FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2013
Skirball Cultural Center announces
GARY BASEMAN and 3DRetro's
Creamy Vinyl Toy, Toby Edition
Now available on site and onlyine ata Audrey's Museum Store
LOS ANGELES, CA—Gary Baseman and 3DRetro has proudly released their exclusive Creamy Vinyl Toy, Toby Edition collaboration, which debuted at Audrey’s Museum Store at the Skirball Cultural Center on Friday, July 12. The Toby-inspired colorway of Creamy— created in association with the exhibition Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open—on view now at the Skirball through August 18—demonstrates a playful fusion of two of Baseman’s most iconic characters: the artist’s alter ego, Toby, and the beloved figure Creamy.
|Produced as a limited edition of 200 by 3DRetro, the vinyl Toby Edition of Creamy stands at approximately five inches tall and comes in window box packaging designed by Baseman. Sold exclusively by Audrey’s, the brand-new vinyl toy, which had been available for pre-order online, retails for $55.00.|
The in-store debut of Creamy Vinyl Toy, Toby Edition coincided with the Skirball’s popular Baseman-centered after-dark party Into the Night: Secrets and Truth. With fewer than 100 Toby Edition figures left, the limited-edition toy is now available for purchase online at shop.skirball.org and on site. Audrey’s Museum Store also features an exclusive limited-edition line of Baseman-at-the-Skirball merchandise created in collaboration with the artist and available only at Audrey’s.
Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open is the first major museum exhibition of Baseman’s work. The installation, presented in a unique gallery setting that evokes Baseman’s childhood home, contains more than 400 artworks and objects from the artist’s own collection, including sketchbooks, toys, family snapshots, paintings, videos, and more.
To learn more about the Creamy Vinyl Toy, Toby Edition and Baseman-at-the-Skirball merchandise, visit http://shop.skirball.org.
For more information about Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open, visit http://www.skirball.org/exhibitions/gary-baseman.
To learn more about 3DRetro, visit www.3dretro.com.
About the Skirball
The Skirball Cultural Center is dedicated to exploring the connections between 4,000 years of Jewish heritage and the vitality of American democratic ideals. It welcomes and seeks to inspire people of every ethnic and cultural identity. Guided by our respective memories and experiences, together we aspire to build a society in which all of us can feel at home. The Skirball Cultural Center achieves its mission through educational programs that explore literary, visual, and performing arts from around the world; through the display and interpretation of its permanent collections and changing exhibitions; through an interactive family destination inspired by the Noah’s Ark story; and through outreach to the community.
Visiting the Skirball
The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. The Skirball is also accessible by Metro Rapid 761. Museum hours: Tuesday–Friday 12:00–5:00 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. Admission to exhibitions: $10 General; $7 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12; $5 Children 2–12. Exhibitions are always free to Skirball Members and Children under 2. Exhibitions are free to all visitors on Thursdays. For general information, the public may call (310) 440-4500 or visit www.skirball.org. The Skirball is also home to Zeidler’s Café, which serves innovative California cuisine in an elegant setting, and Audrey’s Museum Store, which sells books, contemporary art, music, jewelry, and more.