THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To all the people who came to the opening, I appreciate it very much.

I'm sorry I was barely able to talk to anyone...
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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 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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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.
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So here are some shots from Thursday after we hung the show...
An article from an LA paper.
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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.)
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Transistor Sect showed up...
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...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)
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The Loyal Pawns came out in force!
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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.
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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!
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Loyal website Pawn ANTHONY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ori and Dave.  ----  Neil Patrick Harris was there too, but my Loyal Pawns kept me too busy to have a good talk with him.
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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.
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Grant sent me his pictures from last night, so I am mixing them into this post too! This is me with Ashley B.
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Grant's title: Art Mosh-Pit
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Signing the tote-bag...
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A close look at the FREE tote bags that Emerica made possible.
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Grant documented some guy documenting me having a chat with The Cobrasnake.
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Grants title: Art Poach. That's Yoshi.
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This guy was amped that all the prints were printed by hand on fiber-based paper. Kicking it old school.
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The kid in the Sect Suit, Israel... This guy ruled.
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Yes my own creation, I will sign your postcard.
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The kid above brought me a gift that he made in the car on the drive up from San Diego.
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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.
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Here is a detail of his amazing work.
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Speaking of gifts, Jared Hager's girlfreind Loren Steilen, made me handmade kale chips! Amazing! Thank you so much! I already chomped them all.
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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!
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Jacob of comment section fame.
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Deanna wheeled Ashley B out once the show was coming to a close.
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Austin and Lana, came, and Matt B, and J-Lay came too. Thanks for the support homies!
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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.
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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 is up...

Seth Green rocks a Templeton RVCA shirt...

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.

Posted February 27th, 2010
ed! you're awesome and i wish i could have been there! the tie looks good too brah!
Posted By: jagl on February 27th, 2010 at 03:34PM PST
Can someone save me one of those free bags?
That shirt was pretty sick.Great job!!
Jacob has a handsome lil mustache.
If you would have worn a light blue dress shirt and brown shoes you could have gotten that Morrissey look. Silver fox,I tell you what.
The Cobrasnake kinda looks like Al Partenan.
Shit. I was the only commentator not there.
It's pretty crazy.all those people were there for YOU.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 27th, 2010 at 03:58PM PST
Dude, it was packed & smelt like BO hordcore.
A bunch of dirty hipsters was the consensus.

JGonz, once I get money, I'll fly you out, K?

The stache is thicker, I promise.

The show ruled. I am super happy for you, Ed. I can't begin to imagine how big the Ghent show is going to be.

I want my socks.
Posted By: Jacob on February 27th, 2010 at 04:14PM PST
i'm a shitty pawn. i stayed home with a bellyache while jacob came and supported.

he showed me some pictures though, and im stoked for you, ed!!
all the art is rad and im glad at least jacob could go.

give jacob his socks. and some extras for me. haha.
Posted By: carolyn on February 27th, 2010 at 04:16PM PST
Oh no Ash!! I had no idea that you were in an accident! I don\'t know if you look at this blog, but if you do, i just want to let you know that my thoughts are with you and I hope that you get well soon! All my love little lady. :)
Posted By: Dani on February 27th, 2010 at 05:17PM PST
Girls are going to be all over these commentators for their socks.jk. We're too nerdy to get loads of girls,except D Briggs. I can imagine that dude with muscles.
Once I get a job,and have a car I'll use my money to pay to go to these things. Thanks for the Hospitality,Jacob. ;)
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 27th, 2010 at 06:50PM PST
I live in Mass. If I live near I would have went, it really sucks I couldn't. It's weird seeing that all the other commentators and how old they are. I'm only fourteen, but I already got the Toy Machine thing figured out.
Posted By: john on February 27th, 2010 at 07:18PM PST
Wait you guys aren't pedophiles right.
Posted By: john on February 27th, 2010 at 07:19PM PST
Great Show! We had a blast! Love the history in the photos.
Posted By: Dave Naz on February 27th, 2010 at 07:40PM PST
It's not Alex!. It's Anthony! No big deal though. It was a pretty epic night. Thank you Ed.
Posted By: anthony on February 27th, 2010 at 08:23PM PST
I'm already 12 and live by myself. Whachu talkin 'bout
appreciating the body of a young boy doesn't make me a pedophile.....SHUT UP!!!
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 27th, 2010 at 08:30PM PST
wish i could have made it but i live in seattle so come up here so i can show my loyalty!!!!
Posted By: nate B on February 27th, 2010 at 08:41PM PST
i couldnt make it because i was in mex working at the skateshop selling toymachine product.
the guy in the sector sect suit is my buddy, israel, and also he's a real OG loyal pawn from mex.
good times indeed.
Posted By: fresh from mex on February 27th, 2010 at 09:21PM PST
GOD DAMN, AT THIS POINT IM FEELING SO MUCH ANGER !!!!!, MY BEST FRIEND ISRAEL WENT TO YOUR EXHIBITION , AND BECAUSE IM MEXICAN I COULDN'T GO WITH HIM , I HATE THOSE FUCKING BORDERS , I HATE U.S.A. !!! I HATE ALL PASSPORTS OR VISAS THAT FUCKS UP MY SKATEBOARDER LIFE !!!! AAARRGHHH !!!! I WISH I COULD SOM DAY GET TO KNOW YOU ED !!! YOU KICK ASS !! WORLD WIDE LOVES YOU AND TOY MACHINE !!!
Posted By: Aldo Di Bella on February 27th, 2010 at 09:34PM PST
israel is the transistor sect suit. fresh is my hommie to, down here in mexicali.
Posted By: Aldo Di Bella on February 27th, 2010 at 09:40PM PST
that kid above me seems pretty pissed off. i, for one, enjoyed the few minutes i was able to show up for! will be stopping by again soon to enjoy it sans mob.
Posted By: sean m on February 27th, 2010 at 10:45PM PST
Ed signed my wine cup.
Posted By: Jacob on February 28th, 2010 at 12:02AM PST
Can you count the flannels & plaid button-ups?
Posted By: Ecka-Ecka on February 28th, 2010 at 12:03AM PST
Sorry Anthony, I fixed it. I knew I was gonna blow it somewhere...
Posted By: ed on February 28th, 2010 at 12:16AM PST
Ed you're so great to your fans. (I'm one of your biggest fans) Says a lot about you as person.
Posted By: William Galindo on February 28th, 2010 at 01:40AM PST
congratulations ed, all the gifts and all the good vibe towards your person is because you do the things like theyre suppose to be, the loyal pawns really want to se the belgium show, i hope you will documenting the trip for those who couldnt make it,
and in the future maybe some art project that involved the "fans"
Posted By: setusfree on February 28th, 2010 at 07:50AM PST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfaczNFgro8

Rusty was kickass.
Posted By: Jacob on February 28th, 2010 at 11:39AM PST
Dani!! Thank you so much for the love! So crazy, my friend and I were using a crosswalk last month and this 80 year old man hit us with his car =( Luckily, i'm almost all the way better. Still have a bad limp, but that's about it. I miss you!!!
Posted By: Ashley on February 28th, 2010 at 03:08PM PST
I miss you too Ash!!! I'm so glad that you're ok though. Thank goodness you're only left with a limp! All you need now is a cane and you've got the pimp limp goin'. :) Love you darlin'! Give me a ring sometime and we'll catch up.
Posted By: Dani on February 28th, 2010 at 04:09PM PST
oh yeah...and always remember Karen O and Patty Smith! Fun night. :)
Posted By: Dani on February 28th, 2010 at 04:13PM PST
funny thing, the other day(maybe friday) i was in the car thinking if you shoot photos while driving and i kind of doubted it but i see that you actually do take pictures while driving. be careful :D
is there a law that you cant do that?
Posted By: Alan Peralta on February 28th, 2010 at 07:34PM PST
ed,

I'm stoked you liked the shirt! Glad I was able to get in a chance to give it to you. Thanks for an amazing show, and thanks for taking a couple photos with me and my friends. See you at the next art show or Toy demo.
Posted By: derek brennan on February 28th, 2010 at 08:28PM PST
dude hell yeah thats me getting my shirt signed with the sect eye on it! hell yeah tempster you fucking rule!
Posted By: turo vee on March 1st, 2010 at 12:59AM PST
i have to comment this again, i was stoked to meet you but to actually have my picture up here?!?
greatest shit of my life.
Posted By: turo vee on March 1st, 2010 at 01:01AM PST
i wanna fuck that girl in the wheel chair
Posted By: octavian on March 1st, 2010 at 01:10AM PST
ps. how you get away with posting photos that you shot from a moving car is beyond all things decent and moral. its baffling and stifles the brain how an art show can be dedicated to this
Posted By: octavian on March 1st, 2010 at 01:13AM PST
I'm glad to have baffled and stifled your brain octavian. The world is filled with baffling shit, and this is my contribution.
Posted By: ed on March 1st, 2010 at 02:44AM PST
OMG how can i get one of those bags???
Posted By: vegan tightass on March 1st, 2010 at 07:03AM PST
Great pics from the opening.
Much success!
Sect costume is rocking.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on March 1st, 2010 at 09:34AM PST
Grant's got some ass to kick...
Posted By: Jacob on March 1st, 2010 at 09:46AM PST
I find myself sowing every God damn pair of pants I own because they've all ripped in various spots... Prickin' my fuckin' fingers, doesn't help to type, but boredom has taken those over. Those feelings. Pain, ya' know. The kind you find in Halmark cards & childhood obesity. Then again, how do children feel when they type 300 words a second on their cellular phones? I couldn't do that. Thumb muscles are from tightening nuts, & manly things. Speaking of manly, I'm sitting on a couch, with a back-ache, sowing my God damn pants because of all the various rips (crotch rips - fat salami) they've got.. Have you your night? Dark was mine.

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Posted By: Jacob on March 2nd, 2010 at 12:27AM PST
looks cool. i wasnt there i live in florida
Posted By: vinny on March 2nd, 2010 at 11:23AM PST
ey wuts up ed. this friday was really innovative. random people keep asking me if i was the one wearing the costume. im really hype. i see it from a skater point of view and man! this is better than meeting up with wolverine. hugh J.
thanx man
oh by the way here's a ''link'' haha. i made a blog too about the day. check it if u can. is in my comments. myspace.com/grekopissdrunk
Posted By: ISRAEL .'sector suit guy' :p on March 3rd, 2010 at 07:51PM PST
yea i admire jim too!
Posted By: ISRAEL .\'sector suit guy\' :p on March 3rd, 2010 at 08:29PM PST
ed
could you post some details bout the london exhibition please thanks alot.
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