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Best Art Drops: 'Boxing Brain' Sculptures, Ballpoint Pen Portraits of Skate Legends & More

Including a new limited edition print by Shohei Otomo.

Every week we spotlight the best art drops 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, Ron English reissues his beloved Boxing Brain collectible figures from 2015, Japanese contemporary artist Shohei Otomo launches a new limited edition print dubbed The Spectre, American visual artist Paul Kobriger drops ballpoint pen portraits of skate icons, The Earth Powder purveys special incense burners shaped like fire hydrants, and Montana Cans reveals its latest lookbook.

Peep the drops below.

Ron English Reissues Popular Boxing Brain Figure with ToyQube

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ToyQube

Release Date: Available at ToyQube’s website
Release Price: $25 USD each

In 2015, Ron English released his Boxing Brain series of plastic sculptures. Now, the iconic street artist is relaunching the most popular edition with leading art purveyor ToyQube. Standing at 4.75” tall, the figure portrays a combined silhouette of a boxing glove and a brain. The piece arrives in red, gold, silver, and clear.

Shohei Otomo Launches The Spectre Limited Edition Print

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Shdw Gallery

Release Date: Available at Shdw Gallery’s website
Release Price: $106 USD

Following the Donye edition, Melbourne-based Shdw Gallery has now released a limited print by Japanese contemporary artist, Shohei Otomo (who is also the son of the legendary manga artist and Akira creator, Katsuhiro Otomo). Entitled The Spectre, the 15” x 11.2” print arrives in a signed and numbered edition of 75. The 39-year-old artist is widely-recognized for his black and white illustrations alongside highly-intricate depictions of cultural motifs merged with turbulent motifs.

Paul Kobriger Drops Ballpoint Pen Portraits of Skate Icons

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Paul Kobriger

Release Date: Available at Paul Kobriger’s website
Release Price: $35 USD

Visual artist and former marketing director of Transworld Skateboarding, Paul Kobriger, recently dropped original ballpoint pen portraits of six skate icons. Sized at 11” x 17” inches, the photorealistic works portray Lance Mountain, Mark Gonzales, Matt Hensley, Rodney Mullen, Tommy Guerrero, and Ray Barbee. Each piece also arrives in a bespoke handmade frame for an additional, negotiated cost.

The Earth Powder Releases Hydrant Incense Burners

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The Earth Powder

Release Date: Available now at The Earth Powder’s website
Release Price: $100 USD

Brooklyn-based ceramicist The Earth Powder released a special edition series of incense burners shaped like fire hydrants. Standing at 3.25” tall, the miniature sculptures are done up in frost porcelain. Due to its handmade nature, there will be slight variations in size and shape for each piece.

Montana Cans Unveils Latest Lookbook

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Montana Cans

Release Date: Available digitally at Yumpu
Release Price: Free

Montana Cans just revealed its latest lookbook 2019 issue. In the publication, the graffiti specialist reflects on notable past projects, products, and multi-faceted artists that the organization has collaborated with including legendary urban art photographer Martha Cooper, street artist 1010, and the iconic 1UP Crew.

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