JULY 2, 2011: 'Chalk It Up' Daily Dunny (side)
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announces Kidrobot, one of the world’s premier curators of collectable art toys and apparel, as its latest addition to its acclaimed artist-in-residence program in P3 Studio. Running through August 2011, a variety of artists will reside in the P3 Studio each weekend, creating various works of art (artists and schedule below).
Unique to the Kidrobot residency, guests and visitors are encouraged to share their own artistic vision by drawing with chalk on a four-foot Kidrobot Dunny doll. Each day the Dunny is wiped clean and ready for its new creation. Then a photo of the previous day's decorated 'Chalk It Up' Dunny will be posted on The Cosmopolitan's Facebook Page and added here on Flickr and to the 'Chalk It Up' Daily Dunny album on Facebook.
Guests and visitors that have left their mark on the Dunny are encouraged to tag themselves on the photo posted on Facebook to share with the Facebook community the Dunny contributors for each day. Each 'Chalk It Up' Daily Dunny photo posted on Facebook will have the date making it easy for Dunny contributors to tag themselves. In addition to the 'Chalk It Up' Daily Dunny photo, we'll also add other angles/photos of each day's creation in this Flickr set.
P3 Studio will also include a pop-up store, which will carry a wide section of Kidrobot merchandise as well as one-of-a-kind pieces of art created by the studio artists. This is the first Kidrobot pop-up store in Las Vegas. Signature Kidrobot products are also sold at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ gift store, Monogram. The studio and pop-up store will be open noon to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.
P3 Studio Schedule of Artists (subject to change without notice):
Jun 10-12: Frank Kozik
Jun 17-19: Jesse Hernandez
Jun 24-26: Jon Burgerman
Jul 01-03: Tara Mcpherson
Jul 08-10: Kevin Baker
Jul 15-17: To be announced
Jul 22-24: Ryan Metke
Jul 29-31: Junko Mizuno
Aug 05-07: Curtis Kulig
Aug 12-14: To be announced
Aug 20-22: To be announced
The Cosmopolitan Artist-In-Residence Program
The Cosmopolitan’s artist-in-residence program brings emerging and established contemporary artists to the resort inviting them to utilize space for creative production and exhibition of their work. The program debuted when the resort opened on December 15, 2010 with artist Fab 5 Freddy and has also featured additional artists including Steven Spann and Shelter Serra. More on The Cosmopolitan's Art Programs: Art at The Cosmopolitan
Founded in 2002 by designer Paul Budnitz, Kidrobot has collaborated with world-renowned artists and designers including Frank Kozik, Tilt & Mist, Marc Jacobs and Nike creating limited edition products, some of which have been on display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA).