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Visual artist Tristan Eaton, who developed the renowned Dunny character with Paul Budnitz back in 2004, has released the first metal version of the character. Called “New Cash,” the 5-inch Kidrobot figure boasts an intricately-designed outside with a glossy chrome finish.
Eaton covers the Dunny figurine with his signature collage-like style, incorporating the words “New Money” into the style. “It’s actually about sarcastically hyping up the bling of it, you know. Type of bringing together all these bling stereotypes in a method,” Eaton describes “There’s gold chains in there, gold teeth … you know, all those aspects of decadence. Sort of brought all of it into one kind.” While the piece embodies “bling” culture, Eaton likewise etches flower motifs into the metal, allowing “New Money” to exhibit more natural detailing.
Although the “New Money” collectible is presently out of stock, head over to Kidrobot’s website to browse more Dunny editions.
Somewhere else in art, Daniel Arsham will release a deteriorated ‘BRONZE BASKETBALL’ sculpture, the most recent edition in his ‘Fictional Archaeology’ series.