Glorious Excess (Dies): Paintings by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda
August 30 - October 4, 2009
Following his highly-successful 2008 show, Glorious Excess (Born), Mike Shinoda returns to the National Museum to unveil his latest collection of paintings and digital works. Larger, broader, and more sensational than before, Glorious Excess (Dies) is the next chapter in his series exploring society’s obsession with celebrity culture, consumer addiction, and fascination with excess.
Shinoda’s new works continue to evolve, blending his personal experiences in the spotlight with social commentary and fine art technique while expanding his signature visual vocabulary, juxtaposing symbols of death, money and sex against vibrant neo-pop imagery. In an age where superstardom dominates the media, Glorious Excess (Dies) immortalizes consumption, fame and wealth, challenging the viewer to question what is real.
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Mike Shinoda’s Customized “Icon” Honda Fury
The Japanese American National Museum, in collaboration with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, have teamed up with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. to create a customized “Icon” Honda Fury.
This brand new, under warranty 2010 Honda Fury was donated by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. in conjunction with the exhibition Glorious Excess (Dies). Mr. Shinoda has donated his time and talents to create this custom Honda Fury that features a custom wrap of his art as well as his own personal additions. Together, they have provided a one-of-a-kind art work opportunity for one lucky purchaser.
FOR MEMBERS ONLY: A Conversation with Mike Shinoda
$40.00 per person
Join other JANM members for this special and intimate event as he discusses Glorious Excess and engages in a dialogue about his art. Signing to follow.
This ticketed event is open to Japanese American National Museum members only. Tickets will go on sale on-line only Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 10:00 AM, PST. Limit two tickets per membership; space is limited.
Public Opening and Signing with Mike Shinoda
8 - 10 PM
Help us celebrate the opening of Mike Shinoda Glorious Excess (Dies).
Mike Shinoda will be signing from 8 to 10 PM
* No RSVPs accepted
* Admission based on a first come, first served basis
* Maximum occupancy will be strictly enforced