Minggu, 31 Mei 2009

Pure Trance Mini Series by Junko Mizuno on sale June 4

Manga maven Junko Mizuno brings 14 demented characters from her hit graphic novel, Pure Trance, to vinyl June 4. Blind-boxed and 3-inches tall, each figure in this series suffers from disturbing & sweet side effects due to the life-sustaining pills they’re addicted to— especially the 2 chases...Retails for $9.95 each and includes an insert with a character bio & headshot.

*WARNING: This mini series contains adult content and is recommended for audiences 18 years of age and older.

Backstory: Junko Mizuno’s Pure Trance mini series is inspired by her hit graphic novel of the same name. This twisted tale tells the story of a group of humans who left earth’s toxic surface following the Third World War to build an underground city. Unfortunately, a serious social problem emerged in this new society called hyperorexia, which is a severe overeating disorder that is a side effect of the Pure Trance life-sustaining pill.

Artist: Junk Mizuno is a Japanese manga artist best known for her Gothic Kawaii comic books and graphic novels. Her work was featured in the BBC documentary Japanorama and has been displayed at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA.

Size: 3-inches

Chases: 2

Accessories: Yes

Packaging: Blind-boxed

Insert: Each figure includes a bio and headshot

Availability: Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, select retailers

Official Release Date: June 4, 2009

Price: $9.95

The Hockey Samurai Warrior by Ryon Xavier Smith

Ryon Xavier Smith - a concept sculptor, monster creator, animation creator and toy designer living in Vancouver, BC - has decided to bring two of his favorite things together - samurais and hockey (specifically, the Detroit Red Wings). The Hockey Samurai Warrior stands 10" tall and will (probably) by released as a limited run of 100 pieces.

These will most likely be done as a DIY project. And while I'd love to get my hands on an already painted up figure, I guess since getting the NHL license might be difficult, you could customize the piece as your favorite goalie.

His web page

The Dead tour posters by Gary Houston on sale

The Dead - California 2009

16.5 x 25.25

1,225 in edition


The Dead - New York City 2009
16.5 x 25.25
1,325 in edition

One of the nicest and most talented guys in the gigposters business Gary Houston has put his run of The Dead posters up for sale. Some really nice work.

Buy them HERE.

Secretbase x Usugrow Rebel Ink | Armth Limited

Spanning several generations of colors, decorated illustrator USUGROW teamed up with SECRETBASE awhile back to create “The Rebel Ink” character seen here. Taking on a black/gold demeanor in its latest incarnation, the figure characterizes USUGROW’s trademark style through script and form. SECRETBASE is tattoo’d on the abdomen with another USUGROW piece on the back. Avaialble exclusively for Armth. Look out for a release soon.

Blaine Fontana x Vans

Looks like the man in Portland Blaine Fontana is back at the easel. Here is some new work for Vans. Looking forward to what comes next. Peep him on Twitter to see some progress shots.

Gleb Solntsev

See more of his work here.

Ivan Manolov


More of him here.

Kathie Olivas's COSMIC LILY figure for Serv-O-Matics

Kathie Olivas's COSMIC LILY is a chase figure in the upcoming Serv-O-Matics mini figure series by her husband, Brandt Peters - and has a ratio of 1/30.

Produced by MINDstyle - the Serv-O-Matics Mini Figure Series (Original Version) stands between 3.5 to 4 inches tall with a SRP of US$14.99 per blind box (15 pieces per Counter Display), with a late-June 2009 ship-date. Made of vinyl and ABS, this edition is open to a limited production period.

Sabtu, 30 Mei 2009

Finally, a Toy For Cat Lovers and Metal Heads

Lulubell Toy Bodega has dibs on an exclusive that’s sure to tempt cat lovers and metal heads alike: Real Head x FullyVisual Mini Fortune Cats. Dreamed up by Mori, designer and owner of Real Head Japan and hand crafted by Jamie from FullyVisual, these kittens are heavy. I want to insert some bad pun about how it would suck if it were “raining cats and dogs” and these fell on your head, but I can’t quite get it together. Each cat is priced as follows: $35 for silver, $45 for copper, $55 for gold and $65 for black nickle. One crazy cat lady (or lad) will win a golden ticket redeemable for a full size 7-inch tall solid metal gold Fortune Cat. Both sizes are made in 1:1 scale with the original for that perfect fit in with mutant cat collections! Good luck kitty lovers: the cats come out to play on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 12PM PST only at FullyVisual.com.

New Guy Burwell posters on sale now



New David Bowie STARMAN art print by Print Mafia

17.5 x 23 - 6 color art print - in the GP classifieds now.

edition of 80 $35 plus shipping

http://www.gigposters.com/classifieds/d ... 9128&pre=1

The Prodigy San Francisco poster by Chuck Sperry

Chuck Sperry ignites the firestarter for #42 in the Firehouse Goldenvoice concert poster series for The Prodigy at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA on May 28, 2009. This warrior’s dance is covered in metallic ink and comes from an edition of 200. Signed and numbered by the artist.

On Sale HERE for only $40 including shipping the pics show it signed by the band he is not selling band signed posters.

Got his Mogwai poster in this week and it is just stellar. They are still available, you should really get one they are only $35 with shipping buy them HERE.

Chuck Sperry Lipstick Traces Book poster On sale

Here is a pic of Chuck's poster for the upcoming book I first told you about HERE.

Chuck let me know that it is for sale now buy it HERE.

Edition of 150. 13 color silkscreen.
Approximately 20" x 28 1/2".
Signed and numbered by Chuck Sperry.

Josh Keyes “Sprout” @ David B. Smith Gallery

  • "Entangle I"

    Signed & Numbered Edition of 50
    Archival Giclee on Embossed Hahnemühle Velvet Paper
    (308 gm weight)
    Paper Size 18" x 24" with Deckled Edges
    Edition available for online sale the week of June 8th. Release time and date to be announced shortly on this blog.
    Price: $ 250.00

  • "Entangle II"

    Signed & Numbered Edition of 50
    Archival Giclee on Embossed Hahnemühle Velvet Paper
    (308 gm weight)
    Paper Size 18" x 24" with Deckled Edges
    Edition available for online sale the week of June 8th. Release time and date to be announced shortly on this blog.
  • Price: $ 250.00

He’s back - after a sold out showing at Ambach & Rice last year, Josh Keyes moves to tackle the Rockies at the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver. The new show “Sprout” deals with the ever present tension between nature and the urban landscape. Josh’s new body of work draws on themes from Alan Weisman’s book “The World Without Us,” which illustrates Mother Nature reclaiming the Earth’s man-made structures and locales. The show will feature the largest Keyes painting (seen above) to date at a whopping 30″ x 80″!

We’re also excited to see Josh’s latest “interactive” installation piece “the Boli,” Josh’s sculptural interpretation of the hand-made artifact of the West African “Bamana.” The show opens, with Josh Keyes in attendance, on May 30th at 7pm and runs until July 3rd.

Be sure to click the images to see huge pics

Santa Monica Auction’s 25th Anniversary Contemporary + Modern Art Auction

The highest estimated lot at this weekend’s Santa Monica Auction is Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood Stunt People, 1998, estimated at $150,000-$180,000.

This Saturday, May 30, Santa Monica Auctions will hold its 25th anniversary modern and contemporary art auction, featuring painting, sculpture, photography, multiples and prints. The event kicks off at 1pm at the Bergamot Station Arts Center, in Santa Monica (just outside of Los Angeles), and online bidding can be done here. With a heavy focus on modestly priced prints and editions, the 353 lot auction features many of the established names one would expect to find in a modern and contemporary sale, alongside several newer faces who have emerged from the urban art world, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Takashi Murakami, Mark Ryden, Marcel Dzama, FAILE, Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Antony Micallef.

Mark Ryden - Untitled. Pencil on paper. Estimate: $20,000-$24,000.

Read on for the rest of our selection of lots.

FAILE - Buttefly Girl, 2005. Spraypaint and acrylic on windowpane. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000

Banksy - Applause, 2006. Unique Trial proof screenprint on paper. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.

Shepard Fairey - I’m Gonna Kick Your Ass, 2006. Silkscreen, 3/9 AP. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000

Damien Hirst - Cathedral, 2007. Silkscreen with glazes, 5/50. Estimate: 26,000-$28,000.

Alex Katz - Susan, 1976. Screenprint, LII/L out of an edition of 175. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000.

Jeff Koons, Puppy, 1998. Porcelain., ed. of 3000. Estimate: $9,000-$12,000.

Robert Longo - Jules, 2002. Lithograph, 9/120. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000.

Antony Micallef - Beginning of the End, 2007. Nickel plated bronze, 11/25. Estimate: $40,000-$50,000.

Takashi Murakami - Second Mission project KO2 mega mix kit, 1999. Molded resin and paint, ed. of 200. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

Raymond Pettibon, Untitled, 1984. Ink on paper. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000.

Marcel Dzama, Two Girls with Clown, 1999. Pencil and watercolor on paper. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.

Tyler Stout Flight of the Conchords posters on sale details

On Monday June 1 Tyler Stout is putting his Flight of the Conchords posters for Portland and Santa Barbara on sale. Time of the sale is 3pm edt.

Both are 18 x 24 screenprinted with 5 colors apiece, on cream paper and they come signed and numbered.

Get them here when the time is right www.tstout.com

Burlesque of North America Bonnaroo poster

BRLSQ just released an image of the poster they did for the upcoming Bonnaroo Festival.

Should be on sale after the festival which is June 11-14

The Bands on the poster cool how they have a icon for each band. Well done Wes
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Beastie Boys
Nine Inch Nails
David Byrne
Al Green
Snoop Dogg
Elvis Costello
Erykah Badu
Paul Oakenfold
Jimmy Fallon
Ben Harper
Mars Volta
Tv On The Radio
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Public Enemy
Andrew Bird
Band Of Horses

Roller Derby