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Fractured Galaxy! Galaxy People Solo Show Saturday JULY 10th ! ! !

Fractured Galaxy! Galaxy People Solo Show Saturday JULY 10th ! ! !

Fractured Galaxy!
Galaxy People Solo Show!

Clutter Gallery is super excited to bring you the first solo show of Japan-based artist Galaxy People! 

With amazing SOFUBI creatures, vehicles, and space ships, Galaxy People have something for all collections. 

Having appeared in many Clutter Shows over the years, we are so excited to present a body of work that demonstrates the quality and skill of his work. 

The opening reception will be free to the public and take place on July 10th, 2021, from 6-9pm.

PLEASE NOTE: NO-ONE will be admitted without a mask, regardless of vaccine status, so please make sure you are prepared.

We ask that everyone observe social distancing rules both inside and outside the gallery. 

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Sales will be first offered to our Preview list subscribers. 
To sign up to the list please follow this link:
http://www.cluttermagazine.com/about/gallery-preview-list

An email will be sent out on Saturday, at 12 (noon) est, with a link to preview, Sales begin at 2pm.

See you there!!! 

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Vandul Walk, Black Hoodie Edition, NTWRK Exclusive!!!

Vandul Walk, Black Hoodie Edition, NTWRK Exclusive!!!

The Vandul Walk Vinyl Figure: $150

The First Vandul Vinyl Toy!

The Vandul Walk

Vandul Walk, Black Hoodie Edition, NTWRK Exclusive!!!

The first-ever vinyl toy from the enigmatic, elusive, and mysterious LA-based mystery street artist, Vandul. Rising to fame over the last two years, his drops are hot and sell out within minutes. Don’t sleep!

The Vandul Walk, measures 7” tall and is limited to 100 pieces worldwide, $150 each.

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The Air Dondi X Clutter  at Superchief Gallery NFT !

The Air Dondi X Clutter at Superchief Gallery NFT !

DROPPING TODAY!, April 7th, at 6pm EST, Clutter will be releasing their 1st official NFT Edition Drop!

The Air Dondi NFT & Sculpture Edition

Superchief Gallery NFT the WORLDS FIRST NFT gallery, situated in the heart of NYC's Union Square, is honored to present legendary Graffiti artist Dondi White 1st official NFT Edition Drop! In partnership with Clutter and the Dondi White Estate.
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Releasing TODAY, April 7, which would have been Dondi's 60th birthday, at 6 pm (est) exclusively on @superchiefgallerynft 

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A 1 of 1 NFT Auction of The Air Dondi Genesis NFT!

A limited-edition NFT with a total of 30 available as follows:

- 15 Air Dondi NFTs available at 1 Etherium each
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- 15 Air Dondi NFTs that come with an officially licensed figure (just 15 total pieces), cast in high-impact resin at 2 Etherium each.

Produced in a matte black color way, don’t miss out on being one of the lucky few to own this piece of history!
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Standing at 12"x12"x4", the Air Dondi comes in a custom wooden box with a COA from Clutter and the Dondi White Estate. 

About Dondi White:
 

Born in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, Dondi was the youngest of five children. He was of African American and Italian American descent. He attended a Catholic school during his sophomore years. By 1975, East New York became an unstable region with racial tensions and social conflicts such as the prominence of gangs. In an interview with Zephyr, Dondi stated that he had joined several gangs in the 1970s to avoid being attacked. Anxious to leave high school behind, he earned his GED in 1984, took a job in a government office, and began to indulge his interest in graffiti.

Graffiti became a serious part of Dondi's life in the mid-1970s. He tagged using "NACO" and "DONDI", and worked on refining his style, gradually moving from simple tagging to building more elaborate pieces. Using the name Dondi (a version of his own name) was considered very risky at the time, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York Police Department (NYPD) were trying to crack down on writers. In 1979, Dondi officially adopted his name when he painted a giant piece on the roof of his house.

He became a member of TOP crew (The Odd Partners) in 1977. In 1978, Dondi formed his own crew, named CIA (Crazy Inside Artists), which included other prominent artists such as his good friend DURO. For the next 20-odd years, Dondi became recognized as the stylistic standard, influencing generations of graffiti writers.

Dondi pioneered many of the styles and techniques still used by modern graffiti artists.[citation needed] Though he would often do wildstyle pieces for the benefit of other writers (like the famous 2MANY piece), he wanted the public to be able to read and enjoy his work, so he would focus on readable letters with intricate fills and characters.

His most famous work was Children of the Grave Parts 1, 2 and 3—three whole cars on the New York City Subway in the years 1978 through 1980. The name of the piece was taken from a Black Sabbath song. Journalist Martha Cooper filmed the final piece from start to finish. On this last piece, Dondi adopted the cartoon characters from the late Vaughn Bode. He later painted a version of Children of the Grave 3 in a studio.

He was the first graffiti artist to have a one-man show in the Netherlands and Germany, and his work is collected by European museums.

As attested by newspapers and magazines of the early 1980s, like People magazine he worked with the Fun Gallery and together with artists of the like of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lee Quinones, Keith Haring, ERO (Dominique Philbert), Rammellzee, Fab 5 Freddy, Futura 2000, Toxic, Zephyr, and others, he brought Graffiti art from the streets to art galleries, and museums of the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Dondi died on October 2, 1998.


https://www.instagram.com/dondi_the_real/

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Artist Spotlights: Micro Custom Runs - HOT ACTOR ! ! !

Artist Spotlights: Micro Custom Runs - HOT ACTOR ! ! !

Artist Spotlights; 5" Dunny Micro Custom Releases!

Clutter is proud to bring you a new series of artist spotlights, with limited micro-run releases of 5" custom Dunny.

Throughout the year, Clutter is working with top toy customizer talent to bring you monthly drops of 6 custom 5" Dunny by artists such as One-Eyed Girl, Beanie Bat, Mus Musculus, Czee13, Vanessa Ramierez, Frank Montano, Cat Atomic, and more! 

 

March Madness; Hot Actor!

We are proud to present 6, one-off customs by Hawaii's own Hot Actor!

Brining his well-known characters to the Dunny Platform, Hot Actor reinvents his Raw-man, Puck & Rizzo, and Rebel characters to perfectly fit the form.

Dropping on Wed, March 31st, 2021, at 12 pm (EST) be sure to get in quickly.

About Hot Actor:

Hot Actor is an artist living in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. He began the bulk of his early art career as a set and Mural painter for theatre productions. Winning several Hawaii State Council "Pookela" awards for his elaborate set designs covered in his art. Moving away from that world he began canvas painting. He is attracted to bright bold, beautiful palettes of color and loves to incorporate and display them in his work. He walks a tightrope between two styles of Art. The first is deviations on popular cartoon characters. He loves adding his own commentary to classic pop culture cartoon images or just mashing two pop culture characters together to create something new. The second style is original characters illustrated. Creating new characters and stories in the medium of Pencil line work, Painting, and digital design. Along with this, he is also a designer toy customizer. Frequently switching up his style from project to project in order to fulfill whatever vision the toy has inspired in him to customize and create a new.

https://www.instagram.com/hot_actor_/

About Clutter:

Clutter, established in 2004, is a portal to the global subculture community of Designer Toys and Underground Art. From festivals to art openings to pop-up events, we have our finger on the pulse of this diverse and welcoming community.  

As a Gallery, Clutter works closely with international artists to curate original shows and releases. Whether it's a high-end resin made in our New York fabrication studio, or collectible vinyl produced using one of our overseas manufacturing partners in China or Japan, Clutter puts love, hard work, and dedication into every piece we create.

With multiple events throughout the year, we are dedicated to providing the toy community with in-person gatherings and toy releases, all culminating with Clutters’ Five Points Festival and the Designer Toy Awards.  

And yes, sometimes we publish a magazine.

https://www.clutter.co

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The VSOG Gold Czee X Quiccs Canbot Saturday, February 13th, at 2:30 pm EST ! ! !

The VSOG Gold Czee X Quiccs Canbot Saturday, February 13th, at 2:30 pm EST ! ! !

The VSOG Gold Czee X Quiccs Canbot

Get ready... Czee13 takes on the Quiccs Lil Qwiky design in the ULTIMATE CROSSOVER, and is the most luxurious colorway of the Canbot yet created!

Standing at 5.5” with its trademark rattle, the VSOG Gold features Czee13’s trademark OG pattern perfectly wrapped and merged into Quiccs Lil Qwiky design.

Printed in metallic paints, the detailing on this Canbot is gorgeous, and is truly a work of art. There will only ever be two colorways of this design made, and it is guaranteed to be the highlight of your collection!

The VSOG Gold is a NTWRK exclusive of 300 pieces, dropping Saturday, February 13th at 2:30pm (est).

Priced at $85.

 

About Czee13: 

Czee13 is a UK based Street Artist, Illustrator, and Toy Designer, best known for his process-based artwork. As the creation spawns its detritus, so the castaways become the new object of his imagination. Czee’s personal mythology of paint splatter, rust, and grime, has lead to his most notable creation, the Canbot.

https://www.instagram.com/czee13art/

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About Quiccs:

Quiccs Maiquez (QUICCS), an Illustrator, Toy Designer, and a Graffiti artist, has his deeply rooted style in his love for the Japanese Robot Culture and Hip-hop Influences since his childhood days.

He has launched a line of his original and custom designer toys under the brand Hidden Fortress and continues to create them as an independent toy producer since 2012. He has also collaborated with Designer Toy producers from around the world such as Flabslab from Singapore, Kidrobot, and Devil Toys from Hong Kong to come up with Resin, Vinyl, and Action Figures based on his original characters such as "The Ghost of Kurosawa", "Sharko & Remi", and his flagship character, "TEQ63". 

Clutter has worked with Quiccs on the line of Lil Qwiky Canbots produced with Czee13 and the Designer Toy Awards Dunny Series.

Quiccs currently co-owns the commercial design firm Burnwater Design Studios. He also represents the international Graffiti crews "Zinc Nite Crew", "Three Flare Krew", and the Filipino local artist collective "Pilipinas Street Plan".

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The Sketchup Canbot by Sket One!!

The Sketchup Canbot by Sket One!!

Legendary street artist Sket One, introduces us to the newest member of the Canz Family...
The SKETCHUP!

Taking one of his most loved designs and wrapping it onto the Canbot platform created by UK artist Czee13, collectors will be excited to see this design on a vinyl toy for the first time in over 10 years!

Bringing together art, toys, food, and everything that gives us joy in life, Sket One’s Sketchup design is deliciously beautiful, and the perfect addition to any burger, or Canbot collection!

Standing at 5.5” with its trademark rattle, the SKETCHUP is Dropping on Friday, Feb 5th, at 12pm (noon) est Clutter.co and priced at $85.

Limited to 300 pieces worldwide! 
*Available and ready to ship! One per Customer!*

About Sket One

Sket One, painter, illustrator, and designer, has come a long way since his early days as a New Haven-based graffiti artist in the 1990s. Though he now resides in Los Angeles he still deftly incorporates all the elements that went into his becoming an effective graffiti artist a sharp visual wit, an urban sensibility, and a finger on the pulse of larger pop culture. Armed with such attributes, Sket One has built a successful career as a visual artist whose work is both acclaimed and in high demand. Sket One's artistic and business ambitions came together for the first time when, in 1992, he created and ran Unitee, a Clothing Design company.

In 2003 Sket One started designing toys for such heavyweight toymakers including Kidrobot, Solid Industries, 3d Retro, Red Magic, Circus Punks, and more. Always eager to explore additional outlets, Sket One has succeeded in exhibiting his custom work both nationally and internationally in various galleries and shows such as Night & Day (NYC), You Asked for It (London/Birmingham), and I Am 8-bit (LA), Kidrobot Dunny and Munny Shows (NYC), and Beyond the Cel (AZ). Sket One displays a passion for uniting distinct components of pop culture into pieces of art that are startlingly cohesive and original. Such innovation has led Sket One to work with Warner Brothers, Universal Music, EMI, DC Comics, Ford, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Zoo York Skateboards, and Grind King Trucks.

https://wwwsket-one.com

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About Czee13: 

Czee13 is a UK based Street Artist, Illustrator, and Toy Designer, best known for his process-based artwork. As the creation spawns its detritus, so the castaways become the new object of his imagination. Czee’s personal mythology of paint splatter, rust, and grime, has lead to his most notable creation, the Canbot.

https://www.instagram.com/czee13art/

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About Clutter:

Clutter, established in 2004, is a portal to the global subculture community of Designer Toys and Underground Art. From festivals to art openings to pop-up events, we have our finger on the pulse of this diverse and welcoming community.  

As a Gallery, Clutter works closely with international artists to curate original shows and releases. Whether it's a high-end resin made in our New York fabrication studio, or collectible vinyl produced using one of our overseas manufacturing partners in China or Japan, Clutter puts love, hard work, and dedication into every piece we create.

With multiple events throughout the year, we are dedicated to providing the toy community with in-person gatherings and toy releases, all culminating with Clutters’ Five Points Festival and the Designer Toy Awards.  

And yes, sometimes we publish a magazine.

https://www.clutter.co

 

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