C hris Brown can’t seem to sit still. In addition to finishing up his fifth studio album Fortune (July 3rd), now you can add toy-maker to Chris’ resume. The singer/songwriter has announced a new collectibles series in collaboration with artist Ron English. Called Dum English, the pair’s exclusive line of limited-edition collectible toys and unique art sculptures will launch in Los Angeles on May 2nd. Chris and Ron English’s new venture is an offshoot of the singer’s MechanicalDummy.com blog/lifestyle site that also houses his own street art and that of other budding artists. Among Dum English’s inaugural offerings: A toy necklace chain ($75) and a 10″vinyl figure ($140), and a four-foot life-size fiberglass sculpture ($20,000).
Launching with only 1000 pieces in this limited-edition toy series and 20 pieces for the fiberglass sculpture, Chris and Ron will showcase their work at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles on May 2md from 6-8 p.m. Proceeds from sales will benefit Brown’s Symphonic Love foundation, which provides support and funding for arts programs dedicated to women and the artistic development of children.
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