Monday, March 20, 2006

FLYING MONKEES ATTACK!!!













Back from New York now, and terrific time was had. Got to meet up with some rather lovely folk while there, too. First off, had a nice meeting with Doug Hoffman @ Kid Robot. For those who don't know, Kid Robot is one of NY's premier vinyl toy retailers, and whenever I've been I've always paid a visit. Doug also did a Circus Punk for the Toy Tokyo show, something I had participated in with BB originals (I'll dig my pictures of those up for yall soon). Anyway, hope you're reading this Doug, and hope we can meet up on an art show sometime soon.

Also popped into the Animazing Gallery, which I last visited on honeymoon when they premiered the Dr Seuss art show. Hopefully be able to get something up and running there where my more kid-centric paintings might get the chance to meet an audience.

This is FLYING MONKEES ATTACK!!!, one of the BB paintings that I was most happy with and certainly the most ambitious from the art show. It's about 5ft long and on canvas. The villains are (hopefully obviously) the flying monkeys from Oz crossed with the Monkees band. Their power source comes from boy band music. Apologies to Micky Dolenz for the big-chinned, helmet-wigged, snaggle-toothed monstrosity that made it's way into my painting!

Bada Bling!

7 comments:

Andrew Glazebrook said...

It's just like Blade Runner,did someone try and sell you a replicant Ostrich in a market !? Did you go see Zhora at Taffy Lewis's ?

Jo Bling said...

No, Middlesbrough is just like Blade Runner. And Runcorn. :-D

I had some bum try and cadge some change off me who, when I politely said, "sorry mate", proceeded to stalk me down the street saying "Don'choo turn yo back on me"... that was nice.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

So you did meet Kinnon then !!!! :)

Jo Bling said...

Yeah, he's really let himself go, hasn't he? I'm not sure what was the more disturbing- the plastic bags for shoes or the distinct smell of month old cabbage that wafted from him as we passed swiftly by....

Am sure the encounter wouldn't have left such a sour taste if he hadn't been so aggressive. Him, and a grumpy lump of a woman who served us some lunch at La Guardia, were the only folk who were rude to us. On the whole, New Yorkers are a friendly bunch as far as I've experienced.

The Sheriff said...

Glad your back safe and sound from your jaunt. For this meet up. How is Friday for you? Lemme know.

Jo Bling said...

Got a message from Baboon boy regarding that very thing. We need to crack some skulls to find out when's best, as Friday is out for me unfortunately, fella.

Bada Bling!

The Sheriff said...

check your she-mail if you can.