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The opening of “Fragility” was one of the most anticipated shows ofthe year so far. Not only were fans of doll art excited to see the new pieces from Marina Bychkova, but Marina herself was equally excited to meet one of her idols – Wendy Froud, creator of some of the most iconic creatures in doll and film history!
Marina was happy to explain all aspects of her dolls, from the sculpting and casting of the individual parts, to the casting of the elegant jewelery in precious metals.
Many doll fans travelled from other cities, and in some cases from different countries, just for a chance to meet Marina and Wendy, and see their dolls in person. For those who were unable to make the trip, the opening was streamed live via Watchitoo, an online webcast platform. One of the benefits of using Watchitoo was the intergrated chat room meant those watching could ask questions about what was happening, and request different camera angles or closups.
Wendy Froud travelled over to Berlin with her husband Brian, and both were happy to chat with fans about their work on films such as “The Labyrinth” and “The Dark Crystal”
Along with Wendy Froud’s amazing sculptures, The Vault also housed dolls from Virginie Ropars and Russian artist Sasha Petrova.