Release Date: Wed. Sept. 26th at 12PM PST
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present POLLEN KAISER, our very first production collaboration with the legendary Paul Kaiju! The Black Edition is a beautiful emulation of PK’s signature palette and technique, with metallic gold and blue sprays over black vinyl with red and yellow highlights.
POLLEN KAISER is designed and sculpted by Paul Kaiju and produced by Toy Art Gallery. He stands over 10” tall and features articulation at the shoulders, waist, and arms. He also includes a 3 piece, 12” tall staff accessory and a red doll eye.
Pollen Kaiser Black Edition is available for $165 each this Wednesday, September 26th at 12PM PST, both in-store at TAG’s retail showroom and at shop.toyartgallery.com!
Toy Art Gallery is proud to host the official release of Jeremy “MAD” Madl’s latest blind box creation, Series 1 of Bruce Lee’s Temple of Kung Fu in our Hollywood, California gallery space on Saturday, September 22nd 2012!
The release party will be open to the public beginning at 6pm, where MAD will be in attendance to meet fans and sign the Temple of Kung Fu blind boxes which will be going on sale for the very first time at Toy Art Gallery. A cocktail reception will immediately follow the signing.
Additionally, fans that line up early will receive a limited edition Temple of Kung Fu poster showcasing all the characters in the series and signed by MAD.
“We will have 50 autographed posters to give away to the first people in line at the Temple of Kung Fu release party,” says Gino Joukar, owner of Toy Art Gallery. “MAD did an incredible job with this series, and it will be a lot fun to have him onsite when people open their blind boxes and discover all the chase characters and accessories that he and Round 5 included.”
Bruce Lee’s Temple of Kung Fu Series 1 features a 3-inch blind box assortment of 29 characters including a variety of Bruce Lee-inspired characters and will be available at select retailers around the world this Fall.
“I’m excited to meet all the fans and see their reaction to the first series of Temple of Kung Fu,” says MAD. “We worked really hard on this series, and I’m extremely proud of the final product. I hope the fans love it too.”
The official release of Bruce Lee’s Temple of Kung Fu Series 1 will take place at Toy Art Gallery at 6pm on September 22, 2012.
More info on the release party and Temple of Kung Fu Series 1 can be found HERE!
The Toy Art Gallery Anniversary Show opens tomorrow, Saturday Sept. 15th at 7pm. The work coming is top-notch and we can’t wait for everyone to see it! Here are the exclusive TAG-produced editions that will be available at the opening to make the wait a little easier:
Marty, Killer and Globby White Edition – Designed by Bwana Spoons and T9G, Sculpted by T9G
Alien Argus PK GID Edition – Designed by Mark Nagata, Painted by Paul Kaiju
Alien Argus PK B&W Edition – Designed by Mark Nagata, Painted by Paul Kaiju
Pollen Kaiser PK GID Edition – Designed, Sculpted, and Painted by Paul Kaiju
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 the 15th. Ticket numbers will be random, so no need to wait in line all morning! Just show up after 12PM to get your ticket and be back at the gallery by 6PM to ensure your proper place in line. Doors open at 7PM.
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!
Work from mr clement’s LAPIN WORLD TOUR LA is available for purchase online. Many beautiful pieces are left, including hand-made wooden toys, paintings, prints, and exclusive toys.
Check everything out here!
Also be sure to see the show exhibition photos and a video tour linked below:
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present mr clement’s ‘Lapin World Tour 2012 – Los Angeles’!
Originating in its birthplace of Hong Kong in 2000 with stops in London, Paris, Sofia and Varna, mr clement, Petit Lapin, Ji Ja bird and their friends finally cross the Pacific as the World Tour makes it way to L.A. Represented in sculptures, figures, paintings and drawings and more, the troupe is ready to make their U.S. debut.
In the show you will also see the NEW release of mr clement’s figures:
- LA LA Ji Ja – a golden ji ja bird in 50 pieces limited edition
- Rainbow Petit Lapin in 14 pieces artist hand-paint edition
- Petit Lapin Museum 2012: PLEASE FORGET ME… in black
Please join us and mr clement for the opening on Saturday, August 25th, 7-10pm, at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.
‘Lapin World Tour 2012 – Los Angeles’ runs through September 12th.
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Statement from the artist:
As Petit Lapin travels, it meets new friends, falls in love; generally it enjoys life but occasionally its heart gets broken. Life moves on, petit lapin, you and me – we all grow older every second as we breath. I suppose that’s what my work is about: the paradox of the past and present, and change.
My new paintings draw upon blurred memories. The hazy content is marked by clear lines and framed by a clear-cut round form. We think we are sure of our memory but are we?
The lapin sculptures tell their stories through small gestures and expressions. The hollow eyes take you to the heart of loneliness and pain whereas the slightly turned body tells you lapin is in anticipation of something, or maybe someone.
I try to focus multiple complex and unique human emotions to one single frozen movement, I create a moment of reflection so we can see life as it passes by. It’s all about subtle sensitivity when we experience joy and pain.
About mr clement:
Born in Hong Kong, lives in England and graduated in Royal College of Art London.
‘mr clement’ is the artistic pseudonym for my work as an painter and a sculptor.
Work from this Saturday’s Arkiv THE AFTERMATH show is now available for purchase on our online store. Prints, t-shirts (more to come soon), original paintings, the Aftermath Show Catalog and more can be found HERE!