To celebrate Original Fake’s recent 1st year anniversary, KAWS had a very limited run of 20 bronze dissected Companions created. 10 were released to the public and 10 created as artist proofs. Under the watchful eye of master craftsmen in Japan, these 22lbs/10kg statues feature a sharp black shine. The statue itself includes a special KAWS hand-painted coffin box.
Image: TK / Super Touch
Puma Mobility is the latest movement from Puma to establish a connection with the high fashion market in mind. Their latest project involves the Puma 8 speed. This bicycle was a joint collaboration between two Japanese factions, Maruwaka and Keigo Kamide. Maruwaka is known as an up and coming street artist, while Keigo Kamide plies his trade as an artist/painter/Kutani maker (Kutani is a regionally exclusive form of pottery). Maruwaka created various bike parts with Kutani ceramic. This bikes will not be sold commercially but rather displayed first and auction off via silent charity to raise money for Hokuriku area earthquake victims. For more info, check out the website, Puma Kutani
Last night marked the opening night of the artist Parra’s exhibition at The Reed Space in New York. Some of you will know Parra for his Rock Well clothing as well as the mastermind behind the Amsterdam Air Max 1 sample. You can see more images from the night at Jeff Staple’s blog.
Between July 6th and the 28th, London art-goers will be for an awesome exhibition at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms featuring iconic artists, Jose Parla and Futura. These two artists will feature all new works of art and be sure to give viewers the opportunity of a lifetime to view these two New York artists.
MIA Media Arts has write ups and bios on each artist.
July 6 – 28
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
Opening hours Tuesday – Saturday 12.00 – 6.00 pm (Thursday open till 9 pm)
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Info: MIA Media Arts
One of the most sought after P-Rods ever was the Jordan themed Elite Series J-Rod. Here is another upcoming Jordan inspired Paul Rodriguez signature shoe orchestrated on his latest model, the P-Rod II. This sneaker takes some obvious cues from black/cement III’s that everybody seems to love these days. Available this July.