I didn’t have to wait that long, but it still felt like a long time. Finally, my art books are on my online store. **Please note these are NOT signed.
I also have more copies of my solo show book, Il Codice d’Errico! This book catalogs all the paintings from the show in Rome 2010, plus some past ones, and documents the process with interviews and information and insights.
Printed in Italy and limited edition. These also are unsigned.
And if you didn’t pick up my other collection of art, we still have the super rad designed Last Gasp Postcard Sets! 30 postcards in all!
You can get all three items on my online store! Actually, my online store is the ONLY place where you can find all my art, prints and merchandise in one stop ^_^
Hey everyone! I thought I should remind you that there’s only 1 day left to order the Croc-o-Hug t-shirt and print box set on LTD Tee! Make sure you grab yours before the weekend is over!
The shirt got a ton of blog love, and I’m so excited that people were commenting on the style and how much they loved it! It’s in theme with all the Helmetgirls activity going on this month.
My solo show, “Il Codice d’Errico” is up at Mondo Bizzarro Gallery in Rome until June 30th. Time has certainly flown by! If you missed it, here’s a little video of the opening night, where you can see me, and my paintings!
And to commemorate the Helmetgirls’ solo show, a CATALOG/ART BOOK of the show, with bios, some wonderful written introductions and an interview, was published! The books will be distributed by the gallery, mostly in Europe. I will have 25 of these to sell, signed by me, for $50.00 at the end of July. I’m taking pre-orders for the catalogs now, so if you’d like one, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And lastly we had a 2-for-1 sale of Helmetgirls, black-and-white, prints on the online store! That’s two prints, Lollipop Pia and Stars, for $25.00. The offer ends June 30th, then we kick off July with another specially priced print.
With all this Helmetgirls’ goodness, I’m stoked to get started on the graphic novel. Yes indeed! Look out for Issue #0 before 2010 is out. But there’s so much more exciting goodness to go along with that news, and I’ll share that very soon. For now, I’d like to thank everyone who helped make the Helmetgirls’ Codice show a success, and for supporting me in everything I do, every day. You’ve given me even more inspiration to push on, and tread this path.
I feel really blessed to have so many people around me who support me and push me to make beautiful art every day. The solo show in Rome was the grand finale of months of hard work, and I shared links and snippets in Facebook ’cause its so easy, I thought I should put it all together in one post. I hope you can all read Italian, because a lot of the press and interviews were done in Italy!
First, even though it’s actually the last thing to come out, here’s a video of the opening night taken by a really sweet guy at the gallery. You can see the actual Youtube video here (and he does lots of videos of openings, so check them out!). You can even hear me speaking italian ^_^
Where do I start?! I have to say, Italians are so poetic in their writing and the way they consider art. I had some really deep and meaningful questions to answer, and I loved it!
If you can or want to read Italian, these are some of the interviews that came out: Espoarte, one of Italy’s contemporary art magazines, interviewed me for their June/July edition. The Arterotica interview was one of the most in depth ones, so don’t be fooled by the name! There’s one more amazing interview by Giorgia, who is a reporter for another big contemporary art magazine, Insideart. This is the article that she published both on the site and that came out in a regular magazine/newspaper, “Il Domani”.
I also got some press love from Dragolab (really cool guys to boot, ao’!). A couple of comics related sites also posted about the show. This one is Mangaforever.net, which is Italy’s biggest – happy me! There were many other art sites that posted but too many to list, even the Canadian Consulate in Italy put it on their site ^_^. A must-read is my friend, and author Andrea Grieco’s interview on Alphabetcity (he also wrote the lovely intro to the “Codice d’Errico” show catalog/art book).
Finally, and this is really special, is the pdf of the “Manifesto” that David Diavu Vecchiato wrote and that is included in the “Codice d’Errico” show catalog/art book in the text section. David is curating the year-long Urban Superstar Show in Naples, Italy, and is a comic book artist too!
A big thank you also to all the sites and friends who posted about my show out in the US and Canada! Thanks to Sourharvest, Spankystokes, DailyduJour, ArrestedMotion, Artsprojekt, Juxtapox, Hi Fructose and even Urban Art in the UK!
Last but not least, I will have (only) 25 copies of the catalog/art book of Il Codice d’Errico that I will be selling for $45 (plus applicable shipping). I’m going to sign each book, which is a hardcover book with about 50 pages of images, interviews and other text. Anyone who wants one of the books should write to email@example.com to get on the pre-order list. The gallery has printed many more copies and are distributing them throughout Italy and Europe, but these are the only ones I personally have and will sign/sell myself, just for you ’cause I <3 love you all!
I’m home again, after some travel hassles with the BA strike and shifting flights! It feels good to be here, but strange at the same time because I was gone for so long and had kinda gotten used to being in Europe. I’ll be posting pics from the touring soon, but for now I wanted to share images from the opening night of “Il Codice d’Errico”.
This is me with the beautiful flowers that Elena and Inna got for me!
A few people came in even before the show officially opened
My big sis, AdaPia. I couldn’t have done this without her!
Some very sweet fans who came all the way to see me and skipped out on their long weekend!
Some people in the gallery …
Mondo Bizzarro Gallery
David “Diavu” Vecchiato, who wrote my “Surrealist Manifesto”!
Karine Rougier, who was in the Project Room. Sweet girl from Marseille, France
One last photo before we go to the restaurant.
These are a few of the photos, you can see them ALL on Flickr. Thank you to everyone who supported and cheered me on throughout this adventure. This show means so much to me. Each painting is special and tells a story that is part of me. It was so great to share this with AdaPia, Mario, Carlo, Zo, Inna, Elena, Federico, Rosita, Hoffy, Davide, and my family in Rome and also with Tristan, Trisha, Nancy, my Mom, Bianca and everyone who wasn’t actually in Rome, but who were with me the whole time from afar. Thanks to Christiano, Dario and Luisa from Mondo Bizzarro and congrats Karine on your work!
The paintings will be up in the gallery until June 30th, so if you happen to be in Rome, go check them out!!
Here we are! One week to go until the show opens! Even though you’ve seen images of the paintings, you haven’t seen them framed and my oh my are they stunning with their frames! The paintings are even more beautiful, IMO, and I can’t wait for those lucky people who will be in Rome, to see them with their own eyes!
Remember that the opening is June 5th at Mondo Bizzarro in Rome, Italy at 6:30 pm!
For anyone who would like to purchase one of the paintings, please contact the gallery: