Kidrobot, purveyor of art, design and pop culture, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the premier organization supporting the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual arts, are proud to announce a new collaboration. The iconic organizations will partner together to release a limited edition Andy Warhol collection in 2016.
The collection will include both vinyl and plush pieces, releasing in the summer and fall of 2016. The collection will feature Andy Warhol’s most iconic art on Kidrobot’s renowned vinyl and plush platforms. Kidrobot’s premier artist platform, the Dunny, will be prominently featured in the collaboration. The collection will range from blind-box collectibles to high-end art pieces.
“We are extremely excited to partner with the Andy Warhol Foundation. The opportunity to combine the artwork of one of the most significant and influential pop artists of our time with Kidrobot’s iconic platforms is a true honor.” said Bob Africa, President of Kidrobot, on the partnership.
”We are delighted to collaborate with one of the most creative players in the art-toy industry to introduce an unexpected offering of unique Warhol collectibles,” said Michael Dayton Hermann, Director of Licensing at The Andy Warhol Foundation.
The collection will debut to the trade audience this April at the Museum Store Association Show in Atlanta, GA. Collectors can expect to see the debut of the collection this summer at San Diego Comic Con. The first wave of the collection will release in stores and online at Kidrobot.com this August.
Founded in 2002, Kidrobot is acknowledged worldwide as the premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toy, signature apparel and lifestyle accessories. An innovative cross between sculpture and conceptual art, Kidrobot offers not only a powerful medium for today’s international fashion designers, illustrators and graffiti artists, but also the creative canvas for emerging street trends and pop art. Kidrobot toys retail anywhere from $5 to $25,000, and many appreciate in value over time. Kidrobot showcases and sells it unique take on contemporary culture at Kidrobot stores in San Francisco and Las Vegas. Our products can be found online at Kidrobot.com and in select retailers worldwide.
About The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts:
As the preeminent American artist of the 20th Century, Andy Warhol challenged the world to see art differently. Since its founding in 1987 in accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, The Andy Warhol Foundation has established itself as among the leading funders of contemporary art in the United States having distributed over $275,000,000 in grants supporting the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual arts, particularly work that is experimental, under-recognized or challenging in nature. The foundation’s ongoing efforts to protect and enhance its founder’s creative legacy ensure that Warhol’s inventive, open-minded spirit will have a profound impact on the visual arts for generations to come. Proceeds the foundation receives from licensing projects such as this contribute to the Foundation’s endowment from which it distributes grants. For more information please visit www.warholfoundation.org.