Thursday, April 19, 2007

Surf in Art: Albert Reyes


My friend Tay always buys me cool art for birthdays and holidays. This is a piece she gave me a few years ago by the LA artist Albert Reyes. What's really great is that it's screened on the inside of a vintage book cover. Reyes is a great draftsman, doing detailed drawings of vatos, gangstas, hos, bros, tags, gats - you know, flavors East LA and beyond. His book, Don't Give Up (which I still haven't given back up to Gee), has so many killer snapshots and collages in it - one is a black and white snapshot of a guy surfing. Which made me wonder if Reyes actually surfs too...

Mr. Nogatco - Alpha Omega

6 comments:

Foulweather... said...

I NEED to borrow that book (or at least take a peak)....

Foulweather... said...

I meant 'peek' but i'll take your peak also.

G said...

I don't know. I saw him at the last block party down here. Not sure he spends much time in the water. You never know though.

indytrucker said...

Sure that isn't an ad for hammer surf? art as commercialism as art. Who is to say?

warm jet said...

hey chum,
Off the subject; How'd you get the code for customizing your header?
I gots a pic i want to use for me template yet just can't figure the code thang?
any help???

ras said...

where you at?