MOST WANTED : BEHIND THE HYPE
Well, unless you haven't been following us through our twitter, facebook, or the original Kidrobot thread (shame on you btw), then you know that our very first official Most Wanted show is just under two weeks away! Besides all the insane amounts of excitement all of us here at MW are feeling, we're working our asses off to make sure this show is something you soon won't forget! For you lucky fans in the Bay area, and for those of you who are actually flying down (you guys are f@#$ing amazing!) for opening night, we hope to see you guys there bright and early. Just kidding, the show isn't till 6:30pm so please don't show up at 6:30am, I'd feel like a major "A Hole" if you did. So until then, checkout the press release from 1AM gallery and prepare yourselves for one hell-of-a show!
"1AM, with curators Manny Rivas and James Brown, are proud to present “Most Wanted: Behind the Hype”, a toy vinyl show featuring the best customizers in the game. More than 25 artists were given Kidrobot platforms to showcase their creativity and skills. Without any specific theme to address, everyone is pushing the boundaries of their own unique style. The opening reception is on Friday, May 11th, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:30pm and will run through June 10th, 2012.
“The Most Wanted” (MW) is an artist collective that started in 2009 and created by Tim Munz, Igor Ventura, and Manny Rivas. It is a custom Dunny series that pays homage to Kidrobot and their classic blind box series. Bringing together a huge collective of talent from across the globe, MW1 and its’ predecessor, MW2, were instant successes with both series selling out in a matter of seconds. Despite the continuing success of the collection, the founders’ goal remains the same: find and showcase the most competent up-and-comers in the scene and spread their talent across the globe. One of the best ways to do that is to exhibit the incredible works at art galleries.
The “Most Wanted: Behind The Hype” show has no particular theme to limit the artists’ imagination. Manny and James wanted everyone to bring their own distinctive styles to the table and present them on the most popular platforms out there, KidRobot’s Munnys and Dunnys. The focus of this exhibit is to display the true talent and passion that lies behind the hype. What is the hype? Join us at the opening reception on Friday, May 11th and find out!"
The artist line-up: