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: Printed Matter releases Surveillance Is Your Busywork Placard lithograph by Barbara Kruger, Thinkspace Projects drops Insecurity Camera wire sculpture edition by Spenser Little, Studio Arhoj purveys new Familia Group No. 52 ceramic figures, Case Studyo announces a new collaborative BOWL edition with Jean Jullien, and Woaw Store launches pre-orders for Karimoku and Medicom Toy’s latest BE@RBRICK.
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Surveillance Is Your Busywork Placard Lithograph by Barbara Kruger
Release Date: Available now on Printed Matter’s website
Release Price: $1,500 USD
Activist artist and feminist Barbara Kruger created a series of lithograph placards in the early 80s, having mounted these pieces inside New York City’s subway trains. Printed Matter is currently selling one of these rare works by Kruger: the artist’s Surveillance Is Your Busywork placard. Sized 28 x 71 centimeters, the work is in near fine condition.
Insecurity Camera Wire Sculpture Edition by Spenser Little
Release Date: Available now on Thinkspace Projects’ website
Release Price: $750 USD
American artist Spenser Little is known for his intricate wire sculptures that portray human forms with sardonic text that reflects contemporary issues. Thinkspace Projects is currently selling an open edition of Little’s Insecurity Camera, portraying a surveillance camera. Considering the artist creates each piece by hand, each work in the series will be unique.
BOWL Edition by Jean Jullien
Release Date: January 30 at Case Studyo’s website
Release Price: TBD
Case Studyo is teaming up once again with renowned French artist Jean Jullien on a functional homeware edition. The porcelain BOWL portrays Julien’s signature, minimalist drawings with this new composition portraying a school of diverse fish swimming inside the face of the bowl. Details surrounding the edition size have yet to be announced.
Familia Group No. 52 Ceramic Figures by Studio Arhoj
Release Date: Available now on Studio Arhoj’s website
Release Price: $88 USD
Copenhagen-based ceramics label Studio Arhoj continues to fire up quirky new figurines in its Familia Group series. The latest set of pieces portray a sister and brotherhood of small Japanese Shinto-inspired works that evoke the subjects observed in the label’s ubiquitous Ghost family. Each figurine is hand-cast in solid, heavy white porcelain.
Medicom Toy x Karimoku Rosewood Paint BE@RBRICK 1000%
Release Date: Available now on Woaw Store’s website
Release Price: $8,281 USD
The Woaw Store just launched preorders for a new 1000% BE@BRICK figure made in collaboration between Japanese craftsman Karimoku and Medicom Toy. The latest bear-shaped variant is entirely crafted with dark Rosewood. Each piece in the edition is entirely handcrafted.