Bearbrick figure dance at 2B Art Gallery

The Bearbrick Artist Series: Collectible Art for Your Shelf

Bearbrick figures, with their iconic bear-shaped design, have become much more than collectible toys. They are a canvas for artistic expression and a medium through which renowned artists from various disciplines share their creativity with the world. In this blog post, we delve into the fascinating world of the Bearbrick Artist Series, where collectible art meets your shelf.

An image of Bearbrick x Keith Haring Mickey Mouse 1000%
Bearbrick x Keith Haring Mickey Mouse 1000%

The Birth of the Bearbrick Artist Series

Bearbrick figures were created by the Japanese company Medicom Toy in 2001. Their simple yet distinctive form, resembling a bear with movable joints, provided a unique platform for artistic collaboration. The Bearbrick Artist Series was born out of the desire to combine urban vinyl art with pop culture collectibles.

Exploring Renowned Collaborations

One of the most captivating aspects of the Bearbrick Artist Series is the diverse range of collaborations. From world-renowned artists, and designers, to brands and famous companies. These partnerships have led to the creation of limited-edition Bearbricks that are both collectible and visually stunning.

Bearbrick/Rabbrick Sorayama Sexy Robot Set (Gold) at 2B Art Gallery
Bearbrick/Rabbrick Sorayama Sexy Robot Set (Gold)
  • Pop Culture Phenomena: Bearbrick has also ventured into the realm of pop culture with collaborations featuring beloved characters like Star Wars, Disney, Marvel superheroes, DC characters, and even iconic film directors like Alfred Hitchcock. These collaborations tap into the nostalgia and fandom of collectors.

Collectible Art That Speaks Volumes

Each Bearbrick Artist Series release tells a unique story. These collectibles often feature intricate details, vivid colors, and design elements that reflect the artist’s signature style or the essence of the brand. They become tangible expressions of the artist’s creativity, making them highly sought-after by both art enthusiasts and collectors.

Bearbrick x Kaws Tension 1000% with a box
Bearbrick x Kaws Tension 1000% with a box

Displaying Your Bearbrick Masterpieces

Bearbrick figures are designed to be displayed. Many collectors proudly showcase their Artist Series treasures on shelves, in display cases, or as part of art installations. Their clean, modular design allows for versatile presentation options, letting you curate your own art gallery at home.

Bearbrick figures displayed at 2B Art Gallery Palma
Bearbrick figures displayed at 2B Art Gallery Palma

The Bearbrick Artist Series is a testament to the harmonious blend of art, design, and collectibility. These figures not only allow collectors to own a piece of their favorite artist’s work but also serve as a bridge between the art world and pop culture. Whether you’re an art aficionado, a toy collector, or someone who simply appreciates creativity, these series are for you. The Bearbrick Artist Series offers a unique and captivating way to bring collectible art to your shelf and into your life.

Images: Medicom Toy


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