HAHA Magazine asked The Dutch Umbrella Share Program if they would turn over their classic white umbrellas to five local Philadelphia artists to use as a blank canvas. The results of which were chronicled through five, four minute videos called, The HAHA Mag Dutch Umbrella Episodes. The artist’s umbrellas were exhibited at Paradigm Gallery + Studio for a month and then auctioned off. Proceeds from the auction went toward children’s art programming in Philadelphia.
ISH KNITS (JESSIE HEMMONS)
By now I’m sure you’ve all seen The Dutch Umbrella Episodes…
So you know that ‘The Dutch Umbrella Share Program’ gave us some of their signature white umbrellas; and we passed them on to some rad local artists to reimagine. Now that the umbrellas are finally finished, we’re gonna celebrate the completion of the project with an insane HAHA MAG Auction – complete with mustache styled paddles (it is No Shave November after all).
We hope everyone has enjoyed following the project and will come out and celebrate with us & the artists. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting the artists themselves and various local arts charities.
DJ PHSH starts spinning the tunes & the beer starts flowing at 7pm.
The Auction starts at 8pm Sharp!
*All 12 Umbrellas will be on display at Paradigm Gallery starting 11/8
if you want to check out the goods before the bidding starts.
This time we’re with 27 year old local artist Frost 215 - the rogue sticker bomber of that trademark character, El Toro.
Are you watching the video already?…then make sure you stick around till the ‘2:27′ minute mark when Lily asks him what we’ve been dying to know since he jumped on screen.
To see more of Frost’s work, head over to: