If you happen to be in California this weekend, then we recommend highly to head on over to Toy Art Gallery – where they are hosting “ARTISTS ASSEMBLE!”, Stan Lee’s Yo! Custom Figure Show!
TAG have ‘assembled’ some heavyweight artists to customise Stan Lee’s YO! vinyl figure for this show, amongst the artists will be Jon-Paul Kaiser and Cris Rose – two top UK artists! JPK, whilst needing no introduction, has created a beautiful masked, mustachioed, dapper gentleman named Der Kaiser. Der Kaiser is something of a notorious super-villian capable of bringing Europe to its knees. During the day Der Kaiser rules Germany and is a bit of dick to other world leaders.
Der Kaiser’s super-villian outfit is inspired by the formal Prussian dress uniform from the turn of the century, coupled with his domino mask to hide his identity. The emblem on his chest is the Prussian eagle with teutonic ‘K’.
For Mr Rose, who recently had his first production 3″ Dunny released by Kidrobot, we unfortunately don’t have any images to show of his piece – however – I’d bet my bottom dollar that it is robot themed 😀
[su_frame align=”center”][/su_frame]JPK YO! Custom.
Press Release from TAG:
Toy Art Gallery, 3CoconutMonkey and Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment proudly present “ARTISTS ASSEMBLE!”, Stan Lee’s Yo! Custom Figure Show. Over 50 artists have created their own heroes (and villians!) based on Stan’s lovable YO! do-it-yourself customizable vinyl figure. Proceeds from the show’s customs will benefit the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens, run by the non-profit Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
[su_frame align=”center”][/su_frame]Tasha Zimich YO!
[su_frame align=”center”][/su_frame]Scarecrowoven YO!
[su_frame align=”center”][/su_frame]Olivia YO!
[su_frame align=”center”][/su_frame]Gabbie Custom YO!
[su_frame align=”center”][/su_frame]Dr. Hill YO!
[su_frame align=”center”][/su_frame]Jim Koch YO!
[su_frame align=”center”][/su_frame]Zieromuko YO!
Artists Assemble! features the following group of international toy and pop artists:
Abe Lincoln Jr. | Aeron Alfrey | Ardabus Rubber | Bert S. Gatchalian | Bob Conge/Plaseebo | Brent Nolasco | Carson Catlin | Chet Zar | COPE2 | Cris Rose | Darren Goldman | Dodgrr | Dr. Hill | Francesco De Molfetta | Furry Feline Creatives | Gabbie Custom Art | Geoff Trapp | George Gaspar | Ian Ziobrowski | Javier Jimenez | Jay222 | Jesse Hernandez | Jim Koch | Jon-Paul Kaiser | Jophen Stein | Josh Mayhem | Juan Muniz | Julie B | KRK Ryden | Leesasaur | Luke Chueh | MCA | Megan Massacre | Megan Smithyman | Michael Leavitt | Michael Pro | Miscreation Toys | Mitch O’Connell | Nathan Hamill | Obscure | Olivia | Ragnar | Rsin Art | Scarecrowoven | Spankystokes | Steven Daily | Sylvia Ji | Tasha Zimich | The Pizz | Tim Clarke | Tomi | Tyler Coey | Victor Castillo | Zieromuko | and more!
As well as many artists and celebrities contributing to the art auction:
Brimstone | CastleCorsetry | Colin Ferguson | Danny Trejo | Doug Jones | James Hong | Keahu Kahuanui | Lou Ferrigno | Seth Green | Anthony Decidue | Anthony Watkins | Anthony Winn | B-King | Bonnie Burton | Brian Tee | Bruce Campbell | Chase Conley | Chris Meesey | Christian Sokoni | Cleia Barreto | CrabCat Industries | Dan Panosian | KudzuTech | Evilos- Chris Avalos | Gene Simmons | Grant Imahara | Holly Conrad | J Salvador | Jamie Tyndall | Jason Metcalf | Jessica Merizan | Jessica Miranda | John Ottinger | Josh Prieto | Justin Nissley | Kevin Smith | Liam Murray | LittleHouse | Mara Sprafkin | Megan Hutchison | Mirelly Taylor | Rialeah Vanderbilt | Robert Luedke | Steve Guerra | Team Unicorn | Yesenia Prieto | Yuka Kobayashi | Zees | and more!
Please join us for the opening on Friday, Nov. 15th, 2013 from 8-10 PM at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. The Yo! customizable figure is available for purchase now at www.therealstanlee.com and shop.toyartgallery.com.
ARTISTS ASSEMBLE! runs through Dec. 1st.
About Toy Art Gallery:
Toy Art Gallery is the first gallery of its kind to showcase and consult on high-end art toys and sculptures. Our goal is to showcase exciting, original, and new artists who use figurative sculpture as their primary medium of expression. We also focus on showing, collecting, and producing high end, limited edition, custom, and life-size toy sculptures. Our showroom and gallery is located in Hollywood, California. Visit us online at www.toyartgallery.com
About POW! Entertainment Inc.
POW! Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB:POWN) is a multi-media entertainment company founded by noted comic book writer Stan Lee together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!’s principals have extensive backgrounds in the creation and production of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! Is utilizing Stan Lee’s historical background by perpetuating his legacy while creating and developing all new live-action films, television, digital games, merchandising, licensing and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! Partners with third parties and strategic alliances, including studios and networks, in the production and distribution of new POW! Character franchises. For more information, visit http://www.powentertainment.com
About the Alliance:
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, identifies teenagers with exceptional creative talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Founded in 1923, the Awards program fosters the creativity and talent of millions of students through recognition, exhibitions and publications. Over the past six years alone, students have submitted more than a million works of art and writing and more than $30 million has been made available in scholarships and awards to top winning participants. Visit us online at www.artandwriting.org