Skateboarding legend Mark Gonzalez has teamed up with a couple of legends in the making (if you ask me), Rob and Christian Clayton a.k.a. The Clayton Brothers on this killer 2 deck Krooked Skateboard set. The projects is part of the Guest Artist Series and the set is limited to 300 sets. But, there is more: 25 of the sets were set aside and received further treatment by the Clayton Brothers. They will be released as a Special Limited Edition set with each being hand stenciled and signed by the artists. They will also come with a letter of authenticity, a custom mount and the hardware to set up your newly acquired pieces of art. Check the images after the jump.
Tofer Chin's follow-up book to his acclaimed hit, Finger Bang, is set to release in the very near future at ROJO. In his latest book entitled Vacation Standards, Tofer creates an eclectic mix of disturning imagery along with some of the more beautiful variety, but in Tofer's eyes, that can be a broad spectrum of things. Check inside for more information regarding this latest release.
Here are two great videos for Mark Dean Veca's "Phantasmagoria" exhibition that we covered here not long ago. The first video features the artist discussing the installation itself, while the second video features the man in action and captures the full month effort it took to paint the exhibition summing it up in a matter of minutes. Most definitely worth a watch, so click inside to enjoy these two videos.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is currently showing the first U.S. retrospective show from one of the most influential photographers of all time. William Eggleston is widely recognized as the man that helped shape the form of and acceptance of color photography as an art form with his 1976 solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. For this current show, some of his lesser-known works from his rich catalg have been assembled. Both photography and video are represented in this retrospective that spans over 4 decades of his works. This one is without a doubt on my list of exhibitions to catch in the near future. Check inside for more information.
As mentioned earlier, it was an action packed weekend for Gallery 1988 as the opening for Greg "Craola" Simkins' "It Wanders West" show in Los Angeles took place. Craola's work for this show is truly stunning as you can see from the images after the jump. Word has it that all but one of the paintings were sold during the preview and after looking at them -- it is easy to see why. All paintings were also framed beautifully to add to the overall presentation to his work. Really amazing stuff here.