JOIN US FOR TARFEST
THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 1-8 pm
ON THE GRASSY LAWN OF THE LA BREA TAR PITS !!
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY
GAVIN TUREK (6pm)
:: THE SHELTERS (5pm) :: JESSICA CHILDRESS (4pm) ::
:: BABES (3pm) :: SALT PETAL (2pm) ::
LIVE PAINTING BY
:: GREG (CRAOLA) SIMKINS ::
:: JOHNNY ‘KMNDZ’ RODRIGUEZ ::
:: JOSEPH LEE ::
* inquire about finished paintings at the KP Projects booth *
SILENT AUCTION EXHIBITION OF FEATURED PRINTS BY
SHEPARD FAIREY / MARK WHALEN / DEEDEE CHERIEL / TODD CARPENTER /
/ devNgosha / MEL KADEL / MASAKATSU SASHIE / VONN SUMNER /
JEFF SOTO / WILLIAM WRAY / and others
* BIDDING BEGINS AT 1PM, AND CLOSES AT 6PM *
SPECIAL EDITION WOOD PRINT RELEASES BY
JOHNNY ‘KMNDZ’ RODRIGUEZ // JOSEPH LEE
I hope everyone is having a stellar holiday season. Am stoked to put this print up for sale as its my favorite up to date. Colors are spot on and its printed at a manageable size. Enjoy your Christmas and your family!
Edition of 40
14×20″ Archival Pigment Print on 300gsm Fine art paper.
Finally took the leap. Follow me @ ogkmndz
yeah I know, ten years later!!!!
“To All My Dying Friends” is up and available for purchase.
I posted five paintings on the store
original acrylic painting
on 300lb. cold pressed paper
Named after my brothers and sisters. They take on the shape of how I view each of them within the family. I love them all for putting up with me.
Love and prayers to Boston and Tim Redman
Dahntay Jones got away with ridding dirty! AGAIN!!!!
IT’S TIME FOR “ALL YOU CAN EAT” THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH @ BUNNY GUNNER. OVER 500 WORKS OF ART BY SOME OF THE HOTTEST ARTIST AROUND!
In stores February, 2013!
The Cardhacks and SideKick Media are pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Art Hustle Series 3 trading cards! (Complete roster below and on www.thearthustle.com
Series 3 Highlights:
Over 110 Participating Artists & Personalities
Original Art/Sketch Cards
Special Inserts produced exclusively for The Art Hustle Series 3:
Artist Brush Cards
Luke Chueh Stand-Ups
About The Art Hustle ®
The Art Hustle is a boutique trading card series featuring Contemporary Artists & Art. Uniquely presented on trading cards, this curated series is very much a collaborative effort with the participating artists.
Included in the classic wax packs are Artist Profile Cards and Art Cards; all with interesting facts on the backs that you don’t want to miss. Artist-customized cards have been randomly inserted into packs, so you have the chance to pull an actual original piece of artwork. Signature Cards and Special Inserts have also been included; All contributing to a fun and unique art-discovery experience.
Series 3 complete Roster:
BIG KEV’S GEEK STUFF
COOKIES -N- CREAM
ERIC NOCELLA DIAZ
J✭RYU + babyvtec
PATRICK LAM * MUNKY KING
LEV * TOY TOKYO
MCA (EVIL DESIGN)
METAL MAN ED
SCREAMING SKY GALLERY
THE WITNES AWR
I hope this finds you all well and healthy. All is well on my end. Am in the lab working on some small paintings for “All you can eat” in Pomona @ bunny Gunner, More info soon. Will also be putting a few postcards in a show in portland, more info soon =). Till then I’m posting a few Sucker Free prints up on my store from the 1XRUN.
Ok peeps, here it is. My artist variation on the Blink-182 Cornwall show from over the summer. Its a killer super bright neon green screen print. I’m releasing 75 this coming monday on my new KMNDZ big cartel store.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!
TARFEST MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY
ON SEPTEMBER 22nd
Los Angeles’ Free/All Ages Annual Music & Art Festival Returns to the Historic La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday, September 22nd
August 29, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – 89.9 KCRW and LAUNCH LA present Los Angeles’ 10th Annual free, all ages Music & Art festival,TARFEST, which returns to the historic La Brea Tar Pits on Saturday, September 22nd, with an impressive lineup of musical performances, live art exhibits, Biergarten, Wine Bar and local gourmet food for the whole family to enjoy.
TARFEST will take place from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Saturday, September 22nd with performances by red-hot indie-rock bands Blondfire, Helena, Soft Swells, So Many Wizards, The Steelwells andThe Makepeace Brothers with live paintings by revered artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez ,Van Saro.and CODAK Smith, A featured sculpture by Bertil Petersson, produced through a unique partnership with USA Projects, will make its debut along with sculptures by Tom Winter, Mattia Biaggi and David O. Johnson. The festivities will also include a Lagunitas Biergarten, a wine bar sponsored by Whole Foods and gourmet food trucks Dosa, Twist Burger, Joe’s Pizza, Roll;n Lobster and Cool Haus, as well as fun social awareness and activities provided by Keep A Breast Foundation, Keep A Breast Non Toxic Revolution, The Pablove Foundation and Hoop It Up Worldwide.
About TARFEST/LAUNCH LA: TARFEST, produced and managed by LAUNCH, provides important performance and exhibition opportunities to some of the regions finest emerging artists, performers, and cultural innovators on the historic Miracle Mile of Los Angeles. LAUNCH is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit social enterprise that produces, manages and directs events, programs and exhibitions with the purpose of developing artist – audience relationships throughout important Los Angeles communities. Passionate about promoting all contemporary art-forms and their hybrids, LAUNCH recognizes the need for exemplary productions that create important cultural happenings. With the assistance of commercial partners, cultural institutions and like-minded individuals and organizations, LAUNCH strives to engage a broad cross section of Angelenos in cultural events that foster mutual understanding and creative expression.
Thursday, September 20, 6 – 10pm
TARFEST 10 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition, 2003 – 2012
September 15th – 29th, 2012
5900 Wilshire Blvd, Variety Building (East Annex)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Curated by Holly Harrison, Curatorial Administrator, Contemporary Art, LACMA
Saturday, September 22, 2 – 9pm
89.9 KCRW and LAUNCH LA presents:
TARFEST Music and Art Festival
La Brea Tar Pits Park (Hancock Park)
5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
For More Information:
Secret Service Publicity
Worked on a killer Poster with Mr. Greg.
It’s an 8 Color Screen Printed Poster created for the Pearl Jam show in Arras, France on June 30, 2012 by Greg “Craola” Simkins & Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez
Size: 21 x 35 inches
Limited Edition of 200
Hand Signed & Numbered
SHIP DATE: Monday, July 16th, 2012
I’ll plan to be around Saturday with my pen for some sketching. Bring your books
Here are a few things to look out for.
-Will be working on a new print with 1xRUN
-NYC in the summer at house of vans for Cabs 20 year anniversary of the half cab shoe.
- Releasing a few concert posters, one will be a collab with Craola. Its all I can say about the till after the concert
-Donating a piece to the Land Rover Jaguar show that will benefit Big Life Foundation Africa. June 29th
-Will be teeming up with Dayo again to paint a mural at the new Shoyoroll studios… OSSS!!
That should do it for now. Hope y’all for doing well… BBQ at my house!!!!
I was stoked to see a bunch of you at the show. A big hug to the few that flew out for it. I’d like to think you came out just for me =).
Special thanks to Lorraine, Merry, Greg, Gregs Jessica, Merrys Jessica, Jessica Rabbit, Jessica Alba, Sir James, Master Ezren, and my Family. I covet your support and kind words. If you didn’t make it out to the show no worries, it’ll be up till May 19th. If you have no plans on attending then I’d like an essay explaining your treachery. JK… No seriously!
Lots of love, God is super cool
For a few shots of the show, please visit the fine folks at Arrested Motion. THNX GUYS
To view full Exhibition please Visti Merry Karnowsky Gallery
If you’d like me to add you to my mailing list please hit me up at Johnny@kmndz.com
Well my friends, it’s finally here. I’m showing at Merry Karnowsky this weekend (April 21st). Yeah If there is one thing I am not, its jaded. Im my eyes its Everest, Mecha, winning mundials as a black belt. Anything else I’m going after is icing on my Tres leches. I obviously have a healthy respect for the gallery. It spans from the amazing artist that have used MK as a platform to share their ideals. It’s what the Staple center is becoming, that magical place in LA where I saw the Lakers take Boston to game seven and CRUSH them. Not to mention the direction Merry has given me through out my learning process.
Hand on heart, I love art. I love making it, looking at it, buying it, sharing it. I love God for blessing me with his amazing gift. Humbled to not only show with Merry but along side the Monsta Craola.
April 21st is just around the corner. I’m feeling good, scared, nervous, happy, and blessed at the same time. Its similar to how I feel before a fight in a tournament. A plethora of emotions that have been driving me to explore and learn. I’m not to sure I’ll release any photos, as the work is looking different and would rather save it for opening night. Or maybe Merry will sneak some photos out… we shall see.
I’m showing at my all time favorite gallery in the universe with one of my art heroes. How can it getter any better? I trust it will and I’m stoked to see how.
God is good, talk to y’all soon… OSSSS!
I’m crushed… haven’t felt this off in a wile. I had a dream last night that it was all a dream. The only thing that remains true, win or loose… I still bleed Purple N Gold. So I’m left to pick a team for this year. I’m a little on the fence with who I’d love to see win, but one things for sure. Beat MIAMI
Just got back from the Fifty24 show. Sf treated me well so if some of you Dodger fans can find it in you to be a little more hospitable that would be great. Prints are up on Upperplayground
I’ll post some photos once I settle in…. and yes I MISSED YOU LA
I hooked up with Sir Ian from Cat Cult and he produced a killer three layered screen print of Salt Peanuts. Salt Peanuts was a 8×8′ piece I painted for the Think space anniversary show. The small run is for my up coming solo at Fifty24 SF in April. I’m always getting grief for not producing prints or small affordable paintings. Well this show should solve everyones problems including global warming and male pattern baldness. More info to come, till then enjoy the sneak peek.
Recently got back from Prague, working on another top secret project. Kinda of a cool place worked a bunch so not much time to goof around. The pict is of a new friend Meredith wile hanging around on set.
Also getting ready for Fifty24, a show that I’m stoked for. Small gallery that has been host to some of my favorite artists. As some of you know I’ll follow it up with a solo show in LA at my all time dream gallery… CRAZY STOKED!!!!
Just about finished with all the paintings, just doing finishing touches. The majority of the show will be made up of small affordable pieces (your voice was heard). Only three large pieces and working on a print or a screen print… crossing fingers. Some photos and more info the closer we get to the show. If your in the SF area, please stop by and say hi. Talking to you Danielle
The fine people at Sketch Theatre pinned me down to a chair in Hussars room at Baby Tattooville. Not all that fond of what I sketched so I promised them I’d return and bust something proper. Till then enjoy
My Homie Kevin hooked up a photo shoot for his Creative Spaces project… Check It
So the good people of DicE Magazine hooked up the cover spot. Hands down my favorite Moto Mag, has that DIY feel. Next up, get my Triumph featured once Earl is done. If you’d like to pick up a copy hit’em up at DicE
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer… was Comicon as crazy for you as it was for me? The cover art is currently hanging in the Bristol Museum for the ART FROM THE NEW WORLD show