Ho! Ho! Ho! Addictees!
'We’re dashing through the tropics,
In a one-gecko open Ferrari,
Over to Gucci we go,
Laughing all the way,
Bells on Cartier’s rings,
Making spirits (vodka) bright,
What fun it is to ride and shop in a crazy rich Asian city tonight.'
'Oh! Jingle bells Batman smells
Robin ran away…'
Welcome to our final blog for 2018. It's a long one but there's lots of pretty pictures to look at along the way.
It’s been a busy year dear friends. There have been ups and downs and lefts and rights and swings and roundabouts and probably a little vertigo on top of it all. We thought we’d share some highlights from our year with you in case you’ve missed one of our updates / deleted our emails without reading them / unsubscribed – in which case you won’t be reading this one either (Shame! Shame! Shame!) - and Neil Sedaka is going to help us do it.
Take it away Neil!
🎶 January, you start the year off fine 🎶
Well, if you consider too full and still drunk fine, then fine.
We went out on a limb and declared 'Not Every Piece Of Street Art Is Banksy'. Radical right? But for those of you who are of the school that it’s a Banksy or nothing, then here, a truly festive image for you!
"Queen Vic" by Banksy, 2003
Everyone still with us?
🎶 February, you’re our little valentine 🎶
Get a room...
The Tinker Brothers were 'Invisible' - just like Rudolph, until Santa started paying him extra special attention and let him join in all the reindeer games.
'Let Someone Dangerous In For Tea' by the Tinker Brothers, 2018
🎶 March, I’m gonna march you down the aisle 🎶
We just went to the wedding.
🎶 April, you’re the Easter Bunny when you smile 🎶
Rabbit teeth would be unfortunate...
We rounded out our Blog series on Singapore’s RSCLS crew. Yes, street art does exist in Singapore!
And, Anthea Missy introduced two new environmentally focussed prints - 'Natura est ars Dei' and 'Save Our Trees, Save Us'.
Community Service Announcement peeps: For every print sold, Anthea is donating USD $10.00 to OneTreePlanted.org where
USD $1.00 plants 1 tree.
🎶 May 🎶
...the force be with you?
Anthea Missy painted an LGBTQ mural depicting Ihsane Jarfi’s portrait. The artwork is now a feature in the Street Art Brussels tour.
K-Guy said “We’re all prostitutes and junkies!”. He may have said it in May but maybe he didn't say it in May. Regardless, he did say it and as our featured artist in May we thought it was a catchy headline.
'Campbell’s Condensed (Silver & Gold)' by K-Guy, 2011
🎶 June, they’ll let me take you to the junior prom 🎶
Is this where everybody cut footloose?
Virginie Pringiers shot us all into infinity and beyond with her mixed media works.
🎶 July, like a firecracker all aglow 🎶
We’re like that after eating spicy food
ArtLap’s Blindness series was launched and answered the question, “What would you see if you could see nothing and everything at the same time?”
🎶 August, when you’re on the beach you steal the show 🎶
We just go up in flames with sunburn, but OK
Greg Beebe gave us a little “boob-oop-a-doop!”
'Blood, Sugar, Sex Magik' by Greg Beebe, 2018
We found paradise through the lens of Fred Stichnoth - and ended up in Instagram jail for not covering up our nipples (insert eyeroll).
'Young Woman with Red Ginger Flower, New Guinea' by Fred Stichnoth, 2013
🎶 September, I light the candles at your sweet sixteen 🎶
Agent X gave us a moody Marilyn as part of his new spring collection.
'Moods of Marilyn' by Agent X, 2018
🎶 October, Romeo and Juliet on Halloween 🎶
A story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo. They went as zombies.
Addicted and Lakshmi Mohanbabu teamed up for the “Altered States” exhibition where her new series “Smokescreen” was launched.
'Smokescreen - Deep Purple', 'Smoke Screen - Raging Red' and 'Smokescreen Deep Blue' by Lakshmi Mohanbabu, 2018
🎶 November, I give thanks that you belong to me 🎶
Possession is 9/10ths of the law
The Tinker Brothers turned Eleven!
Addicted turned 3. Yeehaw! We are now officially toilet trained.
Addicted was interviewed by CNN #realnews #cuttingroomfloor
🎶 December, you're the present ‘neath my Christmas tree 🎶
Yes you are!
Addicted and Booda Brand consciously coupled for Billy Ma’s “Indelible Images Of The Restless Mind” exhibition where we killed the American dream and begged Neptune for redemption.
We would like to express an enormous, crazy big thanks to the new and existing artists who have taken a chance on us.
Lastly, but definitely not leastly (not a typo) our heartfelt thanks to you, our Addictees, for sticking with us this year. Your support, loves, likes and shares have been awesome and we are truly grateful.
We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas, and we look forward to 'arting' up your life in 2019.
Big smooches from us to you!
Blair & El xoxo Ho! Ho! Ho!