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Internationally-renowned artist Gary Baseman on culture and communication through visual mediums

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Gary Baseman walks into our interview with a box full of colour pencils held shut with a hair tie, and a sketchbook, “the 138th in my lifetime”, he says. Baseman is here for the opening of his exhibition “Play With Me Or Else” at Groove@CentralWorld, featuring larger-than-life sculptures of his playful quirky characters, including a 2.4m-tall "Toby". 

'Bad Bad Pets' at GROOVE@CentralWorld.

A renowned artist and prominent figure in the international contemporary art world, Baseman works across many mediums and boasts an incredible range of works. With a background in illustration, he has created works for magazines such as The New Yorker, Time, The Atlantic Monthly, and Rolling Stone. He also designed the board game Cranium, as well as the Emmy-winning animated series Teacher’s Pet.

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