Friends & Comrades! Back in June, I did a post marking my passing 10 Million Views on Giphy! Well in 5 months I’ve passed the 66 Million Mark! WHAT??? Amazing!! Inching closer to 100 Mill!!!
Now that Facebook & Twitter have integrated gifs in the post sections, it’s totally easy to access my Giphy library! You just type in – #grandedame – and voila! My work magically appears! Apart from 2 girls at the top, dunno what they’re doing there? I’ll speak to someone about it… Crazy though! 66 Million is more than all of the UK! So world domination is happening – aww – dreams do come true!
So grab a trippy gif from me by typing in – #grandedame – and impress your friends, and help me take over the world whilst doing it! Thanx! More soon! oxo GD
Well I am happy to report that after 4 hours of hard manual labour yesterday, the new work has been put in it’s places and is ready for the world to see! Yay! Unfortch I left my phone at home all day yest and was not able to take a snap, but will take loads tonight! Of course as I mentioned before myself and Jo Perfect will be playin some choice tunes and there will even be a raffle or 2 to win a signed Grande Dame Print! So please come say high! Be nice to see some faces! It’s at the St leonard Pub London Road from 7- 11PM FREE! Click pic or here for Deets! More soon! oxo GD
Dear Friends! I have a new print available for purchase! Introducing Stuckey’s ltd edition giclee by Grande Dame. Stuckey’s – the mecca where bad taste and confections converge to break up the monotony of your road trip. That magical oasis from many American childhoods, reimagined in a pop art, hyper colored, classic car fantasy.
Printed on Somerset Velvet Enhanced 255 GSM Paper. Print is 11″ x 14″ and comes unframed. An edition of 60 for £60. These babies are going fast, so order yours now! Click any pix or here for more info. More soon! oxo GD
Not to brag but… My show is going very VERY well! In fact many classic GD pieces have been sold and will soon be leaving for their new homes; including – Shady Ladies, Big Top Light Box, Kal-Eye-De-Skull No 1, & many others! No more Hire Car Pink! Only one more Queen Bee, and 2 more Skull No 1’s! Going to have to do another big themed show just so I have some bigger pieces! WOWOWOW!!! And it’s only been 2 weeks! Thank you so much to The St Leonard for inviting me to exhibit! Ok Back to work! Woo! oxo GD
Back before The Last Summer Show opened at 111 Minna Gallery, I gave a video interview about my influences etc… Anyone who knows me, knows I have a real phobia about video interviews! I dunno why, but I do… I just freeze up for some reason in my head and worry I will project the wrong image or whatever… It’s one of my quirks, perhaps a control issue? Ha! But I think it went quite well! Actually the one part of my interview I was hoping they would cut out, is what they left in and is kinda hilaire! No point in taking ones self too seriously, eh? So check it out! Plus you can see Caroline Weaver & Jamie Bizness plus Mildred & Pacolli’s awesome works too! Ok check it out & Remember the show is up until July 30th!!Big Thanx to Abyssurdian Productions for the awesome vid! More soon oxo GD
The Last Summer from Abyssurdian Productions on Vimeo.
Yesterday I went down and snapped some more pix of my work! I still can’t believe how awesome it looks in Blacklight! Wow!!
Sadly the proper camera battery died and I just had to use my phone, but still!!! How cool!!!
I’m hoping I can get back down there and snap some proper hi-def ones while I’m still here…
Seriously I’m blown away! UV is soooooo me!
It all really pops!
Love it all! yay!
And I even got a shout out on Creep Machine Magazine! Woo! Hopefully I can get some proper images, cos I wanna make a little promo vid of it all… Or if I can’t perhaps I can sweet talk a SF based photgrapher to help… Fingers crossed! Shot some vid projections too.. Everything looks ace! yay! Stay tuned! And if you’re in San Francisco, make sure you get down to 111 Minna Gallery to check it out! oxo GD
My old friend and Shakes Blotter collaborator – Mark McCloud – just did an interview for Vice Mag on the history of blotter art. Mark has the biggest collection on earth and is the world’s leading authority on the subject. Basically a Blotter God! Ha Ha! His home is a museum dedicated to the beauty of acid art called The Institute of Illegal Images.
I worked with Mark on my Shakes blotter art for my Black Leather 7″. Def a dream come true! If you are interested in all things blotter click the top pic to read the smashing interview. Mark flies on his own plane, it’s a very cool plane too! You wish you were on the same flight as him, trust me! Anyhoo there’s a few Shakes Blotters left, click the bottom pic for more info. more soon oxogd