An embodiment of the artist’s adorable aesthetic and superb sense of humor, Peter Kato‘s Bedtime Bunnie (2014) creations depict a sleepwalking rabbit adorned in bunny slippers. Immediately becoming Kato’s most successful sculptural design, the artist diligently evolved the concept into various forms over the years. Though none might be as appropriate as the Valentine Bedtime Bunnie (2016), a rendition which has the cute caricatures holding aloft a symbolic heart shape. “Why especially appropriate?” you may ponder. Having inadvertently stolen the hearts from collectors worldwide, it seems just that they are offering to return them.
 
Peter Kato's Valentine Bedtime Bunnies from PIQ, 2016These Valentine’s Day special versions were released at PIQ‘s Grand Central Terminal location in 2016. At that time, there were three color schemes made available then: a white bunny with gray slippers and a gray bunny with white slippers, both in editions of 30 pieces, and four translucent bunnies with white slippers, which were raffled giveaways.
 
As we enter February of this new year, these newly renamed Heart Bedtime Bunnie forms return to commemorate the upcoming holiday. Perfectly playing on the fact that the sculpted arms appear to be holding the heart to its mouth, these Sugar Rush Bedtime Bunnies (2017) reinterpret their held aloft goodies as heart-shaped candies. Made in an edition of 60 total pieces, comprised of a mixture of highly glossy body and heart colors, both elements mimicking the look of coated candies. These were once again exclusive to PIQ’s Grand Central Terminal location and, furthering the celebratory feel, a gorgeous window display was constructed and the artist was present to sign those purchased in person.
Peter Kato at the Sugar Rush Bedtime Bunnies Release Event at PIQ Grand Central

Images from the Sugar Rush Bedtime Bunnies Release Event

This special limited edition release and artist signing event took place on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 from 7-8:30pm at PIQ’s Grand Central Terminal location (87 East 42nd Street #8, New York, NY 10017).

For availability of Sugar Rush Bedtime Bunnies, visit PIQ’s dedicated page for them.

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