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TOY ART GALLERY Anniversary Show 2012 opens this Saturday!



Toy Art Gallery is excited to announce our first Anniversary at our Melrose location! To mark the occasion, we’ve invited over 50 of our favorite artists and friends to join us in celebration. Come out to our celebration on Saturday, September 15th and be the first to have access to exclusive editions, one-of-a-kind custom toys and works of art, limited edition apparel, and more!

The TAG Anniversary Show 2012 features the following:
Arkiv, Blamo Toys, Blobpus, Brent Nolasco, Cieromuco, cikcuk, Cris Rose, Dave Bondi, David Flores, David Healey, Elegab, Emilio Garcia, Erostika, FFINC artist Reggieknow, Gomez Bueno, Grody Shogun, Hints and Spices, Itokin Park, Jan Calleja, Jeff Lamm, Josh Herbolsheimer, Julie B / Pretty in Plastic, KARZWORKS, KusoVinyl, Lash, Leecifer, Luke Chueh, MAD, Mark Nagata, Marka27, Marmit, Mattia Biagi, Meredith Dittmar, mr clement, Monstrehero, Munktiki, Nathan Hamill, Naoto Hattori, Okedoki, P.P.Pudding, Paul Kaiju, Phu!, Pico Pico, Quim Tarrida, Rampage Toys, Reactor88, Rock’n Jelly Bean, Rohby, SkullHeadButt, Splurrt, Sucklord, T9G, Taeko Maezawa, Tan-Ki, Triclops Studios, Uamou, Velocitron,
Waotoyz, and more!

Please join us and many of the featured artists on Saturday, September 15th from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. Enjoy drinks, cake, music by Dirty Waters, special discounts on select product, and more! The Gravy Train Food Truck will be on hand to provide tasty treats starting at 6PM. ‘TOY ART GALLERY Anniversary Show 2012’ runs through October 8th.



ATTENTION: If you plan on purchasing exclusive items from the show (custom and limited edition toys) you must have a line ticket. Line tickets will be passed out starting at 12PM Noon on Saturday. Ticket numbers will be random, so no need to wait in line! Just show up at 12 to get your ticket and make sure you’re back at the gallery at 6PM to ensure your proper place in line.

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See additional preview images on our Show Page!

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SECRET BASE JAPANESE DEVIL Now Available Online!



We had an awesome opening last night, and now work from Secret Base’s JAPANESE DEVIL Show at Toy Art Gallery is now available online! Check it out, lots of amazing toys still available:

See the work here!

Secret Base JAPANESE DEVIL runs through July 28th.

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SECRET BASE “Japanese Devil” Opens July 7th @ TAG




Toy Art Gallery is proud to team with Japanese vinyl toy mavericks SECRET BASE to present “Japanese Devil”, opening Saturday July 7th. This is Secret Base’s first-ever West Coast exhibition and they are bringing the heat with an enormous assortment of exclusive vinyl toys, prints, art, apparel, and more! Hiddy of Secret Base and Hiroshi and the THREE TIDES TATTOO crew will be in attendance making this an opening not to be missed!

“JAPANESE DEVIL” features:

- a Secret Base Retrospective from the collection of Carl Kent-Smith

- Debut of “Karakasa Obake“, new toy designed by Hiroshi of THREE TIDES TATTOO and co-produced by Toy Art Gallery

- Exclusive Editions:
- Ganji-Obake Dog
- The Salvation Ink
- 1/1 Skull Head
- and more!

- Original Art and Limited Edition Prints by Hiroshi and Usugrow

- Exclusive Limited Edition Apparel

Exclusives will be available first come, first served to show attendees. Line tickets will be given out starting at 12 PM noon on Saturday, July 7th.

Exclusive merchandise will be available at shop.toyartgallery.com starting Sunday, July 8th.

Please join us for the opening on Saturday, July 7th from 7-10 PM at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. “Japanese Devil” runs through July 28th.

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TxB now available online!






Work from Bwana Spoons and T9G’s TxB is now available online, lots of awesome pieces left! If you’re in the area make sure to come by the gallery from now til June 9th to see the show in person, including Bwana’s massive mural and mini diorama.

Shop TXB here!

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TxB Sneak Peek!

Some amazing work coming in for this Saturday’s “TxB” opening with Bwana Spoons and T9G. Check out these preview shots of some awesome customs and come out to the show to see even more! RSVP HERE!







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T9G & Bwana Spoons “TxB” opens this Saturday at Toy Art Gallery!





Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “TxB” featuring the work of T9G and Bwana Spoons. “TxB”, as the title suggests, has Bwana and T9G customizing, designing, and mashing each other’s signature characters together in a host of mediums including paintings, murals, toys, and more!



This concept extends to production as well, as “TxB” marks the debut of the three unique vinyl figures co-designed by Bwana and T9G (who also sculpted) and produced by Toy Art Gallery!



TxB also features individual work from the artists including a new black and white zine from Bwana and a life-size Rangeas from T9G.



Bwana and T9G descend on TAG in person for the “TxB” opening on Saturday , May 26th from 7-11 PM. with a DJ, drinks, and more. Join us at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. “TxB” runs through June 9th.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Bwana Spoons

Hi, my name is Bwana Spoons. I am a painter, and half jack of many other trades. I heart trees, moss, and monsters. I make toys, and design shoes, bust the occasional illustration, or work on an installation. I make art. I own and run Grass Hut Art Market based in Portland Oregon. GH is a little gallery and retail space showcasing both local and global arts.
My clientele includes- Foundation Skateboards, Hurley, Converse, Dekline, Bumbleride, Threadless Select, Hessenmob, Gargamel, Super7, DC Shoe Company, and a host of others.

I have shown my arts in various corners of the earth including- Artoyz- Paris, Thrashout, Hurley Space Tokyo- Tokyo, Double Punch, 111 Minna, Super 7- San Francisco, Giant Robot, Switcheroo, TAG, Gallery 1988, Hurley Space, La Luz- Los Angeles, Subtext- San Diego, Atticus Gallery- Barcelona, Concrete Hermit- London, Motel, Compound, Grass Hut- Portland, Roq la Rue- Seattle, Outre Gallery- Sidney, Max Fish, GRNY- New York, and a pile of other places I forget.
Most recently I have worked on a few large murals and installations with Hurley in Los Angeles and Tokyo. That is fun.

T9G (TAKUJI)

T9G is a figure creator based in Tokyo.
His backbone as a toy figure sculptor allows him to create his own figure.
Uses doll eyes as an icon of his work.
Creates his original world into figures.

T9G’s work is exhibited at LOVELESS Character Aoyama, Tokyo, SFT National Art Center Tokyo (on display and for sale), “The Lobby” in the Hankyu Department Store Umeda, Osaka (solo), SILAS & MARIA (Joint Exhibition), minorityrev (exhibition) exhibition, and many others all over the world

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Nathan Hamill’s BELLICOSITY: A Bellicose Bunny Custom Group Show now online!



Work from Nathan Hamill’s Bellicosity: A Bellicose Bunny Group Custom Show is now online! If you missed last night’s opening here’s your chance to pick up some amazing customs from artists such as A Little Stranger, Ardabus Rubber, Cris Rose, J*RYU, Julie B., Leecifer, Luke Chueh, Martin Hsu, Miss Mindy, Nebulon5, Osirisorion, Ragnar, RsinArt, John “Spanky” Stokes, Steve Talkowski, Southerndrawl, Task One, Todd Robertson, Touma, Toybot Studios, Valleydweller, and more!

Click HERE to see the customs and make a purchase!

Be sure to check back over the next few days as more customs will be added.
BELLICOSITY runs through April 6th at Toy Art Gallery.

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