Don’t miss the KAWS show tonight at Honor Fraser. I have seen some advanced pics and let’s just say if I was a less nice person, I would skip the wedding I’m going to tonight to attend the show. Do a KAWS plank for me (see Faile plank).
Discuss KAWS here.
Last week, I went out on a weeknight to take in some art. The highlight of the night ended up being the Cyrcle exhibition at Design Matters. This flower skull sold for 20K! And, Mr. Will Smith showed up to purchase some paintings (which had sold already). Also, got my Chinese Islamic food fix with Luke Chueh and some other friends as well as started on a couple future projects. So, all in all, an eventful night although I paid for it at work the next day…
More photos after the jump…
Me and the wife like to pick up a souvenir whenever we travel. On our recent East Coast swing, we picked up one of these small collectible Vitra miniature chairs, it’s the Eames RAR Rocking Chair and it’s to 1:6 scale. Man, these things are pretty amazing and are created with the same process and materials as the originals. I think I have found a new collecting obsession. Oh, also picked up a sunflower seed from a thoughtful friend…
Flat Files - I need some.
Continuing our adventure in the IE on a hot afternoon in Riverside, me and Carlos left Brian Viveros’ house and headed over to Jeff Soto’s (interviewed) new studio. He had just moved into the building with some other creatives like childhood friend Maxx242 and hadn’t completely settled down but showed us around anyways. Jeff told us he will will be going to France for some shows and other projects and we took a look at some of his recent paintings – love the colors and concepts.
Some more photos of the work and studio from me and some from Carlos (you can see more of his better pics on our official studio visit article here) after the jump…
It’s hard to think of an artist with more street cred than REVOK. Here he is looking cool in front of one of his abstract constructs made from found material from the show at Known Gallery that opened over the weekend. Can’t wait to get the rest of these pics from my man Carlos up on the front page.
José Parlá finally has a show in LA opening September 9th! It’s going to be a pretty big weekend as the KAWS show will also be opening at Honor Fraser and Yoskay Yamamoto will be opening at LeBasse Projects. Unfortunately, I won’t be making the last two as there is a wedding to go to. But, get yourself to Los Angeles if you want a great several days of art.
Take a look at the inside of the invite after the jump…
Earlier this week, I paid a visit to fellow Inland Empire homie Brian Viveros at his home studio as he prepared for his upcoming September show at Last Rites Gallery in New York. As always, I was blown away by his workspace as he surrounds himself with things he is passionate about. It’s inspiring to see how he stays true to what he loves, his culture, and his interests and is able to incorporate this into all his paintings.
Take a look at some more pics after the jump…
This concept sketch for a painting Luke Chueh is working on for a Persian friend cracked me up. Say what you will about an artist and their technical skills, but I’ll take Luke over any classically trained artist or art school graduate based on his wit and sense of humor. Sometimes, ideas matter more than execution.
Discuss Luke Chueh here.
Wow, it’s been a while since my last post. It’s time to get back to blogging.
By now, you must have heard (or tried) the latest fad – planking. Well, apparently art fans are getting into the act as well. Take a look at our friend planking on one of the Faile prayer wheels in New York LOL. Anyone else have any art-related planks to share?
Discuss Faile here.
Because of the type of art I like with so much surrealistic qualities, when I think of getting a commission from an artist, a portrait is not the first thing that comes to mind. Usually, I just ask for a variation of something they have done before that I have liked. But, after seeing this painting Naoto Hattori is working on for a fan, I may have to consider portraits. Pretty sweet.
Discuss Naoto Hattori.