Bob Haro made it over to the BMX Masters in Cologne Germany last weekend. We caught up with him for a little bit which is always good. He mentioned he sold his Axio backpack company but had different projects he's working on. One of them was the "one-off cusomizing" of the Pioneer CDJ-2000 turn table. You could actually be the owner of this unique piece as it will be auctioned off. Lee Reynolds and Craig Campbell are you listening?
Andy Jenkins over at Bendpress has got some of his original black & white drawings up for sale. All are signed and they include a couple of BMX ones. If interested contact Bendpress at: Bend Press 1367 W. 10th Street
When I received the etnies press release about their 25 year anniversary they strongly focused on being true to the skateboard scene. I told them thanks, but no thanks. I checked the mail in a webmail program and did not see the photos but when I opened it up on the desktop I decided to take that back and post it in the Art section. They've built up a house in Paris that might be the look of houses in the next 25 years if skateboarding keeps influencing general life the way it has in the past 25.
Depending on your screen set-up, ever since the new design of FATBMX got online, you have seen different photos on the background. It makes for a fresh look of the site every time you come visit. But yes, there is something in the way if you want to see the whole picture. That's why we will put the background shots in the Comic 'n Art section of the site as well so you can take a look what's actually there instead of using the Ctrl - code or trying to look through the pictures, videos and text. Currently online are photos taken by Mike de Wit. Add a pret sigaret and this is what you get.
Michael de Wit did this custom wooden shoe for Steve van Doren, simply for being the Godfather of Vans. Besides... this is the original slip on shoe ever! You ain't much, if you ain't Dutch! So much for comfort but at least the wooden shoe looks good. It took Michael a couple of hours but the result is sweet, and that includes the shoe box.
New-York-based contemporary artist Ryan Humphrey incorporates BMX bikes in dynamic 2- and 3-dimensional works. Fast Forward features a large-scale, floor-to-ceiling installation in which BMX bikes are attached to the gallery walls. The installation includes a massive wrap-around rug, a collection of bike-inspired paintings and mixed-media pieces, and three interpretations of Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel (1913) set against BMX bike ramps. An interactive activity area is also a part of the exhibition.
Lecture by Robert Osborn: "Anatomy of Style" Saturday, June 25, 2011, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Carmel Womans Club San Carlos St. at 9th, Carmel (across the street from CPA) Determining your own unique photographic style can be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences for fine art photographers. Robert Osborn’s lecture will help you explore and understand where you currently are photographically, and what avenues you may want to pursue to evolve your style. Robert's lecture will provide some unique ways of understanding and utilizing traditional principles of design and perception.
Robert Osborn has been making eloquent photographic images for nearly a half century. He has traveled to more than twenty foreign countries, several of them multiple times, in search of compelling subjects.
Art Helps: Japan is hosting an online auction featuring work from close to 50 internationally known artists including Chuck Anderson, Scott Lenhardt, Thomas Campbell, Michael Leon, Tyler Stout, Cody Hudson, Terje Haakonsen and many more; the online auction is active Wednesday, June 8th-25th. Art Helps: Japan is a fundraiser for our widespread community of art lovers and artists to lend ongoing support to the many victims dealing with the profound damage caused by the recent earthquake. Marin Horikawa, a Design Director at JDK, created the project with the idea that although the aftermath of a natural disaster can feel overwhelming, “art, and people willing to extend a hand, can help.”
Sponsors JDK Design, Iskra Print Collective, Burlington Bay Catering, Cabot, Driven Studio, Ben & Jerry’s, Burton