This past Sunday BE-STREET came out of Paris to have their first LA based art show (BOOTLEG BART) and they set the bar VERY high for an animated group show. The event consisted of 70 different artist who all had their own take on making the most bootlegged version of The Simpsons. It was nuts! At first you’re like theres too much Bart to handle then you take your time to check out each piece individually and they all had a super cool individual aesthetic and mood.
The setting was cool, open space skylight and the crowd wasn’t too hollywood, which is hard to find out here sometimes. Honestly!
First we met up with the SQUAD! :p
Cool pieces at their front desk
Our friends Valerie and Audrey who both ended up wearing denim jumpsuits.
There was a giant Bart piñata and for $2 you could enter a raffle to win it. Honestly, I feel like its that thing you win and then say “shit, this is huge!” and then it ends up at some random goodwill center. Props to the artist though!
A portrait of Marge Simpson. My inner child said, “thats whip cream.” My adult self said “hmm I see what you’re doing artist.”
Cool action figures.
More action figures! Yo, these two were pricey. The one on the left was about five inches for $1200 and the right was about three inches for $600. No lie though they were some of the coolest pieces from the show.
Then a Bart mascot came through. Remember how I said It didn’t get too hollywood? I men’t except for those two on the left! These dudes came wearing ALL BART and if that wasn’t enough her little boyfriend had a LIVE snake on him. Thats’s LA for you, but it’s all good!
You know when you leave the party and miss the best part? Well yeah, we left and then Matt Groening came through, end of story.