Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ya Dumb Bird!

We know, we know the preview for “Unwound” will be out within the next 48 hours but we just had to share these amazing bird paintings by Karl DeubleTheir fun, dorky, derpy, cuteness is just brilliant, and that has to be shared! Just look at these three no so good pigeons!

The opening reception for UNWOUND is Friday, May 1st from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Karl along with Scribe and Joe Scarano will be in attendance.
Outta Here (1)Hey Bird, Hey!


We have a limited supply of Sas Christian prints available in our online store.

Find them all HERE.

Born in London in 1968, the eldest of four. She was a shy introverted child lacking in self confidence with a passion for drawing.

At 13 she was sent away to boarding school, a Church of England private girls school with compulsory morning and evening chapel services. At first it was a living hell really, and it was art and music that helped transport me away. Although her mother had plans for her to have a career in medicine she had other ideas, and with the support of her headmistress and art teacher they managed to persuade my reluctant parents to let her study graphic design, which as it turned out was absolutely useless.She studied ‘old school’ methods, that’s to say, cut and paste by hand. Computers had not quite come to her college yet, but by the time she left they were the new way. To add insult to injury, after she graduated and was looking for work, schlepping her portfolio all over town — it was promptly stolen, and she had nothing to show for her years in college. Lucky for her, this time wasn’t a total loss — because it would be the town where she’d meet her lovely husband Colin. He was a DJ at the time and although he never played the music she requested, she was besotted and eventually made him hers.

In 1992 they moved to S. Florida, year of Hurricane Andrew. They started their own couture latex company called Hotbox Inc. They specialized in custom made fetish rubber clothing. They manufactured their own sheet rubber, which at the time was unheard of. Without any money to push the business forward it was a hard task and eventually they had to call it quits.

Sas worked in a department store, at a commercial art studio and a PIP printing (where she quit on her first day, before lunch)! It was around this time that she first saw an issue of Juxtapoz with a cover by Mark Ryden – and was struck. The urge to paint was growing, but she lacked the knowledge and confidence to do anything about it. It seemed so complicated. Her very early attempts were very graphic, comic book style. Hard colors. ”

Jam Sandwich” was the first layered painting she produced, and is the only one of her pieces that she will keep.

Her original inspirations relied heavily on anime, Tamara De Lempicka and Mark Ryden. She loved the creative expression of the Harajuku kids in Tokyo. They filled her with such hope and excitement. Originally the intention of her paintings was just about creating a strong image, purely visual. She wanted to impart a modern tongue-in-cheek humor, incorporating her experiences. Contemporary, ballsy, flirty, weepy girls; punk, catholic, no-nonsense, damaged but not broken girls. Funny, intelligent, unusual, independent, odd ball, outsiders. Lovely.

The next logical step for her was to move into oils. With no formal fine art training whatsoever, and no knowledge of art history and even less of art technique it seemed like the most complicated thing in the world — fat over lean? What the hell did that mean? So, in 2003 she bought a book off the Internet “How to Paint with Oils.” she decided to give it a go, and has never looked back. Oils have a whole new set of rules.

As time goes on she finds herself relying less on the narrative and more on the emotive. She hopes that her work can connect with people on different levels. She is trying to harness a single moment in time, an emotional response, seemingly insignificant gesture that can mean so much.



Oh do we have a treat for everyone available now in the Circus Posterus Online Store, two Phil Noto art books! Time to gaze at the amazingness that is Phil Noto time and time again.

Available now:
Trans AM Champions” (pictured above) 48 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover, Perfect bound-Sewn Pages and signed by Phil himself.

Jet Seven” (pictured below) 48 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover, Perfect bound-Sewn Pages and signed by Phil.

Better hurry up because these won’t last!
Find both here.


Now available in the Circus Posterus Online Store, Muckey “The Rookie Black”!

“This is the 8th version of the Muckey and is the 2nd year since we introduced this Muckey. We tried many different colors each time, and this time we choose to restore it’s cute and simple characteristics. We named it ”Rookie Black”

The Rookie Black wears a red scarf, and it fits perfectly on the Muckey. This is one of new idea for this Muckey. In this version, the teeth of the Rookie are designed to be interchangeable with 3 other different colors, available to change colors at any time.”

That isn’t all because we have secured a few of the uber rare 4th set of teeth you can put in your Rookie Black Muckey! this rare 4th set is limited to 50 worldwide, and we will randomly place a few in with orders!

Hurry, these will not last.

Order Muckey here.




Straight from his amazing show, VIXEN! at AFAY NYC, Brandt Peters, we have the entire catalogue available in the Circus Posterus Online Store! 

40 pages of new original artwork by Brandt, and by ordering from the CP Store, your copy comes signed by the man himself. This is just a small glimpse into that wonderful artistic brain of Brandt’s!

Find it here

This weekend, Baker + Hesseldenz’s 1ST Annual Spring Group Exhibition featuring our own Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters along with Van Arno, Fabio D’Aroma, Mark Elliott, Frank Forte, Naoto Hattori, Fay Helfer, Michael Hussar, Hanna Jaeun, Tracy Lewis, Roland Tamayo, Kristin Tercek, Helice Wen, and Yoskay Yamamoto.
Opening Reception:
April 4, 2015 | 6-9PM

Exhibition Dates:
March 30 – May 29, 2015

Baker + Hesseldenz Fine Art
Tucson Warehouse & Sample Building
100 East 6th Street
Tucson, AZ 85705







Featuring All New Works from Joe Scarano, Scribe, and Karl Deuble

We are excited to announce Unwound, a group show featuring new work from Joe Scarano, Scribe, and Karl Deuble this May at Stranger Factory!

Joe Scarano is NY-based artist known for his goofy, tragic characters that honor the good old days of animation, complete with the friendly, but dingy despair of the 1930s. For our upcoming exhibition, Scarano is bringing plenty of characters to life through 3-D sculpts and a number of paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces, featuring an edition of Ol’ Stitch Wilson figures, one-off variants of his famous goblin, as well as many new creatures, which we’re excited to see!
D. Ross Scribe is known for his murals throughout North America, most notably in Kansas City, MO, but his work can also be seen across the US, in Canada, and as far south as Mexico. For Unwound, Scribe has found himself exploring a narrative of confronting fears, letting down one’s guard, and what it means to really unwind and enjoy the journey through life. With an unconventional twist on the theme of pursuing one’s dreams in the unknown territory known as the wild, wild west, Scribe is producing a variety of mixed media pieces, acrylic paintings, and custom figures. He will also be in attendance throughout the weekend working on Stranger Factory’s first mural at it’s new location on historic Route 66!

When not at Stranger Factory, Karl Deuble can be found rocking out with his band, working his screen-printing magic, or making art. Through his own signature combination of screen printing, acrylic, and spray painting techniques, as well as good ol’ ink and graphite, Deuble creates what he describes as dim-witted characters that explore the inner workings of random thoughts and the everyday mundane that we humans encounter. For Unwound, Karl’s inspiration comes from the feeling of being unraveled and longing for the past. He wanted to experiment with texture and color as a way to connect each character as a whole, while still allowing each piece to stand alone.

The opening reception is Friday, May 1st from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Each artist will be in attendance.

Stranger Factory
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106