The art gallery La Galerie des Petits Carreaux is currently exhibiting the toy art of Brazilian artist Delfina Renk Reis.
Reis’ colorful, fanciful dolls represent a synthesis of the familiar child’s plaything with artistic whimsy, resulting in creations that are at once pieces of toy-store merchandise and collectable works of art. Indeed, each doll bears a tag with a unique number.
According to an article in the Rio Times, toy art was invented by Japanese designer Keiko Miyata in 1994. The dolls that she creates tend to be more ferocious looking than those by Reis.
The exhibit “Les Dodos et les Dadas de Delfina” will continue until the last day of June.
La Galerie des Petits Carreaux
43, rue des Petits Carreaux
Metro: Sentier (Line 3)
Open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.
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