This weekend we will be at the POW! WOW! Worldwide booth (H31) at ComplexCon in Long Beach taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Not only will we have a wall of 30 incredible works from our past POW! WOW! exhibitions, but new print editions from Cinta Vidal and Casey Weldon. Artist James Jean has created a site-specific mural and incredible installation presented by POW! WOW! and Imprint Labplus that will have to be seen in person. All those who attend will walk away with a little piece of history from Jean.
“It’s amazing to see the accumulation of lines in the sketchbook after all these years of work, kind of like spotting new wrinkles in my face.” – Jame Jean from BLISSS Magazine interview
Free at surf and skate shops all over Southern California, be sure to pick up your copy now. Long known for supporting the arts, past cover artists for BLISSS have included Mark Ryden, Greg Simkins, Zach Johnsen, Mel Kadel, Retna, David Choe, Alex Pardee, Matt Godron, Alex Grey, Madsteez, and many, many more. BLISSS is primarily a skate/surf/lifestyle mag, but always have their eye on the Southern California art scene. Be sure to keep your eye out for each new issue.
Mark Dean Veca with collector and Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn
Richard Prince “Nurse Dormitory #3”
Front to back, it was a mob scene… it seemed that everyone in the LA scene was out. Artists were out in droves to show their respect to KAWS… spotted were Gary Baseman, James Jean, Tim Biskup, Yoskay Yamamoto, Nate Frizzell, Mark Dean Veca, Todd James (aka Reas), Tessar Lo, Edwin Ushiro, & many more, not to mention several key members of the LA art world.
Mr. “Yoko Natsu Chan” (one of 10 heads in an installation)
KAWS singing one of his ‘Warm Regards Bars’…
Show card alongside my sketchbook complete with a sick KAWS Blitz Bomb drawing and a nice tag from Todd James (aka Reas)
Check out a lil’ video tour of the ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’ curated exhibit by KAWS that’s currently on view now at Royal/T in Culver City.
Be sure to swing by tomorrow afternoon to Royal/T, before heading out to KAWS‘ solo at Honor Fraser. It’s gonna be a mad house guaranteed, so get there early.
‘I Can’t Feel My Face’ will be on view at Royal/T through September 7th, so be sure to check it out as KAWS did a great job picking some beautfiul works from Susan Hancock‘s stunning collection for this special curation. The exhibit featues works from Olaf Breuning, Carol Dunham, Andre Eithier, Mr., Yoshitomo Nara, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, Richard Prince, William Sasnal, David Shrigley, Jim Torok and Yan Pei-Ming.
Look for coverage from the KAWS solo at Honor Fraser here tomorrow, along with many of the other big openings that will be keeping LA art lovers busy this Saturday.