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“THIS IS NOT A TOY”

Guest curated exhibition by Pharrell Williams At Design Exchange - Toronto, ON
We are so thrilled to be a part of this exciting exhibition, guest curated by Pharrell Williams, which includes works by Takashi Murakami & KAWS, Misaki Kawai, Nara, amongst others. The exhibition explores the conceptual toy as an art and design object as well as a contemporary cultural signifier. On view until May 19, “This Is Not A Toy” transforms the museum into a candy-colored dream world, displaying both forms such as quirky tiny figures and massive freestanding sculptures. We want to give a big thanks to Curator...

FriendsWithYou X Dale Zine – La Art Book Fair 2014

We are excited to be presenting two exclusive limited edition zines at this years LA Art Book Fair at the The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.  Opening Thursday Jan 30th, from 6-9 pm "Cute" is a journey into the rainbow, a zine designed to give you an experience that will transcend you to another dimension of love and consciousness inside yourself. Available exclusively at the FAMILY Bookstore booth K36 Edition of 20, 48 full color pages, signed and numbered by the artists 5 x 7 ½ inches "the ...

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

Welcome to Somewhere Over the Rainbow, a colorful experience created with the intention of transcending the viewer to an enhanced state of happiness and self-healing.The installation is a physical manifestation of the Rainbow Spectrum- transforming ideas and emotion into a colorful, translucent, toy-like inflatable world that will colorize the environment and its participants. Each piece is a symbolic reference to the human emotional spectrum. With each color corresponding to a different emotion, varying in meaning upon each visitor’s ...

Psychic Stones

PK SHOP is pleased to announce the release of the Psychic Stones, a series of unique multiples by L.A.-based artist collaborative FriendsWithYou, on October 24, 2013, from 6-8pm at 511 West 27 Street. Drawing on global spiritual practices and the belief in the animism of natural physical entities, FriendsWithYou artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III conjure each resin Psychic Stone with a customized spell, imbuing the sculptures with powers of healing and self-empowerment. The result ...

“Into the Clouds” Light Installation

Commissioned Installation by Fox’s New Animation Channel, ADHD
The Cloud has been a symbolic icon of FriendsWithYou’s work since the conception of the creative. Denotations and idiosyncrasies of the FWY Cloud can be found in all of the collective’s fine art works- first noted in the totems and plush art objects in 2002, later as narrative version in the “Field of Dreams” Taipei installation in 2010, as well as in the 2012 short film ...

“Happy Gift” in Seoul Korea

Commissioned Installation by the Hyundai Family, Korea
Happy Gift is a 25 feet wide bounce house, commissioned by the Hyundai Family of Korea, which was publicly exhibited during the month of May at the Hyundai Department Gardens in Seoul. FriendsWithYou is honored to have created this interactive work for the city of Seoul to experience the joy and exuberance of FWY’s work. The piece is hypnotically striped and induces a euphoric feeling as it begs to be played with. This bounce house is created like all of FWY’s inflatable interactive sculptures, for both adults to play with...