Photos from opening of: Glorious Excess (Dies) | Mike Shinoda

August 30 2009 . 03:13am

Congratulations to Mike Shinoda for an amazing show at Japanese American National Museum.

Glorious Excess (Dies): Paintings by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda
August 30 – October 4, 2009

Following his highly-successful 2008 show, Glorious Excess (Born), Mike Shinoda returns to the National Museum to unveil his latest collection of paintings and digital works. Larger, broader, and more sensational than before, Glorious Excess (Dies) is the next chapter in his series exploring society’s obsession with celebrity culture, consumer addiction, and fascination with excess.
Shinoda’s new works continue to evolve, blending his personal experiences in the spotlight with social commentary and fine art technique while expanding his signature visual vocabulary, juxtaposing symbols of death, money and sex against vibrant neo-pop imagery. In an age where superstardom dominates the media, Glorious Excess (Dies) immortalizes consumption, fame and wealth, challenging the viewer to question what is real.

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Glorious Excess (Dies): Paintings by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda + video

August 26 2009 . 04:37am

WHERE: Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles. 369 East First Street, Los Angeles California 90012.

WHEN: The free public opening is 8 to 10pm, August 29th. I will be signing Glorious Excess Merchandise during that time. Last year, there was a massive line, so show up early. After the 29th, the show will remain up until October 4th. Museum hours are:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11 AM to 5 PM
Thursday: 12 PM to 8 PM (Check admission rates for Thursday free admission times)
(Although the opening is free…If you come after the 29th, there is a fee to get into the museum if you’re not a member. See their site for details.)

MERCHANDISE:
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY (ACCD Scholarship, Music For Relief)

Glorious Excess Book ($35) – 128 page full color book, documenting "Born" and "Dies," with full color images of all pieces from both shows, photographs of the making of the art, plus various texts describing the ideas and process. Foreward by Shepard Fairey.

Skate decks ($75 each, or $275 for the set of 4.) – Four new skate deck designs based on the new show.

Signed prints ($100) – These are SUPER limited (only 25). First come, first serve. One per buyer.

More info at: www.janm.org/exhibits/gloriousexcess/ and www.MikeShinoda.com

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