Joao Ruas

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aibohphobia
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:53 am

GOwest wrote: Luckily, when we got in the gallery (we were probably # 15 in line) we only took a cursory look at the work before going to the back where they were doing the selling. I was like 4th in that line. Loved the flipper ahead of me. Didn't even get a chance to look at a single piece on the walls, b/c he was too busy running to be first in line, so he could then run across town to '88, so he could buy prints from Bruce Yan to flip. I never really realized how hard they work/how much time they put in. In a way, I almost respected it a little....mainly just for the effort. But, it didnt seem easy on him.
That might have been me. I was first in the print line behind the VIP guy. I went straight to the counter, mostly because I didn't want to wait in a longer line. I immediately left and put the print in my car.

However, I came right back and hung out for awhile and got some of my all time favorite comic covers signed. I spent a bunch of time checking out the preview so it was really nice seeing the work up close. I went to the Yan show a little bit later but didn't get anything. Will also definitely be framing the Ruas print, love the detail. Granted it could have been someone else but hope that clears it up!
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:29 am

jimbobiii wrote:Insanely good show.

Terrific giveaway print and print for sale too. Just beautiful.

Sums my feelings up, on all counts.

I'll be going back on a week day when there are no crowds, so I can gawk without distraction. Said a quick hello to congratulate him on the show and to get some show cards signed too. Very nice person.

Amazing, mind-bending work.
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:51 am

Disappointed because it sold out? I wasn't surprised that most were gone but I wasn't expecting all of them to go before the opening.
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Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:26 pm

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Soey, Ruas, Esao at the show. Don't recognize the other two.
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Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:49 pm

I believe second from the right is Andrew Hem.
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Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:15 pm

haven wrote:I believe second from the right is Andrew Hem.
And Kent Williams
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:36 am

Anyone have any pics of the polaroids?
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Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:29 am

murdock wrote:Anyone have any pics of the polaroids?
Here you go : http://thinkspacegallery.com/works/?exhibit=221

Some still available.
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Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:35 am

Thanks!
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Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:53 am

Haven't seen this for sale in a while if anyone is interested. A bit overpriced though.

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Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:01 am

ksn wrote:Haven't seen this for sale in a while if anyone is interested. A bit overpriced though.

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I want one but yeahhh.... that's a bit pricey for what it is. Maybe I'll shoot him an email and see if if has any extras. :D
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Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:28 am

dsanacore wrote:
ksn wrote:Haven't seen this for sale in a while if anyone is interested. A bit overpriced though.

eBay 171267360804

I want one but yeahhh.... that's a bit pricey for what it is. Maybe I'll shoot him an email and see if if has any extras. :D
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ksn wrote:
dsanacore wrote:
ksn wrote:Haven't seen this for sale in a while if anyone is interested. A bit overpriced though.

eBay 171267360804

I want one but yeahhh.... that's a bit pricey for what it is. Maybe I'll shoot him an email and see if if has any extras. :D
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:lol: I'm just another nobody to Joao. Just saying it can't hurt to email (aka: bother) him about it. I figure by the 7th email he'll either block me or send me a book so I finally shutup.
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Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:00 pm

So much to like here: #TrueDetective #YellowKing

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Wed May 07, 2014 2:44 pm

Ruas is currently at work on his large-scale canvas for Thinkspace’s curation of ‘Project M/4’ with Urban Nation in Berlin, Germany. This special mural project takes place in tandem with our pop-up exhibit ‘LAX / TXL’ taking place across the street from the Urban Nation building (exhibit runs May 17th - July 12th)
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