Posted on October 03 2011
"11/10" The Artwork of Huck Gee
Artist Retrospective Hits Los Angeles for a 3-Day Only Event
Toy Art Gallery, one of the first dedicated art galleries of it’s kind, today announced that it will feature the work of toy customizer extraordinaire Huck Gee titled “11/10″ in Los Angeles for a 3-day only event starting November 10.
Through the years Huck has created original and awe inspiring 3D figures which sell out almost immediately through his website. He creates these unique and lovable characters in sets of 10, each individually numbered. But what nobody knew is that for each set of 10 figures he made, he also made one more and numbered it “11/10″. For the first time ever, every 11/10 piece will be on display and be available for sale, almost 50 pieces in total. Fans will now have just one last chance to see in person and get their hands on figures that sold out years ago.
“A couple of years ago I found myself wondering how I could create enough art pieces for a truly stupendous gallery show, yet without me having to take 9 months off to focus solely on producing pieces for a gallery. There was no way I could afford to set that much time aside but pull off the show I was imagining. Then I looked in my display case and saw the 11th figure I had begun squirreling away for my own collection,” said Huck Gee.
11/10 will not only feature retrospective and new works, it will also be the debut release of Huck’s first full length art book “The Art of Huck Gee”. Published by Presto Publishing and not scheduled to hit shelves till January 1st, 2012; just 200 collectors cover copies will be available at the event.
And as if that wasn’t enough, 11/10 will also be the official release of the extremely limited “Kabuki and Kitsune” Dunny 2-Pack by toy creator heavyweights Kidrobot. Inspired by Huck Gee’s Gold Life Dunny Series which sold out in record time, these two 3-inch Dunnys will be limited to only 200 pieces and will be exclusively available at the event.
11/10 will see large crowds of fans over it’s 3-day affair at Toy Art Gallery. Thursday, November 10th at 7pm will mark the official opening with a special signing with Huck Gee taking place the following evening at 5pm. The show will be open throughout the weekend closing it’s doors forever on Sunday, November 13th.
About Huck Gee:
A UK native, Huck Gee is a contemporary artist, illustrator, toy maker, and designer best known by toy enthusiasts for his iconic “Skullhead” character and “Gold Life” art creations. Heavily influenced by Japanese and Hong Kong pop art, Gee calls his style “Bastardized Asian Pop Culture”.
The demand for Huck’s Custom Toy Art and illustrations has grown quite immense, with small runs of hand crafted Art Toys and original prints selling out in seconds online and shipping to art collectors worldwide. Huck’s works have been exhibited in galleries worldwide and in 2007 his “Hello My Name Is” 8” Dunny was accepted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. In addition, Huck has also consigned several pieces for one of the world’s leading fine art auction houses: Christie’s Auction House.
He’s released numerous limited production toys through Kidrobot including some of the most exclusive and sought after Dunnys to date, figures for The Standard, DJ Qbert, and a series of figures for Barney’s New York which came dressed in the 2005 spring collections of five of the world’s most famous fashion designers: Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Rick Owens, and Duckie Brown. His extraordinary skills with customizing vinyl toys earned him the title of Best Customizer in the 2009 Kidrobot Artist Awards.
Most recently Huck collaborated with Ken Block and DC Shoes for Ken’s Monster World Rally Team WRC logo entitled “Blockhead”. Coinciding with this project were several limited edition shoe and clothing runs.
Huck currently maintains a studio in San Francisco and when not busy planning world domination, he spends his free time playing with his daughter and pretending to be a racecar driver. Not necessarily at the same time.
About Toy Art Gallery
The Toy Art Gallery is the first gallery of its kind to showcase and consult on high-end art toys and sculptures. Our goal is to showcase exciting, original, and new artists who use figurative sculpture as their primary medium of expression. We also focus on showing, collecting, and producing high end, limited edition, custom, and life-size toy sculptures. Our showroom and gallery is located in Hollywood, California.
One of our specialties is to provide availability on rare and desirable toys, life-size figures, bronze sculptures, and one-of-a-kind custom figures created by some of the leading artists/toy designers from around the world. We also have an incredible selection of aftermarket fine art originals and prints created by the leading pop surrealist and low brow artists working today. Our aim is to provide the best works from these artists at a fair market value and priced to fit a variety of budgets.
- Huck & Crew