Barbie, Boglins, Masters of the Universe, Polly Pocket... Unless you were raised by wolves, Mattel had a bit impact on your childhood. As a toy manufacturer and distributor, the company has been sparking the imaginations of kids for 70 years. Fittingly enough, the nostalgia-based Gallery 1988 has just opened up their second annual, officially licensed Power of Mattel exhibition, featuring homages to iconic toy lines.
Artists such as 100% Soft, Nan Lawson, Sugar Fueled, and Mark Nagata have contributed paintings, prints, and toys to the collection. The work really makes you want to hope your parents didn't sell you old toys in a garage sale and dig them out.
They also remind me that I always wanted a Magic 8 Ball and never got one. But now I'm an adult and can do what I want. Magic 8 Ball, here I come.
The collection is on view until October 15.
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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 5:32pmIf you're looking to bring home something soft and fluffy from DCON, Flat Bonnie booth (#317) is probably your best bet.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 2:02pmParra is one of my favorite artists, but I've never gotten the chance to see his work in person (other than Kidrobot's Pierced, that is).
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 3:05pmTokyo-born and Brooklyn-based artist Aya Kakeda will be holding a solo exhibition of her ceramic works at AG Gallery in Brooklyn. Aya will be visiting for the opening night on October 8, from 6PM-8PM.