Brian McCarty, Free Range Furilla
You’ve probably noticed that we’re just a little excited to welcome Brian McCarty to the mix here at TTP. His 2010 book ART-TOYS remains a seminal collection that (besides the exceptional photographs in and of themselves) captures the breadth and depth of the art toy movement. Decades from now, ART-TOYS will be an invaluable snapshot of what the beginning of the art toy movement looked like. For serious.
And lucky us because we’re now able to offer some of the most popular images from ART-TOYS, images you can’t get anywhere else, on TTP. In other words, Brian’s TTP artist page is live! See it here.
If you haven’t had a chance to see our chat with Brian, no worries, it’s all here on the blog. Part I covers his break from the corporate toy world, his introduction to the art toy world, and the economic downturn’s effect on art toys. Part II includes Frogger, an imbroglio in Crotia, and his WAR-TOYS project.
Brian McCarty, Frogger
Also, Brian’s trying to raise funds to finance his trip to the Middle East to continue his WAR-TOYS project, which applies much of what he did in ART-TOYS within conflict areas around the world, from the Middle East to South America to Africa. Please help him raise the funds he needs for translation and security and help Brian continue his work! You can donate here.
(Also don’t forget there is still 20% off the entire store until 9/10! Use coupon code “TonySentMe.”)