PRODUCED BY: Krooked / Clayton Brothers YEAR: 2008 LIMITED EDITION: 300 (Krooked) SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION: 25 Signed/Hand Stenciled (CB) DIMENSIONS: Width 15.5" X Length 31.25" EDITION CODE: CBE/007 PROCESS: Heat Transfer Laminate on Wood
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Mark Gonzalez, of Krooked Skateboards, and the Clayton Brothers, collaborated to produce a limited edition Guest Artist Series Skateboard set, titled "Any Given Night". Krooked produced this limited edition of 300 sets with skateboard one numbered 1 through 300 and skateboard two numbered 1 through 300. The Clayton Brothers reserved 25 of each image/deck to customize as unique pieces unto themselves. Each is individually signed and hand stenciled, and sold by the Clayton Brothers as "Special Limited Edition" sets. Each set of decks includes a custom wall-mounting bracket, mounting hardware and a certificate of authenticity.
I absolutely love the Clayton Brothers. Their work keeps getting better and better IMO. If you look back over the past couple of years you can see the maturity of their artistry -- each piece is unmistakably a Clayton Brothers' piece and yet you can see the progression of their work.
I also think that while their larger pieces are usually priced well above many of our budgets, their smaller pieces are very fairly priced. I have to be honest, at this point I think they belong in the Contemporary Artist thread more than the Low Brow/Pop Surrealism one -- But anyway. . . I thought this was very exciting.
MMOCA Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Rob and Christian Clayton: Inside Out
NEW EXHIBITION DATE September 10– December 19, 2010
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art will present the first major museum exhibition dedicated to the bold, colorful drawings, paintings, and sculptures of Rob and Christian Clayton. The Clayton Brothers work together closely to construct objects that are both narrative and deeply personal. Front and center are the unique people, animals, and places that occupy the outskirts of the American psyche. These works are created in an obsessively rich, cartoon-inspired manner and often incorporate related audio elements.
Here are some pics from the Clayton Brothers show that went alongside the "Street Cred" exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Basically Part II of the retrospective that started in Wisconsin. More here.