This surprise drop by FOOX marks our 200th RUN. We’re proud to contribute to the art we love with this platform and thank our many customers for your support of what is, in our opinion, one of the most astonishing periods in modern art. We are consistently blown away by what we see on the streets and in the galleries and will continue to do our part to bring you the most collectible work. And with that said, we proudly present edition #200, new work from our friend and long time collaborator, David Foox..
“Lionhead Life” by David Foox
18 x 20 inch Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper
LIONHEAD LIFE is “the face of an angel”. Angels have often appeared in human form with the head or face of a lion. Lions are regal and more often than not represent righteous honorable action and thought. There has never been a better time to be righteous than now. The fractal pattern throughout the face lends balance and symmetry to the lion face and there is a sense of movement between the two dimensions top and bottom. The fractal pattern is seen throughout history and can be found in the ruins of ancient Egypt (in pyramid tunnels), Sumerian tablets, Christian Hermeticism, and modern Kabbalistic theory.
This print is based on the original painting of the same name and on show in NYC this coming April 18th for two months in a new art space on Greene Street in SoHo NY.
We had a chance to talk with FOOX this morning to catch up and find out what’s been going on in his world.
1xRUN: What have you been up to these last 6 months?
FOOX: They say time is an illusion personal to every one of us. Time is personal and unique to each one of us. And that’s how I feel about these last 6 months. It’s all a blur of items being crossed off to do lists! Most notably I was blessed to work on my first movie project and after checking out Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, I am ready for more moving pictures. I am working on new paintings and they are in various stages of completion as my thoughts coalesce around an idea or concept. I like to create for the sake of creating – and as long as it is pleasing to the eye, I think I am doing something right.
1xRUN: Tell us about Sundance and the movie you helped produce
FOOX: Sundance was a fun festival to attend. It was my first time and you know you are up at 7000 feet above sea level in the middle of snow storms. Alcohol hits you faster so you have to be careful. Park City is a small town of only a few thousand people but during Sundance this explodes to over 50,000 movie going celebrants and all of them are not necessarily accustomed to the altitude so it makes for a fun and funny festival. The movies are typically the best selection from around the world and it’s a blast.
“ME @THE ZOO” opened the festival with huge fanfare and HBO picked it up right away and we are now super excited to premier it on JUNE 25th on HBO.
1xRUN: What are your plans for the next 6 months?
FOOX: Time is blurring… As we progress through the next equinox, time will in fact start moving in other directions: up, down, backwards, forwards – and hopefully we will all have the joy of perceiving such a different vision of time. Times… they are a changin’.
I have started production on a new film project in Asia for Summer 2012. I have a truly packed Spring 2012 (as seen below) and I am looking forward to my first art showing in San Francisco in August of this year! I have my work cut out for me and it is a little daunting!
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE x FOOX
Saks Fifth Avenue has invited artist David Foox (FOOX) to create a symbol of life through mural painting in their New York Flagship store. You can see FOOX’s mural unfold live at Saks Fifth Avenue from March 29 through April 1. The mural, reflecting this season’s trends of high voltage hues and urban sport, will be on display at Saks through the month of April in the 5th floor atrium.
STELLA MCCARTNEY x CHRISTIES AUCTION HOUSE x FOOX
Stella McCartney has asked David Foox (FOOX) and 7 other artists to design a limited/exclusive handbag for auction at Christie’s on April 11th. In addition to the handbag design exclusive, Christie’s will auction off an original David Foox print titled “Love is a Battlefield” at their much celebrated annual charitable GREEN AUCTION
DAVID FOOX SOLO Exhibition “The Air is So Thin Between Here & There”
A study in esoteric symbolism and otherworldly characters, David Foox incorporates his self-taught pop iconic style of painting into symbols and creatures from across the spiritual divide.
Opening: April 18 (all night)
MINY (Made In NY) Gallery
26 Greene Street, SoHo NY
Show runs from April 18th through May 2nd
THE CANDY COATED CUSTOM SHOW
Tenacious Toys’ first custom toy show: A group, themed custom toy show featuring 30+ artists!
Come check out some of the coolest custom toys, hand painted, sculpted, treated & polished.
Opening: April 21 from 7-9pm
The London Candy Company
1442 Lexington Avenue, NY NY