This is Not a Toy [Designer Art Toy Exhibition]


Tom, John Wee; Sara Nickleson, curators; with Douglas Coupland, Murray Whyte, Pharrell Williams, et al. This is Not a Toy. Toronto: Design Exchange, 2014, limited edition of 1000. Sewn wraps with card jacket and vinyl “This is Not a Toy” cover device, 14.2 by 20 cm, 445 pp., heavily illus. in full color. Near fine, but with minor bumping to the lower corner; the vinyl device still in the original sleeve (not affixed to the cover). From the publisher: “a spectacular survey of contemporary art and collectible design inspired by the Design Exchange exhibition, guest curated by Pharrell Williams with John Wee Tom and Sara Nickleson. This substantial publication is an even deeper consideration of some of the exhibition's themes, including an exploration of the allure and mystique of the art toy; the accessibility of art; designer toys as portals to an artist's oeuvre and the wider art world; and urban vinyl's unique relevance and significance in contemporary culture … includes thoughtful essays from several contributors including artist, thinker and pop-culture guru Douglas Coupland, Toronto Star art critic Murray Whyte and Magic Pony's Kristin Weckworth, along with artist biographies and over 200 selected works with complete descriptions from KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, FriendsWithYou, Frank Kozik, Coarse, Huck Gee and many more - plus there's an exclusive interview with Pharrell Williams.” An impressive representation of this landmark exhibition. First Edition.

Title: This is Not a Toy [Designer Art Toy Exhibition]

Author Name: Tom, John Wee; Sara Nickleson, curators; with Douglas Coupland, Murray Whyte, Pharrell Williams, et al.

Categories: Toys, Designer,

Edition: Limited ed

Publisher: Toronto, Design Exchange: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2536

Keywords: New Art