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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations. Ten plastic nesting toys, each designed by a different artist, designer, writer. Each cube consists of six pieces. Artists: Alex Katz, R. Crumb, Chiho Aoshima, Rita Ackerman, Chip Kidd, Rob Pruitt, Kehinde Wiley, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Kurt Vonnegut and Joe Petro III, Tony Oursler. Toys are housed in a triangular shaped container. Container has a clear plastic lid with the title in silver. Library has no. 1132 of an edition of 4000. "For 50 ARTIST TOYS, Visionaire imagined a set of toys as animal companions to the designer figurines from 44 TOYS and 45 MORE TOYS. It consists of elaborate nesting dolls and acccessories silk-screened in designs by artists like Alex Katz, R. Crumb, and Tim Noble & Sue Webster. “The toy project was sweet on the outside and charming on the inside,” says artist Rob Pruitt. “I simply tacked Winston Churchill’s great quote (‘A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’) to it, decorated the surface with images of my beloved panda, and crossed my fingers that it would provoke the person playing with it to ponder our collective fascination with this beautiful, threatened creature.” – From visionaireworld.com
Imprint / Year
New York : Visionaire Pub., 2006.
34 x 39 cm
RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record
toys, nesting toys, artists, visionaire, periodical
Book and Paper
Gan, Stephan; Dean, Cecilia; Kaliardos, James; and Katz, Alex, "Visionaire 50: Artist Toys" (2006). Visionaire. 2.