In the color restrained world of Kidrobot Black, artists transcend current confines of technique and expression to both innovate in existing formats and promote the exploration of new ones. Kidrobot Black thrives on the untried, the unexpected, and the unusual.
Forging pieces that feature primarily black materials with minimal secondary highlights, Kidrobot Black frees the artist of the complications derived from color. These limitations compel artists to surpass the norms of material and form, and push past the line between consumer product and art, as well as between object and design.
Featuring darker themes inherent to the medium, and available in only limited quantities, Kidrobot Black distinctively unites higher and lower forms of expression as it draws production to the brink of unique.
The gift that keeps on taking.
Lifelong friend or enemy? Every thing has a secret life. Behind the scenes, in the dark when no one's watching, what do we know of even our best of friends? Waiting motives always reveal themselves, tearing through the mock exteriors that build trust and perfect traps.
This once cozy demon is having his day, powered by the horror of its prior owner and already onto its next victim. The veneer is stripped away to reveal the terrifying truth. Something wicked this way came - not through a hard knock on the door or from the corner of your eye, but freely accepted, as a gift, a trusted companion for cold nights and hot fears.
It's not the dark that's scary. It's your friends in the dark you should be worried about.
A limited edition of 250 pieces. Each is hand numbered with the artist's signature engrave on the base. Packaged in a display box and features high gloss details, blood red eyes, and an overwhelming sense of dread.
The goddess beckons. Flowers seductively lead to the serpent in her womb. She wears a coat of hair that shines like armor, protecting her body as well as her identity. Two sweet and small guards stand at her feet with chains holding them in two of six gloved hands.
Like the Asian ancients before her, she commands power with imagery and attention with metallic. Under her breasts, a skull and heart reside. She houses both life and death. She is a symbol for worship and a vessel for cosmic energy: strong and unsympathetic.
Releasing November 20 in a limited edition of 200, each piece is hand numbered with the artist’s signature engraved on the bottom, and exclusive to black.kidrobot.com and select retailers worldwide.
Pop iconoclast Ron English presents the ultimate black vinyl fetish item – American Depress. A three dimensional depiction of America's Bloated Billionaire Mouse Messiah is crucified upon the mousetrap status symbol of American capitalism: the Black Card.
Ron English reinvents imagery from modern popular culture, manipulating visual symbols to create complex, humorous, and insightful meanings. For American Depress, the urban pop prankster has focused on a beloved character happily entrapped by the consumerism that has made him. The over-stuffed mouse is splayed on a 12-inch tall sheet of black ABS, embellished with gold printing. The card numbers reference the beginning of the royal rodent’s reign, and, a very short time after, the darkest hour in the history of the American economy. From there both iconic rodent and consumer grow to obesity until the card’s expiration date - the day of the foretold apocalypse. Fitted with an indent on the back, this modern relic is built to be hung over all we devour.
Typical of the culture this mash-up of feigned innocence and greed represents, American Depress is available for purchase at the right price and limited to the persistent and the lucky. Each of the 200 pieces in this edition is hand numbered, with the artist’s signature engraved on the back.
There is no hiding. A succubus walks. Lilitu. Sexually charged, violently destructive, A Sumerian myth, a demon to be feared. To love and to kill without remorse, one man at a time.
The unsuspecting only see the near-perfect human likeness – enticing eyes, supple mouth, lithe body - little noticed are the breasts of dripping poison and malicious intent.
Emerging from the cool, smoky depths, fresh from one kill, looking for the next, Lilitu is poised to allure. Calculated stance, intimately glossy, designed for desire – come nefarious courtesan.
Who can resist?
Intended for ages 18+ for its mature content. Should not be purchased by minors.
Bow before her; the Goddess approaches. Unshroud Doze Green's mystical black Goddess from her premium packaging and discover why faithful pilgrims journey far and wide to bask in her splendor. By far the most magnificent Kidrobot Black creation ever conceived, this visionary vinyl towers at 20 inches to the top of her horns and celebrates the life and love granted by the eternal Mother. Exquisitely rendered in matte vinyl and embellished with gloss-touched details, Doze's latest depiction of the symbol of fertility will have you in awe of her organic-mechanized mythic form. Encased in luxurious black and gold quarters bearing Doze Green's signature in gold foil, this striking sculpture is limited to only 200 pieces.
Look out the window; The Deek is coming. Straight out of California-based artist Jeff Soto's childhood horrors, this axe-wielding 6.5-inch vinyl nightmare features burning red eyes and ice blue stars tattooed to his hands.
Known for his striking visual imagery, Jeff Soto's art is inspired by childhood toys, skateboarding and graffiti, and hip-hop and popular culture. His paintings are highly sought after and exhibited in cities thoughout the US and abroad.
Kidrobot Black toys are created especially for Kidrobot's most devoted fans and collectors and each toy is produced as a super-limited run.
SSUReal From the Cradle to the Grave is a 6-inch, matte black vinyl skull featuring gold chrome-plated ABS teeth, articulated jaw, and a unique, embossed sylvan pattern covering the entire surface of the cranium. Also features a gold embossed Kidrobot x SSUR logo on the base of the skull.
Ruslan Karablin, better known as SSUR, has been a constant presence in NYC's downtown art scene for almost fifteen years. His body of work encompasses a combination of pop culture, music, Russian cultural influences, and the evolutionary iconography of the 20th century.
The Midnight Magi, designed by acclaimed artist Gary Baseman, is an elegant, 8-inch, matte black vinyl figure featuring white and pink accents that highlight the linework indicative of Baseman's style.
A leader of Los Angeles' underground art movement, Baseman is a fine artist, painter, toy designer, and TV & movie producer whose work often blends toy culture and fine art.