Daniel Arsham is not taking a break since the start of the year, having many exhibitions and features coming along. Adding to his expansive portfolio of deconstructed sculptural collectibles, he launches CRYSTAL RELIC 002, a follow-up to the 001 that is the iconic New York Yankees baseball cap. This time it is a cast-resin remake of another familiar silhouette: the original Nintendo Game Boy.
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Crystal Relic 002 will release this Friday January 17th at 12 Noon ET at danielarsham.com/shop. This edition limited to 500 pieces is a continuation in my Crystal Relic series. The first which is composed of two interlocking elements. More information on the special packaging my studio has designed for this work will be revealed later this week.
Including even the smallest details of Nintendo’s original handheld console, like the D-pad, power button, “GAME BOY” logo below the screen and legal jargon on the rear, it is a striking resemblance of the beloved 90’s gadget, and it also boasts in a matching Super Mario Land cartridge with the artwork that neatly mirrors the cover of Mario’s first portable console outing.
Available in an exclusive edition of 500 pieces, CRYSTAL RELIC 002 will release on Daniel Arsham’s website on January 17.
In addition, read about Arsham’s latest exhibition at Galerie Perrotin Paris here.