Opening: The Art of Toys @ The Museum of Art and History

Pop Life // Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Christmas comes in July, and there’s no age limit, especially for toy and comics aficionados. Riding on the happy heels of Comic-Con in San Diego, enthusiasts can slide right into The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California, which opened this weekend, July 18. 

The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys @ the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California

Design // Monday, July 13, 2015
Christmas comes in July, and there’s no age limit, especially for toy and comics aficionados. Riding on the happy heels of Comic-Con in San Diego, enthusiasts can slide right into The Art of Toys: A Left Coast Retrospective of Designer Toys at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California, which opens this weekend, July 18. Julie B. from Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx have curated a dazzling display. To help out with your early holiday hoarding, we asked a few questions.

Jason Freeny's Toy Dissection Sculptures

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
We've posted on Jason Freeny before: his giant Lego sculptures and dolls with exposed anatomy. Check out the continuation of this series, exposing more anatomy of familiar toys and cartoon characters. 

Stephen Ives "Bleak" @ Backwoods Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
For his third solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Stephen Ives dives into a raw purgative interpretation of death and fate on the personal as well as grand human scale. Drawing inspiration from the iconic equestrian figures of classical Europe, their heroic portrayal of Great Men and the symbiotic relationship with their mounts carrying them unwittingly onward, Ives attempts to create moments of truth expressing the corruption and purity of the human situation as well as the diminutive nature of our endeavours.

Watch: "The Sucklord" by Joey Garfield

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
In this short documentary, Juxtapoz' Joey Garfield spends an afternoon with The Sucklord, talking Star Wars, Gay Rights, and why Super Villains have the upper hand.

Classic Toy Soldiers Do Yoga

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 10, 2014
Downward-facing dog toy soldier? Cobra pose little green army man? These are Yoga Jones, a series of the classic green army men completing yoga moves instead of holding guns and rocket launchers. Look inward, work on your body and mind, help this dude's kickstarter.

Boris "DELTA" Tellegen x Case Studyo: "A Concrete Toy"

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 29, 2014
Boris "DELTA" Tellegen has long been one of our favorirte artists in Europe, unique as both a graffiti writer and fine artist. The Dutch artist is teaming up with the great team at Case Studyo in Belgium for a special new sculpture edition, and as Case told us, "For Boris it made sense to execute this 'toy' robot again in concrete this time, the least child friendly material you can imagine..."

In the Magazine: The Sucklord

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Morgan Phillips and his alter ego, The Sucklord, have created a singular sweet spot between fine art and lowbrow. His tools are not traditional paintbrush on canvas but rather a reclaiming of the commercial toy industry, specifically targeting the ubiquitous packaged action figure. The Sucklord reigns supreme over a world that is at the same time fantastical and acutely transparent. Toiling over toxic resins, blister packs and poor working conditions, The Sucklord brings us the best of the worst in reimagined popular culture. 

Sucklord "Toy Lords of Chinatown"

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"The work presented in this exhibit is a documentation of my struggle to reach the top of a sinister pyramid scheme; a culture-jacking enterprise where ruthless-yet-compelling super-criminals compete for the imaginations of fickle consumers and a relentless media machine." - Sucklord on his 2011 Suckadelic retrospective gallery exhibition, “You’re An Asshole For Buying This.”

Pharrell Co-Curates "This is Not a Toy" @ the Design Exchange

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This Is Not A Toy, curated by John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickelson with special guest curator Pharrell Williams, is the world's first exhibition featuring a collection of contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks created by artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Coarse, Huck Gee, and Frank Kozik...
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