Adam Wallacavage Interview
Jul10

Adam Wallacavage Interview

Best known for his outrageous photography, Adam Wallacavage has jumped off the deep end and invited art lovers into his undersea world of massive sea creatures. The artist has created a series of stunning chandeliers modeled after octopi and suspended high above the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Each piece is masterfully designed and completely different from one another. On display until July 22, Wallacavage’s Il Lume Della Piovra...

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(Circus) Punks Not Dead!
Jun25

(Circus) Punks Not Dead!

A little over two years ago, Paul Fresno and his partners in crime stormed the art toy world, resurrecting a staple of carnival culture—the knockdown doll—and offering it up to the rising stars of the lowbrow scene to modify it as they please. Art giants like Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman, and Frank Kozik joined new blood like Andrew Bell and Ness customizing these Circus Punks with kick ass designs. For just under a hundred bucks, art...

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Shan Michael Evans is Squidboy
Jun19

Shan Michael Evans is Squidboy

If you want to get a major toy manufacturer to take notice of your work, you make a custom figure. If you want to blow the playing field away, you start by making an entire custom line of Dunnys and follow that with an endless flow of custom paintings and platform toys. Shan Michael Evans, better known as Squidboy has built a name for himself in the vinyl art/toy underground by customizing everything from Labbit to Qees with his...

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An Interview with motorbot
Jun10

An Interview with motorbot

Yesterday, the artist known as motorbot posted a picture of this custom Kaws designed to look like Mickey Mouse. I’ve seen a ton of his work around the Web, including a fantastic ham-shaped Labbit, but this boggled my mine. It wasn’t that the work was shocking (though it is pretty awesome)–what made me ponder it for quite a while was how much of a difference just a few simple changes can make to an existing figure. I was also...

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