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BigToe was raised in SoCal on a steady beach-rat diet of Ed Roth, Mad Magazine and Surfer Magazine’s Rick Griffin. After over 20 years in the Southern California surfing and apparel industry, he started painting for public exhibition in 2006, art with a casual, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and playful eroticism. His art is inspired by the confluence of Tiki, Kustom and Surf culture. Mermaids, tiki girls, rat finks, surfer babes...pop culture icons all. Oversized square hardcover, a prodigious collection of over 175 paintings, mugs, and designs.
From Shag's introduction: "To grow up in Southern California in the 1970s is to be surrounded by the mementos of past generations' obsessions. The last remaining tiki bar in the city stands next to the speed shop where old guys are still turning Model A's into rat rods. Palm covered huts still stand at some of the historic surf spots, waiting for Frankie and Annette to Watusi on the sand. The thrift shop has a pile of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth stickers and a little wooden skateboard with clay wheels. Most importantly, the LPs in the used record bin teach us things about the past. The twelve-inch squares depict bachelor pads and biker gangs and exotic women in tropical settings. Surf music, garage music, spy movie movie soundtracks and hot rod records..."
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Item Code GRATHS Publisher Working Class Publishing Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9780985916374 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 12x12 # Pages 128pg Color Full Color
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