Vans Presents 30 Years of the Screaming Hand – A tribute to the Jim Phillips at The Seventh Letter

July 02 2015 . 09:42am

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VANS Presents An Art Show Celebrating Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand A tribute to the artist Jim Phillips and a skateboarding icon

In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, Santa Cruz has invited over 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. For the inaugural show in Los Angeles, The Seventh Letter has curated a collective of artists to give another perspective and show how the logo has influenced artists from all walks.

Featured Artists include: Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Bigfoot, Michael Sieben, John Lucero, John Munnerlyn, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Natas Kaupus, Eric Dressen, Thomas Campbell, Sean Cliver, Mark Gonzales, Benny Gold, Jason Jessee, Mark Widmann, Makoto Yamaki, Skinner and many more.

The Seventh Letter curated artists: 2Shae, Alon Bonder, Aroe, Axis, BOM.K, Defer, Drew Merritt, Ewok, Fate, Felipe Pantone, Gustavo Rimada, Kasl, Kkade Schwarzmaler, Know Hope, Krush, Manny Sayes, MQISM, OG Abel, Omens, QP, PM Tenore, Retna, Reyes, Rick Klotz, Sebastien Walker, Sergio Garcia, Slick, Steel, TapeMetalCanvas, Trav, Tyke Witnes and more!

The kickoff public event will be on Saturday July 11th, 2015 from 6 to 10pm at The Seventh Letter Gallery on Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles.  Limited Edition signed prints, decks and zines will be available.  Kid Robot Purple Screaming Hands figurines (edition of 15) will be auctioned off benefiting Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support.

This date coincides with the weekend after the closing of the Agenda international tradeshow in Long Beach, California. The art show will then travel to Vancouver, London, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Sydney, Melbourne, Taipei, Tokyo, and then back to the USA followed by 15 USA locations including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Seattle and more.

The Seventh Letter Gallery
346 North Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
www.theseventhletter.com

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US VERSUS THEM – OIL & WATER | November 12th, 2011

November 05 2011 . 05:17pm

US VERSUS THEM
in conjunction with
Known Gallery, City Fog Surf, Biltwell, Chop Cult, Lowbrow Customs and Dice Magazine
Present
OIL & WATER

A group show of new works and art.

KNOWN GALLERY
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
310-860-6263

Public opening:
November 12th, 2011 | 8-11pm

Traditionally oil and water do not mix. The surf, hot rod and motorcycle cultures that grew out of Southern California from the 50’s -70’s however, were all connected by the idea of personal freedom and expression- not conforming to the standards of the societies they existed in.  For this show we are bringing together dozens of artists and craftsmen from these respective backgrounds and beyond- from legends to rookies.  Each artist will be provided with a particular canvas: a blank board from City Fog Surfboards, helmets from Biltwell, gas tanks from Lowbrow Customs among other items.

To kick off the event a run is being organized for that day that will end at the gallery on Fairfax.  On hand there will be a live performance by ex-TSOL singer Joe Woods, as well as live installations and pinstriping.

To coincide with the show, Us Versus Them will be creating a pop up shop that will occupy the back room at Known Gallery. In addition to UVT Fall product and accessories, exclusive artist prints and tees based around some of the pieces included in the show will be for sale. PBR is providing beverages, and UVT will also be creating a custom ale brewed specifically for the event.

Find out more at:

OILANDWATERARTSHOW.com
USVERSUSTHEM.com

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