Date : 2 June Saturday, 5:30 PM, one night event
Venue : shop premises of Secret Fresh
Unwavering in its commitment to put the Philippines on the international designer toy scene, Secret Fresh will once again be a proud host to one of the landmark collaborations by sought-after San Francisco based artist and designer Huck Gee and well-established Filipino artist Christian Tamondong. Their collaboration which is also a Secret Fresh exclusive release, is named Puchaa, a whimsical mix of Tamondong’s tea-cup based on one of his paintings and the angel-winged-skull-headed Puto figure which is one of Huck Gee’s signature figures. The art toy will have a limited run of 50 pieces.
Huck Gee specializes in limited run handcrafted toys and original art prints which are sought after by collectors worldwide. His works have been exhibited in galleries worldwide and in 2007 his “Hello My Name Is” 8” Dunny was accepted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. He has also released numerous limited production toys through Kidrobot including some of the most exclusive and sought after Dunnys to date, figures for The Standard, DJ Qbert, and a series of figures for Barney’s New York which came dressed in the 2005 spring collections of five of the world’s most famous fashion designers: Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Rick Owens, and Duckie Brown. His extraordinary skills with customizing vinyl toys earned him the title of Best Customizer in the 2009 Kidrobot Artist Awards.
Prior to this Puchaa collab, Huck Gee has already produced Puto figure toys with Secret Fresh, namely Puto Barrel man and Puto Aswang.
Christian Tamondong, the multi-awarded artist who designed Boxboy, one of the 1st successfully released art toy by Secret Fresh, has been constantly gaining recognition in both fields of design and fine art. His distinctively impish works are also gainfully collected and sought after here and abroad. He also designed one of the limited run shirts for the Bench’s 25th Year anniversary.
Both Huck Gee and Christian Tamondong will be present for the special one day launch on June 2 Saturday at 5: 30 PM in the shop premises of Secret Fresh.
International orders for Puchaa can be made through email firstname.lastname@example.org while local orders are on a first come first serve basis.
Secret Fresh is at Ronac Art Center, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.
Secret Fresh is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 2-10 PM and Sundays from 1-6PM.
You may also contact Secret Fresh at 570-9815 loc 7. Updates can also be tracked through Secret Fresh on Facebook,and and through their website www.secretfresh.net