Kammu by Nathan Hamill at TAG Anniversary Show

Check out these heavy metal cuties!


"Inspired by bravery and honor, wisdom and strength.
Protector of the Fates.     

Antique Gold Ed.
Limited to 3 pieces
Produced by Pretty in Plastic

This edition will be released at the TAG Anniversary 2012 show

and more Kammu at Comikaze Expo


Antique Copper Ed.
Limited to 25 pieces
Produced by Pretty in Plastic

Releasing at Comikaze Expo (Table # 1133) and Nathan Hamill Store
09.15.12 at 10 AM

Toy Art Gallery Anniversary show 2012!!!

Toy Art Gallery is excited to announce our first Anniversary at our Melrose location! To mark the occasion, we’ve invited over 50 of our favorite artists and friends to join us in celebration. Come out to our celebration on Saturday, September 15th and be the first to have access to exclusive editions, one-of-a-kind custom toys and works of art, limited edition apparel, and more!

The TAG Anniversary Show 2012 features the following:
Arkiv, Blamo Toys, Blobpus, Brent Nolasco, Cieromuco, cikcuk, Cris Rose, Dave Bondi, David Flores, David Healey, Elegab, Emilio Garcia, Erostika, FFINC artist Reggieknow, Gomez Bueno, Grody Shogun, Hints and Spices, Itokin Park, Jan Calleja, Jeff Lamm, Josh Herbolsheimer, Julie B / Pretty in Plastic, KARZWORKS, KusoVinyl, Lash, Leecifer, Luke Chueh, MAD, Mark Nagata, Marka27, Marmit, Mattia Biagi, Meredith Dittmar, mr clement, Monstrehero, Munktiki, Nathan Hamill, Naoto Hattori, Okedoki, P.P.Pudding, Paul Kaiju, Phu!, Pico Pico, Quim Tarrida, Rampage Toys, Reactor88, Rock’n Jelly Bean, Rohby, SkullHeadButt, Splurrt, Sucklord, T9G, Taeko Maezawa, Tan-Ki, Triclops Studios, Uamou, Velocitron, Waotoyz, and more!

Please join us and many of the featured artists on Saturday, September 15th from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. Enjoy drinks, cake, music, special discounts on select product, and more!

‘TOY ART GALLERY Anniversary Show 2012’ runs through October 8th.

XVALA Casts Justin Bieber’s Trash into Chocolate Sculpture as a Memento for Celebrity Exes…

TONIGHT September 8th, at 8:00pm: XVALA’s “Funny Games” show at AIS Editions, in the Brewery Arts Complex at 642 Moulton Ave in Los Angeles, California.

The making of... XVALA's Trash Art...(Not So) Pretty In Chocolate ... 

A few weeks ago this arrived in the mail...


...I added "banana molds" and "chocolate bun" to our "to-do" list...right after  "beiber bot scan, paint maggot car, get health insurance and refill eye wash station"

...and so we proceeded to transform trash into chocolate...

...and prepared the piece for it's film debut...set dressing...and fluffing for photo shoot!

and ta-da ... art!

...more details and info on the show from the desk of Ryan McIntosh - Art Is Shit Editions- 
2 days ago - by Ryan McIntosh
LOS ANGELES, CALI. (September 6, 2012) – Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) announces that Post-PC Artist XVALA has casted a chocolate sculpture from items found in Justin Bieber’s residential trash can that will publicly debut this Saturday at AIS Editions in the Los Angeles’ Brewery Arts Complex.
“Banana Split: A Memento for Celebrity Exes” is a life-size chocolate sculpture of a banana stuffed in a hot dog bun, partially inspired by the media’s relentless coverage of celebrity split-ups and the inevitable outcome of the fledgling relationship of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
“XVALA wanted to produce a piece that articulates society’s interest in the destruction of celebrity relationships for some time now”, said Cory Allen.  “Conceptually, it was the perfect marriage discovering the items he needed in Bieber’s trash.”
“The banana and bun combination is a collective implication of social media’s imitation of pop culture,” said XVALA.  “When our personal relationships are exploited, we become intimate with everyone.”
The sculpture was fabricated into chocolate from two of the moldy items selected and salvaged by the artist when he stole the pop star’s residential trash can last month to construct the Bieber robot “BieberBot”.  The mass produced chocolate memento will be accessible to celebrity exes at the 85th Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.
“The ‘Banana Split’ will only exist as a print,” said XVALA.  “Consumption is the art, and it should be divine…and mass produced.”
“We are currently working with several network channels on distributing interests of making celebrity consumption of failed relationships a fine art in chocolate form,” said Cory Allen.  “Hopefully this will help promote the bad tastes of our culture.”
“Banana Split: A Memento for Celebrity Exes” will debut with the “BieberBot” in XVALA’s “Funny Games” show at AIS Editions on September 8th, 2012 at 8:00 PM in the Brewery Arts Complex at 642 Moulton Ave in Los Angeles, California.

SOUTHERN WILDERNESS by gary fernandez

Presenting Gary Fernandez and his first Australian solo exhibition! 

The show will feature his new body of work which consists of sculptures, screen prints, and giclee prints.  The sculptures were created by Pretty In Plastic.  If you find yourself in Perth or Sydney we insist you stop by the Friends of Leon Gallery to check out the show!

A lil' bit of info on the show:

"Southern Wilderness is an imaginary journey through a magical, whimsical and surreal American South.
It's the place where the unreal crosses the thin line and merges with the real; where Brown Thrashers, squirrels
and rabbits dwell with fantastic fauna, five-legged beasts and witches in foggy forests filled with old trees that
whisper and stir in the night. It is there that the son of the rabbit and squirrel becomes a Contortionist, and where
bees tear the wings from butterflies, trying to steal their beauty and where birds fight to the death"


Thursday 6th SEPTEMBER 2012 (Curated by Leon Krasenstein)
At 140 (140 William Street Perth)
Perth, Australia

Thursday 20th SEPTEMBER 2012
Friends of Leon Gallery
82 Marlborough Street Surry Hills 2010
Sydney, Australia

...and Gary stopped by the Pretty In Plastic Workshop on his way to Australian to hand pick-up his pieces! We had a great visit. Many new and amazing projects to follow:)

Behind the scenes pics to follow...
Pretty In Plastic Inc. is located in Downtown Los Angeles. We are toy couture and do everything from design...sculpt...prototype...limited art runs...to manufacturing...from small scale to large! -Julie B.