What is Grief Encounters?

Grief Encounters is a series of animated shorts that brings to life the art of renowned pop-surrealist, Luke Chueh. Signature to his work is the use of cute anthropomorphic animals caught in dark and tragic narratives. 

For the last 10 years, Munky King has produced designer toys with Luke, bringing his unique voice into 3D. Now we are proud to team up with animation director Stu Gamble to bring his art to a medium that can reach a wider audience. To unleash his cute and brute nihilist vision on the unsuspecting world.

Only 44 hours left in our campaign!

Our quest to independently produce Grief Encounters has reached our initial goal, but we still need your help so we can make the best animation possible. Please visit our kickstarter page below to learn more about the project, the creators, and the exclusive toys and art available only to backers.
Thank you to everyone who has pledged and helped spread the word.

We appreciate you all.

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KICKSTARTER REWARDS

Possessed: Black (as my soul). It's been 10 years since the release of Possessed. Now remolded while staying true to the original - carved features, two articulated arms, and improved design.

Possessed (Sometimes I Wish I Was Jeff Koons) [Chrome]
This hand-chromed 10th Anniversary Possessed art multiple is limited to 25 pcs. Gun-metal chrome bear with red chrome devil.

Prisoner XL - Kuma Kush
Flocked 6" Resin Figure. The sold-out Kuma Kush Prisoner is now available in XL dose. 

16x20 Original Inked Drawingby Luke Chueh, inspired by our Grief Encounters mascot Combustion Bear.

An edition of 25 but each will be unique as they are hand done by Luke.

Click here to see a video of his process.

Ghostbear Introducing Ghostbear Zine:
As an added bonus to all our backers over $30, you'll receive the 1st edition of Luke’s first foray into comic strips, Ghostbear.

Each copy is signed and numbered. 

Combustion Bear

1.25" hard enamel pin. 

The Prisoner: Glow-in-the-Dark Edition

The Prisoner 3" figure will glow inside its prescription bottle, lighting your way to the medicine cabinet. 

*Image is a prototype

Find your keys with the Hung keychain/zipperpull in GID...only for Grief Encounters kickstarter.

*Image is a prototype

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS


LUKE CHUEH & MUNKY KING PRESENTS "HEADSPACE (SET 1)"
Munky King is proud to present, their latest collaboration with
Luke Chueh, "Headspace". A unique exploration in art toys and collector culture, Headspace explores Chueh's loves and inspirations.
"What's in your headspace?"
Those of who've been following Chueh's career might be confused my this being labelled "Set 1". The various other sets that we've produced were convention and retailer exclusives. This will be the first official set with actual distribution. And to celebrate its release, we decided to include an extra head (you can decide for youself which was the 3rd in the set).
www.munkyking.com

LUKE CHUEH & PRETTY IN PLASTIC PRESENTS "JACK"
Pretty in Plastic is proud to announce it has produced, in collaboration with
Luke Chueh, a Limited Edition Multiple Sculpture entitled "Jack" that is availble directly from Pretty in Plastic's new curated online gallery "Strange Love" at
www.strangelovegallery.com.
Based on a bronze sculpture Luke Chueh created with Fullyvisual, "Jack" was revisited/resculpted by Pretty In Plastic for his 2013 solo show, "Random Acts of Sadness", and hosted by Corey Helford Gallery. "Jack" got its name and concept from the mythical jackalope, and these themes of false facades, anthropomorphization, tragedy, and decapitation are ideas Chueh regularly explores in his artwork. This incarnation of "Jack" with Pretty in Plastic is Luke Chueh's first foray into high end sculptural editions. Available as a limited edition fine art multiple of 10 in glossy white with chrome silver Antlers, "Jack" is a cast resin sculpture coated in UV archival finish with a gloss black wooden base, 22" L x 13" W in size and weighs 7 lbs. Each sculpture comes with a plaque on the reverse side of the sculpture and is signed and numbered by the artist. Anyquestions related to the sale of the Luke Chueh Limited Edition Multiple Sculpture entitled "Jack" should be sent to Pretty in Plastic at
luna@prettyinplastic.com.
www.strangelovegallery.com

COREY HELFORD GALLERY EXCLUSIVE GICLÉE PRINTS
Corey Helford Gallery and I have produced a bunch of exclusive giclée prints from our previous shows.

For information, please contact Corey Helford Gallery:
8530A Washington Blvd. Culver City CA 90232
Phone: 310-287-2340
www.chgprints.com/category/luke-chueh

EYES ON WALLS PRINTS
I've teamed up with Eyes On Walls to release a series of super slick, open edtion prints! They've already released some of my better known paintings, plus the first half of my "You Are What You Eat" series. The second half of the series will be available in 2015 along with some other classic favorites.
Please check it out!
www.eyesonwalls.com/collections/luke-chueh