COARSE at Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery with Michael Walker

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COARSE toys  Mark Landwehr & Sven Waschk  presented new works in their exhibit Prisoners Beside Me, which opened Friday, December 5, 7-10pm. Mark and Sven was present at the opening reception. Held at Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery. Michael Walker was kindly enough to help The Toy chronicle out and give us an insight of what happened on the night as an Coarse collector. Prisoners Beside Me Coarse Rotofugi

Michael traveled all the way from Phoenix which was 1200 miles away from Chicago just to be at this show, shows how much of a hardcore Coarse collector he is. Here is a insight and mini interview with Michael on his experience. 

TTC: Being a fellow coarse head what was it like going to meet Mark Landwehr & Sven Waschk at Rotofugi?

 MW: It was great. They were both friendly and engaging. They took the time to do a sketch and/or sign for everyone in line. They’re very relaxed and genuine. Nice guys.

Buried Passion Ed. 3 Resin sculpture 2014 Delivers June 2015 $7500
Buried Passion Ed. 3
Resin sculpture 2014
Delivers June 2015
$7500
Permanent Guest - No release info Resin sculpture 2014 coarse toys coarselife raccoon
Permanent Guest – No release info Resin sculpture 2014 They hinted that the raccoon may become a production piece.
Outburst Loop - Rotofugi exclusive Vinyl sculpture 2014 Black - Ed. 300 White - Ed. 30 - SOLD OUT Blue - Ed. 300 Black and blue delivers Q1 2015 $99/each
Outburst Loop – Rotofugi exclusive
Vinyl sculpture 2014
Black – Ed. 300
White – Ed. 30 – SOLD OUT
Blue – Ed. 300
Black and blue delivers Q1 2015
$99/each

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Vulnerable Souls - Eclipsed Edition - Ed. 1 Resin sculpture 2014 Delivers @ Exhibition end $19,000
Vulnerable Souls – Eclipsed Edition – Ed. 1
Resin sculpture 2014
Delivers @ Exhibition end
$19,000
Contaminated Youth - Ed. 3 Resin sculpture 2014 Delivers June 2015 $6000
Contaminated Youth – Ed. 3
Resin sculpture 2014
Delivers June 2015
$6000
The Passage - Ignited Exhibition Edition - Ed. 150 Vinyl sculpture 2014 Available now $475
The Passage – Ignited Exhibition Edition – Ed. 150
Vinyl sculpture 2014
Available now
$475
colourstation 200% - Ed. 1 Resin sculpture 2014 Available @ Exhibit end $43,000
colourstation 200% – Ed. 1
Resin sculpture 2014
Available @ Exhibit end
$43,000

TTC: Any secrets to share with the public?

MW: Secrets? Well the Rotofugi and Shibuya mini omens may make it online I suspect and maybe even some passages. The black and blue omen outbursts are 300 editions so they should be relatively easy to get.

Solitary Rider Blue and pink- Ed. 3 Carbon-fiber sculpture 2014 Delivers June 2015 $10,000
Solitary Rider Blue and pink- Ed. 3
Carbon-fiber sculpture 2014
Delivers June 2015
$10,000

TTC: You think coarse will be even stronger next year? do think Coarse should finish the omen line now?

MW: If these new sculpts see production then yes, I think it could be amazing. I know a lot of people are tired of omens but I’m sure it’s hard for mark and Sven when every omen they release sells out immediately. I think if these outbursts don’t sell super quick then maybe they tail off but I’m looking at the white one I bought and I love it.

Jaws - White Wood - Ed. 1 Jaws - Wood White - Ed. 1 Resin & wood sculpture 2014 Available @ Exhibit end $7000/each
Jaws – White Wood – Ed. 1
Jaws – Wood White – Ed. 1
Resin & wood sculpture 2014
Available @ Exhibit end
$7000/each

TTC: The show well organised?

MW: Yes. The line tickets made it smooth and honestly the demand was just right for the supply.

TTC: Glad that it wasn’t a rampage and flippers hunting

MW: Nope. Quite nice. 50 people or so. There were a few flippers who got their piece and left but the good news is Kirby from Rotofugi was good about limiting people.

Bloodline - Ed. 3 Resin sculpture 2014 Delivers June 2015 $11,000
Bloodline – Ed. 3
Resin sculpture 2014
Delivers June 2015
$11,000
Hand-painted Vinyl sculpture 2014 Delivers @ Exhibit end $370
Hand-painted Vinyl sculpture 2014
Delivers @ Exhibit end
$3700
Dark Sorrows Elephant - Ed. 1 Hand-painted Vinyl sculpture 2014 Delivers @ Exhibit end $3700
Dark Sorrows Elephant – Ed. 1
Hand-painted Vinyl sculpture 2014
Delivers @ Exhibit end
$3700
Dark Sorrows Giraffe - Ed. 1 Hand-painted Vinyl sculpture 2014 Delivers @ Exhibit end $3700
Dark Sorrows Giraffe – Ed. 1
Hand-painted Vinyl sculpture 2014
Delivers @ Exhibit end
$3700
Forgive Me - Ed. 3 Resin sculpture 2014 Delivers June 2015 $6000
Forgive Me – Ed. 3
Resin sculpture 2014
Delivers June 2015
$6000
Cursed - Ed. 5 Resin sculpture 2014 Delivers June 2015 $4000
Cursed – Ed. 5
Resin sculpture 2014
Delivers June 2015
$4000
First Days of Despair - Ed. 1 Hand-painted Resin sculpture 2014 Delivers @ Exhibit end $34,000
First Days of Despair – Ed. 1
Hand-painted Resin sculpture 2014
Delivers @ Exhibit end
$34,000
Last Days of Winter - Ed. 1 Hand-painted Resin sculpture 2014 Delivers @ Exhibit end $34,000
Last Days of Winter – Ed. 1
Hand-painted Resin sculpture 2014
Delivers @ Exhibit end
$34,000

TTC: Worth the trip?

MW: Definitely worth the trip. I also met some fellow coarseheads which was great. Made the experience even better to be able to share it with other people as passionate about this.

Father & Son Ed. 5 Wood/Resin sculpture 2014 Delivers June 2015 $5000
Father & Son Ed. 5
Wood/Resin sculpture 2014
Delivers June 2015
$5000

TTC :What was your personal most wanted piece from the show?

MW: So many good pieces. I loved Permanent Guest and Cursed. Some of the new sculpts are next level. I think there is some really good stuff there.

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Rotofugi Exclusive Fugi Omen on the left

TTC: It’s great to see Coarse tribute to Roman….. such a great company doing something like that for him and his family

MW: It was. I definitely reflected for a moment on Roman’s Omen. I was so impressed that they did a fresh sculpt and not just a color way. I asked them about that and they definitely felt for Roman. He was a very high profile collector.

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photo credited to Nicolas Caldas

He was a genuine soul and so friendly, We all miss him, everyone there had something positive to say about him.

Omen Fade Roman Shevchenko tribute Resin sculpture 2014 Coarselife on Jan 8 2015
Omen Fade Roman Shevchenko tribute 2014 Will be released on Jan 8th 2015 http://www.coarselife.com/

Just after Roman’s passing Coarse released a statement and it was really touching what the company is doing for his family. Coarse I salute you!

roman Coarse toys

We will put together a special edition for Roman to honor his love for coarse and in order to support his family. All proceeds from this sale will be for the benefit of Roman’s family. Please support our effort – updates will follow as soon as we are finished with the preparations

I personally wrote a article months before Roman’s left us if you would like to remember how much of an awesome person he was please have a read HERE

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On 19.10.2014, our beloved friend Roman Shevchenko aka AlPred passed away. It was heart attack. Thank you all for your support these tough days. This is very important for his family.

If you have had any business with him in progress (transactions, projects, etc.), please drop us a mail at [email protected]ail.com

If you like to send a card to his family, please approach us at [email protected] for the shipping address.

Roman Shevchenko rest in peace brother miss you loads

http://www.coarselife.com/

http://www.rotofugi.com/

Rotofugi

2780 N Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

Phone Number: 773-868-3308

Email Address: [email protected]

Special thank you Michael Walker for his time and effort to help TTC out.

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