“Excavation” opens in Milan

Thanks to Antonio Colombo Gallery and everyone who came to the opening of my new show in Milan last week. Here are some installation pics.

You can see more of the show and inquire about original art HERE.

New Big Butter Single

The new record is available now from my store. This one is pretty intense. The B-side is actually a super-edited and re-mixed version of the sounds that I put together for an event at MOCA as part of Takashi Murakami’s exhibition a few years ago. As with the last record, it is available as a digital download, in regular black vinyl (ed of 100) or pink vinyl with a print (ed of 55). The BBBox will have all of the new records in pink with prints and is still available!

 

Bobby Hundreds Studio Visit

Every once in a while things just seem to fall into place. I feel blessed to be able to spend time with people that are open and honest communicators. When Bobby Hundreds came by the other day it was mind-meld time. He clearly understands what I do and dove into some heavy conversation. Check out his insightful blog post and while you’re at it, dig his new Public Label. The Hundreds is (Indeed) Huge!

“Walk With Bob” Print

Last year I was invited by curator Rob Wilson to contribute a piece to the official 20th anniversary Twin Peaks art show. The piece was chosen for the show invite and received favorable comments from David Lynch. As a dedicated fan of Mr Lynch and the show I was thrilled to hear that he liked my painting and had approved the idea of making a print out of it. The result, as seen below, is nearly identical to the original, but half the size. It will be available this Sunday from my online store. The print and original painting will be included in the follow up exhibition, Fire Walk With Me. The show opens this Saturday at Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Find info HERE.

Noteworthy Project Auction

I’m proud to announce that Samsung has generously decided to Auction off the original artwork that was created for their Noteworthy Project during a very special event at Martha Otero Gallery on Friday, April 27th. See the invite below for RSVP information. The auction will benefit Peace First, so bring your eyes, your heart and your Black Card.

This will be the only public exhibition of these works as a group, so don’t miss it. If you haven’t seen the videos, check them out. I am especially happy with the way that Jessica Sanders portrayed me, my daughter and my work. Thanks to everyone involved!

Grey Area’s VIP Art Badge project

I was invited to make a piece for Grey Area‘s VIP Art Badge project that launched along with the opening of their new SoHo showroom in NYC. They chose my piece to be produced as an edition of 100. Here’s the brief along with a couple of pics. Check out ARTLOG for the whole story.

Creative Director Kyle DeWoody said, “redefining VIP to mean ‘Very Important Piece,’ we invited over fifty incredible artists to create works replacing the traditional VIP pass. It will not function to get anyone in anywhere, but rather to remind people why they’re here in the first place, the art.”

These two were produced as an edition of 100. Mine is on the left. The other one is by Hank Willis Thomas, who’s exhibition is currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum.

Kimberly Chou of the Wall Street Journal wearing my VIP Art Badge

The VIP Art Badge artists include: Adriana Atema, Aaron Krauch, Alex Da Corte, Alex Massouras, Andrea Mary Marshall, Anne Koch, Bert Rodriguez, Carlton DeWoody, Chris Dorland, Christopher Milne, Dana Funaro, Don Doe, Don Dudley, Dustin Yellin, Elisabeth Koch, Elissa Goldstone, Fawad Khan, Garrett Pruter, Hal Hirshorn, Hank Willis Thomas, James DeWoody, Jana Leo, Jill Greenberg, John Gordon Gauld, John Wells, Jose Parla, Kathy Rudin, Kent Henricksen, Kim McCartey, Laura Ball, Megan Whitmarsh, Meghan Boody, Michael Genovese, Miky Fabrega, Nancy Natalia Brown, Nancy Lorenz, Nelson Hallonquist, Nic Rad, Nir Hod, Panni Malekzadeh, Phillip Estlund, Rachel Rossin, Roz Morris, Sarah Kurz, Shelter Serra, Shirley Irons, Spencer Tunick, Tatyana Murray, Tim Biskup, Tim Liddy, and Vadis Turner.

Note: I actually made another original piece for the show. You’d never guess it was mine unless you know me really well. Hint: you have to feel it to read it.

TED x Samsung video

Thanks to Jessica Sanders for her amazing work directing this video and to everyone else involved.