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The Toy Box: From Pop to Present

The Civic, Barnsley

29 Jul - 23 Sep 2017

‘The Toy Box’ explores the use and influence of toys in contemporary art and design, beginning with the British Pop art of the 1950s and 1960s and considering photorealism, print, fashion, conceptual sculpture, photography  alongside objects that are instantly fun and familiar. Exhibited works will include prints by Eduardo Paolozzi, a limited edition sculpture by KAWS, a piece resulting from a collaboration between the Skateroom and Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy, sculptures by the Australian assemblage artist Freya Jobbins and work by American sculptor and toy designer Jason Freeny. Find out more about the ‘The Toy Box’ exhibition on the Civic’s website.

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Robot by Fabric Lenny. © Fabric Lenny

Robot (2017) Fabric Lenny. © Fabric Lenny

Bigger Micro Anatomic Schematic 1 (2015), Jason Freeny X Mighty Jaxx. © Mighty Jaxx

Bigger Micro Anatomic Schematic 1 (2017), Jason Freeny X Mighty Jaxx. © Mighty Jaxx

Secrets of the Internal Combustion Engine from Moonstrips Empire News (1967), Eduardo Paolozzi. Courtesy YSP © The Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation

Secrets of the Internal Combustion Engine from Moonstrips Empire News (1965–1970), Eduardo Paolozzi. Courtesy YSP © The Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation

Shirley (2014), Freya Jobbins. © Freya Jobbins

Shirley (2014), Freya Jobbins. © Freya Jobbins

Magnet (1999), Wayne Chisnall. © Wayne Chisnall

Magnet (1999), Wayne Chisnall. © Wayne Chisnall

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