RYCA for #DkeToys @ #SDCC2017 San Diego Comic Con


The annual geekfest known as “San Diego Comic Con 2017” happens in less than two week’s time (July 20–23), and we have our FIRST press release from DKE Toys - who no doubt will e offering folks tons of indie toys appropriating popular culture and media!

Today we take a look at the goodies from UK artist Ryan Callanan AKA “RYCA”!


ART TROOPER SERIES: “HARING”
Hand cast and painted 3.75" carded figure.
Signed and numbered edition of 65.
PRICE: US$55 tax included.
DKE PRESS: "The Art Trooper Series next installment is the iconic fan favorite Keith Haring. This is a follow up to the sold out Andy Warhol and Basquiat figures. "

I Am A Man” by RYCA
Hand cast and painted 3.75" carded figure.
Signed and numbered edition of 30.
PRICE: US$55 tax included.
DKE PRESS: "UK based street artist RYCA is one of the more prolific artists in the resin game. We never shy away from political statements with what we carry and this is no exception. One of the most powerful pieces we have had. "
“WAMPAPI” by RYCA: "Our third and final entry from RYCA is a blinged out take on the 6" vintage Kenner toy. A whole lot of resin for $80. Signed and numbered edition of 25. Hand cast and hand painted. RYCA also silk screens and die cuts his own card backs as well as make his own blisters. Wampapi has real 23.5kt gold leaf and a Swarovski crystal!"
ARTIS BIO: "Ryan Callanan a.k.a RYCA has long since been one of the most sought after artists at artrepublic. He burst onto the scene back in 2006 with his Star Wars inspired print, Reservoir Troopers (red) that sold out at in astonishingly quick time. In May of the same year thieves broke into the gallery and stole the same piece, believing it to be a Banksy. The artist told us at the time that he was quite chuffed with the mistake. He graduated from art school in 2002 and was inspired to create his first print, Ona Islam after visiting the acclaimed London exhibition of Banksy works, 'Santa's Ghetto' in 2006. Other sources of inspiration include cult classics, the Star Wars franchise, Pop Art, and the Renaissance. uDrawing inspiration for his career as a 3D sign writer, RYCA incorporates a wide use of materials including resin and glass into his sculptural pieces. With his in-depth knowledge of materials and craftsmanship he is currently working on new projects with hip-hop song lyrics alongside numerous public commissions. RYCA made headlines when he realized his 'Acid Cup', a handcrafted replicate of the World Cup trophy, to coincide with the 2014 tournament in Brazil. Big Beat DJ and Brighton hero Fatboy Slim loved RYCA's sculpture so much he took one on tour with him as he played a host of huge gigs around the country. He has exhibited worldwide and enjoyed a number of highly successful solo shows, also collaborating with a number of well respected artists including Ben Eine, David Walker and Stik.

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