I recently discovered the works of Lou Pimentel through a sales thread he had on an art message board. I heard of his name before, but never actually looked into his work. I'm so glad I clicked into that sales thread because not only did I get to see some extremely beautiful artwork, but I also got to meet one of the coolest and most down to earth artist in the industry. I haven't talked to Lou in person but the messages we've exchanged just gives me the vibe that he's one really cool cat and his attitude reflects his artwork... You can literally hang some of his pieces in a newborn baby's room. I dig the cherry theme alot, cause in my opinion everything is better with cherries on top. Lou is pretty versatile though, he also has a lot of work aimed at the more mature audience. I recently picked up my first commission from him and plan to pick up more. I'm also going to get some of his work in The Art Gallery, so be on the look out for that... Thanks again Lou!!!
Coming this Friday, October 10th, 2008 at Noon PDT, Huck is releasing the next mystery figure in his Bootleg series, Bootleg #6. Only 25 figures in this set, each package is signed, numbered and stenciled. What's inside? Find out when UPS drops it on your doorstep. $100 per figure. Limit one Bootleg per customer.
"Monster Art Rally" is coming soon to Gallery1988 San Francisco.
The show will feature plush and custom vinyls, all with a monster theme. The show opens October 10 and runs through November 1, 2008.
Monsters were created by... 12Punt3, 2Cents, Adrian Pina, Anna Chambers, Beastlies, Brandt Peters, Buff Monster, Bytedust, Cameron Tiede, Chet Zar, Chocolate Log Industries, Crump, Crystal Bedford, Dan Goodsell, DGPH, Doktor A, Dr. Bao-NVC Crew, El Maz & Lina Britton, Eyebone, Forestprints, Heidi Kenney, Jake Henzler, Jamous, Jayson Thiessen, Jeff McMillan, Jellibat, Jen Rarey, Jesse Hernandez, Jon Schiller, Jumble Bugs, Kano, Kathie Olivas, Koadzn, Lana Crooks, Laura Granlund, Leecifer, Little Dear, Lost Monster, Mad L, Maoma, Mister Funky, Monster Factory, Morninglori, Motor Bot, Mycryptonauts, Rebelwookiee, Serena Kuhl, Sewing Stars, Sok-O, Spasmodica, Steff Bomb, Suicide Kittens, Tapetentiere and Tim Tsui.
There will also be a limited number of original paintings and prints in the show.
The opening reception will be Friday, October 10th from 7-10PM at Gallery1988 San Francisco. There will also be live city-crushing monsters, courtesy of Kaiju Big Battel(www.kaiju.com)!
Well today is the second day in a row I've been sick... I think it's just a mild case of the flu or something, but I haven't been able to go to the office and update this blog or the store inventory like I normally do... I've just been sitting around doing absolutely nothing. I do however feel alot better than I did a couple days ago, and I should be back in business tomorrow... Vicks Formula 44 FTW!!!
To keep this post toy and art related... Check out the pic below of Hazel that kikingaso posted on the KR boards. She's huge compared to her S1 counterpart... I bet it cost an arm and a leg though.
That's such an awesome pic... To see the full thread on the KR boards click HERE.