This is Not a Toy

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This is Not a Toy is an exhibition of contemporary art and collectible design, guest curated by Pharrell Williams. It was held at the Design Exchange in Toronto from February 7 – May 19, 2014. I finally got the chance to see the exhibit on its last weekend.

My favourite items were, of course, the Gorillaz characters designed by Jamie Hewlett for Kidrobot. I’ve always had my eye on them since peeping them in the display case at Silver Snail when they were on Queen St. and I often regret not buying them.

Also on display were KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Huck Gee (it’s too bad I accidentally erased my video. Argh!), Yoshimoto Nara and many others.

Yes, they make look like toys, but they are way too precious to play with. I would house mine in glass cases away from prying fingers, that’s for sure!

I took a couple photos and posted them on Instagram here.

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