Bizarre Vintage Toys at 50watts

Melissa Kojima Reader Find

By Melissa Kojima in New Trends on Wednesday 18 April 2012

Vintage toys are full of curiosity. They make me wonder what it used to be like to be a child in a different era. But the a href=”http://50watts.com/Apes-on-a-Horse-and-More-Toys-from-the-Void” target=”_blank”>vintage toys I found at 50 Watts were a bit scary. Devils, guillotines and electric chairs. Oh my! I wonder if, in a few hundred years from now, some of the modern toys that kids play with will also have this strange quality to them too.

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Glennray Tutor

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 4 March 2010

Photorealistic painter Glennray Tutor doesn’t completely obfuscate his human hand behind elaborate techniques — his process is still rooted in traditional notions of painting, and his still-lifes of vintage toys and his depictions of evacuated Main Streets have a sad nostalgia about them that decries the contemporary veneration of concept over form and emotional resonance in art.

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