08/03/2013 – Paul Frank’s Julius Toy Art Show & Pop Up Shop



Paul Frank is proud to announce its Julius Toy Art Show and pop-up shop at the Toy Art Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Curated by Sweet Streets, the Paul Frank art exhibition will highlight more than 50 innovative and unique artists and designers from around the world who have created one-of-a-kind painted Julius vinyl figures, provided by Paul Frank’s licensee, Play Imaginative.

The show will kick off with a launch event at the Toy Art Gallery on Saturday, August 3 from 7-10 p.m. featuring music by DJ Doll Skills and hot dogs from food truck Let’s be Frank. The customized Julius statues will be available for purchase on site at Toy Art Gallery and at shop.toyartgallery.com during the event and through the end of the exhibition on August 21. In addition to showcasing the figurines, the gallery will host a Paul Frank Pop-up shop featuring products from featured partners, including clothing from Mighty Fine and Jerry Leigh, electronic accessories from UnCommon, prints from Acme Archives Direct, and figurines from Play Imaginative.

The Julius Custom Toy Art Show will feature art from: Abe Lincoln Jr, Andrea Kang, Anthony Ausgang, Bei Badgirl, Boris Hoppek, Brandi Milne, Carson Catlin, Chikuwaemil, Choco Moo, Ciou, Cope2, Diavu, Hiroshi Yoshii, Ian Ziobrowski, Imaitoonz, Indie 184, Jon Knox, Julie West, Karen Chau, MAD BARBARIANS, Madoka Kinoshita, Mari Inukai, MARKiii, Mayumi Inoha, Mizna Wada, Nathan Hamill, Oliver Hibert, Onch Movement, Reactor88, Sam Gibbons, Scott Tolleson, Topheroy, Uamou, Aeron Alfrey, Bob Conge, Brent Nolasco, Cris Rose, Dave Bondi, DrilOne, Dustin Martin, Emilio Garcia, FFInc., Frank Kozik, GERMS, Hints & Spices, Jan Calleja, Jason Freeny, Jay222, Jermaine Rogers, Jim Koch, Kenth Toy Works, KMNDZ, Leecifer, Martin Ontiveros, Nakanari, Naoto Hattori, Nebulon 5, Rotobox, Skull Toys, Tan-Ki, Task One, Tim Clarke and Yosuke Imai.

For more information about the Julius Toy Art Show, please visit: www.toyartgallery.com/

About Paul Frank Acquired in 2010 by Saban Brands, Paul Frank began in 1997 as an independent accessories company in a Southern California beach town. The brand has steadily grown to become a globally recognized, iconic brand that features artistic and entertaining designs inspired by a love of avant-garde, modern influences and everyday objects. By creating relationships through exciting collaborations and strategic licensing partnerships, Paul Frank merchandise includes apparel and accessories for all ages, books, stationery, eyewear, home décor, bicycles and more. To see what’s new and exciting at Paul Frank, visit www.paulfrank.com.

About Sweet Streets Sweet Streets is an artist management firm specializing in the representation of artists of the kawaii movement. A Japanese concept often described as “cute”, our artists define kawaii by one’s own feelings. Established in 2011, we aspire to the general management of events and projects, and the production and promotion of artwork and merchandise for our artists. With business based in Los Angeles and Tokyo, Sweet Streets maintains relationships with international galleries and retailers to encourage new trends in the art world. www.sweetstreetsla.com

About Toy Art Gallery The Toy Art Gallery, located in Hollywood, California, is the first gallery of its kind to showcase and consult on high-end art toys and sculptures. Our goal is to showcase exciting, original, and new artists who use figurative sculpture as their primary medium of expression. We also focus on showing, collecting, and producing high-end, limited edition, custom, and life-size toy sculptures. www.toyartgallery.com