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YoYoFactory Artist Edition Yo-Yo #3
Exhibit #3946
TypeSpecial Release
ShapeStandard (-)
AxleFixed
FinishUnfinished
ColorNature maple
PackagingDisplay Boxed
ConstructionOne piece wood
ResponseNone
GapFixed
ConditionMint in Package
Date2010
OwnerRick Brough
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Around 2010, the Steve Brown Gallery released a series of Artist Edition Yo-Yo; one-piece, maple wood yo-yos made by Yo-Yo Factory. One side of each model was laser-engraved with artwork by the respective artist.

The yo-yo featured in this exhibit is Artist Edition Yo-Yo #3 by Ohio-based artist and sculptor Chris Ryniak. The yo-yo was supposedly limited to 45 pieces. Yo-yo was originally release May 13, 2010.

Original retail price: $15 US

From the www.stevebrowngallerycom website:
"The third in an on-going series of Artist Edition Yo-Yos, this hard-wood yo-yo features original artwork by Ohio artist, Chris Ryniak.

The unadorned yo-yos themselves are a work of art. Made in the United States and turned from a single piece of Hard Rock Maple, they are made in the traditional fashion of yo-yos from the 1920s. While most modern yo-yos are made of high-impact plastic or aircraft-grade aluminum, these wooden yo-yos are meant to evoke a simpler time in American history. The yo-yo is the second-oldest toy in the world and still one of the most popular; it's with this heritage in mind that these wooden yo-yos were chosen.

This Artist Edition Yo-Yo will be limited to 45 pieces worldwide, and will never be manufacturerd again. One side is laser-engraved with original art by the selected artist, while the other side is engraved with the artist’s signature and the Steve Brown Gallery logo.

The goal of this series is to provide you with a work of art that is meant to be part of your everyday life. It is our hope that this yo-yo provides you with simple pleasure for years to come.

Yo-yos manufactured and engraved by Arizona-based YoYo Factory."

Artist Edition Yo-Yo series consisted of the following releases:
#1 by Jason Limon, Texas artist, released April 9, 2010. First release was limited to 30. http://limon-art.com. Cost was $15.

#2 by Brian Morris, Chicago artist, release April 29, 2010. http://www.oooOOOooo.com. Cost was $20. As a special bonus for this release, one random order will receive the original ink drawing of the yo-yo artwork by Brian Morris. Brian has selected a number between 1 – 30, and whichever order is received on that number will receive the original art, valued at approximately $150 USD. 30 pieces supposedly made.

#3 by Chris Ryniak, Ohio artist, was released May 13, 2010. Cost was $15. http://www.chrisryniak.com. 45 pieces supposedly made.

#4 by Doktor A, UK artist, scupltor, and toy customizer, was released May 27, 2010. http://www.spookypop.com. Cost was $15. 45 pieces were supposedly made.

#5 by Jeremy Madl (aka MAD), artist and toy designer (was originally supposed to be released June 11, 2010 by http://www.spankystokes.com). Featured new artwork by MAD, was delayed due to production difficulties but will be available on Thursday, September 23, 2010. 50 pieces were supposedly made. Cost was $15. There was no limit on this release. http://www.madtoydesign.com.

#6 by Jeremiah Ketner, Chicago artist and toy customizer, http://www.smallandround.com. Cost was $15. This one was supposedly limited to 30 pieces. Limited to one yo-yo per person.

#7 by Travis Lampe, artist of Chicago, released Thursday, November 4, 2010. 30 pieces supposedly made. Cost was $15.

#8 by Dan May

#9 by 64 Colors

#10 by Ryan Rubis, 30 pieces, $15 each, release around September 2011

#11 by Kathie Olivas, $15 each, release around November 2011

#12 by Brandt Peters, $15 each, released around November 2011

#13 by Jeff Lamm (http://www.greasebat.com)
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