NEW YORK, NY, Klughaus Gallery is pleased to present: Australia’s “Kingbrown Magazine” / Launch and Opening Exhibition.
We are thrilled to announce the official launch and exhibition of Kingbrown Magazine, Edition #8, co-curated by Morning Breath on July 26th, 2012 at Klughaus Gallery/47 Monroe Street NYC, NY from 6:00pm - 11:00pm.
Kingbrown and Morning Breath have collaborated with curators, John Leo and Melissa McCaig-Welles to bring you a dynamic collection of skateboard inspired artwork. The exhibition will showcase some of the world’s most influential artists from members of the infamous Girl/Chocolate Art Dump, pioneers in NYC graffiti, talented illustrators, animators, art stars from Australia, sculptors, and that guy living in the NY green diamond.
Kingbrown is a distinctively designed magazine, sitting somewhere between a book, a magazine and an art zine. As a super limited edition periodical, delivered inside a hand silkscreened brown bag, sewn closed with artist stickers and posters included, Kingbrown remains different from any other publication.
Conceived in 2006 by co-creators Yok and Ian Mutch in Perth, Australia, Kingbrown’s mission was to produce a limited edition work of art, which would reach a wider audience, allowing accessibility to the public and its entirety. Each “magazine” is handcrafted and designed by some of the world’s leading innovators of photography, illustration and urban and skateboard art and design. Produced on museum quality paper, each page is a collectable item, individually sealed and packaged. Now in its 8th edition, Kingbrown has achieved worldwide success and is now launching for the first time in the US.
The term “Kingbrown” is Australian slang for a 40oz, and the magazine’s slogan “wrapped in a brown bag, just like a good 40 should”, is just as original as the artists it represents. This latest 8th edition, co-curated by the renowned collaborative, “Morning Breath”, focuses it’s topic on the visually rich artists who have influenced the world of skateboarding.
The impressive line-up includes Morning Breath, Andy Jenkins, Chris Cycle, Dave Kinsey, "Grotesk" aka Kimou Meyer, Stefan Marx, Kevin Lyons, Mike Giant, “Razauno”, aka Max Vogel, Greg Lamarche, Zach Malfa-Kowalski, Steve Gourlay and Ben Horton, all of whom have contributed to this limited 8th edition of Kingbrown Magazine.
"King Brown Magazine filled with artists interviews and other goodness printed on high quality paper." Fecal Face
"…thoughtfully curated, showcasing contemporary artists from around the world." Juxtapoz
"Full of interesting conversations with designers and artists, this fresh new publication out of Australia hand-picks some of the most exciting new talent from around the globe." Empty Magazine
“One of the most overlooked, best produced street art publications on the planet ” Kevin Lyons - Girl / Art Dump