ED “BIG DADDY” ROTH
WORK FROM ED “BIG DADDY” ROTH STUDIOS
Featuring original ink on board artwork for T-shirts & decals
Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 7 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
“Ed “Big Daddy” Roth did what he did best. He followed his heart & became a pied piper to loads of weird kids in the 60's that turned into weird adults in the 80's & 90's. Roth created "weirdo" characters for fun. People loved these drawings so Roth painted 'em on t-shirts. He became a grease-monkey Andy Warhol, employing incredible artists like Ed Newton & Robert Williams to do his art for him, which he signed and mass produced. Like Warhol, he fathered an art movement; lowbrow/pop-surrealism, quite similar in many ways to the pop-art movement. In recent years Roth has become the Warhol of a new generation, tuned in by his star pupil, Robert Williams. Roth, no longer in the underground, (though he is sadly located there now) is a rock star in his own right. See these unbelievably rare lowbrow pop art hieroglyphics in person, as you will probably never see the original artwork for these disposable masterpieces ever again.”
This astounding lost cache of iconic art from Roth Studios artwork will be on display at La luz de Jesus until June 30th
La Luz de Jesus is located in the Soap Plant/Waco building, in East Hollywood at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, 90027. Gallery hours are Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 7pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm.