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Popular Naughty finally on your torso in LA.

 

Popular Naughty and Lethal Amounts Gallery

At this joint! The most cutting edge gallery I have ever visited. It is a slaughterhouse of edge. Someone yelped that it was “not a safe space.” Hell, “not a safe space” should be their slogan! This side dimension of a gallery is the best thing that could ever happen to to the sedated and subdued masses. The ultra-progressive art on the condensed walls, rattles the cages that our failed attempt at  society tries to create, as the experimental imagery they play with stimulates you into expanding your perceptions. Wake up. It isn’t always pretty, but it will still, somehow, be unbearably beautiful.

We will have lovely streetwear such as THIS!

Picture of a Tiki-space-invader-t-shirt-black-pop-culture-urban-streetwear

Lethal Amounts Gallery Los Angeles
And THIS…
Burlesque t-shirt from Popular Naughty at Lethal Amounts Gallery black xmas pop up shop

lethal amounts gallery punk safety pin logo

There is going to be a LOT of really great ultra-alt merch and massively creative gifts here.  You need to put this on your radar.  If you don’t buy something from me, at least get something with the psychotically awesome punk rock, safety pin logo they use for Lethal Amounts.  Too perfect.  It makes me want to punch someone.

Then it’s off to the COREY HELFORD GALLERY · 571 S Anderson Street (awesomely about 6 blocks from the Danger Factory Lair in Boyle Heights), Los Angeles for an ULTRA POP evening with

art original by Ron English, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear, massive psychedelic painting

 

Ron English / Miho Hirano / Attaboy, Lauren Marx & Relm

In the gallery’s own words…

Opening Saturday, December 2nd, 7-11pm
Show Runs: December 2nd – December 30th, 2017

You’re invited to join us in celebrating the opening of “TOYBOX” an exhibition of all new works by Ron English. Also opening the same night in Galleries 2 and 3 – “Beauties in Nature”, a solo exhibition by Miho Hirano, and a multi-artist exhibition featuring new works by Attaboy, Lauren Marx and Relm.

Ron English art alternative art shopping

On view in our main gallery is artist Ron English’s fantastic new solo exhibition of 36 new paintings, “TOYBOX: America in the Visuals.” The exhibition deconstructs the search for new meaning in a culture that is based as much on the imagination of its participants as on the physical realities these human concepts are played against. The toy based childhood imagination aesthetic of the work allows for a playful new look at a society in the throes of reinventing itself.
Featuring 36 new oil paintings, as well as sculptures and installations, the exhibition examines the creation of the self, and thus the greater society, as an act of imagination, a skill developed in childhood largely through the activity of play and the use of toys.

Ron English Show
For this exhibition, English has also co-produced a musical soundtrack to be performed by new character DJ Popaganda. The exhibition will also include a new outdoor mural and a pop-up store selling Ron’s limited-edition toys.

Gallery 2: Attaboy, Lauren Marx and Relm

original art for gallery show by street artist Attaboy, alternative art gift

collectible Vinyl figure by street artist Attaboy, alternative art gift

Attaboy Vinyl Toy

 

Attaboy’s new crop of paintings for the show will feature a hand-painted garden of trippy mushrooms and other decomposing delights.

Attaboy shares: “I can’t stop painting these mushrooms, mainly to take a break from the constant barrage of news. I think it’s my own way of taking back control of my mind, remind myself that, while we must fight the recent tide of awful, it’s important to keep an eye out for the unexpected things, those little absurd buoys of wonder, we mustn’t lose them, they’re more important than ever.”

Here is a great interview with THAT over-achiever… https://www.insidetherift.net/art/2016/12/16/interview-with-artist-and-co-owner-of-hi-fructose-magazine-attaboy

Gallery art original by Lauren Marx, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear

Lauren Marx creates beautiful vignettes that speak to the cycle of life. Combining pen and ink with various mixed media, her paintings offer a raw depiction of birth and death.

On her choice to depict animals, Lauren has shared, “my work definitely plays upon the newly romanticized view of nature as this pure, beautiful, and distant world. Nature in art has steadily increased since the acceptance of global warming, deforestation, and the greater understanding of the human influences on delicate ecosystems. I feel that this is one of the reasons humans do not, nor will ever, appear in my work.”

Gallery art original of "Fauna" by RELM, alternative art gift shopping

“Fauna”, a beautiful new painting by Relm, for her new series, entitled “Peculiar Tales”. Relm shares: “I incorporate creatures, plants, and all kinds of life through the use of patterns and textures into the hair of my girls. My goals are to show the powerful relationship between humans and nature, whether it be good or bad. All the while simultaneously creating a new story with each piece.”

Gallery 3:
Miho Hirano, “Beauties in Nature”

shop for original art by Miho Hirano, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear

Miho’s dreamy images are inhabited by ephemeral spirits at one with their natural environment. She adorns their hair with accessories made of flora and fauna like swarming bees, hummingbirds, and goldfish, each carrying their own weight as elements of beauty and symbols of the artist’s identity. In essence, each of her paintings represents a world where humans and nature can coexist.

COREY HELFORD GALLERY
571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St)
Los Angeles, CA 90033

It’s a Mega OBEY!!

Time is slow when waiting… am I immortal yet?

I am still gathering data, still meeting important people in self-important people meetings, still waiting for answers to other questions that allow me to put together time commitments, THEN I can really work on this (here) online project.

In the meantime.  Check out this stunning record-setting mural my old buddy Shepard Fairey did in Las Vegas, where he was met and gifted by yet another old buddy Branden Powers with pizza. (Yes it IS a small world.)

Obey Giant mural in las vegas

Street artist Shepard Fairey’s mural on The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas.

 

Yes.  I am killing time and sharing excuses while showing my friends achievements that don’t seem to have those to whine about.  EVERYONE knows about Shepard and Obey and will know even more with whatever he’s about to do next, since he’s a super political activist and I am sure the Trump thing will not sit well. Already Shepard has issued some beautiful Women’s Rights posters. There will be more.

(first 3 shown bottom, keep scrolling)

brandon powers, shepard fairey t-shirt for evel pie

That’s Shepard on the left and Branden lurking.

Branden?  Oh he’s just the serial entrepreneur and serial that’s-just-so-crazy-it-might-work idea man that brought Vegas- The Golden Tiki AND teamed up with the son of Evel Knievel to bring EVEL PIE to the Fremont District in downtown Las Vegas.

evel pie in las vegas

Outside and Inside

inside evel pie in las vegas

Maybe that is why I am subconsciously thinking of them as I’m somewhat mired by circumstance.  Shepard is the hardest working artist, hell maybe even the hardest working person of all, that I have ever met.  And Branden? That cat is one of the old school people responsible for the EDM scene as it is.  He was a GIANT rave promoter before EDM became an uhh, abbreviation (?), and since has been a juggernaut of weird throughout the wastelands of Nevada. They are two of my heroes and should be yours too.

Back soon, Rex    We the people, shepard fairey poster We the people, shepard fairey poster

Popular Naughty and Golden Tiki

Join us for the party of the year during Tiki Oasis 2016!!

Monster sounds by Frank & Deans, Señor Amor, and Professor Rex Dart!

Live Performances by Jose Sinatra and a special performance on Saturday by the Fink Bombs!

sinbad golden tiki party

 

After midnight! We get Greek Goddess performances brought to us by Bachelor Pad Magazine! With Rum a flowing from Pusser’s Rum!!!

Special gifts for anyone wearing Popular Naughty-burlesque t-shirts!

tiki-burlesque-t-shirts

Tiki Oasis for Popular Naughty – kounterkulture punk rock monster burlesque style!

It is y’know

monster island tiki oasis partyMadness.  Monster madness, tiki and polynesian design everywhere, surf garage punk everywhere, hotties by the pool, stiff drinks flowing, a hotrod show in the parking lot… add comics to the mix and it’s the world if I was God.

Come by and buy some Popular Naughty- clothing for the inner hooligan.

www.TikiOasis.com

Tiki Oasis 2016 with Popular Naughty, Boo-Tiki, Last Gasp, and the Golden Tiki

I am SO looking forward to this madcap event!

Monster island tiki oasis design poster

We will be vending all weekend, well, my lovely assistant will be vending all weekend while I carouse by the pool, seek creatures, and bask in the zillions of pieces of art, craft, design and style that is the world of Tiki Oasis. All weekend, a complete takeover of a hotel, bar, and pool, with dozens of parties and bands going on all night in the suites after the seminars, tutorials, performances and rum tastings are over. Baby Doe and Otto von Stroheim have a real cultural phenomenon here.

monster design and clothing

Join us in the vending room where we will have some amazing tiki, kustom kulture, and pop-art books from Last Gasp Publishing, a selection of Monster Tiki Mugs from Boo-Tiki, the hot t-shirt action of burlesque/punk born Popular Naughty, AND a rare Limited Edition Mug from neo-legendary Las Vegas tiki nightclub The Golden Tiki. This mug will guarantee admission to their penthouse soirees on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sinbad cyclops tiki

 

 

Here’s a teaser of one of the rare mugs from Boo-Tiki!

boo-tiki logo, monster tiki mugs

 

lo pan tiki mug

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uh huh… LO-PAN!!!

http://www.tikioasis.com for more

Tiki Oasis 2014 in San Diego

Man, it LOOKS like we are a world-class pop metropolitan, what with Comic Con followed up by this coolness. It’s not. San Diego is still a frat-brat, binge-drinking, bro-town. We just have these breaks to cultivate our culture and talent (that ultimately heads north to LA or SF).

We will be VENDING the Danger Factory and Popular Naughty collections here over the weekend while we alternate our drooling over kustom kars and hula girls. Come see our pop subversive streetwear!

Tiki Oasis collectible poster for kustom kulture tiki event in san diego 2014

Tiki Oasis Limited Edition Screenprinted Poster

Sadness filled with Pop Pin-ups.

SOOOOOOOOOO sad and depressed at the loss of ol’. Hershell on the Walking Dead last night. So I will drown my sorrows in a wave of weird-pop.
sexy anime chracters for a delicious pop culture treat

Aah, here’s some now. I am completely unfamiliar with this, but there are giant holes in my anime education that I need to work on. Here’s what HobbySearch in Japan has to say about it.

Popular Anime ● “Queens Blade” than in the pitch-black outfit – a veteran mercenary Echidna]
We will send.
Popular addition to our previous work ●, we also repainted skin and facial expressions.
● Mr. GIGANTES archetype of course! Please enjoy daily!
Sword ●, the shield can be removed. Of course, the snake (Kerutan) is also removable. 16,020 yen

Wassat? “the shield can be removed. Of course, the snake (Kerutan) is also removable?” I see. Yep, weird pop. I love you Japan. You’re my special guys! I especially love the recommendation to “enjoy daily”. eye popping pop culture

We still miss you Hersh.
We missw you Hershel from the Walking Dead.

Industry showroom lobby

Industry showroom lobby

We Won!! Now let’s keep Geeks in charge by doing it right.

Geeks rule the world, well not the ENTIRE world, just the fun bits. We have the reins of pop culture and if we keep doing it right with loads of vim and tons of vigor, we can slowly transform the world into a cool, loving, super-colorful, exciting place. We CAN have our jetpacks. Get to work team geek!

Yolandi Visser & the indie film madness of Cookie Thumper

Yolandi visser geek chic angel of death

Pre-Apocalyptic music impresarios Die Antwoord have unleashed another short musical (music video just doesn’t do it justice).  Again we see the uber-hot Yolandi Visser push the envelope. In fact she pushes it way off the table, into the next room, out the door and into the street.  This is going to offend many sensitive pansies.  Don’t be one of them.  Enjoy the shock. It is the work of beautiful monsters.


LOVE Yolandi Visser! She has so many looks (most of them sinister) and the art direction Ninja brings to the table is magnificent in its horrific beauty.
petty little yolandi visser

Then there is the SUPER sinister look. Still kinda hot though.
yolandi visser as demon

I am a Kitty of Doom!

Re: Cat Graphic Gate
Here is a graphic I made in the 90s. We used it occaisionally in HYPNO Magazine. It was of this PSYCHO loft cat that was simply called “The Gray”. He was a rat chaser at 6th and Broadway around 1994. I am old school. I am older-than-I-will-admit school.pop art kitty