A few loyal friends and myself took a little trip to Hollywood for the Manifest Equality Show. I had a piece in the show, but really I wanted to see all the great art that was gonna be there. There was some really amazing work by Michael Murphy, Aaron Axelrod, Shepard Fairey, El Mac,Scot Lefavor, and Robbie Conal, just to name a few. Also we wanted to go spread our message throughout the L.A. area.
The experience was very mixed for me. It was super inspiring and the efforts of the artists and the organizers renewed my faith in the citizens of this country to stand up for equality and fairness. At the same time the fact that prop 8 ever even passed seems like one giant leap backwards. That said, my main man Ramon and myself got busy spreading our meassage across LA. We thought it was a good opportunity to reclaim a mess of illegal NPA billboards and use them to perhaps affect some social change. As a result of the generosity of the Arts Fund we were also able to distribute close to 1000 poster and t-shirts at the gallery. We got mentioned on arrestedmotion and I actually got to chat with Jordan from public ad campaign, someone who’s work I have been a fan of for quite some time. My piece at the show sold to Cisco Adler on opening night. Good people, good times, good cause.
Not a bad way to spend a few days in L.A.
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The “Art for Obama” Book was released last week and I am honored to be included in it. It’s a really inspiring collection or pieces that were produced for the Manifest Hope shows, edited by Shepard Fairey and Jennifer Gross. There are amazing pieces by Shepard, Ron English, David Choe, and among some of my favs, are pieces by Stenzskull, Thomas Brodahl, Michael Murphy,and Tes one.
Below is a shot of the piece that’s included in the book p.138 in the gallery in D.C.
This is my favorite pic, with organizer Yosi Sergant
The Obama campaign was an amazing thing to be a part of and I think this book captures that sense.
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