Friday, July 31, 2009
Art before framing old magazines and skate imagery.
Brought back some great memories from back in the day.
Stoked to be part of the Ripper art show at ASR and now looking forward to seeing the book. Thank you Desiree Astorga for including me in the show. Here's a video link.
On January 23rd, 2009, Powell-Peralta hosted the Rip the Ripper Art Show. Fifty eight artists had pieces on display. The reason for the show was to celebrate The Ripper graphic. So many skaters and artists have been influenced by VCJs image over the years, we wanted to do something that would pay respect to VCJ and get skaters stoked. We invited a group of artists and asked them to interpret The Ripper in their own style. Curator: Desiree Astorga
The book is the culmination of passion, hard work and effort from this exhibit. It features the artwork that was created for The Rip the Ripper Art Show featured at ASR.
The Rip the Ripper art show that went down last January has now spawned a book and commemorative limited edition deck. Featuring fifty eight artists’ reinterpretation of Powell Peralta’s famous Ripper, the book will be available in either a 8 X 8 soft cover for $40.00, or a 10 X 10 hard cover for $75.00.