As an avid toy collector, I had the pleasure of attending the Edgar Plans Game On Singapore global tour exhibition held at Funan the IT Mall in Singapore. This highly anticipated event was organized by Art with Love in partnership with Action city. It showcases the remarkable creations of renowned toy artist Edgar Plans known for his cutesy style toys. The exhibition featured an extensive collection of collectible NBA toys, introducing you to the captivating Edgar Plans’s Game On toys as part of a global tour. Let’s check it out.
Edgar Plan Game On world tour in Funan Singapore
In a nutshell, Edgar Plans is a Spanish postwar & contemporary artist who was born in 1977. He is the talented artist behind this captivating collection. The artist is well-known for his remarkable artistry and unique approach to creating collectible toys.
You can check out his gallery at the ground floor of Funan Mall near City hall. Also, his works are characterized by their meticulous attention to detail and the seamless integration of popular NBA figures into his designs.
Notably, Edgar Plans has gained recognition for his ability to capture the essence and spirit of each player. This is brought to you through his art. This gave the artist a dedicated following of fans and collectors.
Moreover, prior to this Singapore exhibition, Edgar Plans has showcased his art in numerous notable exhibits and exhibitions. His work has been displayed in renowned galleries across the world. This includes the prestigious Art Gallery of New York and the Tate Modern in London. Also, his ability to merge art, sports, and popular culture has garnered him a dedicated following, making him a sought-after artist in the industry.
Displays in Funan mall
Furthermore, you can view the collectables on display in one of the three stores on the ground floor of Funan mall operated by home-growth toy store Action city. Namely at their Blaxk by Action city store.
One particular store is transformed into a basketball arena while another as an exhibition gallery. Also, you can visit all of them for free, offering you a unique opportunity to explore Edgar Plans’ artistic journey.
Additionally, the Blaxk gallery store was meticulously decorated with an array of wall-mounted sketches, concept art, plush toys, and trinkets on display. Also, these art pieces are concept hand sketches in the likes and style which derives the ideas for Edgar’s toys.
As you meander through the galleries, they are confronted with a powerful symbol of both athletic prowess and the cult of celebrity. Plans’ creation transcends the realm of mere plaything, inviting us to reflect on the impact of idolization and the interplay between sports and art in our ever-evolving society.
Also, these original artworks are not for sale. You can immerse yourselves in the world of Edgar Plans, gaining insights into his artistic process and appreciating the intricate details of his creations. This includes a basketball court mural, as well as large oversized plush toys and artwork.
Michael Jordan limited figure
Moreover, of particular interest to collectors and enthusiasts in Singapore were the limited-edition toys available exclusively at the exhibition. Notably, the number 23 figure, paying homage to the legendary Michael Jordan, stood out as a prized possession. This limited-edition figurine retailed at a cool price of S$1,288. It reflects both its exclusivity and the meticulous craftsmanship invested in its creation.
Additionally, the genesis of this captivating artwork can be traced back to Plans’ profound fascination with the legendary basketball icon, Michael Jordan. Recognizing the profound impact Jordan had on both sports and society, Plans sought to encapsulate his enduring legacy within the realm of art. The result was the creation of a meticulously crafted toy, meticulously capturing every detail of the revered athlete.
A Funan mall basketball-themed
As I explored Funan mall, I couldn’t help but notice the artistic transformation that had taken place. The mall itself was adorned with Edgar Plans’ distinctive livery, which set the tone for the entire exhibition. Also, the larger-than-life figures of iconic NBA players here in the mall greets you at the mall entrance, creating a sense of excitement and anticipation of what to come.
Also, the central atrium of the mall served as a focal point for the exhibition. It showcases an impressive display of Edgar Plans’ artwork. Additionally, the top of the mall featured a large inflatable model of the Chicago Bulls’ number 23, Michael Jordan.
It is a very neat and interesting touch which brightens up the mall into the world of NBA collectibles. Even the mall common areas entrances and underground MRT linkways leading into the mall.
All in all, the Game On global tour in Singapore at Funan the IT Mall is set to run for about one and a half months from 25th May to 16th July. With its remarkable collection of Edgar Plans’ art and collectible NBA toys, you have to check it out yourself. This exhibition promises to delight fans and collectors alike. Whether you’re a basketball enthusiast, an art lover, or simply curious about the intersection of sports and art, the Singapore exhibition offers a unique and captivating experience that shouldn’t be missed.