Hot off the Rizzoli press, My Rules
is a massive survey of the striking work of Glen E. Friedman. A pioneer of skate, punk, and hip-hop photography, Glen is best known for his nearly four decades of work capturing and promoting rebellion via portraits of musicians such as Fugazi, Black Flag, Ice-T, The Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, The Misfits, Bad Brains, The Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., and Public Enemy, as well as skateboarding originators that include the Z-Boys, Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, Duane Peters, Stacy Peralta, and a very young Tony Hawk. Designed in association with artist Shepard Fairey, My Rules
includes many never-before-published images documenting important heroes and influential moments from three of the most significant countercultures of the last quarter of the twentieth century - ones in part shaped and defined by Friedmanâ€™s photographs. A remarkable chronicle as well as primer of the origins of radical street culture, contributors to the book include C. R. Stecyk III, Shepard Fairey, Chuck D., Adam Horovitz, Rick Rubin, Tony Alva, Ian MacKaye, and Henry Rollins.
So come to Arcana on Thursday, September 25th between 6:00 and 8:00 PM to welcome the photographer along with some guest movers-and-shakers from the book, see the West Coast premiere of Eric Matthiesâ€™ short film of Glen E. Friedman and Ian MacKaye in conversation, and enjoy some tasty vegan treats courtesy of the good people at The Veggie Grill
. If you cannot attend but would like to purchase a signed copy of My Rules, please click here, or phone 310-458-1499.
***IMPORTANT NOTE: The parking lot outside our front door is now closed for several months while undergoing renovation, so we highly recommend using the awesome new complimentary valet service located at the Helms entrance on south side of Venice Boulevard at Helms Avenue (in front of Rejuvenation Hardware) from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM for your visit. In addition, there is plentiful free self-parking in the lot north of the Helms complex on Helms Avenue at Venice Boulevard. Please feel free to call or write us should you have any questions.