Photos by G. Various Artists.
To celebrate the 100th day of the year, 100 artists donated “tiny art” each priced at $100 per item for the grand opening of The Cotton Candy Machine boutique and gallery in Brooklyn. The list of artists participating was quite impressive (see below) and each work of art that was being sold was an absolute steal. Needless to say, the entry line was enormous as art afficianados attempted to snatch up works by some of the hottest artists on the scene and the event was pretty horribly organized. To break it down in simpler terms, I was the 40th person in line, the event began at 7 PM and I was not in the door until almost 10 PM. Though it was frustrating (read: please come up with a better system for future events), cotton candy was made on the spot and handed out freely to guests, the art was fantastic and the boutique has some really cool stuff for sale.
- Elizabeth Winnel
The list of participating artists (hence the long line) is: Jessicka Addams, Esao Andrews, Jim Avignon, John Baizley, Shawn Barber, Gary Baseman, Andrew Bell, Leia Bell, Bongoût, Robert Bowen, Beast Brothers, Mike Budai, Casey Burns, Scott C, Joe Capobianco, Marcos Chin, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, David Cook, Dave Cooper, Jessi Cornett, Dave Correia, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Steven Daily, Daniel Danger, Camilla d’Errico, Stephan Doitschinoff, Huck Gee, Dana Glover, Dan Grzeca, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, PJay Fidler, Justin Hampton, Kevin Hayes, Mark Heggie, Hero, Boris Hoppek, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Jordin Isip, Jeremyville, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Lindsey Kuhn, Henry Lewis, Travis Louie, Lola, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Steven Manale, Sara Antoinette Martin, Angie Mason, Dan May, Tara McPherson, Mike Mignola, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Kathie Olivas, Alex Pardee, Marion Peck, Brandt Peters, Joshua Petker, Nathan Pickett, Anthony Pontius, Little Friends Of Printmaking, Arabella Proffer, Noah Rice, Nathan Rice, Martha Rich, Jermaine Rogers, Paul Romano, Arik Roper, Martina Secondo Russo, Frank Russo, Jay Ryan, Mark Ryden, Isabel Samaras, Jon Schnepp, Mike Shinoda, Rafael Silveira, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Morgan Slade, Timba Smits, Shawn Smith, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, Tofu Squirrel, Diana Sudyka, Fefe Talavera, Jill Thompson, Adam Wallacavage, Jonathan Wayshack, Eric White, Elizabeth Winnel, Martin Wittfooth, Chet Zar.
A sketch by Travis Louie, pictured above.
Skinner, pictured above.
Not surprisingly, by the time I left, almost all the art was sold. The exhibit will run until May 1, 2011 and it’s definitely worth a trip to Brooklyn to see. Since most of the works were purchased by private collectors, you might not get a chance to see these works in person for a very long time. Spotted in the crowd were artists Tara McPherson, Martina Secondo and Jon Schnepp.
After the jump, see a partial gallery view as well as the long line on opening night.