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Here's a throwback painting I was able to visit last time I was in #Chicago. Every painting I create tells a story. I anchor moments in my mind with a paintbrush. The colors help me remember... When I look at this image I can tell you who I lived with, what I was studying in school, how hot tea & warm blankets comforted me in my basement apartment. I can tell you what my hopes and fears were as a twenty something looking for love, starting a career & doing my own taxes for the first time... I can tell you how much I loved watching people's eyes look out the window during our commute to work on the el. I remember because all of those moments are collected in this painting. What helps you hold on to your #memories?

Series Thirty-Three (2017) S.K.A.R. Infantry Officer. Codename: Steel Raven! The twelfth figure of the Subscription Service 5.0 Set. A G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Exclusive. #ARAH #GIJoe #Cobra #SKAR #GIJCC #YoJoe #FSS #Redeco #Variation #Exclusive #ChicagoToyCollector #Photography #ChicagoCollector #ChiCity #Swag #ThugLife #Chicago #TooManyHashTags

Series Thirty-Three (2017) Physicist. Codename: G.I. Jane! The thirteen and bonus mystery figure of the Subscription Service 5.0 Set. A G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Exclusive. #ARAH #GIJoe #Cobra #GIJCC #YoJoe #FSS #Redeco #Variation #Exclusive #ChicagoToyCollector #Photography #ChicagoCollector #ChiCity #Swag #ThugLife #Chicago #TooManyHashTags

Devastator! A great box with general shelf wear. The styrofoam insert had little to no damage, still very white. All decals​ perfectly applied by the previous owner. The figures have very tight joints; I believe I was the first to transform them in years. All the guns and missiles still on their plastic spurs. I have wanted this giftset since I was seven. Much thanks to Sam at @toydejour for the hook up. #Transformers #Autobot #Decepticon #G1 #Diaclone #Combiner #Gestalt #Variation #Rarity #RID #MTMTE #TilAllAreOne #Chicago #ChiCity #ChicagoToyCollector #ChicagoCollector #Photography #Swag #ThugLife #TooManyHashTags

Sad to see "Buried Alive" coming to an end but excited to see where James C. Harrison's work will go next! Truly a great undiscovered artist who made a TON of work between 1950 & 1990. Not pop art and definitely deeply personal and experimental in imagery. We have had amazing conversations with our patrons about Harrison and his work and none of this would have been possible if Darin Latimer had not brought these works to our attention. Join us for a closing reception on Friday, Feb. 24th 6-8:30pm @elephantroomgallery Go through some of Harrison's sketchbooks with us and learn more about the artist's work and life in the Brooklyn Art Scene. Final viewing hours on Feb. 25th 11-5pm. Don't miss it, Chicago! #southloopchicago #southloop #contemporaryart #installation #jamescharrison #jamescharrisonart #art #postmodernism #abstractexpressionism #brooklynartist #brooklynartscene #detroitartist #chicagoart #chicagogallery #gallery #chicago #chicagocollector #artcollector #beatnik #mixedmedia #drawing #collectart #artist #artcritic

Currently reading "King, Queen, Knave" by Vladimir Nabokov. Originally published October 1928 in Russia under his pen name V. Sirin. It was translated into English ( With significant changes made by Vladimir)
by his son Dmitri in 1968. #ReadingIsFundamental #Bibliophile #Chicago #ChiCity #Novel #ChicagoToyCollector #Russia #ChicagoCollector #Photography #Swag #ThugLife #TooManyHashTags

New work from Chicago artist Joe Reich, now available in the gallery and online at matthewrachmangallery.com

Series Thirty-Three (2017) Strategic Commander and Commanding General of G.I. Joe. Codename: General Flagg! The seventh figure of the Subscription Service 5.0 Set. A G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Exclusive. Chronologically this is the fifth figure released. #ARAH #GIJoe #Cobra #ChicagoToyCollector #Photography #Redeco #ChicagoCollector #Variation #ChiCity #Swag #GIJCC #ThugLife #Chicago #YoJoe #FSS #Exclusive #TooManyHashTags

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Here's a throwback painting I was able to visit last time I was in #Chicago. Every painting I create tells a story. I anchor moments in my mind with a paintbrush. The colors help me remember... When I look at this image I can tell you who I lived with, what I was studying in school, how hot tea & warm blankets comforted me in my basement apartment. I can tell you what my hopes and fears were as a twenty something looking for love, starting a career & doing my own taxes for the first time... I can tell you how much I loved watching people's eyes look out the window during our commute to work on the el. I remember because all of those moments are collected in this painting. What helps you hold on to your #memories?

Currently reading "King, Queen, Knave" by Vladimir Nabokov. Originally published October 1928 in Russia under his pen name V. Sirin. It was translated into English ( With significant changes made by Vladimir)
by his son Dmitri in 1968. #ReadingIsFundamental #Bibliophile #Chicago #ChiCity #Novel #ChicagoToyCollector #Russia #ChicagoCollector #Photography #Swag #ThugLife #TooManyHashTags

Ultra Magnus! This is the "Kay-Bee" version of Magnus. It's believe this version was sold exclusively by Kay-Bee toys in 1987. There is no paint decals on both Magnus' faces, no windshield, no chrome on the upper thighs or gas tanks, and plastic toes and wheels. I like to thank Dave at @quakechicago for the hook up on this great bot! #Transformers #Autobot #Decepticon #G1 #Generations #ScrambleCity #MTMTE #RID #TillAllAreOne #CityCommander #Variation #Redeco #Exclusive #Chicago #ChiCity #ChicagoToyCollector #ChicagoCollector #Photography #Swag #ThugLife #TooManyHashTags

Series Thirty-Three (2017) S.K.A.R. Infantry Officer. Codename: Steel Raven! The twelfth figure of the Subscription Service 5.0 Set. A G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Exclusive. #ARAH #GIJoe #Cobra #SKAR #GIJCC #YoJoe #FSS #Redeco #Variation #Exclusive #ChicagoToyCollector #Photography #ChicagoCollector #ChiCity #Swag #ThugLife #Chicago #TooManyHashTags

Series Thirty-Three (2017) Cobra Falconer. Codename: Raptor! The eleventh figure of the Subscription Service 5.0 Set. A G.I. Joe Collectors' Club Exclusive. #ARAH #GIJoe #Cobra #GIJCC #YoJoe #FSS #Redeco #Variation #Exclusive #ChicagoToyCollector #Photography #ChicagoCollector #ChiCity #Swag #ThugLife #Chicago #TooManyHashTags

Look what came in the mail today! The final three figures for the G.I. Joe Collectors' Club FSS 5.0! I'll be posting pics tomorrow or Friday so spoilers ahead! #ARAH #GIJoe #Cobra #SKAR #YoJoe #FSS5 #GIJCC #ChicagoToyCollector #Photography #Redeco #ChicagoCollector #Variation #ChiCity #Swag #ThugLife #Chicago #Exclusive #TooManyHashTags

G.I. Joe Micro Vehicles (1991) These vehicles were available through mail-in offers until 1993. A total of eight vehicles were made based on: The MOBAT (1982), the APC (1983), the Cobra H.I.S.S. (1983), the VAMP Mark II (1984), the A.W.E. Striker (1985), the Snow Cat (1985), the Persuader (1987), and the Warthog A.I.F.V. (1988). #GIJoe #Cobra #ARAH #YoJoe #Rarity #Exclusive #Chicago #ChiCity #ChicagoToyCollector #ChicagoCollector #Photography #Swag #ThugLife #TooManyHashTags

Wreckers! Transform and merge into ... Wreckage! Offroad and Alpha Bravo are part of the first version; the second version using all TFSS exclusive figures. #Transformers #Generations #G1 #Autobot #Decepticon #Wreckers #ChiCity #Chicago #MTMTE #RID #CombinerWars #WreckAndRule #TillAllAreOne #ChicagoToyCollector #ChicagoCollector #Variation #Exclusive #TFCC #ThugLife #Swag #Redeco #TFSS5 #Photography #TooManyHashTags

Shattered Glass Starscream! The seventh and bonus mystery figure of the Transformers Subscription Service 5.0, the final exclusive series from the Transformers Collectors' Club. This is the final exclusive Transformer figure offered by Fun Publication. #Transformers #Generations #G1 #Autobot #Decepticon #CombinerWars #ShatteredGlass #ChiCity #Chicago #MTMTE #RID #CombinerWars #TillAllAreOne #ChicagoToyCollector #ChicagoCollector #Variation #Exclusive #TFCC #ThugLife #Swag #Redeco #TFSS5 #Photography #TooManyHashTags

Counterpunch! The sixth figure of the Transformers Subscription Service 5.0, the final exclusive series from the Transformers Collectors' Club. #Transformers #Generations #G1 #Autobot #Decepticon #Wreckers #WreckAndRule #Headmasters #ChiCity #Chicago #MTMTE #RID #CombinerWars #TillAllAreOne #ChicagoToyCollector #ChicagoCollector #Variation #Exclusive #TFCC #ThugLife #Swag #Redeco #TFSS5 #Photography #TooManyHashTags

Toxitron! The fifth figure of the Transformers Subscription Service 5.0, the final exclusive series from the Transformers Collectors' Club. #Transformers #Generations #G1 #Autobot #Decepticon #Wreckers #ChiCity #Chicago #MTMTE #RID #CombinerWars #WreckAndRule #TillAllAreOne #ChicagoToyCollector #ChicagoCollector #Variation #Exclusive #TFCC #ThugLife #Swag #Redeco #TFSS5 #Photography #TooManyHashTags

The final figures from the TFSS arrived in the mail today! The end is here. While fans had a mixed reaction, I look forward to signing up for the subscription and enjoyed each character. This is a bittersweet day. Pics of the final three will be posted soon so spoilers ahead #Transformers #Autobot #Decepticon #G1 #Exclusive #Generations #TFSS5 #MTMTE #RID #TillAllAreOne #ShatteredGlass #Variation #Redeco #Chicago #ChiCity #ChicagoToyCollector #ChicagoCollector #Photography #Swag #ThugLife #TooManyHashTags

Comparison of the Hasbro Devastator giftset with the Takara reissue giftset. As you can see, they are opposites of each other. #Transformers #Autobot #Decepticon #G1 #Diaclone #Combiner #Gestalt #Variation #Rarity #RID #MTMTE #TilAllAreOne #Chicago #ChiCity #ChicagoToyCollector #ChicagoCollector #Photography #Swag #ThugLife #TooManyHashTags

Devastator! A great box with general shelf wear. The styrofoam insert had little to no damage, still very white. All decals​ perfectly applied by the previous owner. The figures have very tight joints; I believe I was the first to transform them in years. All the guns and missiles still on their plastic spurs. I have wanted this giftset since I was seven. Much thanks to Sam at @toydejour for the hook up. #Transformers #Autobot #Decepticon #G1 #Diaclone #Combiner #Gestalt #Variation #Rarity #RID #MTMTE #TilAllAreOne #Chicago #ChiCity #ChicagoToyCollector #ChicagoCollector #Photography #Swag #ThugLife #TooManyHashTags

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