FH01. Visionaire #50 Kid Robot – Rob Pruitt 2.5” 3n
Visionaire #50 Artist Toys - Published by Visionaire Publishing, 2007
Visionaire is a multi-format fashion/art publication released three times yearly as collectible limited editions. Past editions have been produced collaboratively with such corporate luminaries as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, KidRobot, Hedi Slimane and Marc Jacobs. Each issue features a new format and subject material.
After the run-away success of Visionaire #44: Toys and Visionaire #45: More Toys, both of which featured a set of 10 adorable, yet provocative, adult playthings created in collaboration with the cult toy manufacturer, Kid Robot, by an assortment of today's hottest fashion designers, the editors of Visionaire are pleased to present the 2007 edition: Visionaire #50: Artist Toys -- Nesting Dolls featuring illustrations by:
Alex Katz Robert Crumb
Chip Kidd Chiho Aoshima
Rita Ackermann Rob Pruitt
Kehinde Wiley Tim Noble & Sue Webster
Tony Oursler Kurt Vonnegut & Joe Petro III
The outer dolls have two small holes each in which to insert a series of included plastic attachments.
Rob Pruitt is an artist from New York famous for abstract art, with many of his pieces featuring Pandas. This nesting doll features panda faces wrapped in abstract words:
A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma.