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120 Hour Film Festival Frank Sinatra Auction

On Saturday February 23, 2013 I participated in a raffle fundraiser for The Sherry Theater in North Hollywood. The theater is run by a good friend of mine, Scott Haze. When Scott rung me up and asked if I’d be interested in donating a piece to help raise money for the theater during their 1st 120 Hour Film Festival, I gladly accepted.

Director Ben Austen holds up an original Smiley artwork before auction
Director Ben Austen holds up an original Smiley artwork before auction

Feel free to read about the event on the NoHo Arts District website and don’t forget to support your community theaters. There’s always some amazing new talents to discover, especially at The Sherry Theater. I can’t wait to check out some of their upcoming shows!

Frank Sinatra by Matt Smiley raffle piece.
Frank Sinatra by Matt Smiley raffle piece.

 

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OSCAR NIGHT

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My friends at NightVision did an amazing job setting up Seth MacFarlane‘s post-Oscar event at The Lot in Hollywood. I’d say this pic (above) sums up the night in a nutshell. Having a 75-piece orchestra was a rare treat.

Matt Smiley, Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) and Stella Maeve
Matt Smiley, Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) and Stella Maeve

Mr. Brainwash provided some pop-art-graffiti sizzle with his wild creations. Everywhere you turned, an iconic Brainwash piece was there to greet you in the exquisitly designed tent. My personal favorite was his larger than life “Life is Beautiful” 16 x 20 foot sculpture that greeted guests at the end of a long red carpet.

Life is Beautiful by Mr. Brainwash
Life is Beautiful by Mr. Brainwash


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Hats for sale!!!

GET YOUR LIMITED EDITION OK SMILEY HAT!!!Ā 

Matt Smiley wearing a limitied edition OK Smiley hat.
Matt Smiley wearing a limitied edition OK Smiley hat.

Hello everyone!

There are less than 30 limited edition OK SMILEY hats available for purchase in the store section. Please limit yourselves to 1 purchase per customer and stay tuned for lots of fun items that will be listed in the coming weeks. Special limited edition prints and original works will also be available from time to time.

Faith Picozzi rocking an OK Smiley Hat.
Faith Picozzi rocking an OK Smiley Hat.

If you didn’t make it to the party, you can still own a piece of bling.

Montreal Expos Youppi by Smiley
Montreal Expos Youppi by Smiley

 

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ARTISTIC EXPRESSION: Dream, dream as big as you can. One day you’ll fall among the stars.

Faith Picozzi, Sophie Reeves & Lanchen Mihalic rocking out the photobooth at 9 Olives on Sunset Blvd.
Faith Picozzi, Sophie Reeves & Lanchen Mihalic rocking out the photobooth at 9 Olives on Sunset Blvd.

The Art show we held at 9 Olives Chaplin House on Sunset Blvd. was a great succes. I’m already looking forward to our next exhibit. It was a blessing to share the night with so many great friends.

If you didn’t get a chance to check out the show, Ace Norton and I’s pieces are still up at 9 Olives until the beginning of March, so be sure to book a reservation for dinner or drop by the bar late night for a relaxing drink.

My online store will also be launching this week. So be sure to check in for limited edition OK SMILEY hats, original artwork and prints for sale.

People are Gruesome by Ace Norton
People are Gruesome by Ace Norton

 

Hirsch Norton Smiley Art Show entrance at 9 Olives Chaplin House.
Hirsch Norton Smiley Art Show entrance at 9 Olives Chaplin House.
Absinthe by Matt Smiley (2011)
Absinthe by Matt Smiley (2011)
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HIRSCH NORTON SMILEY ART SHOW

Matt Smiley by Fausto Rivers at the Hirsch, Norton, Smiley Art Show.
Matt Smiley at the Hirsch, Norton, Smiley Art Show.
Ace Norton, Emile Hirsch, and Matt Smiley at the Hirsch / Norton / Smiley Art Show at 9 Olives on Sunset Blvd.
Ace Norton, Emile Hirsch, and Matt Smiley at the Hirsch / Norton / Smiley Art Show at 9 Olives on Sunset Blvd.
Matt Smiley levitating trick at Hirsch Norton Smiley Art Show
Matt Smiley levitating trick at Hirsch Norton Smiley Art Show