First in a series of Rewind Recaps about the ‘Left Coast Swing’ with Amanda Marie.  CAVE Gallery opening ‘From Here On Out’ for Amanda Marie was stellar.  Build up for it was also awesome.  Mando slayed two murals right by the beach, one small one in the gallery courtyard,  and a large beautiful ‘gravity kids’ one inside the gallery.  CAVE also had me make a found object installation in the courtyard.  Was a gracious invite and Mando was a such a good helper for that…one of my favorite things about her is her humble and endearing desire to help out wherever and whenever she can.  Prepping for the found object piece I came to the realization that I think my favorite way to see a city is via the junk and art in their alleys.  Though in SF you need to really be wary of the crack zombies…they’ll lumber up on your ass and let you know full force if you’re stealing their logs or whatever  (more on that in a future post).  Including here,  some additional highlight shots from Venice.  Venice is cool…the land of skateboarders of all shapes and sizes…seriously like mom’s on skateboards with their kids…really rad.  Saw some great street paintings in LA, including the nice Deedee Cheriel…Deedee’s work and Venice are like Cocoa and Whip Cream.    

New video interview with Deedee Cheriel up on Vice.  Ahhhh Deedee … such a solid voice in contemporary painting.  A few pieces from Deedee’s 'Just Passing Through' .

Kuvva is featuring a sweet set of Deedee Cheriel’s recent work this week, for their wallpaper app.  

Kuvva is featuring a sweet set of Deedee Cheriel’s recent work this week, for their wallpaper app.  

Stroke Art Fair is / was / will be a fair to match our vibe.  We’re off to the Berlin edition for 2012, later this week (Sept. 13 - 16th), can’t wait…like Berlin, anxious to feel amongst ‘our people’ .   They do more live painting by far at Stroke Fairs than any other fair we’ve yet attended and they do a massive good job bridging the gap between the traditional ‘fine art’ fair, with the youth and power that needs to be celebrated when you take on a term like ‘urban art’.  The stuffiness is generally totally removed from the vibe, but the collecting crowd does turn out and they bring the support the participants need to keep making these fairs rocking.  We’ll be bringing a sampling of work from artists we’ve shown this year, Amanda Marie, Deedee Cheriel, VINZ, OVNI, Stefan Golz, Astrid Koehler…  

Deedee Cheriel made some new prints 'Love You Friend'  (€150) premiering here in Amsterdam at the 'Just Passing Through' exhibition.  5 of them have hand finishes (€300).   Catalogue of the prints is here .  She also brought a few of the timeless classic ‘You Have Everything You Need’  (€60).  Exhibit opens this evening, at Battalion!