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Oct 15

We interrupt our normal programming to bring you this epic message from Alex Pardee…
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HI (zero)Friends! Alex Pardee here.
In 5 more days I will be opening my most prolific, ambitious, affordable, silly and IMMATURE solo art gallery show that I have attempted in my life.
This Saturday, October 19th, at 7PM, my “BUNNYWITH” show will open up at Gallery 1988:East in Los Angeles, where, in short, alongside some new paintings, toys and masks, I will be simultaneously releasing over 100 brand new “Bunnywith” prints (produced by ZEROFRIENDS), most of which will be only $10 EACH. And that’s not even including a ton of free things that I’ll be giving away for no other reason than because I appreciate you coming out to an art gallery on a Saturday night when you can CLEARLY instead go to the Disco or to the Drive-In to make out with people or girls.
Well, if you’re a fan of short stories with more mystery and little details, then look no further and I hope to see you there! Here’s a link to my Facebook Event Info for it to remind yourself to come hang out:
However, if you want a more in-depth explanation of the silliness that will be taking place, including the COSTUME CONTEST and the print releases, then please continue to read on, reader, to decide if standing mere feet away from Pink’s Hot Dogs and Golden Apple Comics on a Saturday night will be worth it for you and ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS that you will be bringing. (Spoiler alert: It’s TOTALLY going to be worth it!)
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I jumped in my friend Marty’s delorian and went a week into the future, after the Bunnywith show opened, and collected the most frequently asked questions from everyone who showed up, and I’m glad I did because it turns out there was a lot of information about the show that I almost wasn’t going to mention. So here is my future-derived FAQ’s for the “BUNNWITH” Art Show this Saturday, Oct 19th, at Gallery 1988: East:
Q: What “Bunnywith” all about? 
A: Bunnywith is about 3 feet tall.
Q: No, I mean what is the CONCEPT of “Bunnywith” about. Like, what IS it?
A: “Bunnywith” is simple. It’s a Bunny…WITH something else. Like Bunnywith Hat. Or Bunnywith Herpes. Or Bunnywith A Fanny Pack made out of human skin. Each painting and print is a different “Bunnywith”.
Q: Is his name actually Bunnywith? Or just Bunny?
A: Bunnywith
Q: He has no arms!? WTF?
A: Well, you have no dick, but I don’t find it necessary to point that out in every photo of yourself that you put up on Instagram because I’m nice.
Q: Bunnywith sounds sensitive.
A: …
Q: Where/when will the show be?
A: The opening reception is OCTOBER 19th (Saturday) at 7PM.
At GALLERY 1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Ave (corner of Melrose and La Brea)
Los Angeles, CA
The show will be on view at the gallery until mid November.
Q: What is the cost of admission?
A: FREE.
Q: Will there be art for sale?
A: YES! There will only be a few larger new original acrylic paintings, but there will be OVER 100 new Bunnywith prints to choose from, in addition to some limited Bunnywith toys from RETROBAND, and even new high-end Halloween masks from Atomic Vomit.
Q: Are the prints limited?
A: No and Yes. ALL but ONE of the prints are non-limited prints, however, I can only bring so many to the opening. So there will be a limited amount of each print available for purchase at the opening. There will be ONE signed limited print being released too.
Q: If you sell out of a print at the opening, can I still get one?
A: Yes, Gallery 1988 will be re-stocking most of the prints throughout the duration of the show, and they will be selling the prints online during the show as well.
Q: Can you show me some examples of the prints because I hate surprises?
A: Sure…here you go, party pooper.
Q: Don’t you mean, “Pardee Pooper”?
A: No, that would be my butt, and you’re a dummy. Meanwhile…

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Q: Will the Bunnywith prints be available anywhere else aside from Gallery 1988?
A: At this point, NO. Perhaps far down the road, but until further notice, NO. The ONLY way to get these prints at this time will be either in person at the gallery or online at http://nineteeneightyeight.com from Oct 21-November 15th.
Q: How much are you selling the prints?
A: Most of the prints will be priced at $10 each, unframed and unsigned. Some larger ones will be a bit more, but the idea is to make the prints affordable enough so that everyone can go home with one!
There will be ONE framed, matted and signed version of each print that will cost a little more too.
Q: Will you be there to sign the prints if we buy them, since they are unsigned?
A: Yes, I will be there the entire night, so please don’t hesitate to ask me to sign anything or just say hi.
Q: How do I know what you look like?
A: I will be wearing giant bunny ears and most likely a non-matching beard. Like a lazy version of a Furrie.
Q: Speaking of, can I dress up? You mentioned a “Bunny Costume Contest”?
A: YES!!! Please, I encourage dressing up. It’s so close to Halloween! Why not?! Though you don’t HAVE to dress up like a bunny, the contest will be a “Bunny Costume Contest” so I will be awarding my favorite Bunny costume with a prize. And there will be runner-up prizes as well that I will announce throughout the week.
Q: Does it have to be a “Bunnywith” Costume?

A: Nope, just any kind of BUNNY costume. Be creative. It doesn’t have to be an expensive store-bought costume. I just want to smile. My smile will be the judge

Q: What will the main prize for the contest be?
A: A framed original “Bunnywith” piece from me. I will also be giving away some runner up prizes that I will announce via my TWITTER or INSTAGRAM @alexpardee throughout the week.
Q: What else will be going on at the show? What else will be for sale? Why should I go? I’m tired. I want to eat pizza. Saturday night is the same night that I was going to see Machete Kills. Why should I go to your show?
A: Actually, maybe you shouldn’t. BUT, if you keep up with my Twitter or Instagram @alexpardee , I will be sharing a few more incentives to go, but seriously, there will be so much silly art for sale for cheap that it would be really cool if you came and hung out and chuckled with mature kids and immature adults, even if you just want to stare and wonder why there are no arms on Bunnywith.
See you there!!!
Facebook Event and Art Page (invite your bajillion friends!):

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Mar 13
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ZEROFRIENDS GRAND OPENING
Saturday, March 16th, from 12 Noon to 7 PM
419 Haight St (Lower Haight, in between Fillmore & Webster)
San Francisco
Featuring live art & crafts to be sold in store periodically throughout the day by Bay Area Zerofriends artists Alex Pardee, Skinner, Dave Correia, Robert Bowen, N8 Van Dyke, Jon Wayshak, Matt136, Chloe Rice and more!
The first 50 people to spend $25 in the new store during the Grand Opening will receive this new “Leprechaun” print by Alex Pardee!
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Aug 01

Message from Alex Pardee/Zerofriends:

Hello everyone everywhere. If you are a fan of amazing music, then you may know that our good friend and longtime collaborator Aesop Rock released his new solo album Skeleton on July 10, and kicked off his US tour July 13.

However, On July 15, hours before his 2nd show of the tour at the Fillmore in SF, someone broke into Aesop’s tour van and stole all vital stage gear, forcing Aesop to cancel the show.  It took thousands of dollars to quickly replace all the audio/visual equipment they needed to be able to continue the tour to avoid cancellation.

In order to help recoup anything we can to compensate for the stolen and replaced equipment while they are on the road, we here at ZEROFRIENDS got together and I designed a limited edition ‘Skelethon’ giclee print to be released THIS FRIDAY AT NOON PACIFIC TIME.

The limited print is an edition of 125 and measures 16″ x 20″. It will be signed by BOTH AESOP AND MYSELF and sold exclusively via ZEROFRIENDS starting Friday Aug 3 at noon pacific time.

Cost is $50 each
All proceeds to Aesop to help him cover his costs. Thank you all for your support.

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Jan 21

Sorry, we’ve been somewhat snoozy about keeping up to date with Aesop et al happenings, here are some recent vids from the the 900bats blog they’ve been doing:

Rob Sonic Answers Important Questions:

Aesop Doing “None Shall Pass” at ZeroFriends (someone recently asked me if he was still rapping…uh, yes)

Cage doing “Blood Boy” at ZeroFriends

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Oct 05

Aesop Rock,  along with Alex Tarrant and Justin Metros,  has started a new site called  900bats.com.  Original writing, photography, artwork, audio, and video content from varying sources will be posted regularly.  Today they posted the first in a series of Jeremy Fish videos called, “Creepy Uncle Fish”.  Hop over.

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Sep 15

Now is your chance to watch movies once a week with Alex Pardee.  You can click the image above for more deets, but here is the quick rundown:

The Movie Knights will be held weekly on WEDS nights from 8-11 (unless otherwise noted)
First things first: The ONLY way to get into a MOVIE KNIGHT is to get your hands on ONE of 150 Limited Edition, signed & numbered MOVIE KNIGHTS mini-prints. (featuring the image above, designed by Alex Pardee, water, no sleep, paintbrushes and photoshop). This print is both THE ONLY WAY TO GET IN, as well as a prestigious collectible fun certificate that basically says you love having fun at night with nerds.

Every Monday at NOON, 20 of these prints will go on sale ONLY AT THE ZEROFRIENDS SAN FRAN RETAIL STORE (Located at 248 Fillmore St in the Lower Haight District) for $10 each. That’s it. Simple. For ten bucks, you get a signed limited print and a guestlist spot for that week’s Wednesday night movie shindig.

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Jun 09

Walrus Rider Vinyl Figure by Alex Pardee, BlackWalrus Rider Vinyl Figure by Alex Pardee, Teal
Click above images to view product.

To help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of UP, Alex Pardee gave us hi
interpretation of the UP walrus…with it’s own poem:

“Born with legs of a golden tint,
He’d walk, he’d run, he’d jump and sprint. There’s nothing much he COULDN’T do,

With legs of gold and wooden shoes.
The girls all l
ved his limbs and knees,
For no one else had legs like these,
But jealousy arose with some,
Cause’ HE was having all the fun!

So late one night upon his slumber,
Darkness drenched with rain and thunder.

There he slept and dreamt of blondes,
But when he woke HIS LEGS WERE GONE!
Who would do this tragic thing?
What good is a bee if a bee cannot sting?
And what good is HE without legs at all?
Now he cannot move and he’
not that tall!

So he hopped on the back of his bestest friend,

And together they ride as he seeks his REVENGE!”

The walrus rider is approximately 11″ tall and has bendy arms and a removable tusk (which fits into the rider’s hand). This black version is exclusive to UP and will only be available at UP stores and UP online only. … and The Giant Peach!

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May 28

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