Nov 24 2017

What is an AP?

Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. Bronze Verdigris Usher edition.

Today the APs of my Anesthesia Bust (White and Bronze editions) go on sale in my online store.

What is an AP?

AP originally stood for Artist’s Proof. It is a term from the printing industry. It referred to the sample prints sent to an Artist so they could confirm they were happy with the quality before the full run could go ahead. These APs were often kept by the artist and sold later as a little bonus income. Sometimes people collect AP prints rather than prints from the main body of the run. So sometimes the APs are more valuable as there are far less of them (traditionally not more than 5% of the edition size).

In the Art Toy world the term AP has been adopted to mean the percentage of product that the company making the toy gives to the artist who designed the toy. This amount can vary depending on company and contract from a couple of toys to half the run. Though in my experience it’s not more than 10% of the run.

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Jul 10 2016

“Ambulatory Artillery Unit 57”

Huck Gee Custom Blank Figure Mechtorian Doktor A.

Sargent Gee and his Mechanised Cannon were tasked by High Command to render all enemy bases inoperable. However on Mechtoria there are no enemies, thus no bases. So he has opted for rendering inoperable all potential hiding places for any potential enemies or terrorists..
To this end he is destroying all the trees!

Customised Huck Gee Blank Figure.
Polyurethane resin, Epoxy resin, Acrylic, Rubber, Lead, Paper, ABS, Steel, Found objects, Vintage Brass winding key.
8″ tall.

Currently on show at the Clutter Gallery in New York until August 5th.
Available to purchase online HERE.

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Nov 30 2014

Under Construction

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