The Game On Global Tour by Edgar Plans has arrived at Funan, and it’s an eye-opener for all fans of contemporary art and NBA basketball.
After successful exhibitions in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the tour makes its only Southeast Asian stop in Singapore. It is presented by international art creative agency Art with Love, in partnership with Blaxk by ActionCity and co-organised by global creative art studio Coexist (also known as CE Lab) and European contemporary art organisation MishaMade,
From now till Jul 16, get your “game on” with a one-of-a-kind interactive experience featuring Plans’ expansive collection of sculptures and paintings.
Edgar Plans is one of the most influential artists in the pop culture world, and is known globally for his graffiti-style artwork and contemporary take on socio-political issues through his medium of superheroes – distinct, mouse-eared protagonists in irresistibly adorable costumes. His Lil’ Heroes series of work has become incredibly popular in recent years, and this NBA-inspired collection is no exception.
And it’s hard to miss when you visit Funan. At the entrance, shoppers are immediately greeted by a giant sculpture inspired by basketball superstar Kobe Bryant. More huge 2.5-metre-tall Lil’ Heroes are peppered in and around the mall – try and spot the sculptures representing Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
For collectors, this is an opportunity to grab a limited-edition Michael Jordan-inspired collectible that has been launched exclusively in Singapore, and only available through Blaxk by ActionCity. The “Flyman 23” sculpture has been specially designed as a stand-out collectible within the Game On series paying tribute to the great basketball icon, and is limited to only 400 pieces.
Other limited-edition merchandise are also available, including t-shirts, keychains and – our favourite – an Edgar Plans x Wilson basketball which incorporates the artist’s street graffiti-style paintings and sketch lines.
See the Game On Global Tour by Edgar Plans at Funan, 107 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179097. Exclusive collectibles are available at Blaxk by ActionCity (#01-03).