'Kiss My Assassin' by Tristan Eaton, 2021
Limited Edition figure collab. with Be@rbrick x Medicom Toy.
DesignerCon 2021 Exclusive.
27.5 Inches tall (1000%)
70 Centimeters tall
31.3 x 16.2 x 12.5 Inches (box)
Large, collectible Hydro-dipped designer vinyl art figure based on the artist's work from 2018.
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
New in original, unopened box.
Medicom Toy tamper-proof hologram decal on reverse.
ABOUT THE ART
Tristan Eaton was one of just 10 artists to be included in Medicom Toy’s Series 3 of Designercon Exclusive Be@rbricks. Eaton uses his unique collage style artwork on his limited edition Be@rbrick figure.
Each figure was painted using a unique hydro dipping technique that causes each figure to be slightly different. The Be@rbrick 1000% figures measure 27.5 inches.
The Be@rbrick x Tristan Eaton DesignerCon Exclusive 1000% released November 12, 2021.
After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Eaton built upon his experience designing toys at the age of 18 for Fisher Price and co-founded the legendary Kid Robot. There, he created two of it's most iconic designs, the Dunny and Munny, solidifying himself as one of the founders of the designer toy movement carried forth by contemporary pop artists such as KAWS today.
Shortly after Kid Robot, Eaton founded Thunderdog Studios, where he created original art and design work for major clients like Nike, Universal and luxury watch brand Hublot among many others. His highly sought after style and work ethic in the field continues to inspire confidence in his clients and admiration among his peers while he blurs the lines between commercial and fine art.
Eaton is perhaps best known for his large scale public murals, found throughout the world from New York to Paris to Shanghai, which he executes in freehand spray paint; a technical and personal nod to his own history and respect for graffiti culture, while honoring traditional painting and muralism with his thoughtful and dynamic subject matter and compositions.
All of these experiences become touchstones in Eaton's fine art practice where techniques new and old meet unusual and innovative ideas paired with an assortment of methods and materials both traditional and modern, all of which find a home and harmony in his work.
Eaton’s work can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) permanent collection as well as the Cooper Hewitt Museum and Long Beach Museum of Art, which will host a retrospective of his art career Summer 2021.