Well it looks from reports that we have at least one winner. still waiting for confirmation, so if you are still out there following the trail, don’t be dismayed there is still a chance to win. If you get to the end of the trail simply leave your email address with the final destination and there will be a prize draw for a consolation prize, Probably a work on paper. So there is a point to finishing the trail, so carry on regardless. Thanks to all who braved the windy weather to take part. more updates as to whos one what to follow.
So to recap you have to visit four locations in west london pick up the codes in each palce that will give you a map coordinate For example 51.524232 -0.073299 (its only a bloody example, don’t go here the only toy there will be you). Put the numbers in Google maps and voila you have the location go in ask for Steve or Jen and say “I’m a TOY can i have my TOY please” and you will be given your prize.
So the places you have to visit in this order are:
Graffik gallery, Portobello road W10 5TE
clues in the back garden
The old paddington Sorting office (punch drunks venue for “The drowned man”)
Clues on the side fire escape door in Winsland Street,
1 Bramber Road W14 9PA
Clues on the the green telecoms box between North end road and No1 Bramber road
the clue is on the wall beside the entrance (don’t try to enter the yard there’s big scary dogs and Luke!)
So code got here before me but hey it is his manor. So take a trip to Latimer road and venture under the westway, past the horses and into a nether world of mechanics yards and static caravans, the fourth and final clue is on the wall at the entrance of Joe rush’s old yard (mutoid waste department) . Also the head quarters of Smash who do all our production for Glastonbury. A home away from home. So once you have visited all four of the west London clues you will have all the 16 digits that will give you the final resting place of the TOY your seeking.
Ok so i have no clever clues for this one, and no real excuse as to why this is here, other than a good friend lives here. So get yourself over to Bramber road W14 9PB the clues on the green telecoms box at the north end rd of the street. Only one more clue to go and you’ll have all the digits to enter into google maps and that will take you to the Toy shop at the end of the hunt.
So if your playing this in the west you’ll be wanting your second clue. I’m going to droping clues fast an furious this morning to give you the weekend to hunt them down. Clue 2 is where you would go to see The Drowned Man. It’s a big building so you’ll be needing a picture to give you a guide.
Here’s the stencil you’ll be looking for (below), the blank space at the bottom has the four numbers you have to take note of at each location, collect all 16 and then enter them in the order you collected them into google maps and hey presto you have final resting place of the Mr potato Head Toy
DM Toyz present the first in a series of Toyz ‘Mr Potato Head’. Standing at 14″ (that’s over a foot of Spud). A limited edition of 12 that comes box fresh these will be available at the End of the lines and Supreme beings ‘White canvas project’ this Thursday the 17th and soon to be available online from this site. Next week two of the edition will be hidden somewhere in London, in order to find them you will have to follow the clues that will start here, happy hunting.
There is obviously a lot going on this week, the art world goes nuts in London, piggybacking on the fact that they’ve put up a large tent in regents park… (Before you get too excited it’s not a funfair…but a totally different kind of circus.) So to mark the occasion i’m doing a couple of shows on the same night. Of course this is Art we are talking about so i’m going to have to use that dreaded word ‘Juxtaposition’. There is one East and one West, each the antithesis of the areas they inhabit. “In the West corner weighing in at 655 pounds Lamberty’s Urban & Pop. A suave evening guaranteed, Champagne cocktails, elegant swag and some of the finest Dotmasters High Class Trash, 6pm-9pm Thursday 17th of October. And in the East corner weighing in at £4.50 The White Canvas project, a rooftop celebration of all things aerosol. A great line up, live painting, bar, Dj’s a proper old shindig where you will be able to buy my Mr Potato head Toy edition (unless you want to wait to see if you can find the ones i will street drop in my treasure hunt the week after). So if your Classy check out trash in the West or if your trashy check the show in the East and if your schizophrenic catch them both. Looks like it will be a busy night!
I’ve been a bit quiet of late and heres the reason why, standing 14″ high this stand alone Mr potato head is an edition of 12. They will be available at The White Canvas Project next thursday on the 17th October at 6pm-9pm Rockwell House, 10-14 Hewett Street, London, EC2A 3NN, RSVP is essential. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two of the edition will be street dropped on a treasure hunt that will start the following monday 21st here on this site. Clues will be issued via twitter (www.twitter.com/dotmasters) Instagram (www.instagram.com/dotmasters) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/dotmasters). So check back on the 21st for your first clue.
I’ve been working on some new surfaces and sub-straights, painting bags on bags and working out some new luxury and necessity brand bags to add to my piles (now that sounds wrong). There’s a few shows coming up the first is those nice guys at the Portobello film festival, This years show features works by myself and Joe Rush, Sickboy, Code FC, Lucy Sparrow, Teddy Baden, Peter Dunne, Solo One, Alex Wreckage, Cosmo, and Red Dog. This years show’s venue is the wonderful space at the Louise T Blouin Foundation. Then its off to Nuart with a whole new set of works for the streets of Stavanger.
With some works in a group show in Cape Town in early September its a hectic August. Oh yes and i forgot, the High strikers going to Bestival so look out for it there accompanied by the gobbler and the crack heads to add a twisted unfair corner to the festival.