Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence, 1967-1972. When art became a democracy and self-promotion became an art. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/409159696/wall-writers-graffiti-in-its-innocence
Record Collecting Addiction with Peanut Butter Wolf, Pete Rock, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Beatminerz & more... There something about just seeing a wall of records even.... it's like seeing 1000 flavors of ice cream, or a pallate with hundreds of color options. So many variations of sound in one place within an arms reach. Makes you want to go dig for more records.
Monday, July 23, 2012
I found these bad boys while digging for records around SoCal. Madrid "Fiberglass Model" with Original Stage 1 Independent "T" Trucks. A Skate collector from Texas told me that the Madrid was his "Grail. The Natas was 80%-85% All Blacked Out. With hardly any of the graphic visible (It was in 5%-10% acceptable Good- condition). I starting carefully chipping off the black paint on the surface with a credit card and unveiled all of the green bushes on the top, all of the triangles and flowers on the bottom half of the deck. The jaguars head wasn't even visible. First the teeth appeared from underneath the black flakey old black gloss spray paint on the surface, then the eyes... Was stoked. Most fun/rewarding restoration ever. It came out much better than I thought it was going to. I wondered why anybody would ever paint over such a classic. Then this dude from HB told me that back in the day (1987) parents weren't too stoked that their kids were riding Natas boards (cuz his name spells satan when read in reverse) So some parents took those boards away from their kids or painted over them and gave them back. Such a random find because it had those lame 2 dollar Kmart trucks on there on top of it being spray painted all black.
Can't buy everything. And some things aren't worth buying, but definitely worth snapping a pic of... Compton Highschool Basketball Team Vintage photo (they were playing Wilson High Long Beach CA - the High School I went to.)Afro, Compton Jersey, Original Chuck Taylor Converse Kicks, and a Comb. = great photo
I'm now the proud owner of this Gonz collaboration Original C-Print Photo (Large about 24 x 36"). Ivory Serra is Photographer, Art Work/Art Direction by Mark Gonzales (from 2000) Calvin Klein Spoof Photo from Alleged Gallery NY. I came back to Known Gallery to see if there was any new stuff put out for the Aaron Rose Fire Sale Show and he put this photo out on the table. Can't wait to get it framed. Even the dudes who worked at the gallery were like "whuuuut?!! that was out there??..."