Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth - Works from Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Studios at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. "...Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth did what he did best. He followed his heart & became a pied piper to loads of weird kids in the 60's that turned into weird adults in the 80's & 90's. Roth created "weirdo" characters for fun. People loved these drawings so Roth painted 'em on t-shirts. He became a grease-monkey Andy Warhol, employing incredible artists like Ed Newton & Robert Williams to do his art for him, which he signed and mass produced. Like Warhol, he fathered an art movement; lowbrow/pop-surrealism, quite similar in many ways to the pop-art movement."


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