July, 2010

New prints by VICTOR REYES available now

July 31 2010 . 08:33am

Moon Editions is proud to present the online release of new prints by artist Victor Reyes. This release coincides with Victor’s "Misspelled" exhibition at E6 Gallery in San Francisco. Over the last month we had the pleasure of working with Victor in our
studio to create a hand painted multiple, based on a mixed media type study painting in the exhibition. Victor started off the edition by hand painting a unique background wash on each sheet of paper in the run, giving every print an individual colorway prior to printing. After the first color was pulled on the press, Victor hand embellished each print with highlights
and fills, and this process continued with Victor applying hand painted layers between each printed color. The process used to create this piece mimicked the approach that Victor took to construct the type study paintings in the exhibition, the end result of the print provides an exceptional example of this new body of work. The Misspelled HPM is limited to an edition of 40.
In addition, we are releasing another print, entitled "California." This print is a two color serigraph based on a photograph of a mural done by Victor in San Francisco. This print is available in two colorways: fluorescent orange/black, and metallic silver/black. Each colorway is limited to an edition of 50.

The prints are available at: shop.mooneditions.com

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24 Clicks photo competition by Scion

July 30 2010 . 05:44pm

About the contest:

Join the artistic scavenger hunt that you control: You have 24 Clicks of the camera to capture the meaning of 24 words. The sky’s the limit in how you create your definitions. Our aim is true: to allow the most original mind the opportunity to dazzle the world with the ingenuity of your complete 24 Clicks portfolio. 

All qualifying participants who return a camera with photographs will also receive a book and have the chance to become part of the grand 24 Clicks premiere exhibit/event. Online voters will select weekly winners to have their shots turned into 16 X 20 glossy prints. One 24 Clicks photographer will have their 24 photographs included in a coffee table art book that will commemorate 24 clicks.

Enter the contest: HERE


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Bob Roberts and Bert Krak | Ladies Welcome this Saturday

July 30 2010 . 05:18pm

Bob Roberts and Bert Krak | Ladies Welcome
Opening: July 31st, 2010 | 8-11pm
Show runs: July 31st – August 21st, 2010

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hours during shows:
Wednesday thru Saturday: 12 – 7pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm

About the artists:

Bob Roberts
The man, the myth, the legend: Bob Roberts. Few people have had the impact on tattooing that Bob Roberts has. His sheer artistic genius is sublime, and his biography reads the same way. For over thirty years he has been part of the vanguard of talented tattoo artists who, unbeknownst to them at the time, have pushed tattooing from a craft to an art form.
The list of artists Bob has worked alongside reads like a star-studded who’s who of the tattoo artist hall of fame, of which Bob would no doubt be a member if such a thing existed. He apprenticed with Colonel Todd and Bob Shaw at the infamous Pike and then worked alongside Cliff Raven, Greg Irons, Paul Rogers, Jack Rudy and Don Ed Hardy. His own shop, Spotlight Tattoo, continues to house a roster of talented artists bent on following in Bob’s footsteps.
Bob’s creative genius is not limited to tattooing and painting, he is also an accomplished musician. His musical career reads much the same as his tattoo resume. Bob has played with Ruben and the Jets, Hot Tuna, The Offs, New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders, to name a few. His life has been “rock and roll” as well; Frisco, New York, LA, Europe, Japan, Bob has done the world tour. He’s also ridden across most of the United States on a Harley, and he’s “ridden it like he stole it.” That is how Bob lives his life, and his artwork reflects it.
But the thing that stands out the most to me about Bob is his persona. Ungovernable, fiercely independent, Bob does not compromise…. He does it HIS way. And thankfully for us, Bob Roberts has forever changed tattooing for the better.

Takahiro “Taki” Kitamura
State of Grace
June 2010

Bert Krak

Loyal husband, father of four, expert tattooer, fine artist , business man, genius. Was born July 12,1977 in Hollywood, FL. Met his wife in 95. Had his first son in 96 . Started tattooing and painting around the year 2000. Currently owns and operates Top Shelf Tattooing in Queens, NY and Smith Street Tattoo Parlour in Brooklyn, NY. Specializes in electric walk up style laser proof tattooing that look like they were drawn and applied by a man.

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The new Krink K-12 marker

July 29 2010 . 04:10am

The Krink K-12 is a unique paint marker featuring a durable steel fine-point tip with a squeezable body. Filled with 12ml of rich, opaque ink that can be used on light or dark surfaces. Writes on most surfaces: metal, canvas, painted surfaces, wood, glass, plastic, and paper.  Great for a wide variety of art, craft, and industrial applications.
Quick drying, highest quality, made in the USA.
The K-12 is now available in black, silver, red, and purple.

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RETNA installation unveiling | Thursday July 29th

July 29 2010 . 04:02am

For its final exhibition in South Park, RIVERA & RIVERA is excited to present a floor-to-ceiling installation piece by international graffiti artist Marquis Lewis aka RETNA. Fresh off an exhibition at the world’s premier art fair in Basel, Switzerland (covered by the Huffington Post here), RETNA’s installation explores the complex nature of a fluid lexicon derived from hieroglyphs and inspired by street text. Through a spectrum of materials, the text is granted an awe-inspiring dimension.

His previous work includes prominently visible murals in Los Angeles, Milan, New York City, Salt Lake City, Mexico City, Seoul, Barcelona, Melbourne, Tokyo and Taipei (view here).

Join us for the unveiling reception on Thursday, July 29 from 8PM to 11PM or visit the gallery before Saturday July 31st to view the recent installation.

RSVP: rsvp@riveraandrivera.com
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2010

Time: 8:00PM-11:00PM

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