Kidrobot LA let the cat out of the bag through their twitter feed yesterday, revealing pics of the latest Kidrobot exclusive, the white/pearl Asia MiniGod Buddha from Marka27. Limited to just 100 pieces worldwide, the 6″ mini-MiniGod features a functioning speaker that works with ipods, ipads, mp3 players and any audio device with a headphone jack. Priced at only $40 each, the figure will only be available at select Kidrobot retailers across the globe, so anyone interested should start tracking them down now!
Hot off the heels of the Neo Indigenous solo art show (opening last Thursday, January 12th), Marka27 is gearing up for the release of his latest toy, the Black Buddha Minigod. Dropping at the TT Underground Gallery (home of Neo Indigenous) on Saturday (January 21st), the 5.5″ Toy Tokyo exclusive Minigod has been limited to 100 pieces worldwide.
Marka27 will be on hand between 4-6pm at the gallery for an artist talk, so be sure to head down with any questions regarding his latest body of work (or if your looking to get the new figure signed!).
Neo Indigenous celebrates the artist’s arrival and first solo show in Gotham. It also marks a shift in the artist’s cultural consciousness. His quest to bridge past with present illustrates his yearning to bring deeper meaning to both old and new art forms. Juxtaposing ancient elements with contemporary design aesthetics, Marka27 reveals both a connection and a disjuncture in the process. Challenging viewers to confront the existing practice of commodifying art, the exhibit leaves a lasting impression – a mark Marka27 has predicated his reputation on. -press