To all the people who came to the opening, I appreciate it very much.
I didn't get too many photos. I was too busy talking to people and freinds and bestowing signatures on my skateboard minions, aka Loyal Pawns of the bloodsucking company. So I will wait for other people
to blog it up, and will try to link them here. It's early, but this guy already posted some photos.
And Timothy at Emerica blogged it up
with great photos <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
And TWS came and got an interview
before the opening <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
I went minimal for this show, a departure from my usual chaotic display. But there was a theme and concept for this show that I stuck to. All photos were shot from a moving car, and all hung in a straght line
So here are some shots from Thursday after we hung
An article from an LA paper
These photos come from 15 years of shooting from the car as a passenger and a driver. In fact this is only half of the stuff I made, the other half is going to Belgium
. There will be a book of this work too, coming in April from Seems Books
. And this other book too, Drinking the Kool-Aid
. (Which will also be an exhibition in London.)
...With a posse of homies, all of them regualrs to the Toy Machine website. (Minus JGonz
, who decided not to drive down from Nor-Cal)
The Loyal Pawns
came out in force!
DevinBriggs.com and his longtime girlfreind came, HB shirt repping. As you can see, Deanna bought me a tie, and I wore one for the first time ever last night.
This kid drove all the way from Arizona just to see the show! With his whole family! I met his mom, a very nice woman, who brought the kids out to LA to make a weekend trip based around my show. What an awesome mom! Consider yourself lucky young man!
Loyal website Pawn ANTHONY
. ---- Neil Patrick Harris
was there too, but my Loyal Pawns kept me too busy to have a good talk with him.
Ashley B, (the lovely GF of Grant Hatfeild, who printed a lot of these photos in the show for me!) who came in a wheelchair! Her first outing after being smashed by a car while crossing the street in LA a few weeks ago. Serious Lawsuit.
Grant sent me his pictures from last night, so I am mixing them into this post too! This is me with Ashley B.
Grant's title: Art Mosh-Pit
Signing the tote-bag...
A close look at the FREE tote bags that Emerica
Grant documented some guy documenting me having a chat with The Cobrasnake.
Grants title: Art Poach. That's Yoshi
This guy was amped that all the prints were printed by hand on fiber-based paper. Kicking it old school.
The kid in the Sect Suit, Israel... This guy ruled.
Yes my own creation, I will sign your postcard.
The kid above brought me a gift that he made in the car on the drive up from San Diego.
This young man made my night. He brought me a shirt with a touching portrait of me on it! Whoa! Taking it to the next level. Thank you so much. Everyone was so amped on the shirt. Oh yeah, and this kid and his friend were both born on my exact birthday! July 28th. That is pretty much kick-ass
Here is a detail of his amazing work.
Speaking of gifts, Jared Hager's girlfreind Loren Steilen, made me handmade kale chips! Amazing! Thank you so much! I already chomped them all.
While we are talking about gifts, Jesse from Primal Strips sent a case of them to hand out at the opening. I hope everyone enjoyed them!
Jacob of comment section fame.
Deanna wheeled Ashley B out once the show was coming to a close.
Austin and Lana, came, and Matt B, and J-Lay came too. Thanks for the support homies!
Kevin and Tree, as the night wore on and we discussed Rule #1: Always go Buck.
I wish I had got some crowd shots when it reached it's peak, but I failed in the 'documenting through photos' part of my job last night.
Grants title: Exhausted Artist. Yes, but not exhausted enough.
Some new links: SK8Face
And some insights from Marsea at New Image
Answering Questions Part 3
Seth Green rocks a Templeton RVCA
And Dennis McGrath
, who printed many of these photos in the show at my home darkroom, has an epic blog
from his days as a globetrotting skate photog... Great stuff.
There is an interview with Dennis
on this website too.