Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Following his Metal Spirit resin debut, Paul Shih gave me a sneak peak at his new upcoming toy...the Maori Warrior! Now if that doesn't sound bad ass, then I don't know what does! The Maori Warrior is based on Paul's "Aotearoa" work which is unfortunately sold out! The 8" hand-cast and painted resin figure is due for a June 1st release, so keep your calendars and wallets open on that day! Paul has not set a price on the figure yet, but we'll give you an update as soon as we can. For now here is a little sneak peak for what is to come.
Great job on these Mr. Ketner...they are beautiful and really have a great stamp of your style. Now... seeing these makes me really look forward to seeing what other artists Eran has up his sleeve for this next release.
The new exhibit from Retna and The Mac "El Mac" will featured a large-scale indoor mural installation in addition to smaller pieces. Retna says that the show “will be representative of the remembrance of growing up as a youth.” They will aim to re-enact “the trials & triumphs of pursuing an art form that you have all this passion for, but yet angers all these people. Just kind of showing the 2 different sides to it.” This is a topic near and dear to the artists’ hearts, echoing sentiments shared by many of today’s successful artists who have transitioned from graffiti to legitimate street art. “This is where we came from. We came from being these street kids. We wanted to show that you can keep going,” explains Retna. “It's a beautiful thing to be a part of a culture like this that has spread throughout the world and this would be our way of giving back to an area, a city, a community that was the beginning of my career (Mid-City Area of Los Angeles). Those blocks and corners were where I was given the opportunity to do my art and was shown a lot of support by the community. Communities like these are where we come from and it feels good to give something back to the future generation of kids doing this.”
Now for the really juicy info! There are two colorways "Deadly Nightshade" and "Radioactive Bare Belly" Each are Limited to 8 pieces, and will bepriced at $130.00 US / $140.00 for international, and the best part...shipping is included in both prices, gotta love that extra incentive!
From Stefan's Blog:
Monster 89 brought you a flower, too! He put on a big old smile and his best tie for you, too. Because 89 is a gentleman! Where do you think he picked this flower? Do you think he's a good dancer? Do you think he'll sing for you? Or is he the strong, silent type? What do you think he has to say to you? I think he needs a Cyrano, and I think you're just the person to feed him his lines.
Money does go back to the artist and after today, this t-shirt will be Gone FOREVER! Today artist earns $1 for every tee sold. So make sure you get over there if yer diggin the design!
- Bamboo sticks - Broken toy parts - Copper rivets - Cotton fabrics - Disposable spoons - Gashapon acrylic spheres - Plastic pellets - Wire...etc