Rare Limited Edition Pink Version. 13 Inch Hand Stitched Vinyl Plush. Brand New factory sealed with its tag!
Note there's a small discoloration (circle) on the front of the a ctual bag, this was a sticker tag, bag & rare item are so old that this old sticker tag has now fallen off. This was Sam & Tury's first collabs together and very simple packaging with a sticker.I tem itself is in perfect condition since it's never been opened! Malfi is the main character & ambassador of the FriendsWithYou universe. Made in Miami Florida USA by. Sam Borkson & Arturo Sandoval III aka Sam & Tury. Weighs approximately 1 pound & 14 ounces. Stands on its own at 13 inches tall. Absolutely incredibly rare & very valuable collectors item!! This is literally the only available listing of this pink Naked Malfi online! I cannot stress how rare this collectors item is being the first collab to launch this now huge global company. This has been stored safely for over 2 decades!
Sam & Tury artists at Friends With You. FriendsWithYou is the art collaboration of Samuel Borkson & Arturo Sandoval III.
This was their very first Collab. Behold the original sad boy Malfi released in 2002, hand-stitched amulets, these were the very first project that was created at FriendsWithYou. Now Friends With You is a huge famous global company that make allot of things as well as the very famous show True and the rainbow kingdom. So this toy was the first one to start it off for them as a company and now this toy is incredibly valuable and sought after. This is the ultra super limited pink edition, only a handful of these exist and this one is still sealed in the bag.Malfi was one of the main characters created that took on a life of his own. His duty was to open and close doors for you. Friends With You is a commercial art collective based in Miami, Florida, founded by Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III in 2002, that creates designer toys, particularly plush, and modular wood toys, as well as motion graphics, stop motion animation, and art installations that incorporate music.
The Friends With You website states that they "make magical toys" that help the every day person cope with the daily routines of their every day lives. The work of Friends With You is distinguished by an aesthetic that is at once cute and bizarre, use of non-traditional materials, and a hand-made quality. Pieces are produced in small numbers, and are usually not re-released. Friends With You toys feature entirely unique character designs, which departs from the plush design tradition of anthropomorphized animals, most notably the Malfi character and its variations.
In addition to their names, dolls are given fantastic personas, and their distinctive personalities are described in booklet-style tags included with the dolls. To date, Friends With You have produced 28 plush dolls, six wooden toys, and a small assortment of miniature figures. Additionally, they have exhibited work at the Hanna Gallery in Tokyo, 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, and the MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Miami in Florida, and have been commissioned to create motion graphics for companies such as Sony, MTV, Nike, and Columbia Records. In October 2006, the German art press Die Gestalten Verlag published a Friends With You monograph titled Friends With You Have Powers! Originally launched in 2002 Friends With You got their initial boom of recognition through this line of plush characters and beings known as "Friends".Featuring eight different "Friends" they are said to be derived from unimaginably small microbes that has been enlarged times one billionth its original size and then some. They live in your breath and under the part of your brain used for wishing. Each of the "Friends" represent an ability or power which is then shared with you when befriending them. These were produced in extremely limited numbers and are now very rare. The original eight Friends included. Malfi is an important member of THE MALFIS, a series of plush dolls created by Friends With You to bring magic and mystery into your world. Malfi can either bring you the best luck or the worst misfortune, so be careful how you treat him! FriendsWithYou is the art collaboration of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, created with the intention to bring more joy, kindness, and love to the world. The collaboration is a vehicle for the exploration of emotional healing through culture creation and art making. Each work is created with the intention of transcendence, and nurturing care for the viewer or participant. FriendsWithYou's meaning is in its name, in that everything in the universe can and wants to be friends with you, an aide in the promotion of love, harmony & peace in our lives. Our goal is to connect and heal as much as possible through our work, to grow the love and joy in each person, creating an exponential aggregate of sharing, healing, and compassion for each other and our living planet.
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