TOY FAIR 2014: Bargain Hunt's Timothy Wonnacott unveils Galt's Andy Warhol recreation

The piece was created entirely from Galt's art range and will raise money for Toy trust
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

Celebrity art expert and star of BBC’s Bargain Hunt Timothy Wonnacott unveiled a 5ft by 5ft mosaic recreation of Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe, made entirely from Galt Toys' art range at Toy Fair 2014.

Commissioned by the toy firm, the piece was created in the bid to raise money for the Toy Trust. The piece has gone on sale via an online auction running until Monday, January 27th.

Creator and UK contemporary artist Ed Chapman constructed the art piece using products from the Galt Art Jar, Fun Buttons, Cotton Reels and Mosaic Masterpieces kits, as well as a variety of paints, crayons, pens and craft kits from Galt.

The piece took over 100 hours to create.

John McDonnell, managing director at Galt Toys, said: “This iconic masterpiece has been created to show what can be achieved using Galt’s range of art and craft materials, and a little imagination.

"Being creative not only provides hours of entertainment, but is an important part of child development. We’re delighted to reveal this fantastic piece of contemporary art, which proves that the sky’s the limit when it comes to the incredible works of art that can be created using Galt’s products.”

Artist Ed Chapman, added: “Galt Toy’s art materials and craft kits are perfect to inspire youngsters into creating their own masterpieces and I hope this portrait encourages the next generation of child artists.”

Ed has previously made headlines for recreating portraits of famous figures, such as John Lennon, David Beckham and Barrack Obama, using everyday materials from coins and sugar cubes to vinyl records.

To place your bid or for further information please go to Galt Toys website www.galttoys.com.

Related

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.

Liberty

UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.