Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Buff Monster: The Monster Within Custom-Painted Toy Show at Giant Robot 2

Buff Monster Custom Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Art show opening

Buff Monster at GR2

July 10 - August 4, 2010
Reception: Saturday, July 10, 6:30 - 10:00

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to host The Monster Within, an art show featuring reinterpretations of work by Buff Monster by his friends.

Buff Monster is best known for his wheat-pasted, street art featuring lumps of ice cream, clouds, and squirting breasts. He needs just a few tones to seize your eyeballs--black, gray, white, and pinks--and his disarmingly sweet imagery has spilled over into the worlds of fashion, collectibles, and galleries, as well as collaborations for the likes of The Standard, Hurley, Vans, Helio, and Nike.

For this exhibit, the Los Angeles artist is asking 49 of his artist friends, peers, and colleagues to customize three-inch toys based on his work. Collaborators will come from various fields and countries, and are scheduled to include the following:

Aaron Martin/Angry Woebots, APAK!, Arbito, Matthias Bax/Flying Fortress (Germany), Christopher Bettig, Jon Burgerman (UK), Camilla d'Errico (Canada), Chaz/The London Police (Netherlands), Olivier Cramm/KOA (France), Tristan Eaton, Huck Gee, Godmachine (UK), KaNO, Koji Harmon/Gargamel (Japan), David Horvath/Uglydolls, Mari Inukai, Jay222, Jeremyville (Australia), Kirkland Jue/Toybot Studios, Paul Kaiju, Mike Kelly/Le Merde, Travis Lampe, Joe Ledbetter, Daniel Lim/Fawn Fruits, Travis Louie, Jeremy Madl/MAD, Markie Darkie (Canada), Drew Millward (UK), Miss Mindy, Junko Mizuno (Japan), Brian Morris, Moto (Japan), Mark Nagata, Martin Ontiveros, Alex Pardee, Albert Reyes, Johnny Rodriguez/KMNDZ, Chris Ryniak, Benjamin Salomon, Greg Simkins/Craola, Sket, Skinner, Bwana Spoons, Sucklord, Tado (UK), Uamou (Japan), Michelle Valigura, Amanda Visell, Yoskay Yamamoto

A full-color, limited-edition poster will also be made available to commemorate the event and capture the one-of-a-kind pieces.

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.

An opening reception attended by Buff Monster will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, July 10.

Camilla d'Errico
Buff Monster Custom Show

Chris Ryniak
Buff Monster Custom Show

Le Merde
Buff Monster Custom Show

Miss Mindy
Buff Monster Custom Show

Junko Mizuno
Buff Monster Custom Show

Martin Ontiveros

toybot studios
Buff Monster Custom Show

More pics after the humpty jumpy

Buff Monster Custom Show
Buff Monster Custom Show

Buff Monster Custom Show

Travis Lampe
Buff Monster Custom Show

Mark Nagata
Buff Monster Custom Show

Buff Monster Custom Show

Buff Monster Custom Show

Paul Kaiju
Buff Monster Custom Show

1 comment:

Brad Jones said...

Hey Kirkland, this looks like an awesome show. Do you know if these pieces will be sold online, or will I have to a) find a thoughtful mule or b) hope I can find a cheap plane ticket to L.A.?

I see a couple I'd really like to purchase.

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