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ANP Quarterly

ANP Quarterly is an arts magazine published by RVCA with a focus on a broader sense of art and community. The idea behind this endeavor is to make a magazine that will educate and inform openly and without the social or financial restrictions that plague many publications today and contribute more often than not to the "same old thing" again and again. Our goal is not to focus on current events or "who's hot" but rather to bring forward people and phenomena that deserve acknowledgement and coverage regardless of their place in time. For as long as we can make it happen, this magazine will be completely FREE and without advertising. We are beholden to nobody, save our own conscience, RVCA included. ANP Quarterly will be distributed around the world through galleries, bookstores, clothing and record shops.


Barry McGee | Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

June 30 marked the opening reception of Barry McGee's new exhibition titled "SB Mid Summer Intensive" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. The summer evening was buzzing with hundreds of guests captivated by a comprehensive blend of Barry's paintings, drawings, sculptures, antique surfboards, and an interactive space titled, the "L. Fong Healing Arts Centre" -- a massive accumulation of illustrations, photographs, zines, and ephemera created the artists' friends. It goes without saying, soaking in Barry Mcgee's universe in Santa Barbara makes for an extraordinary summer experience.

The SB Mid Summer Intensive exhibition will be on display until mid October - visit MCA Santa Barbara for more details.

Photography: Delone Isaacs


The Draculas | Exhibition at Made By Millworks

The Draculas debut show titled “13” opened June 23rd at Made by Millworks in conjunction with POW! WOW! Long Beach.

This exhibit featured new works by ANP artist Jeff McMillan, Gary Musgrave, and Jake Kazakos in all large format hand screened prints. Every piece was designed to be a screen print and in limited editions of 13.

The show was inspired from all the work the crew had has done over the last 3-4 years under the Draculas name. Some of the art has made it onto walls while others have been used for illustrations and merchandise and some pieces in the show have never seen by anyone, just a bunch of reworked rejected drawings!!

Attendees of the show were supplied their own super secret decoder ring by The Draculas ... that they used to participate in a city-wide scavenger hunt.

also, EXCLUSIVELY available at the opening - pick up discounted drink tickets for Draculas after party at The V Room (Draculas HQ)

“13” runs through July 29th


POROUS WALKER | VASF EXHIBITION

warning: the following artwork exhibited contains content for mature audiences only. viewer discretion is advised.

May 11, 2018 was the opening reception for Porous Walker's exhibition located at VASF, the RVCA Flagship Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The show was curated by Yong-Ki Chang of Equal Dist, providing a range of mediums, including Porous's perverted prints, infamous illustrations, interactive installations and a new RVCA sandal line that we may or may not release. The show had a tremendous turnout with hundreds of smirking faces throughout the night. The gallery was brimming with laughter from fans and friends consuming the brilliant absurdity of Porous Walker's work. This collection of works is on display at VASF until the end of June 2018. Stop by and check it out...unless you're easily offended.


REMIO | AUS CORNER GALLERY

The RVCA Corner Gallery was excited to welcome back REMIO to open, “I’m Not Discussing My Day” ­ his first solo body of works on display in Melbourne since his 2014 show “Subconscious Rumours”. To sum up his work, Art Primo SF describes REMIO as: "Known for his playful handstyles, throwups, and iconic “R” character, Remio is a founding member of the VTS graffiti crew and a regular contributor to the seminal THR and VLOK crews. Recently, Remio has transitioned from painting almost exclusively in the streets, to the staid gallery world, bringing his unique vision to the larger art community."

A big thank you to Melbourne Bitter for providing opening night drinks.

Photos: Michael Danischewski


Pumps In The Trunks | VASF Photography Exhibition

The opening reception for The Pumps In The Trunk photography exhibition was Friday, March 16th at the RVCA San Francisco flagship store. It was a fun event that brought people together around one of California’s oldest passions. Natalie Aleman, Matthew Bajda, Emmanuel Blackwell, Nick Jasso, and Rully each shared a personal view of their love of cars and the communities surrounding that passion. The raffle at the end of the night was a success in which people could walk away with prints of their own, and one lucky winner won a camera -- our hopes are that prize will inspire them to start shooting photos.

Special thanks to Tim Diet for providing the soundtrack for the evening, Pabst Blue Ribbon for the cold ones, and the crew at RVCA VASF.

Event photography by Rachel Rothstein


Benjamin Jeanjean | Covered Chaos

Presenting COVERED CHAOS, a 5-meter long x 2-meter high mural artwork by global ANP artist Benjamin Jeanjean. On a visit to Berlin’s ever-inspiring neighborhoods, and leveraging BRIGHT trade show and fashion week dynamics; RVCA and Benjamin partnered-up to deliver a live-art execution and impressive work of art to the thousands passing by BRIGHT. Jeanjean continues his exploration grounded in life experience and an interpretation of our world’s challenges.

Video by Yentl Touboul
Music: « Akahito » by Absent Music (words and music by Jan Van den Broeke)



Alex Knost | Form & Void

The opening reception for Form & Void by RVCA Advocate Alex Knost shown at the T-Hart Hall in Japan on October 13th, 2017. Movie by LIQID, song by Glitterbust. Photos by Lui Araki.


Benjamin Jean Jean | True Stories Paris

Launching the third edition of ‘TRUE STORIES’ and first book release from the growing project, RVCA was proud to gather a community of artists, skaters, creatives and amateurs at CLASSIC book store in Paris this past Friday. In presence of artist and project initiator Benjamin Jeanjean, a longtime global ANP artist, the Paris happening allowed for a nice mix of profiles, personalities and authentic art amateurs.

« It’s pretty impressive and encouraging to see people come and learn about the project, » Jeanjean said. « These artworks and book are just the start of something way bigger I believe, as the refugee topic pretty much exists everywhere around the globe. Hopefully, we take this beyond and I hope we can bring in tens of artists to join and deliver their own take on the topic to make it a big-scale group show in the short term. »

The inititaive started in Vienna (AUT), after Jeanjean spent over a month living and learning with various refugees to deeply understand their experiences and tranlsate it all into refined, detailed custom illustrations. That first moment naturally took the artist to add work and artworks to the first chapter and hit Bordeaux (FRA), before producing a first book ‘TRUE STORIES : Vol. I ALI’ that was launched in Paris Friday.

« A book is always a great item to gather both stories and illusrations, to really take the time to transcribe those experiences and have something that stays on your hands, » RVCA Marketing’s Greg Puget said. «We are really proud to support Benjamin’s work and vision, and RVCA really is that unique brand that allows to commit to such beautiful, committed deep art projects. Definitely looking at the next stages on how we help the artist reach a wider audience because his project deserves more. »

A first happening in a long time in Paris, it was a great re-launch for the brand in the French capital, a project that naturally cals in for some soon-to-come new moments for the community.



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