Lords of the Void: Z-Boys
Pop, Modern and Original Art from Mr Bigg Makk
Background: Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Stacy Peralta. The film is based on the “Z-Boys”, a revolutionary group of young and talented skateboarders from the Venice Beach area of California. The film focuses on three of the Z-Boys: Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva, and Jay Adams. The movie is dedicated to the memory of comedian Mitch Hedberg, who appears in the movie but died before the film was released.
The film has a close relationship with Thrashin’, the 1986 original skateboarding cult classic, directed by David Winters, where Catherine Hardwicke began her career in motion pictures as a production designer and had a chance to work with many famous skaters including Tony Alva, Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero. LINK
Saut dans le vide (Leap into the Void), originally published in the artist’s book Dimanche, which apparently shows him jumping off a wall, arms outstretched, towards the pavement. Klein used the photograph as evidence of his ability to undertake unaided lunar travel. In fact, “Saut dans le vide”, published as part of a broadside on the part of Klein (the “artist of space”) denouncing NASA’s own lunar expeditions as hubris and folly, was a photomontage in which the large tarpaulin Klein leaped onto was removed from the final image. LINK