American Depress Designer Toy

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Pop iconoclast Ron English presents the ultimate black vinyl fetish item – American Depress. A three dimensional depiction of America's Bloated Billionaire Mouse Messiah is crucified upon the mousetrap status symbol of American capitalism: the Black Card. Ron English reinvents imagery from modern popular culture, manipulating visual symbols to create complex, humorous, and insightful meanings. For American Depress, the urban pop prankster has focused on a beloved character happily entrapped by the consumerism that has made him. The over-stuffed mouse is splayed on a 12-inch tall sheet of black ABS, embellished with gold printing. The card numbers reference the beginning of the royal rodent’s reign, and, a very short time after, the darkest hour in the history of the American economy. From there both iconic rodent and consumer grow to obesity until the card’s expiration date - the day of the foretold apocalypse. Fitted with an indent on the back, this modern relic is built to be hung over all we devour.

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  • Release Date: May 29, 2012
  • Edition Size: 200
  • Materials: Vinyl
  • Dimensions: 12.0"
  • Exclusive Release: Kidrobot Black
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Wow. I'm so sad I missed this.

about 5 years ago · Comment ·

Coelho_marina-trampt-2421f

WTF-Weird_Toy_Fountain Really sad is the price we payed for it in Jan/2013... ugh about 5 years ago

Mikashroom-trampt-1585f

mikashroom m Oh. Was that the one that went for 1000? about 5 years ago

Mikashroom-trampt-1585f

mikashroom m On eBay? about 5 years ago

Know what? One of the top five designer toys of all time. 

about 5 years ago · Comment ·

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a I love the paintin/print more than the sculpt ... not sure why though. about 5 years ago

Coelho_marina-trampt-2421f

WTF-Weird_Toy_Fountain We love the message it conveys (same kind of love we have for Domestic Hunger), the printing, painting, sculpt and metal pieces. We just adore this thing. But I do agree that the finishing is superior to the sculpt itself. about 5 years ago

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused The pics don;t do this justice. This piece is even more impressive in person. about 5 years ago

Coelho_marina-trampt-2421f

WTF-Weird_Toy_Fountain Yes it's true. The pics don't tell the whole story. Same thing with Doze Green's The Goddess. It's absolutely gorgeous in front of you. about 5 years ago

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused Nice, I will have to think about that one. about 5 years ago

Coelho_marina-trampt-2421f

WTF-Weird_Toy_Fountain @Easily_Amused. Some time ago I posted a link at the The Goddess "Thread" that has some nice pictures of it's back, as you wanted... about 5 years ago

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused Thanks, I will look for it. about 5 years ago

Mikashroom-trampt-1585f

mikashroom m what are the other 4 top designer pieces? about 5 years ago

Coelho_marina-trampt-2421f

WTF-Weird_Toy_Fountain @mikashroom: now you got me bro! I'm gonna crawl into a fetal position over there until someone more capable answers that ;) about 5 years ago

Mikashroom-trampt-1585f

mikashroom m prob. gingerbread man right? (kronk dunny) about 5 years ago

Coelho_marina-trampt-2421f

WTF-Weird_Toy_Fountain Junko Mizuno's 2012 Dunny; Kaws Resting Place; Coarse's Pain in Dreams; American Depress; Frank Kozik's The Gipper. There you go, five. In no particular order, subject to change, depending on the substances involved. Five is not enough, let's make a top 50 then. :) about 5 years ago

Mikashroom-trampt-1585f

mikashroom m :D about 5 years ago

Coelho_marina-trampt-2421f

WTF-Weird_Toy_Fountain Alternative list: Erick Scarecrow's "Upchuck - Classicko"; Blaine Fontana's "Domestic Hunger"; Ron English's "American Depress"; Frank Kozik's "The Bird is the Word"; Tristan Eaton's "Your Momma". Five. :D about 5 years ago

Guys, need this in my collection. Please let me know if you have one available!! Thanksssss

almost 3 years ago · Comment ·

Deadlemming-trampt-91f

deadlemming m hey, I'm thinking of selling mine, are you still interested? it'S #13 of 200, and mint about 2 years ago

Bammoman-trampt-3132f

TheBlindKid thank you sir! All paid and now awaiting :D about 2 years ago

Deadlemming-trampt-91f

deadlemming m it's on the way!
:) about 2 years ago

Bammoman-trampt-3132f

TheBlindKid thank you! almost 2 years ago

Anyone looking to part with theirs? 

about 1 year ago · Comment ·

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