An Encounter with Artist Scott Campbell

Posted by The G on April 4, 2011 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

Photo by G.

Scott Campbell and Geoffrey Dicker

Scott Campbell and Geoffrey Dicker

Sometimes even I don’t believe my uncanny sense of timing.  I went to Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago and one of the first exhibits I went to see was Scott Campbell’s “Noblesse Oblige” show at the Oh Wow Gallery (which runs until April 22, 2011 and is a must see!).  I was with my Dad and we loved it when we saw it in person and days later we were talking about how glad we were to have seen it.  One of the highlights of the show are these stacks of uncut sheets of dollar bills that Scott Campbell carves all kinds of intricate designs into.  Flash forward a week later when I was at the opening for Marilyn Minter’s exhibit “Paintings from the 80s” (which runs until the end of April) at the Team Gallery in New York and I spotted Scott Campbell in the crowd!  I told him the above story and he was so cool to talk to.  Thanks again Scott both for a great experience and for making such great art!

“Noblesse Oblige” by Scott Campbell

Posted by The G on March 24, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Scott Campbell.

Nobless Oblige by Scott Campbell at the Oh Wow Gallery in Los Angeles. Now showing through April 22, 2011.

When I first saw the work of Scott Campbell last year in New York, I was blown away.  I’d never seen anything like it before.  It was my good timing that I happened to be in Los Angeles to see the inagural event at the Ohwow Gallery which is “Noblesse Oblige” by Scott Campbell.  As you can see above, Scott Campbell, a world renouned tattoo artist, carves intriciate designs into stacks of dollar bills (in a portion of the exhibit) and at the very least, the works will leave you saying “Oh Wow!” repeatedly as you walk through the gallery.

Sorry About That!

Like I’ve said before, there is no way you can see all the detail in these pictures, so I urge you to stop by the Ohwow Gallery and feast your eyes on these wonderful works of art.

After the jump, see a final photo of one of my favorite works in this exhibit. The Ohwow Gallery is located at 937 North La Cienega in Los Angeles.  “Noblesse Oblige” by Scott Campbell runs until April 22, 2011.

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