If you live/lived in and around New York, Matt Siren’s Ghost Girl wheatpastes should look familiar. Not only are they pasted up all over the place, but they also bear the artist’s name. Info about Matt remains elusive on his website, but you can always try deciphering the semi-frequent, fragmented updates on his Twitter stream.
I’m sure most of us have a particular tag or wheatpaste we enjoy seeing on our streets. For me (and perhaps much of the Bay Area), it’s this one. In New York, MPHLabs saw something 3D in Matt Siren’s Ghost Girl, and a vinyl toy was born.
Ghost Girl references Pac-Man, and the 6.5-inch sculpture is available in pink, red,blue and orange. This is a piece that works well as a solo object, but possibly even better as multiples, just like a pack of ghosts chasing you, only sweetened by their feminine faces.
Although this figure features no articulation, I learned from watching my friend Saki’s “unboxing” video that Ghost Girl’s flower is removable. Nice touch.
Check out Matt Siren’s Ghost Girl art toys at your favorite designer toy store, peep his screenprints at Woodward Gallery, or just walk around New York.