If you're in Los Angeles on May 23, be sure and make a beeline to the Dial M for Madonna show at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery located in Hollywood. They always host the most fun-filled art shows and who knows, maybe even Bobby Trendy will show up. Errr, don't let that last part deter you. Anyway, I'll have 2 pieces in the show along with over 40 other artists. The LA Times even gave the show a Best Bet rating.
This painting was originally printed in Cracked magazine to accompany an article about fashionable celebrity adoption. It has a little secret too. The image you see above is the print version. I had to make it perfect for the client...however, the original painting was purposefully created to include a crooked and asymmetrical arch. Underneath her perfect facade lies imperfect truths the public never sees, so I wanted her icon to reflect that.
I ripped this one out of my sketchbook, trimmed it, and placed it in a frame. Originally, this illustration was created as part of an Exquisite Corpse I did with Doodle Whore and Pretty on the Outside. While sketching it, I spilled wine on it which should increase its value. It was an expensive wine, you see.
"Dial M for Madonna," curated by James St James and Steven Corfe and opening with a gala reception on May 23, is a 40-artist-strong group show of all things Madge, from a conical bra made entirely of chocolate to a photograph of the Village Voice’s Michael Musto spoofing Madonna’s Sex book, “standing naked in a Jersey street with nothing but a wig and a cig to distract from my painfully tucked penis.” Opening night will also feature a video tribute to the late great 400lb Madonna impersonator, Queerdonna.
World of Wonder Storefront Gallery
6650 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
8pm to midnight