Kustom Kulture II celbrates pop culture
In July of 1993, Kustom Kulture opened at the Laguna Beach Museum of Art. It was so big the museum used its hillside location and an adjunct at trendy South Coast Plaza shopping mall to show the entire collection of hip artwork. I reported on the exhibit for Automobile Magazine and Ron Hussey took photos of the artwork and of the artists that attended the raucous opening reception.
If you like Robert Williams, Big Daddy Ed Roth, Von Dutch and the entire cadre of artists that exhibited at Kustom Kulture, then it’s time for a 20-year flashback, this one being held at the Huntington Beach Art Center and definitely in a more enclosed area than the initial exhibit.
The artwork is still magnificent, the humor and pathos involved remains compelling and, if you’re in the HB area, you’ve only got until the end of August to catch it all. For those stuck somewhere other than by the beach, I’ve attached some pics to show the majesty of Kustom Kulture II and its homage to past, present and future pop culture.
Words and Photos by Anne Proffit
If this isn’t sensory overload, I’m not sure what is?