My friend Nicholas Gazin AKA the Toilet Cobra AKA Nick Gazin had an art opening at Mishka’s 350 Broadway store. I don’t have to tell you that Nick’s art is fucking insane, you can clearly see that for yourself. The dude is just a sick fucking artist and seems to be everywhere these days. He is the Vice Comics editor and shoots and writes Dos and Don’ts for them (including a bunch of the ones I shot). He designs t-shirts and blog for Mishka. He shoots photos and was somehow named by L Magazine as one of the best photobloggers even though he was borrowing my camera at the time (he finally gave it back). And the dude draws shirts and flyers for every fucking rad band. If Nick can keep up this pace he is going to be a legend and people are going to start comparing him to Raymond Pettibon even more than they already do.
As far as the show goes he had a ton of work on the wall from illustrations for magazines to sketches to paintings. The show was as packed as I have ever seen an art opening at Mishka. Ellen Stagg’s shows seem to bring a lot of people out but Nick doesn’t have the advantage of porn stars hanging out at his openings. I was only at the show for a little bit but it was a great time and hopefully he sold some arts.