Every week we spotlight the best art releases weekly by notable artists, galleries, museums and contemporary art platforms across the globe. Listed items typically encompass limited edition artworks, prints, collectible figures, collaborative merchandise and more.
For this week’s installment: Steven Harrington will release his commemorative Quasimoto figure for MADGIBBS, Haroshi has joined forces with Karimoku to craft a colorful wooden BE@RBRICK, MEET PROJECT launches collaborative sculptures with Yu Nagaba, Yoon Hyup and GR Gallery team up with Unique Board on 3D Rain or Shine resin statues, and JRP Editions drops a new lithograph by Kenny Scharf entitled In The Beginning.
View the full list below.
MADGIBBS x Steven Harrington Quasimoto Figure by ToyQube
Release Date: Available December 10 at 9 a.m. PST on MusicGlue.com
Release Price: $325 USD
Steven Harrington linked up with Madlib and Freddie Gibbs of hip-hop duo MADGIBBS to create a special edition art figure. Taking inspiration from Madlib’s Quasimoto character, the sculpture features a number of interchangeable props including Freddie Gibbs’ Zebra mask, sunglasses, and a chain. Harrington worked with Madlib, Keep Cool Records and Jeff Jank (the creator of Quasimoto) to produce the figure that commemorates the MADGIBB’s recent album, Bandana.
Haroshi x Karimoku BE@RBRICK by Medicom Toy
Release Date: Available December 14 on Medicom Toy’s website
Release Price: ¥396,000 JPY (approx. $3,643 USD)
Expert Japanese woodworkers Karimoku have joined forces with acclaimed sculptor Haroshi on a new Medicom Toy BE@RBRICK figure. Sized at 400%, the collaborative piece features varying shades of colorful wood grains. These natural materials were repurposed from discarded skateboard decks, an approach that is predominantly observed in Haroshi’s perennial artistic practice.
Yu Nagaba I’M YOUR VENUS Sculpture by MEET PROJECT
Release Date: Available December 10-16 at the MEET YU NAGABA GALLERY
Release Price: $275 HKD to $1,560 HKD (approx. $35 USD to $199 USD)
AllRightsReserved’s MEET PROJECT will soon launch an exhibition of original artworks with accompanying merchandise by talented Japanese artist, Yu Nagaba. Titled “I’M YOUR VENUS,” the Hong Kong presentation will feature Nagaba’s minimalist line drawings of human subjects inspired by hip-hop, fashion, and skate culture. The duo will purvey an 11-inch vinyl figure of the I’M YOUR VENUS sculpture, graphic tees, skate decks, glass mugs, as well as transparent tote bags.
“MEET YU NAGABA GALLERY – I’M YOUR VENUS”
19 Old Bailey Street, G/F
Central, Hong Kong
Yoon Hyup x GR Gallery Rain or Shine 3D Editions by Unique Board
Release Date: Available on GR Gallery’s website
Release Price: $550 USD
Yoon Hyup and GR Gallery have connected with Unique Board to release high gloss resin editions titled Rain or Shine. The artwork takes inspiration from an original painting by the artist, portraying a palm tree done up in his signature minimalist line and dot aesthetic. The edition stands 10 inches tall and arrives in three various options: white, blue, and black colors. Each variant is limited to 20 units.
Kenny Scharf In The Beginning Lithographs by JRP Editions
Release Date: December 12 at 9 a.m. PDT on JRP Editions’ website
Release Price: $1,059-$3,745 USD
Paris-based JRP Editions will soon launch new lithograph editions featuring an original artwork by acclaimed visual artist, Kenny Scharf. The collectible print portrays a flying swarm of Scarf’s psychedelic character in a luminous, galactic atmosphere. The handout lithograph measures roughly 37 by 29 inches and will be available in three unique options. Each lithograph is signed and numbered by Scharf with a stamp of authenticity by the publishing house.