21 July 2006

Cupco World Safari

While I was globetrotting, Heather went
to an art exhibit back here in Sydney, where she purchased the art you see pictured here (click on picture to enlarge). The exhibit was called Cupco World Safari and the artist is Luke Temby. The Sydney Morning Herald covered the Sydney exhibit here. If you read the smh.com article and check out the Cupco website, you'll get an idea of what Temby is all about. He has also recently agreed to a deal where some of his dolls will be mass produced, so if you notice them somewhere, you saw it here first, and we have an original. We have been buying local art during our travels the past few years, but this is probably the first one that is not primarily asthetic. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on it--post your comments.


Patrick said...

So it seems you really want some comments on your blogs. I don't really know what to think of these "dolls". They probably need to be called something else so kids don't mistake them for little toys. Personally, I don't like them.

Chris said...

I should have explained before that this doll is nearly three feet tall and cost a bit more than $9.95, so it is unlikely a four year old would be dragging it around--although some of the others are about a foot long. But would it really be any different than giving a boy a "toy" gun? I think the contrast between the harsh figure and the plush material is of major significance.