Andy Warhol x Medicom Toy (Japan) “’60s Style” Bearbrick

Andy Warhol x Medicom Toy (Japan) 400% Bearbrick

Fans of the pop art movement will want to take note of Medicom Toy’s latest release. The Japanese toymaker is set to release a set of Bearbricks that pay tribute to the late, great Andy Warhol, with the toy sporting Warhol’s signature glasses, his distinct high cheekbones and even his unique style of dress.

The Bearbrick will be available in the 400% and 1000% sizes (280mm and 700mm, respectively), and are available now from Medicom in limited quantities starting at a price of ¥8,800 JPY (approximately $75 USD).

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LAD MUSICIAN (Japan) 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

 

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Japanese rock-inspired fashion label, LAD MUSICIAN, has unveiled its Fall/Winter 2014 collection dubbed “Minimal Art Rock 13.” Paying homage to the late legendary musician and songwriter Lou Reed, the designs and dark color palette in the collection focus on the early part of Reed’s career — The Velvet Underground band and countless songs inspired by Andy Warhol’s work.
The collection reworks familiar wardrobe garments with subtle textures and patterns, which in turn adds detail to the otherwise minimal aesthetic. Stand out pieces include the polka dot blazer and black satin finish varsity jacket.
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Massive Warhol exhibit visits Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, over 600 works on display

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Even before his first visit in 1956, Andy Warhol had been largely well-received by people in Japan. Pieces like “Campbell’s Soup I” are just as easily recognized here as anywhere along with other pieces of the artist’s highly prolific and vast range of work. But with this massive collection stored far away in The Andy Warhol Museum in America it’s been hard for his Japanese fans to experience it all until now.

The museum is taking its collection on a tour of Asia including a three-month stay at the Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. The exhibit titled Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal boasts nearly 700 pieces of art and film as well as some other exhibits designed to take visitors deep into his world as it existed decades ago.

Of course many of Warhol’s signature works from the “Campbell’s Soup”, “Flowers” and “Death and Disaster” series are there along with his famous celebrity portraits such as Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Works he did with Jean-Michel Basquiat are also on display.

Twenty-five pieces of Warhol’s film work will also be on display including his eight-hour epic “Empire” which is a stationary camera pointed at the landmark for the entire run-time.

This is still only a part of everything going on at the Mori Art Museum. Inside you’ll find a recreation of Warhol’s studio, “The Factory and some of his Japanese time capsules containing items he collection while visiting will be opened during symposiums. Meanwhile outside of the venue you can grab a bite from the Andy Warhol Café serving parfaits with yellow sunglasses and burgers with huge dollar signs charred into the bun.

You may also stumble across the BMW M1 he painted in 1975.

There’s also a gift shop featuring heaps of Andy Warhol merchandise, because like the man said, “good business is the best art.” And while we’re on the topic of Warhol quotes, the name of the exhibit is clearly in reference to his famous line: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.

Love him or loathe him, I think even Warhol himself would have been surprised at how incredibly well he predicted this reality-TV and YouTube-filled culture many of us now live in.

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Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal
1 February – 6 May
Mori Art Museum
53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
10:00am – 10:00pm seven days a week
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Source: Twitter – moriartmuseumentabe

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Andy Warhol x Medicom Toy Bearbrick Collection

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In conjunction with Andy Warhol’s “15 Minutes Eternal” retrospective exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in JapanMedicom Toy has produced three special edition Bearbricks. Each Bearbrick stands 70mm tall and draws a likeness to Warhol with his signature sunglasses, pronounced cheekbones and unique style of dress.
Priced at ¥1,500 JPY (approximately $15 USD), each of the three Bearbricks will be available at the Mori sometime during the month of March, while “15 Minutes Eternal” will remain open until May 6.
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Andy Warhol x Medicom Toy Vinyl Collectible Dolls

 

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Dropping alongside the Andy Warhol Bearbricks for the Mori Art Museum’s “15 Minutes Eternal” retrospective are two vinyl versions of Warhol from Medicom Toy. Available in both greyscale and a colorful pop-inspired motif, the toys stand 235mm tall and retail for ¥7,480 JPY (approximately $73 USD) each. Both Warhol figures – part of Medicom’s Vinyl Collectible Dolls range – are now available via project 1/6 while supplies last.
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Picasso painting fetches over $1.5 million in Mainland China auction

Christie’s drew the elite of China closer into its orbit with an auction Thursday of works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and others in Shanghai, the first time any foreign auction house has held such a sale on the mainland without having to go through intermediaries.

The London auction house put 42 pieces under the hammer in China’s financial hub, with bidding expected to raise around $16?million.

Along with Pablo Picasso’s 1969 Homme Assis, Andy Warhol’s 1980-81 Diamond Dust Shoes, and a 1963 still-life by Giorgio Morandi, items include works of Asian contemporary art and fine wines in recognition of China’s booming market for rare vintages.

No Chinese works dating from before the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911 will be offered however, in deference to Chinese regulations that seek to discourage looters and grave robbers.

China, the world’s second largest economy, already has more than 1 million U.S. dollar millionaires, many of whom are seeking to diversify their investments away from gold and real estate. Chinese bidders are now common at overseas auctions. The number attending Christie’s events has doubled since 2008. Some $4.6 billion worth of cultural relics and artworks were sold last year in the domestic auction market, according to China’s commerce ministry.

Christie’s has long operated in Hong Kong and has been organizing sales in China since 2005 by allowing a Chinese auction firm to use its international trademark.

The auction house said on April 9 it was granted a license to operate independently in China, making it the first international auction house to hold its own branded events on the mainland.

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