Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Scion Installation Art Tour: 'It's A Beautiful World'

I was able to score some really nice pieces on the final day at the auction. Most galleries take 40 to 50% from the final sale price but this is the only gallery that give 100% of the proceeds to the artist or toward art related charities.

Everything is still in bubble wrap but here's what I won:

Kofie'One is a self taught freelance Illustrator, Painter & Mix-Media artisan born & raised in the City of Angles. After being lured into the colorful & clandestine world of West LA Graffiti Art in his teens, Kof has maintained a steady, progressive fixture & a respected contributer to the Historic LA Movement. In the late 90's his work began to focus on exaggerating elements of his developing letter-forms & structures, quickly locking down his own architect like demeanor in his line works. These days Kof can be found at his East Los Angeles studio producing assemblage works, watercolors, mural installations & still finds time to manage his own personal clothing collection 'Draftsmen'. Distributed domestically & overseas since 2001, they incorporate his unique hand assembled cut & paste designs & a non-trend riding asthetic.

Recent clients Include Juxtapoz, Stussy, A+D Museum-LA, Parco-JP, Tronic Studios-NY, Frank 151 & Endeavor Snowboards.

Travis Millard is responsible for the Fudge Factory Comics operation headquartered in Los Angeles. The former weight-lifting prodigy found refuge in drawing after splitting his neck in a nasty competitive flexing accident as a child. Since then, his work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, and has been published in numerous books and magazines. Recent books by Travis Millard include the collaborative with Michael Sieben, "Hitten' Switches"; and the recent "Hey Fudge", a 240 page solo release with Narrow Books. His drawings are represented by the Richard Heller Gallery.

Freddi C is originally from London, England but has made Los Angeles her home for the past seven years. Before moving to L.A., she lived in NYC for eight years, where she worked as an art director for a textile design company. It was in New York that she also started painting. After exhibiting in NYC, she took a break from painting completely and moved to Los Angeles. In August 1999 she started painting a series of paintings entitled ‘Flyer Miles’. Following the success of this series, she has been working full-time as an artist, graphic designer and curator - founding ‘STREETWISE’. In 2003 she opened her own gallery in Los Angeles - The Lab 101 Gallery.

And this great photograph by Mike Giant, taken in El Salvador. Birth. Upstate New York. Drawing. New Mexico. BMX bikes. Heavy Metal. Skateboarding. Punk rock. Hip-hop. Thailand. College. Dishwasher. Raves. Lorelei. First tattoo. San Francisco. Dharma. Think Skateboards. Angi. London. Adult bookstore. Computer animation. Tattooing. New York City. Newskool. Skullz Press. Everlasting. Track bikes. Brooke and Leia. Tokyo. Tattoo 13. Plum Village. Albuquerque. Stay Gold. Rebel8. Manifestations. Penny farthings. Ordination. Megan. 35. Right here. Right now.

...can't wait for the next year's auction.

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