"If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless. If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next." --- Michael Ende, 'The Neverending Story'
Ran into one of the best guys in LA last night while trying to find a space to properly get down to @thechemicalbrothers. LC is such a dynamic man - artist, DJ, co-founder of @thisiscannibalflower, co-owner of @thinkspace_art + all-around good dude. It was great to see him.
LOS ANGELES - Come on down to the @hivegallery in DTLA tonight for the opening of 'Line Attack 8' showcasing 'small features by 20 artists + a group show'. Thanks to @kingbeeme for inviting me to show some of my old ink + zipatone work from my Gristle-era 'zine days. These are but half of the originals - now framed! - that are available for purchase. If you come to the opening tonight, please be sure to say hi. I dug out some copies of my 'zine Gristle, too. Other artists in the exhibition include @okainaimage, @joshstebbinsart, @katekin2121, @calladonofrioart + many more. Show runs through June 2nd. Pieces will soon be available on the Hive website. Bee sure to check 'em out at hivegallery.com. 🤷♂️✒️🐝
Super stoked to have my first printed postcard on the rack at the legendary, Los Angeles institution that is @soapplantwacko. Thanks to Billy Shire & the WACKO crew for all of the love. More postcard styles coming soon 'cause sending mail is cool. 💌📮
'In 2014, I was working at WACKO and we got in about a dozen African barbershop signs. They were amazing. I was asked to make a sign to sell them, so I just drew some of my fellow employees as the style models in that recognizable style. It caught the eye of the gallery and I had a show with five of them at @laluzdejesus and they went over very well. I’ve been painting these signs steadily ever since.' [from my interview in @voyagelamag] Simple sharpie on found cardboard, this is the very sign that started it all. New works for @redtruckgallery very soon --- stay tuned!
I like ordering samples of all my products from @society6 to ensure quality of manufacturing & of the reproduction of my pieces. I am very happy to report that thus far each shopper, tote, cup + fanny pack --- including my new Gummo tote --- are top-notch. Take the stinky rabbit to the market! Get yourself a mustache like Burt Reynolds! 🐰🔫🛍️
Several friends suggested I make my art available on @society6 beach towels, so I did just that. Take 'em to the beach, to the pool, to a music festival --- or order several to spice up your linen closet. The reviews for the beach towels are great with customers saying they are quick drying, have rich colors + are of a substantial weight. To order, check out my page --- https://society6.com/seanstepanoff ⛱️🌴🏊🚿🛁
I've been slowly rolling out new designs & products on my @society6 page and wanted to share some photos! Mugs, totes, brand new shoppers perfect for the farmers market --- with more products & new art coming very soon. Mailable postcards are in the works & will be soon available in a few shops around LA. Link for my @society6 page in bio --- & I just saw they are having a 25% off everything sale until midnight tonight. It was a beautiful day in Silver Lake. 👍🌈