'Money Metal' by Tristan Eaton, 2019
Long Beach Museum of Art "25 Years of Art + Design" promotional poster.
Featuring the Tristan Eaton x KidRobot 'Dunny' figure in silver chrome.
36 x 24 Inches
91.4 x 61 Centimeters
Offset lithograph on heavy stock fine art poster paper.
Open Edition (Sold Out).
Hand-signed by the artist in silver.
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.