Albert Reyes Giveaway Winners
Dude, you guys made it incredibly tough to decide who won the Albert Reyes giveaway contest. There were too many great comments! Too many rad ways to spend a summer! You’re all winners in my mind, but in the end, we had to choose one person to take home a free print. That person is Gabriel, whose plan for a perfect summer felt completely philosophically aligned with Albert’s entire ethos:
To make things and sell them and have them sold in gallery/performance space with a fantastic opening with futuristic cumbia jamz being played from the speakers with a dj set curated by Mas Excitos and 22 oz cans of tecates given out by girls in the posters with all of my friends from all over in the same place. To dance, sing, and howl at the moon all the same time until it screams back in a thick Spanish accent “the future has yet to be written”.
Choosing a runner-up to get a full set of prints at a discounted price was equally difficult, but we fell in love with Zena’s utopian, all-encompassing interstellar vision:
I’d travel through space and time in a giant steam-powered dirigible fully-equipped with live music, friends, weed, alcohol, catering, pool and hot tub. We’d travel the universe, exploring any planet of our choosing and befriend the myriad alien life forms we encounter. Upon becoming slightly homesick, we’d bring our new-found alien friends back to planet Earth wherein we would all put our technologically and spiritually advanced minds together to repair the BP Oil Spill, create a new, worldwide ecological energy solution to put all oil companies out of business forever, end all wars and suffering, and repopulate all endangered lifeforms. Finally – ’round early August – we would dock in Tokyo, living out the rest of the summer in neon, jubilant, funtimes.
I would also have sex with Daniel Day Lewis.
Good luck with that Zena– and as for the rest of you, thanks so much for playing along! It was awesome hearing from the people who read Future Shipwreck, and I know you can all have the summers of your dreams if you want them!
If you still want a free print, good news! The other blog I write for, We Love You So, has just launched a final giveaway of their own, as we prepare to go into hiatus. Spike is giving away a priceless adult sized wolf suit from the production of Where the Wild Things Are, and the rest of us who work on the site are throwing prizes of our own into the pot. I’m including another print from Albert’s Elegant, Classic Shit series, so go drop a line over there to qualify for that contest. A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday.
And please, if you love Albert’s work as much as I do, help support him and our gallery by heading over to Mastodon Mesa’s site and picking up a set of prints!