I’ve been out to Art Basel for the past four years, but this was the first time I painted down there. As part of Toyota’s “Up the Antics” party, I painted a recycling bin alongside Dabs Myla, Surge, Daryll Pierce and Peat Wollaeger. The bins were for Global Inheritance’s TRASHed campaign.
Despite having to roller paint my stencils (which absolute destroyed them when they dried) the piece turned out great. I feared I might get some bleed on the edges, but they stayed clean by using just a touch of spray mount. It was a blast hanging with friends and jamming to some really loud music while throwing some paint around in the name of environmental awareness.
The text that wraps around the bin is a lyric from “Exhausted Love,” by Eyedea & Abilities.
It says “Even Though I Hate To Love You So Much, I’ve Got No Better Place To Go That’s Why I Always Show Up.”
Huge thanks to Hathaway and Shaun who modeled for this piece.