick Potter’s current works use architectural spaces and images of desire to explore the implicit interrelations between class, materialism, isolation and anxiety."
The exhibit will be running through May 13th. Also going on this weekend, for my friends back in the C'Boro, Wootini will be hosting a Mini Munny Mobile Decorating Party on Sunday, April 19th.

Mini Munny Mobile Decorating PartyHere's the scoop, according to my man Mike,
"All you have to do is show up, and express interest in decorating a Munny - then we simply give you a Munny Mobile while supplies last. We'll have some tables and chairs, as well as some materials to use to decorate your Munny. Local artist Amy 'LizzPhizz' Richards [will be] on hand to help give you ideas and assist in creating your Munny. Pictures will be taken and submitted to Kid Robot."
I will see if I can hit up the Kidrobot here in LA, but I figure it will probably be some crazy shit going on that day. And I can't miss the farmers' market this week. This economy is stupid. Everybody, recycle your old stuff so you can go out and buy some new stuff to stimulate this shit.