Pop Crucifixes Vol. 4

This weekend’s sale went well. I sold a good handful of Pop Crucifixes including the ones below. I’m extra exited that Ester Hernandez bought a Eazy-E print from me as well. I’m hoping to sell again at Galeria de la Raza’s next artist market event in two months. More details coming soon.

Morrissey
Morrissey
Superman
Superman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Hello Kitty #3
Hello Kitty #3
Hello Kitty #4
Hello Kitty #4
Power Rangers
Power Rangers
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Pop Crucifixes Vol. 3

Almost every night for the last month I’ve been watching every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in chronological order. While I’ve viewing season 2 this past week I’ve kept my hands busy by working on some new crucifixes. More to come!

Ariel
Ariel
Cinderella
Cinderella
Belle
Belle
Lisa Frank
Lisa Frank
Lisa Frank 02
Lisa Frank 02

Peace,

Rio

Pop Crucifixes Vol. 2

Here’s my second round of pop crucifixes. About the creation process: The crucifixes and stickers were both gathered from Mission street stores. The stickers are genuine 3rd world bootlegs and fascinating to me. Because of their bootleg status the stickers have all sorts of wonderful quirks and flaws. The Batman stickers mix are psychedelically discolored and mix elements from different Batman shows and comics. The High School Musical stickers (used in the Ashley Tisdale cross) have stickers of Miley Cyrus and Hilary Duff mixed in with them. Enjoy!

Disney Princesses
Disney Princesses
Batman
Batman
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
Dora la Exploradora
Dora la Exploradora
Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale

Peace,

Rio

Pop Crucifixes

About two weeks ago, on the eve of San Francisco’s Open Studios in the Soma area, inspiration struck. I was out shopping for some art supplies in the Mission and came across what would become the materials for the work you see below. Somehow I connected the dots to use sticker books and crucifixes together and was very happy with the results. They got a good reaction during my open studio at SomArts, I priced them at $25.00 each and sold a Spider-Man crucifix on the second day to a school teacher. My first batch consisted of only 3, I’ve since sold or given away others and have now remade them.

With my wares - photo by Lex Leifheit
With my wares - photo by Lex Leifheit

Since my open studios presentation I’ve made more crucifixes and am now contemplating what direction to go with them. My current body of work is below.

Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty
High School Musical
High School Musical
Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana
Betty Boop
Betty Boop

There are more in the works, a Disney Princess crucifix and a Batman crucifix are both on their way. To purchase one of these sacrilicious artworks please email me. They are ready to hang and each of them has a design on the back as well.

Peace,

Rio