The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to Feature Kidrobot in Artist-in-Residence Program at P3 Studio
June 7, 2011 by VegasNews.com
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is pleased to announce that Kidrobot, one of the world’s premier curators of collectable art toys and apparel, will be the latest addition to the acclaimed artist-in-residence program. Through July, a variety of artists will reside in the P3 Studio each weekend, creating various works of art. Some artists include; Curtis Kulig, Ryan Metke and Alex Pardee.
Unique to the Kidrobot residency, guests are encouraged to share their own artistic vision by drawing with chalk on a four foot Kidrobot Dunny doll. Each day a photo of the decorated blackboard Dunny will be posted on The Cosmopolitan Facebook page,. Guests that have left their mark on the Dunny are encouraged to tag themselves on the photo to share with the Facebook community the Dunny contributors for that day.
The Cosmopolitan’s artist-in-residence program brings emerging and established contemporary artists to the resort inviting them to utilize space for creative production and exhibition of their work. The program debuted when the resort opened on December 15, 2010 with artist Fab 5 Freddy and has also featured additional artists including Steven Spann and Shelter Serra.
Founded in 2002 by designer Paul Budnitz, Kidrobot has collaborated with world-renowned artists and designers including Frank Kozik, Tilt & Mist, Marc Jacobs and Nike creating limited edition products, some of which have been on display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA).
The studio will include a pop- up store, which will carry a wide section of Kidrobot merchandise as well as one-of-a-kind pieces of art created by the studio artists. This is the first Kidrobot pop-up store in Las Vegas. Signature Kidrobot products are also sold at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ gift store, Monogram. The pop-up store will be open noon to 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information on Kidrobot please visit: www.kidrobot.com/
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ artist-in-residence program represents one component of its larger art program, which was created through a partnership with New York City’s Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art. Art Production Fund helped curate the unique programs at the resort, which feature several genres across the artistic spectrum.
Kidrobot is an urban culture and art-driven lifestyle brand. Founded by Paul Budnitz in 2002, Kidrobot is a community, an exclusive club, and a source of expression for a wide range of artists and consumers. Kidrobot has developed a unique, vibrant, pop art aesthetic, creating toys, apparel, accessories and other products in collaboration with many of the world’s most talented artists and designers. Kidrobot stores are located in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, and London, with temporary pop-up stores appearing from time to time in other cities worldwide. Our products can be found online at www.kidrobot.com and in select retailers worldwide.
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