Every week we spotlight the best art drops by leading artists, galleries, museums and contemporary art platforms across the globe. Listed items typically encompass original artworks, prints, collectible figures, collaborative merchandise and more.
Ringing in the new year is a diverse batch of art objects spanning hand-painted Daruma Dolls by Billionaire Boys Club, Phaidon's recently-released Andy Warhol catalog, a sale of sought-after prints by Hikari Shimoda, and David Zwirner's hardcover book spotlighting acclaimed African American artist Charles White.
Check out the list below.
Billionaire Boys Club Japan Celebrates 2019 With Hand-Painted Astronaut Daruma Dolls
Billionaire Boys Club
Release Date: Available now at Billionaire Boys Club Japan's website
Release Price: $50-$60 USD
Billionaire Boys Club Japan just released hand-painted Astronaut Daruma Dolls to kick off the new year. Daruma Dolls are long-believed to be tokens of good fortune and luck in Japanese culture, depicting the Buddhist monk Bodhidarma. For the brand’s release, the small and large art objects feature the astronaut mascot embellished on the face of the two dolls. Rounding out the design is text on the back portion stating “WEALTH IS OF THE HEART AND MIND. NOT THE POCKET.” Each piece was handcrafted in the small city of Takasaki in Japan’s Gunma prefecture.
Phaidon Launches Complete & Authoritative Resource Catalog on Andy Warhol
Release Date: Available now at Phaidon's website
Release Price: $2,388 USD
Premier publisher Phaidon just released the definitive resource on Andy Warhol spanning an extended catalog of five volumes. The full collection features detailed commentary, documents, and illustrations of the iconic pop artist’s 3,000+ works throughout his prolific career. Moreover, also included a series of rarely-published material is found within the book such as newspaper scraps and movie star publicity stills to name a few.
Gary Baseman x APPortfolio Debut Limited Edition KAZANS Set
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