Monday, April 23, 2007

Back on the doll

After our post on Andy Warhol dolls a flurry of reports on artist action figures were sent our way. The Walker Art Center featured again (you might remember them from our Lego fixation) with artist action figure maker Michael Leavitt. He has created one-off action figures of artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dale Chihuly, Hieronymus Bosch and, you guessed it, Andy Warhol (thanks J&C). Our favourite artist action figure maker (how did we get to this place?), however, is Phil Collins. For the miniature Wrong Gallery offered by Cerealart he is creating action figures of Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gion and Ali Subotnick. They are around 30 cms high, well, Ali Subotnick is 25 cms, and come in an edition of 500. You can catch Phil Collins’ 2004 video work They shoot horses at Turbulence at the New Gallery in Auckland.