Sunday, August 31, 2008

Last Chance

If you haven't already checked it out, please go by the Center For Book Arts to see the show, Artist As Publisher in it's last 2 weeks. We got a nice mention in the The New Yorker, yay!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Prison Art

Last week I got invited to participate in an outdoor art event held in the historic Missouri State Penitentiary. The prison is one of the oldest west of the Mississippi and held some of the most notorious criminals — like James Earl Ray, the guy who shot Martin Luther King. The pen first welcomed prisoners in 1836 and operated until 2004 when a new prison opened just outside of Jefferson City. I grew up not far from Jefferson City, in California, Missouri. This was a very fun experience and I want to thank the curator and event organizer, Carla Steck for inviting me to participate. Today the project made front head-line news in the local paper. Apparently, the crew that was hired to demo the site is pretty pissed. Read all about it on the front page of the local newspaper here...

These bikes were made by Megan Gallant & Json Myers (St. Joseph, Missouri). They are about sentencing children as adults. After the show the bikes are being recycled and fixed-up and given to the children in the local community.

"no pain" (Barbie)

"daddy hits" (Star Wars)

"Hangman" by James H. Calvin and Valerie Wedel (Columbia, MO) — a tongue-n-cheek exploration of the criminal system.

Hannah Rose Reeves & Michael Bostwick (Columbia, MO) "Googlification" (detail): an installation eight feet tall x twenty feet wide composed of 4x4 inch tiles embossed with images derived from Google image search. They pose the question: "Does human culture survive broadband translation?" Each picture googled is a word from a text about how the couple met.

Leon A. Reid, IV (NYC) "Free As A Bird"

Michael De Feo (NYC) detail of his underwater mural and Jonathan "Depoe" Villoch (NYC) "Complexity of Color Perception"

Paul Notzold (NYC) "TXTual Healing" An interactive texting piece. Anyone can text in their own messages.

KnittaByNature (anonymous knitting taggers) and Kathryne Hall's (NYC) "Tubisms: Cars"

Mark Jenkins (Washington, DC) "Untitled Tape Man" and Scott Hug's "Go 4 It!"

Some more of my stickers...

Thomas Cobain (Kansas City, MO) "Stairway" found inside the old work out room (there is a small video below of the piece at night). The high voltage of the sculpture bring to mind the electric chair.

The prison yard and original facade. Sonny Liston, the world heavy weight champion, who later robbed a gas station painted the boxer on the prison wall.

A short video of some of the works at night: Robert Goetz (St. Louis, MO) "Windmillprisonspider", and Thomas Cobian's South Park looking "Resurrection Jesus" and "Stairway"...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hot Girl

Watch out Bratz! These girls don't fuck around — or I should say they are ready for anything. They even have navel piercings and face tattoos. They even fuck with different races. Hell, Hot Girl got your dick hard, startin fights in the yard.
Hotter than a Pop Tart fresh out of the toaster. Get'em while they're HOT!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bigfoot Found

Fuckin' A-Man, way to go! We used to look for him all the time in the woods around my house but, this dude claims to have his remains in his deep freeze! DNA tests reveal that the beast is part possum and part man. Cool.

I found this one on ebay...
He is complete with his chest plate and it works just fine. He is in mint condition! Take a look at the picture!


Not Funny


Girls Gone Wild Life

Debbie & Karin are now half-way across the good old U.S. of A. They are biking to help raise awareness about the environment and also raising some money for the WWF: Girls Gone Wild Life. They stayed at my big sister's horse ranch in Eldon, Missouri Pike Farm and got to meet my 4 awesome nieces (ages 4-13) who all ride in the rodeos. Cars suck—ride your bike or saddle up!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Machine Man

"Don't touch my battery pack, okay!"

Sunday, August 10, 2008

How much is that doggy in the window? Roof Roof!

Koon's on the roof at The Met. I love the really abstract one but, the doggy and the cold metal heart are pretty rad too.

Friday, August 08, 2008


The Olympics are gonna rock this year... I hear the Chinese will kill your family if you don't win a gold medal and that their gymnastics team is a bunch of 12 year-old boys! Watch out for Michael Phelps — the dude is the future... I hear he shits diamonds :)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

The Eyes Have It

Check-out the Printed Matter artist's T-shirt summer sale going on now. Below is the lovely K8 Hardy modeling one of my Page 6 Tees...

I bought this awesome Tee hand-crafted by the BOBO factory down in Philly. Get'em while they're HOT!