From AJ Masthay: Sixteen Years of Raging in the Garden! First off, thank you to everyone who has been following along with the progress of the MSG Rapture sets on my new blog. I’m pleased to report that they moved along at a faster clip than expected and will begin to ship later this week. Because they progressed so quickly I’m also pleased to report that I have time to take on a project that’s been brewing in my little mind since last years NYE festivities – MSG Totems.
These totems celebrate the six new years dates (past and present) at the Garden, going all the way back to 1995 with classic imagery from each year along with the iconic Grand Central clock about to strike midnight on NYE. Each panel will measure approximately 6.5″ x 23.5″ and consist of 7 colors. Totems are meant to be viewed alone, or as additional panels for the MSG Rapture acting as “bookends” for the quadtych (does that make it a sextych? How naughty…) Edition size will be 150 and all prints will be available on my store website this Friday, December 9th at 12 noon EST*.
A few more announcements from AJ:
I am incredibly excited about the upcoming release of a collaboration between myself and the insanely talented David Welker. The collab has been in the works for some time and we hope to have them completed prior to the holidays. We’re still working out the details but so far we have it narrowed down to a silk-screened edition of 60 prints. What’s the theme? As David put it, “Think Flemish Pre-Renaissance Doom. Perfect for this Holiday Season.” Yup, it’s going to be dark… love it. Stay tuned for more details on how to get one of these very exclusive pieces.
If you happen to be traveling to the City for the shows, please join myself and Mr. Miner for two very special events on December 29th. The first is a book signing and the second is an aftershow party. Both are taking place at The Irish Times – 254 W 31st St. (b/w 7th and 8th Ave), less than 1 block from MSG! I’ll be bringing some of the prints from the Mr. Miner book cover and will have them available at a discount rate. Here’s the details: The Book Signing: 4 pm – 6 pm The Afterparty w/ Coltrane and Friends: Post-show – 3 am – FREE! View more details… One last thing, my annual Holiday Sale is still going strong. Deep deep discounts on past editions. Some have already sold out and others are very close to be gone forever. Check them out at Masthaystudios.com.