Tens of thousands filed through the doors of the 2019 L.A. Art Show, which took over the Los Angeles Convention Center this past week. The 120-plus galleries and 18 countries represented brought several notable sights across the fair. You’ll see a few of those below.
Attaboy’s “Cradle of Life” installation, which premiered at the “Art of the Mushroom” group show at Compound Gallery last year, is now headed to the the LA Art Show on Jan. 23-27. It will be part of the Littletopia section of the event. The Hi-Fructose co-founder designed the work as rideable, and as you can see below, revelers at the Compound Gallery events took him up on the opportunity.
Hi-Fructose co-founder Daniel “Attaboy” Seifert offers a new collection of work in a show at Corey Helford Gallery next month. Seifert says that in creating the pieces for “Grow in the Dark,” he was “building paintings,” layering several pieces of wood into 2.5D reliefs. The show kicks off Dec. 2 and runs through Jan. 6. This collection, with themes of mortality, mutation, and rebirth, is the artist’s first show in several years.
Notice a mushroom that looks a little different than the rest? Hi-Fructose Magazine co-founder Attaboy has started to “plant” 100 hand-painted mushroom works across the U.S. This scavenger hunt heads to Los Angeles (and in particular, Glendale, Burbank, and Santa Monica) next, and you can follow his Instagram account to see what’s out there.
Hi-Fructose Co-founder Attaboy’s latest strange book, The Little Book of Butts, is now in stock in our store! His funny and strange new book, limited to 750 copies, will cause you to never look at butts the same way again.
Attaboy will be headed to New York to do signings for the book and the second printing of The Book of Hugs at AFA Gallery in SoHo, Desert Island comics in Brooklyn, and Haven Gallery on Long Island on February 12th, 13th, and 14th. There will be Q&As and special items from his archives at the events. Show up on time to score rare back issues of Hi-Fructose (while they last). There will also be a mini art show at AFA Gallery, featuring Attaboy’s drawings and spray painted, hand cut stencil pieces.
This last Friday, the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California (MOAH) celebrated over twenty years of toy art with their retrospective exhibition, “The Art of Toys”. The exhibit is the first of its kind for the west coast, featuring some of the movement’s most memorable pieces by artists and their manufacturers. The first modern designer toys hit the market in the 1990s, with many of their creators originating in the Lowbrow, New Contemporary, and even graffiti scenes. Recognizing the potential for the collectibility of their characters, participating artists like Tim Biskup, Mark Ryden, Nathan Jurevicius, and even Hi-Fructose’s own Attaboy, began marketing their designs to collectors as limited editions.