New York City!
The 10 day Monorex invasion of New York is over, it was so much fun, i might even attempt a full on write up...
On arrival, Jimi Crayon, Alfa, and myself headed to our new studio (thanks Elura!) and started work on our canvasses for the Monorex group show. we had 2 days to produce the work.
The day before the exhibition, we were invited to throw a Secret Wars party in Marc Eckos office, where team Monorex would battle team Ecko.
Party in full swing @ Marc Eckos office...yep, hes got a basketball court in there.
Monorex piece - by Disco Teck, Jimi Crayon & Alfa
my favourite insult from the yanks...
Our concept used 'Rex and the city' as the title and had 'ol Henry the 8th sat in the middle holding Carrie Bradshaws severed head on a platter...we added a Roast Rhino to the feast with a big apple shoved in its mouth to wind Mr Ecko up (which it did). It was a fair fight, with team Ecko grassping the 'live illustration battle' idea, and bringing some pretty funny disses (if not obvious social stereotypes). Of course there was no way we could win over the hugeley patriotic crowd, most of which had no idea who Henry the 8th was, or that 'Rex' meant 'king' in latin. So we lost...and raved it up london style till we got thrown out.
Next up was 'LDNYC' the Monorex group show, held at Gallery Bar, Orchard st in the lower east side.
Thanks to all who came down to see the work and meet us, its nice to know what we do over here gets noticed accross the pond! oh, and also a big thank you to the coach load of 18 year old cheerleaders that turned up around 11pm...you made it look a lot busier than it actually was!
After a day off, we had the main London Vs New York battle, held at Public Assembly in Brooklyn.
This time arround we used the classic film 'the Warriors' as our inspiration, putting a twist on the Baseball Furies gang, with our own Cricket Furies, cruising around in a beat up london cab. We had one of the famous lines from the film 'can you dig it?!' on one side, with Obama (characature by the mighty Alfa) popping up on the right responding with his famous line 'yes we can!'. Get it?! clever innit.
Our 'Warriors' inspired piece...
New Yorks effort...
badda boom, badda bing. we won.
The last 2 events we were supposed to do got cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Which was fine by me, after all that i just wanted to chill for a bit and go see the city!
And thats all you need to know!
Huge thanks to Monorex, Reebok, Elura, and Yumi for the hard work behind the scenes
Photography by Jaysus - www.flickr.com/jaysusphotography