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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...

The Gem

FriendsWithYou Welcomes Friends & Family to the New LA Studio!
Last month Sam & Tury opened their studio space to friends & family as a welcoming and house warming celebration. We would love for everyone to experience the new Los Angeles FriendsWithYou studio, so we are sharing some images from the opening night. The space, entitled “The Gem”, is a hidden treasure located in downtown LA, where the artists have settled into and have started to dream up their works from within these new walls. “Fun House”, a large ...

Super Malfi

Inflatable Bop Bag, Available Today
Super Malfi is a FriendsWithYou icon- a magical wizard who is always full of surprises and brings joy to everyone. His spots are magic so you can rub them for good luck. Super Malfi brings great adventure to your life by opening all doors for you to play in any which way. Wrestle him, kiss him, or throw him on the ground- you never hurt his feelings, you only make him proud. His spirit is undeniably uplifting, allowing the viewer to resonate positivity through his radiating energy. Super Malfi is a good buddy to throw around as you please. He ...

StarBurst

Now Showing in Toronto, Presented by Arts Brookfield
For its winter 2013 exhibition, Arts Brookfield is presenting Starburst by FriendsWithYou, an inflatable smiling sculpture, known for its dynamic characteristics through its playful presence. Starburst showers unbridled joy on all who pass beneath it and lift the spirits of all who engage with it. Commissioned by Luminato Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, Starburst first premiered in ...