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
- Super Size Me
- 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.
Come join us for our FIFTH Anniversary Celebration featuring an Art Show featuring Ryan Patterson, Special Performance by Coliseum, Tattoos by Adam Potts of Tattoo Salvation and more to come!
Saturday, July 7th (6:00- 10:00 pm)
Next up from Happiness Bastard x KFHC comes the "Pretty in Pink' GID Vagina Mary!
Pink & GID swirl (hand rotocat by Happiness Bastard)!
PRE-ORDER and official press release coming soon!
For this release we have partnered with Clutter Magazine to release London Face Punch by Jeff Lamm which was featured on the cover of Issue 15 of Clutter Magazine.
"This illustration was very fun for me to draw. I was excited to be asked to do it. I enjoy icons of mid-century modern architecture, in this case the London Postal Tower. Such a strange phallic symbol piercing the sky, covered in a weird array of antennae. I did the original in pencil first on marker paper, did a light box transfer for the inks and added colors digitally. I'm pretty sure I did not make monster noises out loud whilst drawing it. All three monsters in the illustration are also toys I have in production. Greasebat (on the left) M5 Bravo (hugging the tower) and Stee-Gar (on all fours). " - Jeff Lamm
Founded in 2004, Clutter Magazine is the first English language magazine to focus on the designer toy phenomenon. Combining in-depth interviews with the scene’s leading figures, forthright editorial and outstanding photography and design, it’s rapidly establishing itself as the toy collector’s must have read.
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Jeff Lamm & 1xRUN
New Works by Josh Herbolsheimer
June 1-24, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2011, 7-10PM
Josh will be in attendance.
About the Artist
Joshua Herbolsheimer grew up on Eternia, fighting alongside the Mighty Skeletor against the villainous He-Man and his evil thugs. During the height of battle, he attempted to transform into an 18-Wheeler, but ended up becoming a human adult. After a brief period of real-life, he fell through a Warp Zone into San Francisco, California, where he currently creates toys and t-shirts at Super7, and spends his free time hiking through the woods and riding his bicycle.
This will be Josh's first exhibit at Rotofugi Gallery.
New from Happiness Bastard comes the Pewkie! He has been hard at work in his lab creating these. Each one is roto-casted by hand.
These will be available as a set (Creature, Frankenstein, Mummy, and Wolfman) for $100 on Saturday (4/21) via the Happiness Bastard store @ 11:00 am EST. Each set will come blind bagged, so you will not know what color combinations that you will get until they arrive. Don't worry they are all awesome! Ony a few sets are going to be avaialble so get yours before they are gone!
View more pics HERE!
The first batch SOLD OUT in minutes! Don't worry, more are on the way including an exclusive KFHC release!