September 11 – September 29, 2010
Reception: Saturday, September 11, 6:30 – 10:00
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Giant Robot is proud to host Photos from the Uglyverse, an art show featuring work by Uglydolls creators David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim.
In 2001, Sun-Min turned a drawing on the bottom of letters from David into a hand-sewn doll. It was Wage, the first Uglydoll ever. After David brought the piece to the newly opened Giant Robot store, it evolved into a toy with a rabid following–selling out at shops around the world, appearing in movies, creating spin-offs, spawning bootlegs, and inspiring a new wave of stuffed plushes.
Photos from the Uglyverse will include a collection of super-limited edition of prints taken from Horvath and Kim’s current projects with Abrams Books and beyond. Horvath adds, “Can’t find GR2? Just look for the giant jumping Uglydoll outside!”
Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.
An opening reception for David and Sun-Min will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, September 11. For more information about the artists, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher