~TAILI WU, ‘Cow Girl’ & ‘Rain or Shine’ . . GRUMPY BERT RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2021 / Year of the OX

radical / fresh !!


TAILI WU, ‘Cow Girl’, 2021
gouache, watercolor paper / 3-1/2 x 7-7/8 in.
($55)
see: TAILI WU, ‘Cow Girl’ – GRUMPY BERT RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2021


TAILI WU, ‘Rain or Shine’, 2021
gouache, watercolor paper / 3-1/2 x 7-7/8 in.
($55)
see: TAILI WU, ‘Rain or Shine’ – GRUMPY BERT RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2021

note: TAII WU . . is a stop-motion artist, illustrator, and animal detective based in NY – aka ‘Monster Shaper’ – for her love of making creatures & puppets.

see:
Taili Wu / Monster Shaper . . !!
Taili Wu – artist portfolio
Taili WU – Instagram




~AMANDA CASTILLO, ‘Cowkid’ & ‘Milkgirl’ . . GRUMPY BET RED ENELOPE SHOW 2021 / Year of the OX

HAPPY . . . CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR !!
ALL YE . . NEO-APPALACHIA, NEW WAVE RADICAL OUTSIDERS / NEW AGE CRAFTERS & FOLKIES / PLUS ALL THE BACK-TO-THE-EARTH EARTHLINGS !!
COME ON !! LET’S TAKE BACK – THE WORLD !!!


AMANDA CASTILLO, ‘Cowkid’, 2021
Black & White Ink / 3-1/2 x 7-7/8 in.
($88)
see: AMANDA CASTILLO, ‘Cowkid’ – GRUMPY BERT RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2021


AMANDA CASTILLO, ‘Milkgirl’, 2021
Black & White Ink / 3-1/2 x 7-7/8 in.
($88)
see: AMANDA CASTILLO, ‘Milkgirl’ – GRUMPY BERT RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2021

note: AMANDA COSTILLO . . is an illustrator, cartoonist, & storyteller based in the Bay Area of California – currently working with Random House Graphic as the artist and co-author of an upcoming graphic novel series, ‘MAPMAKERS’ – set to start publishing in 2021.


see: AMANDA COSTILLO – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE




~DIANA VUONG , ‘Celebrating OX 2’ . . GRUMPY BERT RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2021 / Year of the OX

IF !!!
only life could be so simple HAPPY – again.


DIANA VUONG, ‘Celebrating OX 2’, 2021
Digital on iPad, printed vinyl and cut & colored pencils and marker.
3-1/2 x 7-7/8 in.
($50)

see: DIANA VUONG / GRUMPY BERT – RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2021




~TRACY LEUNG, ‘AFTER FLOWER MARKET’ . . GRUMPY BERT RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2021 / Year of the OX

2021 – YEAR OF THE OX !!
so, who’s the real winner – the Rat, or the OX ?

GRUMPY BERT’S ANNUAL RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2021 – IS ONLINE !!
see: ALL PRODUCTS GRUMPY BERT – RED ENVELOPE 2021

TRACY LEUNG, ‘AFTER FLOWER MARKET’, 2021
ink pens / 7 x 7-7/8 in.
($98) / SOLD

see: TRACY LEUNG, ‘AFTER FLOWER MARKET’ – GRUMPY BERT

note: TRACY LEUNG . . is a Hong Kong-born designer & illustrator now based in NY. Her clints include MOMA & The Met.


see: TRACY LEUNG on Instagram @tlsyltd




~DANIEL RAMIREZ, ‘The Bow’ . . GRUMPY BERT RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2012 / Year of the OX

GRUMPY BERT’S ANNUAL RED ENVELOPE SHOW – IS ONLINE !!
see: ALL PRODUCTS GRUMPY BERT – RED ENVELOPE 2021

stay Grumpy !! Bert !!
forced to retreat to an online / only show this year . . YEAR of the COVID !!
& with all things China . . are about as popular as Corona Beer /
except !! this invite-only show is always !! always !! a delight,
from hyper-cute to Star Wars futuristic, deeply traditional to . . darkly gruesome goth.
yes, illustrators with heart – come out in force – even for . . . ‘Year of the OX’.

so,
you might think the OX would be mundane, and you . . would be WRONG.
besides, these Red Envelopes wish you . . good luck, health, wealth, happiness, and prosperity.

besides which, the wise man – in these global & trying times – needs all his can absorb from all cultures / especially re: origin tales, fables & really the oft-hidden secrets of human nature, esp as influenced by the celestial stars and in this case, the moon / all the better to you maneuver your way through a multi-national life – just that much better, and surely – smarter.
and maybe, even more . . blessed.
whether it be Native American, Viking or Ancient China.
‘Fiddler on the Roof’, or . . Lin Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’.
we can all relate to universal truths, humanity, and the wish for happiness.
we all live on the same earth / under the same sky.


DANIEL RAMIRIZ, ‘The Bow’, 2021.
3-1/2 x 7-7/8 in. on a traditional red envelope
Prisma Color pencils, Markers & Gel-pen
($65)

see: Daniel Ramairiz – ‘The Bow’ on GRUMPY BERT

Daniel Ramiriz was born & raised in Brooklyn /
see: @onlythestare / Instagram




~FREDDY’S DEAD . . . GET THE T- SHIRT !!

FREDDY . . is a curatorial project by New York based artist, JOSHUA ABELOW.

this t shirt was produced to celebrate 5 years of programming / 2014-2019.
please visit: FREDDY / for more info
Artwork by: TED GAHL
Layout Design by: JONNY CAMPOLO
Silkscreen & production: ANDY MISTER aka HELEN SAID THIS
6 oz. 100% ring spun cotton tee
free shipping in the USA
from . . . $34

to order: FFREDDY’S DEAD – HELEN SAID THIS

the back is like a band tour T . . . it lists all the FREDDY shows & projects.

ALL IMAGES via: FREDDY’S DEAD – HELEN SAID THIS




~GRUMPY BERT . . RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2020 / YEAR of the RAT / last week !!!!!!


above:
JON CARLING, YEAR of the RAT . . !!!
each envelope is . . 3-1/2 x 6-1/2 in. / with flap down
($100 ea.)


above:
MAKE WEN, YEAR of the RAT . . !!!
each envelope is . . 3-1/2 x 6-1/2 in. / with flap down
($28 ea.)


POSTER IMAGE by . . SHIN (YEON) MOON / @shinnyoni on IG

FINAL WEEK to catch the always . . . incredible, fantastic !!

‘RED ENVELOPE SHOW’ – presented by GRUMPY BERT
this year happening in both NYC & LA !!
the NYC presentation is at CITY POINT BROOKLYN, DEKALB MARKET HALL / 445 ALBEE SQUARE, BROOKLYN, NY
the last day is: Presidents Day, MON FEB 17, 2020 – don’t blink !!

see: GRUMPY BERT !!!!




~PETER SUTHERLAND . . JOE / JIM MORRISON / THE DOORS / METROGRAPH X ABSOLUT ART

you say . . . bananas ?
I say: JIM MORRISON !!!!

& while we are on the topic / of how clueless – the mainstream art world is:

Y’all . . . can call art: visionary, rebel, formal / even theory, skills & functional, but please leave
‘practice’ . . . to the doctors who take out your appendix / thanks.

“There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors …”
~JIM MORRISON

PETER SUTHERLAND . . .
‘re-imagined’ a new movie poster . . . for OLIVER STONE’S classic film, ‘THE DOORS’, 1991.
using his friend Joe – as a stand-in.
now up, in an exhibit series / in collaboration with ABSOLUT ART / at METROGRAPH, LES / LOWER EAST SIDE / NYC.
see: METROGRAPH X ABSOLUT ART
see: PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘JOE MORRISON’ / ABSOLUT ART – LIMITED EDITION


PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘JOE MORRISON’, 2019.
ABSOLUT ART / RE-IMAGINED LIMITED EDITION MOVIE POSTER / OLIVER STONE / ‘THE DOORS’
limited edition of 30 / signed & numbered
23.6 x 31.5 in.
($195)


@petersutherland: my very talented friend Joe as Val as Jim @metrographnyc / @absolut_art movie poster series,
now up at Metrograph.

2 images via Instagram @petersutherland




~PETER SUTHERLAND . . GX1000 BOARDS

you say . . . CATTALAN ?
I say . . . SUTHERLAND.

PETER SUTHERLAND / new GX X PS BOARDS . . .
available now / GX1000store.com / @GX1000
or, at your local skate shop.
$55 ea. / size 8.5 in. / raised logo beneath transfer / manufactured at PS Stix / Costa Mensa, California
original artwork by PETER SUTHERLAND

image via Instagram @petersutherland




~RED ENVELOPE: DIANNA XU . . GRUMPY BERT, FLUSHING TOWN HALL / OPENING RECEPTION SAT JAN 5

RED LIGHT / GREEN LIGHT . .
LET . . DIANNA XU come over !!!!!!!

2019 . . is the ‘CHINESE YEAR of THE PIG’ & once again, GRUMPY BERT . . .
presents this wildly popular group show, showcasing a wide and diverse range of illustrators – at their creative & imaginative . . BEST !!!!

working on traditional ‘lucky’ red Chinese New Year coin envelopes, these glorious pieces can usually be yours – for the taking, starting at $50 each / all of which are one-of-a-kind.

GRUMPY BERT, ‘RED ENVELOPE SHOW’ – OPENING RECEPTION SAT JAN 5, 2019 / 5 – 7 PM
show runs thru . . . JAN 27, 2019
FLUSHING TOWN HALL, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, N.Y. 11354

more info: ‘RED ENVELOPE SHOW’ – GRUMPY BERT / FB

see: “PIGS have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life” . . . . (!!) / 2019 EARTH / YEAR of the PIG

so, 2019 could be . . . SWEET & MEATY ?!!!!
I’m in.


DIANNA XU – PORK BELLY for YEAR of the PIG
image via Instagram @diannaxu