My dear friends at OLOC and FSAS are collaborating on an official 5950 New Era cap. They go on sale April 17th at Frank’s Chop Shop. Stop by the shop between 5pm and 7pm April 17th and catch a special acoustic set from H2O (second one ever) This event is free to all ages. Don’t sleep on this history in the making, And don’t sleep on this hat #dontforgetyourroots #OLOC
So I have been waiting to do a little post on my art show at Max Fish last week , but wanted to gather some photos that were taken by friends that night.
I didn’t move to New York with plans of having an art show, I moved here to tattoo at “Wooster Street” aka NY INK, and try to grow as a person and a artist in search of new adventures and opportunities. Having said that Max Fish was the only place I would have had an art show, the place just felt right from the beginning, Max Fish just has good mojo, and its my understanding that its hard to get one there, so it all working out the way it did, I just have to say, it was meant to be. I am so humbled by the love and support all my new NYC family showed me, coming out and showing so much love and support. Not being from New York, only spending less then a year here, and having such a amazing turn out, it almost makes my eyes water, almost. Thank you all who came out I am honored by your support and friendships.
Here is some photos from friends that night, and a few new paintings.
PS : A special thanks to my family members Rob, Brian, and Diana for coming out just for the show, I love you guys. And Aly, I love you too brother.
…on to the next project
Ami was doing this small “pop up” event in the Empire hotel across from the Lincoln Center during this months “Fashion Week” or as I like to call it “Fashion Weak” Ami invited me to do a little tattooing with him there. Im a single man these days and I never get tired of being surrounded by super models, who are partaking in fashion weak events such as this one all over New York City, also its nice to get off Wooster street for a change. Thanks Ami #FTM
I did a couple tattoos. The first one was on Joshua David Stein the newly appointed editor and chief for Blackbook. I found Joshua to be very pleasant, and for the sake of the tattoo, very easy going. He has been tattooed by a few tattooers that I admire, so it was a pleasure to add a small piece to his collection. Its always great to share a canvas with your peers. Thanks Joshua, Pleasure to meet you and good luck with your new job.
The second was on the lovely Neon Hitch (her real name rivals my older brothers, Eventide for uniqueness) We actually started at the Empire Hotel but do to chaos and time, we hopped a cab down to 43 wooster street “Ny Ink” to finish up in peace. Although the tattoos I did on her were small they were very meaningful and it was cool spending some time with such a Og Gypsy like Neon.
Nice meeting you Neon, best of luck in the music business, and safe travels about. #green
One of the things I have always loved about tattooing is the broad reach of friendships among the artist. And the you never know what the day might hold feeling I wake up with. Today Hank Schiffmacher “Hanky Panky” and his lovely wife Louise stop in on their way to the Philadelphia tattoo convention. What a pleasant surprise. I just seen them in Amsterdam a couple months ago for Hanks Grand opening of the “Amsterdam Tattoo Museum” where I was honored to lend a hand during the pre opening prep work , along side friends like Juan Puente, Tommy the truth, Dan Dringenburg, Duggie Mitts, and Filip Lou. check out the Museum here > “ATM”
Tattooing has given me so much, especially intangible friendships, old and new. Build your friendship on solid ground, and they will last forever.
I’ve spent quite a few nights at this legendary Lower East Side bar/art gallery called Max Fish. Out of the many places I’ve been to in this city, this is the one I feel the most at home. Thats why When I was asked about doing a show here I jumped at the opportunity. (second solo show ever, maybe last)
Max Fish is a Lower East Side institution, it has been serving cheap drinks back when Ludlow Street was nothing but dry goods stores and drug dealers. Now it’s all overpriced boutiques and frat boys, but Max remains, though the local clientele has been augmented by British tourists and PR girls. The big, high-ceilinged room has a pool table in the back, booths at both ends and a creative, ever-changing paint job pulling it all together. Many complain about how bright the bar is, but the light level allows you to appreciate each month’s art show and offers a fighting chance against beer goggles.
The NYPD and the owner keep making attempts to shut this historical Lower East Side bar down, for no good reason. For now bar remains open and a landmark of significance to NYC, in particular its Lower East Side. After over two decades, we hope it stays that way, open.
Im honored to show some of my watercolor paintings at Max Fish, And to have my big brother Stack Aly DJ the event.
Opening reception Feb. 21st 9 pm- on (178 Ludlow St, LES, New York City) is open to the public.
This was the first time my brother and I had ever went ice skating. I turned the camera on at the perfect time. His lady had done it before and was getting a kick out of watching us. here is a you tube video to prove it.
A throwback photo of Norton, Brian, and D (Grand opening of new shop location circa 2009) That was a good time. but the best is yet to come.
It was also my close friend Morgwn Pennypackers birthday that day and about 28 or so friends got a little cartoon head of him tattooed. It was a great night my friend Diablo Dimes played, the Diamond Dog Crew was all there, and old cars lined the outside of the building. The night was full of fun, laughter, and well wishing friends from all over. Thank to everyone who was there. Here some more photos of that great night.
2012 is here and me and my friends are already on 2015. You guys better get to work and catch up.
Things to watch for this year;
*Reven Clothing Blowing up
*At least one new Book release by me
*Guesting all over NY INK (TLCs hit tattoo”reality” show)
*My little brother getting married.
*First Art show in New York City. (March 2012 at Max fish)
*A few trips out of the country. (starting the end of March with Germany)
*As well as tons of other projects old and new.
*New G/P x PMA x LYD- Members
*And of course much more haters.