Giveaway: Albert Reyes’ Elegant, Classic Shit
Ahh, summer! I celebrated the dawning of this most relaxed of seasons by doing something I’ve always wanted to do: I walked across Los Angeles. Joining up with my friend Brandon at 10:00pm on Memorial Day, we made a pact to walk the 15 miles from Silver Lake to the beach without uttering a word. We strayed from Santa Monica Blvd. for only a few fantastic detours: through the incomparably eerie solitude of a 3:00am Century City, all echoes and silence and steam; down alleyways in Beverly Hills where ghost cars and armed security eyed us with incredulity; beneath the shadows of floodlit palm trees in the emptied playgrounds of West Hollywood—nothing but pure magic. By 5:04am, with our legs locking down and blisters burning our feet, we finally reached sand. Five minutes later, the first summer sun rose on the west coast. And it was rad.
Back in real life, we’re busy wrapping up the Albert Reyes: Never Dies the Dream show over at Mastodon Mesa. Since we could only keep the show open for one day, we’re still struggling to repay the stunning costs of purchasing and applying chemicals from a warehouse in Canyon Country for the sole purpose of assuring the fire department that a bunch of wood isn’t going to light on fire.
So, we’re selling a series of glorious fine art (super limited) edition prints on MastodonMesa.com, aptly titled Elegant, Classic Shit. The works in this set of four 18″ x 24″ poster-sized pay homage to the greatest pop culture juggernauts of our day: Elvira, Superman, Woody Allen and Ronald McDonald, and they was printed by the legendary serigraph studio Modern Multiples. It’s $350 for the whole set, which is a pretty crazy bargain considering they could transform an entire wall in your home into a monument to sheer radness.
Albert wants to keep the sets together for the most part, BUT! To help spread the word, I’m giving away a print (of your choice) from Elegant, Classic Shit exclusively on Future Shipwreck! This is how it’s going to work: one winner will be chosen from the comments on this post and one runner up will be given a $75 discount on the purchase of a complete set.
Your prompt is: what do you want to do this summer? No, really– If you could do anything, if your jobs and commitments and car payments weren’t holding you back, what’s the one thing you would do this season? What’s your summertime fantasy? The contest will end on Wednesday, June 9th. And… go!