Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Quick and Painful which will feature today's most elite low brow artists doing original Tattoo Flash. I am honored to be among the artists and designers presenting Flash Prints for this traveling exhibit. The first event will be at Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles on September 3rd (I will be attending this LA event); Saturday, September 24th at Hope Gallery in New Haven, CT; Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago on October 8th; and during Art Basel in Miami, December 1st-4th.
I completed a new set of tattoo flash for this exhibit. It's been a long time since I've worked on a new set of flash as I've been focusing more on painting so I'm really happy to reveal/release it and to be part of this event. All of the Flash Sets created for Quick & Painful will be available for purchase at each of the show dates and available online at The Hope Shop starting October 9th. Click here for more info.
Click here to take a peek at my tattoo flash.
The Official Quick & Painful Limited Edition Shirt
Our amazing friends over at To Die For Clothing have taken Quick and Painful to the next level with the release of their latest shirt featuring artwork from many of the artists in the exhibition.
Limited to 500 pieces, the shirts will be available at all of the Quick & Painful events
while supplies last in Mens and Womens sizes for just $30.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
"Why are you doing a post about a movie that has already come out and is already on netflix Greg?" Well to answer that, simply, I've got a cool little story related to Oscar award winning movie that I would like to share. Last year I was part of Gallery 1988's show and marketing promotion for the film "The Fighter". As part of the show, a few of us artists including Dabs and Myla, Brandi Milne, Graham Curran, and Peek-a-boo Monster, were asked to paint on a couple of boxing gloves to be on display at the event following the private screening of the movie. It was a good time and I enjoyed the movie to say the least. Flash forward to about a month ago at the Crazy 4 Cult book signing I ran into Mickey Worsnup, the owner of one of the gloves I painted "Float like a... Sting like a...". Here is his story about this painted glove.
While working in Marketing at Paramount Pictures I was fortunate enough to get to work on THE FIGHTER. I am a boxing fan and have been a fan of Micky Ward since his fighting days- so it was a very cool opportunity to get to work on the film. I oversaw the online creative marketing efforts for the film which included working with Gallery 1988 to put together the awesome art event. I was extra stoked when Jensen said that you would be doing a piece. It was, of course, badass – and I had to have it- so I bought it as soon as it was available. Regarding the signature- once I had the glove it just sorta dawned on me the potential awesomeness of getting Micky to sign it. The only opportunity to get it done was the day of the 2011 Academy Awards. He and Dicky were at the Four Seasons prior to being taken over to the awards. I stood in the lobby for at least an hour waiting for them to come down. The place was a mad house as pretty much everyone was dealing with Academy actors and talent. I had the glove hidden in a bag and just had to stand around by the elevators like I was suppose to be there. Finally I was able to intercept them on the way out and get Micky to sign the glove and take a picture with me. He was obviously overwhelmed with the craziness of the day but was beyond cool, obliged my request and complimented the glove before being whisked away. The glove was in the room later that night as we watched Christian Bale win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and they showed Micky and Dicky’s reaction. ‘Twas very cool.
Here are some pictures of the glove amongst Mickey Worsnup's collection.
(Micky Ward with Mickey Worsnup)
Thanks for sharing Mickey, it's much appreciated.
-oh and just to complete the pair, here is the other Glove I painted for the show:)
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Both artists will paint LIVE inside the Pac Sun tent:
Friday, August 5th: 10am-2pm
Saturday, August 6th: 12pm-2pm
For further info, artist roster, dates, & times, visit: www.pacsun.com/usopen
THANK YOU Andy Serrao & Jon Halperin for all your love and support!