Here we go, ladies and gentlemen. Possibly the rarest Ahwroo’s from Gary Baseman is coming this week! With the lockdown in place around the world, some good news does pop up! Gary Baseman has announced the hand panted GOTH Ahwroo’s all done during these darker times. See, a positive out of negative.
I personally hand painted each one during this pandemic. Each of these vicious Goth Ahwroos is unique and comes attired in a special pleather collar and an inverted cross. There are not many and I don’t imagine they will last. Maybe I’ll paint more. Maybe not. Good luck and my god have mercy on your soul if you are lucky enough to get one. – Gary Baseman
“I live my life every day as an artist. I don’t do anything that isn’t about creating, sometimes to the detriment of my life. How others see my art is up to them. I start with creating images and characters, often in an intuitive and playful way. I experiment in different mediums and disciplines. My work may seem light-hearted at first, but it’s all quite serious to me. I’m inspired by experiences, intellectual and emotional connections, and I hope those who view my art can somehow be touched by it.
I think about and value more my “dream reality” than dreams. Dreams are many things: actual dreams when we sleep, dreams of desire of how we want to live our lives. My dream reality speaks to how I live life, my worldview – how I take in our objective or subjective reality and work with it to create something meaningful. I take heartache and happiness, and filter them through what I call my dream reality. Hopefully I can create some imagery or narrative that people can relate to, learn from, be inspired by, and hopefully that in turn makes them a better person.”
Releasing THIS Thursday, June 18th, 9am PDT at https://garybaseman.com/
About Gary Baseman
Gary Baseman is a Los Angeles-based artist. He explores the “beauty of the bittersweetness of life” through painting, performance, film and fashion. His very recent projects include a collaboration with COACH; a documentary “Mythical Creatures” about his family heritage; and a travelling retrospective that featured hundreds of his paintings, photographs, videos, and toy and costume designs.
Baseman’s multifaceted career includes illustration for clients including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal and the bestselling board game Cranium; as well as animation for which he created the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning ABC/Disney series “Teacher’s Pet.” He is a frequent speaker at international conferences on graphics and multidisciplinary arts and visual communications.