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I must have posted these pieces when I made them in 2009, but they were the very first things I sold and the first show I was in. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was, not only did I get to make art for a professional show, but it was a tribute to my beloved Beasties. And when I met Yauch at the Farmer’s Market I said, “I made the needlepoint of you guys!” He pretended to know what I was talking about. Sigh.
So here they are again, in tribute to Yauch, and also as a shout out of continued love and support for Mike D and Adam H, my tribute to the boys: “They’re Crafted,” and “Tom Carvel Approved.”
Hey everybody, my artwork has been featured today on Mr. X Stitch‘s blog!!! It’s a great blog all about stitched art, mostly embroidery and cross stitch, but they’ve put my Beastie Boy portrait, They’re Crafted, up on the site. Thanks guys!!
I’ve been remiss (and a bit fermished), but I finally wanted to post pics from the show, which was a rousing success. The show itself was huge – you could barely move, it was like a night club – and both my pieces sold the first night. Hooray! They’ve asked me to participate in the summer show, Crazy4Cult, so… Look out world, here comes the needlepoint!
Okay, that said, in no particular order, here’s a bunch of pictures of the show and work from the show besides mine. If you want to, you can go back and see what I did. The show is still up at Gallery 1988 (7020 Melrose) and will be on display through January 29th. And now, with no further ado… Under the Influence: The Official Art Tribute to the Beastie Boys!
me with Cookie Puss, super excited, dorky (if you look closely, you can see the “sold” dot)
really hard to move
The Adoration of the Magi – Chris Roth
Beastie Posse in Effect – Shepard Fairey
Los Beastie Boys – Michael Alvarez
Meanwhile in Beastieville – Sean Clarity
Beastie Bot #003 – Matt Burlingame & Tom Neely
B-Boys Unite – Casey Weldon
Me ‘n my aht.
So I’ve been blathering about this in person, but I wanted to post here. There’s another super cool show coming up at Gallery1988, and (drum roll please) I have a couple of pieces in it. Yep, my very first gallery showing; it’s a group show, but still, and it’s a cool ass group show at a cool ass gallery. The show is all art based on the Beastie Boys, can you believe it?
The conversation, when they asked me to participate went a little like this:
Gallerist: So I’ve seen your work and it’s pretty cool. I was thinking we’d invite you into a group show.
Me: (acting cool, but not pulling it off) Oh, great. Do you know any themes of shows for the next six to nine months?
Gallerist: Yeah, I just got off the phone with Adam Yauch and we’ve got final permission to do a Beastie Boys show.
Me: Beastie Boys??
Gallerist: Yeah, but I can’t promise they’ll be here.
Me: THEY’LL BE HERE??
Gallerist: I said I can’t promise…
So I made two pieces. The first is a needlepoint of Cookie Puss, in honor of their first 12″. Framed the piece is 12″x15″
Here’s a detail shot:
The other piece is a straight up portrait of the BBoys; framed it’s 11″x11″.
And here’s a detail shot:
The opening is this Thursday night, January 8th, from 7-11pm at Gallery 1988, 7020 Melrose Ave, 90038, and the show runs through the 29th. Hope to see you there.