March 1, 2022
Custom SGH Collaboration Jacket (no.2 of 2), by Robert Schaeffer and myself. On display at Schaeffer’s Garment Hotel, Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA. Acrylic on handcut and sewn 15oz black Japanese selvedge denim, aged acid-worn pewter black hardware with copper attachments, size medium, 2022.
Robert Schaeffer, the owner and designer of the high-end Hollywood clothier, wanted to collaborate - being that I was wearing the jeans and t-shirts he made and he was also a fan of my paintings. Last summer, he sent me a shit load of this expensive proprietary Japanese selvedge denim, oddly enough, to line the floors of my studio. While I worked on some large paintings, the residual mess would amass on the fabric, and he would create two custom jackets. No.1 belongs to me and No.2 belongs to Robert and displayed in the shop.
No.2, displayed at Schaeffer’s Garment Hotel, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA.
February 7, 2022
Collaboration with the Hollywood, CA. staple Schaeffer’s Garment Hotel. Robert Schaeffer, designer and owner of SGH, is pictured here wearing a custom jacket that he made from his proprietary high-end Japanese selvedge denim that lined the floor of my studio while I painted a series of larger works. If you are interested in a custom jacket similar to this, reach out to Robert. SGH makes the best damn clothing around. www.schaeffersgarmenthotel.com
October 6, 2021
Collaboration with Brian McQuaid. Brian is an artist, craftsman, and furniture builder out of Chicago. He also creates these stitched wooden hearts for people who have experienced trauma. He sent me this stitched heart to embellish, and I ended up stapling fragments of one of my destroyed paintings to it. I also restitched it with one of the types of hanging wire I use for my paintings.
“Untitled (stitched heart no. 1),” Acrylic, charcoal, wood, Belgian linen and metal, 7 inches x 7.5 inches, 2021. SOLD
August 20, 2021
Currently working on a collaboration with Hollywood’s Schaeffer’s Garment Hotel.
Pictured below are my personal pair of SULPHUR BLACK - Standard Straight Japanese Selvedge denim from SGH. A few years daily wear on my favorite pair of jeans. Stay tuned…