Multimedia artist and guitarist Billy Morrison and urban street artist Plastic Jesus are joining forces to present a one week only art exhibit titled “Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion,” which will feature 36 pieces of modern fine art. Taking place at the former Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard, it will run for one weekend only, opening Friday, Feb. 24 with a VIP reception from 7 to 11 p.m., and open to the public Saturday, Feb. 25 from noon to 9 p.m.
Sponsored by Gibson Brands, Inc. and Aston Martin, the event will kick things off with a VIP with a clientele that is set to include Miley Cyrus, Shepard Fairey, Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Ozzy Osbourne, David Arquette, Charlize Theron, and many more. The art is intended to show how people consume popular culture to distract themselves from the madness of the world, from social media to retail therapy to gossip magazines.
The 36 works include 12 new works by Morrison, 12 by Plastic Jesus, and an additional 12 pieces created between the pair, ranging from paintings to large-scale installation pieces. Meanwhile, co-sponsor Aston Martin will be showing off their coolest cars.
Billy Morrison is best known for playing guitar for Billy Idol ans is a long time collecto og contemporary art. He started to make his own pieces of art during the past several years and has had three successful art shows in Los Angeles. Plastic Jesus is inspired by world events, society, politics and the urban environment to question the compliance of culture with his own combined humor, irony and criticism. He has been featured on The Huffington Post, BBC, Time Magazine, The LA Times, the LA Weekly, MSNBC, The Daily Telegraph and more.
Be sure to catch these two artists at Tower Records on Feb. 24 and 25 for a night of deep introspection and a lot of fun!