Inside a Must-See Pop Surrealism Show


Over a week ago, we told you about an exciting new group show in Los Angeles that brings together some of the biggest and brightest names in the Lowbrow or Pop Surrealism art movement all together in one place. In celebration of their fifth anniversary, Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City asked 50+ artists from around the world to create a special piece. Called Zero to Sixty, the show opened on July 1, 2011 with a bang!

We asked photographer Brandon Shigeta, who you may remember as the one who shot Haroshi’s skateboard deck art, to cover the opening reception of Zero to Sixty on behalf of My Modern Met.

Shigeta just sent us these exclusive photos. Can you pick out the work of some of your favorite artists? (I’m a fan of Luke Cheh’s new piece!)

















If you’re in Los Angeles, drop by Corey Helford in Culver City from now till July 13 to catch this must-see group exhibition. For more information, head on over to the gallery’s website.





December 3, 2016

Artist Completes Gigantic Pen & Ink Drawing After 3.5 Years

From great pain often comes great artwork. Such is the case with Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental Rebirth, a 13′ x 10′ masterpiece that the artist toiled over for 3.5 years, working 10 hours a day. It’s Ikeda’s largest work to date and is the Japanese artist’s response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2017 edition: French farmers.

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