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EXHIBITION RECAP: LETTERS FROM AMERICA

10 JULY 2012 ART EXHIBITION RISK RON ENGLISH SABER TRUSTOCORP

For the 4th July celebrations the American invaded Black Rat Projects in Shoredtich. Four big American artists in one room made for a pretty epic visual treat. The mix of styles seemed a bit unbalanced and made the space feel slightly uneasy. With a name like Ron English only exhibited a few paintings, with the...

JEFF KOONS AT FONDATION BEYELER

18 JUNE 2012 ART ART BASEL EXHIBITION JEFF KOONS

Swiss museum Fondation Beyeler is presenting a new of works by the American artist Jeff Koons, which made up part of the recent Art Basel art festival. Koons has for decades been causing somewhat of a furore with the combination of 'the pop' and high culture that informs his art. The extensive presentation focuses...

Toykio in Düsseldorf. He is also a huge art collector and has been supporting contemporary artists from around the world in building a huge collection. He is also, of course, a huge fan and collector of vinyl toys. The exhibition now on at Me Collectors Room in Berlin brings together the two elements of Art and Toys.

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DUDEBOX IN BERLIN PART 2

29 MAY 2012 ART EXHIBITION SELIM VAROL TOYS

In the second part of our report on Art & Toys Collection Selim Varol, we bring you our report on the show. Selim Varol, known amongst the toy collectors community as the owner of Toykio in Düsseldorf. He is also a huge art collector and has been supporting contemporary artists...

DUDEBOX IN BERLIN PART 1

29 MAY 2012 ART EXHIBITION PETE FOWLER SELIM VAROL VINYL

We were invited to participate in the amazing exhibition of Selim Varol's Art and Toys Collection. We sent along Pete Fowler to decorate one of our Giant Dudes ~ the Ted was turned into Miles, a suitably rock twist version of the Berlin bear. 12 hours of brush work resulted...

KAWS "THE NATURE OF NEED"

15 MAY 2012 ART EXHIBITION KAWS

The latest body of works from artist KAWS with his highly anticipated “The Nature of Need” exhibition. Galerie Perrotin in the Central district of Hong Kong is the location and the installation makes for something quite encompassing with notable pieces including custom canvases of Hands of Death and Chum.  Galerie...

GARY HAM FOR PLAYSAM

25 APRIL 2012 CUSTOM EXHIBITION GARY HAM

Here is another great Playsam 500 piece, this time by Gary Ham. Gary tells us " I designed something playful because proceeds from the show go to charity." That charity being the World Childhood Foundation. "Raking up leaves and jumping in the piles is is one of my fondest memories as a kid, so this...

Walter JacottakaChauskoskis has come up with just that.

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The presentation of the Playsam comes in three parts... ...click through to see what they become when you put them together.


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CHAUSKOSKIS FOR PLAYSAM 500

25 APRIL 2012 CHAUSKOSKIS CUSTOM EXHIBITION

Take one minimal design classic, in this case the Playsam Streamliner Car, and ask artists to customise it. You would expect them to paint it, stick things to it and just generally make it less minimal. It takes a special kind of artist to see an iconic object as being...

I LIKE SOUP

18 APRIL 2012 ANDY WARHOL ART EXHIBITION LUKE CHUEH

From 26 May to 19 August 2012, in accompaniment to its forthcoming Andy Warhol:Portraits exhibition, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary art (MOCA) is also playing host to 'I Like Soup'. A group show, comprising of 46 contemporary artists, featuring reinterpretations of Warhol's iconic pieces of art centred upon the Campbell's tins...

HEAVY METAL PLASTIC

09 APRIL 2012 CUSTOM EXHIBITION LONDON LUNARTIK QEE TOY VINYL

Next week sees plastic turn to metal with the launch of the Heavy Metal Qee exhibition at London's Forbidden Planet Megastore. Running from 12th-19th April, the final night will culminate with a 'Meet The Artists' session, where you can be sure to catch up with many of the 30 contributors....

I-LIB

04 APRIL 2012 EXHIBITION I-LIB

I-LIB (I LURK IN BUSHES) translates Edwardian fairy tale imagery and a fascination with occult symbolism into poetic visions with dreamlike atmospheres of anthropomorphic subjects and mysticism as they intertwine love, hate, life, death. Morally crude and disenchanted mutations grow and twist up out of a time and place long forgotten...

MEET THE ARTIST

ANDREAS KRAPF

German born Andreas Krapf graduated in Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg  in 2009.  The following year he relocated to the great city of Hamburg to open a store where he could sell his designs under the...

MEET THE ARTIST

DUST

David Stegmann works under the pseudonym “Dust”.  Be it with a spray can or his resin cast hand made art toys, he gains his inspiration from colours, shapes and compositions found in nature. His belief is that everything is connected...

MEET THE ARTIST

MARK GMEHLING

Mark Gmehling is one of the leading names in German Street Art, and is best known for his digital illustration and animations.  His creations are the perfect fit for us here at Dudebox. In his world everything is possible, including...