Art & Toys

Selim Varol's collection on display
Posted by Gestalten—05/2012

me Collectors Room Berlin will be presenting the largest collection of figurines in Europe, roughly 15,000 pieces. A further focus of the collection lies in works in the realm of street art and surrealistic pop and includes artists such as Shepard Fairey, JR, and Blek Le Rat, who are featured in Art & Agenda, Walls & Frames, and Beyond the Street. Visitors can additonally view artworks by FAILE, which have also produced FAILE Temple, FAILE Temple Studio Editionand Lavender.

The exhibition includes a total of 3,000 works by more than 200 artists & designers. The toys are detailed miniature sculptures that have emerged from the imaginations of contemporary urban artists and designers, or from politics, current events, film industry, comics, and manga. If you want to explore the world of toys be sure to check out Release the Freaks or browse the designer toys in our online shop.

The 39-year-old collector, Selim Varol, from Düsseldorf with Turkish roots will hold a talk on June 1st at 6.30 pm. Admission is free and the talk will be in German. 

Art & Agenda

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
Explores the current interrelationship between politics, art, and activism.
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Walls & Frames

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
Cutting-edge work that is moving from the street into galleries.
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Beyond the Street

The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013
Definitive book on street art featuring 100 key figures from around the world in their own words and images.
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FAILE Temple Studio Edition

Posted by Gestalten—09/2012
The studio edition book is signed by FAILE and comes with a ceramic "Skull/Flower" patterned tile from the temples exterior.
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Faile Temple

Posted by Gestalten—11/2014
The latest book from the vanguard American urban artists.
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Lavender

Posted by Gestalten—07/2014
Faile asked artists about works on lavender and collected them in their fourth thematic and collaborative book.
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Shepard Fairey

Obey to the better
Posted by Ole Wagner—01/2011

Introducing the American artist Shepard Fairey is a bit like explaining whose portrait he famously altered for the "Hope" campaign that was widely used by Barack Obama's supporters in 2008.

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Aaron Rose

Portrait of the Artist as a Beautiful Loser
Posted by Gestalten—10/2010

Impossible to pigeonhole, the artist, curator, writer, film director, musician, and self-declared beautiful loser Aaron Rose is one of the most inspiring characters portrayed in Gestalten's Beyond

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Patrick Nguyen

The Streets Are Paved With Art
Posted by Gestalten—06/2010

Namedropping where namedropping is due: Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Faile, Blu, WK Interact, Os Gemeos, Jeffrey Deitch, Jonathan LeVine, Martha Cooper, Wooster Collective, Brad Downey, Futura, Dzine and

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Slinkachu

Little Big Men
Posted by Lina Kunimoto—07/2010

You never know what original trickster Slinkachu has got up his sleeve,
but chances are that it's microscopic in a big way. The London-based

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COTTONCAKE

Amsterdam
Posted by Gestalten—03/2015

March Shop of the Month

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The Great Wide Open

New Outdoor and Landscape Photography
Posted by Angie—02/2015

“The new outdoor culture is a renewed sense of freedom and the spirit of adventure.”

Jeffrey Bowman reveals how he came about working on “The Outsiders” with Gestalten and his story behind the book
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

Mzin

Leipzig — Zentrum West
Posted by Gestalten—02/2015

February Shop of the Month

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Recent Book Releases

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The Great Wide Open featured in The Independent on Sunday's February 8 issue.

Barley & Hops recommended in the January 2 issue of Il venerdì di Repubblica.

Does This Happen to Everyone? reviewed in the Winter 2014 issue of The School Librarian journal.

3-page interview with Monocle editor Tyler Brûlé published in the magazine supplement to Belgian daily De Morgen.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured in the New York Post's October 2 issue. "Filled with detail-rich reporting, the hardcover features entrepreneurial ideas, case studies of successful businesses and Monocle's great design."

Out of the Blue featured in Deutsche Welle Euromaxx's interview with Ville Kokkonen, Design Director of Artek.

Das Craft-Bier Buch in the December 14 issue of Welt am Sonntag.

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