Sunday, September 07, 2008

Baby Tattooville

From October 3rd to 5th, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa will host Baby Tattooville 2008, featuring the work of Joe Ledbetter, Shag, Brandi Milne, Glenn Barr, Ana Bagayan, Bob Dob, Amy Sol, Michael Whelan, Daniel Peacock and Dave Cooper. It's highly unlikely that anyone reading this will be able to snag tickets, as a) there are only 13 remaining, and b) tickets cost $2,000 apiece, but if you are lucky enough to get in, feel free to drop me a line and let me know how it was. The event is intended to be a "weekend-long event geared toward the art community", with only 50 tickets available, special collectible gifts, panels and presentations, and of course (at that price) accommodation.

(Baby Tattooville, incidentally, is organised by Baby Tattoo Press, who have published some incredibly cool, graphically stylish books for kids and adults alike, including Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes and Ragmar's Chromaphile, which is sadly out of print at the moment.)

Below are some highlights from Baby Tattooville 2007. Click the images for higher res.

(Detail) Gary Baseman's contribution to the 12-in-1 painting.

"Severed Possessed Head" Luke Chueh and Dave Bondi
Ltd edition of 100.

(Detail) Tara McPherson's contribution to the 12-in-1 painting.

"Spooketto", Ragnar

Eric Joyner

Eric Joyner clearly has an obsession with donuts and classic 1950s robots. His upcoming show at the Corey Helford Gallery, "Artificial Enlightenment" - his second solo show - is a testament to this. Since donuts and robots are two of my favourite things, I won't question what inspired the juxtaposition of metal men and baked goods, and merely pass along the goodness to you.

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"Too Many Choices"

"Fall Outing"



"The Chasm"