Getting sketchbooks stolen - bummer. Finding out it was a friend to put them in a cool show? Awesome. Here's a pre-review by Brian Boucher from Art in America:
A large group show opening this month poses cheeky questions about theft of ideas and artworks: artist-curator Adam Parker Smith stole all the objects to be included, from paintings to an artist's mouth guard, during studio visits.
"Thanks" will be at New York's Lu Magnus Gallery (Mar. 29-Apr. 26). Among the artists invited to participate (they can still decline) are Scott Teplin, A.i.A. contributor Dennis Kardon, Emily Noelle Lambert and Rico Gatson.
Smith sent e-mails (forwarded to A.i.A.by one of the artists) last night and today to the more than 70 New York "invitees." It reads, in part, "'Thanks' will be a large group show comprised entirely of stolen works of art or objects relating to the artists' practice."
BangArt magazine from Italy has a feature on my crash series. I can't read Italian - so I hope what they said inside isn't mean.
BEASTS! has been published in Chinese, for, uh, CHINA! See the freshly designed cover below by the editor and hugely talented designer Jacob Covey, below (Frantagraphics art director - the best name in comics publishing).
My contribution for BEASTS! was The Loathly Worm:
....and finally, my crash drawings will be featured in the March 2010 issue of a Russian glossy magazine focusing on "toys for men" (I'm assured that it isn't naughty - but instead translates more closely to "fancy cars for rich men").