Ingenious Art Inspired by Mattel Toys

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We never really outgrow our toys – we just turn them into collector’s items, major motion pictures, and works of art. For the latter, we now turn to our friends at Gallery 1988, whose latest pop culture-obsessed exhibition focuses on the tiny toys of Mattel, with a knockout gallery of visual art inspired by He-Man, She-Ra, Barbie, Uno, and more. The whole exhibit is on display at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, but if you can’t make it, we’ve plucked out a few of our favorites; check out all of them at their site.

Andrew Kolb, "Teeny Tiny Dance Floor"

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Harmony Deimling, "Vintage 1959"

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Mister Hope, "Princess Adora"

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Rose Feduk, "Polly's Dreamworld"

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Betsy Bauer, "Uno!"

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Angela Oster, "The Vamp Twins Love Their Thingmaker"

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Justin Hilden, "See 'N Say Supper"

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Luke Flowers, "Little Puppet People"

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Conor Langton, "Interplanetary Wrestling"

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Kyra Kupetsky, "Stupid He-Man!"

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"Mattel 2019" is on display through the end of the month at Gallery1988, located at 7308 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles; the full show is also available for viewing (and purchase) on Gallery1988's site.