So to satisfy my druglord Sallie Mae’s demands I am looking for extra work. I am going to be a professional cat friend. I will put up flyers to come to your house (when you are there and not) and play with your cat on hours ends. I will only befriend cats. No dogs. Maybe rabbits, not sure yet. To compete with all the other cat sitters out there, I need to stand apart, so I have decided that when I visit I will dress up as a cat and only talk in cat language (human language is extra). Ears, whiskers, tail, belly rubs (human belly rubs are extra). For visuals, please see my Halloween video from a few years ago. Please contact me for my services. Meow.
Upcoming project involving larger than life 3d papercraft constructions of World of Warcraft weapons.
Music now playing: Future Flavaz / Prestige Music on Bassdrive.com
So this video is a few days old, but we did it late after the opening and then got distracted building paper world of warcraft armor (coming soon) over the next few days. Also, it is insanely hot in NYC and about 20 times a day, I just fall down onto our cement floor and rest my cheek on the only cool surface available within the borough. The heat is making us move about 10x slower and I believe I have proclaimed I am dying more than a dozen times over the past few days. Send help (help being water parks, cherry italian ice and december).
Tonight I spent the night with Mr. Murakami at the Brooklyn Museum. From the museum release "The most comprehensive retrospective to date of the work of internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami includes more than ninety works in various media that span the artist’s entire career, installed in more than 18,500 square feet of gallery space."
Bio from wiki "Takashi Murakami is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, as well as digital and commercial media. He attempts to blur the boundaries between high and low art. He appropriates popular themes from mass media and pop culture, then turns them into thirty-foot sculptures, "Superflat" paintings, or marketable commercial goods such as figurines or phone caddies. In 2008, Takashi Murakami made Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list, and was the only visual artist to do so."
You might recognize his work from his collaborations with Kanye West or how he brought color to the Louis Vuitton bags. Being that I love all things with faces and personified, the show was a massive success for me. I hope to revisit the museum and go over the exhibit once more and also hoping that one day the Mega Flower Cushion will be mine. Here are some photos of his work and from the show:
* (April 5 – July 13) Murakami at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York.
* (May 3 – June 14) New paintings at the Blum & Poe Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
So standing in the traditional Pamela + Matthew fashion, we made unusual promos for last nights opening. If you remember for the Avant Guardian party, we made Robot masks, so to keep in the mask theme we got inspired by the "big head" and made mini ones. They seemed to be a hit and by nights end they were all gone. Each mask was paper mached individually with love, so those that took one I hope you cherish and play with them. They took me endless days and much shoulder pain. Thankfully I saved one.
(ours and obviously not ours)
I walked by yesterday while the 2nd climber was going up. Everyone on the ground was smiling and cheering. I love New York.
WHAT: OPENING RECEPTION FOR: "VISION FANTASTIC"
- Splashlight’s June Gallery Exhibit which features visionary new projects by Reed + Rader, Andy Eaton, Alexandra Catiere and Justin Farkas
- Cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, DJ
- Curators: Lyndsy Welgos and Robyn Donnelly
DATE: Thursday, June 5, 2008
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
WHERE: Splashlight (529-535 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001)
RSVP: To attend the event, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t make it to the opening, the show will be up all month so stop by and see it. )