20 Aug
A new generation of artists paying tribute to the legendary art, music, and scene of 1980’s New York City


If you’re in LA Friday, September 4, 2009 get your ass over to Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood). Anytime someone brings up comic books and/or art related shops in this town, Meltdown is the place. They’ve been on top of the game for the last two decades. So yeah, the store itself is an amazing LA treat, but this one-off-event is going to be something super special. The unlikely revolutionary (a white girl from Ohio), Patti Astor (legendary FUN Gallery fame) is bringing the action to town. If you’re not familiar, Fun was pretty much the starting point of art icons Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Peep the video below.

The show will feature work from original Fun Gallery artists such as Kenny Scharf, John Ahearn and graffiti legend Duro, as well as a new generation of artists including Ron English, Blaine Fontana and more. Go back to the days of Mudd Club, CBGB’s, Talking Heads, Blondie, Ramones, The Sugarhill Gang, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Buffalo Girls, punk, hip-hop, new wave, Dondi, Lady Pink. Is the return of Fun history in the making? Will this new wave of creative artists and performers explode in to stardom, or spontaneously combust?? Either way, taking part sounds essential. Keeping with the Eighties theme, DJ Angelus Bailey and “Mr. Charles” Rosenberg will be rocking old school disco, soul funk, eighties dance and rap. Drinks will be provided by Asahi Beer, San Antonio Winery and Tibetan Tea. And just to make things ridiculously enticing, they’ve got Los Angeles’ number 1 restaurant on wheels, the Kogi BBQ truck, will be providing food. It’s at 8:00 pm people, 8:00 pm.

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  1. Whoa. How didn’t I imagine this?

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