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Jimmy Danko  Artist. Gorilla heart. Portland/Los Angeles.

http://jimmydanko.bigcartel.com/

Sent the first wave of Gorilla prints, along with a few Gorilla tees, out into the world yesterday. As I fill another set of tubes today I just wanted to say thank you for the support and Gorilla love over the years. My path as an artist, has been a meandering one. A roller coaster journey to paint. To make art. One that I am still very much figuring out. Along that path there have been two constants: your support and the Gorilla, the latter of which derived from the first painting I ever did. The different forms those two things take, often intertwined together, always put a grin on my face. So THANK YOU for being part of it all. I see you. Lots of love back your way. -Jimmy

There are still some prints left too! Those, along with t-shirts, stickers, etc can be snagged here: http://jimmydanko.bigcartel.com/ (link in IG profile) #limitededition #gorilla #thankyou

First ever Gorilla print is available now! Limited run of 50. Link in my bio. #screenprint #limitededition #gorilla

Numbering and signing the new Gorilla prints! Stoked for these guys to go out into the world. They release Sunday on my website at 10am PST. Specs: Limited edition run of 50 // 18” x 24” (46 x 61cm) // 3 color silkscreen printed on Domtar Cougar 100 lb cover // $75 (plus shipping). #screenprint #limitededition #gorilla

One of my all-time fave screen print shops is @seizurepalace in Portland, so I was extra stoked to get a tour of their place today and see all of the dope work on the walls. Even more stoked though that in between some big runs of Ames Bros Metallica posters they worked in a first ever limited edition Gorilla print for me. Can’t wait to get this beast signed and released! Details coming soon. ⚡️🦍⚡️#wander #screenprinting #seizurepalace

'Naturally flavored with purple roller coasters and homemade bike jumps.' // Detail of "Grape Ape". #oilpainting #ingredients

Finished the purple guy: “Grape Ape” / 15” x 32” / oil on wood panel. Swipe for detail pics. #oilpainting #grapesoda #grapeape #realism // Update: SOLD

1 a.m. Monday morning. On autopilot cleaning brushes while weird instrumental music plays on KEXP in the background. I'm torn between wanting to go to bed and wanting to go get pancakes at an all-night diner.

Final details coming together on the Grape Ape. Starting to work my way down the can. Fave part of my day other than making progress on the beast: Throwing on the Beastie Boys @pandora station and working to a much needed influx of 90's hip hop...Cypress Hill, Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, etc. #wip #oilpainting #grapesoda #realism

There are a handful of books that are out and opened up in my studio more often than they are tucked away on the shelf. Among those select few is this one. James Rosenquist’s "A Retrospective". For anyone who's done graphic art and fine art, the line is blurred as to exactly when one becomes the other. Rosenquist was one of the pioneers of Pop Art in the 1960s that purposefully jumped the line and challenged what art could be. He passed away this weekend at the age of 83, however, they say legends never die, and he no doubt left something behind. His paintings "could be viewed both as critiques of modern consumerism and as glimpses into the collective American consciousness (NY Times)." For me it's a version of the latter that his book is a window into, and a reference for what the other side of the blurred line can look like. “When things become peculiar, frustrating and strange, I think it's a good time to start painting.” -James Rosenquist

#ripJamesRosenquist #jamesrosenquist #popart

Releasing another smaller piece. Swipe for photos of the side wrap. “Cobra Loop” / 12” x 12” oil on wood panel / Update: SOLD / #frootloops #cobracommander #oilpainting #painting #popculture

Manganese Violet + Flake White Replacement. #shadesofgrape @gamblincolors

Adding the final coat of @gamblincolors varnish to Cobra/Froot Loops mashup painting. #oilpainting #wip #cobracommander #frootloops #gamvar

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