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So Me Art Show

SO ME: Portraits


ARTWORK PURCHASE INFORMATION

IN PERSON:
Weekdays & evenings by appointment only:
Call 416-832-3933 or email avery@studio.to

INTERNATIONAL:
Availability & purchase inquiries welcome 24/7
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If there is no answer plesae leave a message.

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1) Fine art prints $700 USD
Giclée prints on 100% cotton archival watercolour paper. Twenty-two original pieces, limited editions of five, signed and numbered by the artist.
$700 USD each plus applicable taxes, shipping and insurance.

2) Prints - 11" x 17" prints on heavy matte poster paper. $60

3) Diptych (double) Print - #1 Gaston & #2 Xavos printed side-by-side on 17" x 22" heavy matte poster paper. $120

ON WITH THE SHOW:

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Studio Gallery / Ourspace

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Well hung.

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That's what she said.

So Me signing artowrk titles on wall Studio Gallery
So Me signing and titling the walls under each piece.

So Me in front of his artwork
So Me in front of his works at the show's opening reception.

Busy P / Pedro Winter - the guest of honour
The man of the hour, Busy P aka Pedro Winter, subject of all 22 So Me artworks.

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Above: 12. Talky P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

SOLD OUT


Gaspard Auge
Justice's Gaspard Augé with Portrait at So Me's art show opening reception
01. Gaston / Portrait of Gaspard Augé of Justice wearing Busy P / Pedro Winter t-shirt by So Me
Above: 01. Gaston
$700 USD
Portrait of Gaspard Augé of Justice wearing Busy P / Pedro Winter So Me t-shirt
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

Xavier de Ron
Justice's Xavier de Rosnay gettin chinky-eyed with Your Boy Brian
Xavier de Rosnay at So Me art show opening reception
Justice's Xavier de Rosnay at So Me art show opening reception at Studio Gallery
Justice's Gaspard Augé  next to So Me portrait of dj partner Xavier de Rosnay
Gaspard Augé next to So Me portrait of Justice dj partner Xavier de Rosnay
02. Xavos / Portrait of Xavier de Rosnay of Justice wearing Busy P / Pedro Winter t-shirt - by So Me
Above: 02. Xavos
$700 USD
Portrait of Xavier de Rosnay of Justice wearing Busy P / Pedro Winter So Me t-shirt
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

03. 2Many DJS / Portrait of Busy P / Pedro Winter - by So Me
Above: 03. 2Many DJS
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P / Pedro Winter by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

04. Many Ps. / Portrait of Busy P / Pedro Winter - by So Me
04. Many Ps.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

05. Closer Look. / Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
05. Closer Look.
$700
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

06. Monster P. / Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
06. Monster P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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07. Zonga P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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08. Proud P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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09. Heavenly P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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10. Skully P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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11. Double P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

 

Busy P aka Pedro Winter taking Cell phone pics of Portraits of himself by So Me
Pedro Winter / Busy P taking cell phone pics of So Me's portraits.
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13. Candy P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

So Me signing #14 2pac Shak P
So Me signing the wall underneath #14 2Pac Shak P
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14. 2Pac Shak P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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15. Bloody P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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16. OlymPix
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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17. Rainbow Man
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

Gaspard
Gaspard in deep thought.
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18. Square P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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19. And the whole world has to answer right now just to hear you once again...
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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20. In Progress
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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21. The "Real" Busy P.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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22. Charlotte's Mind.
$700 USD
Portrait of Busy P aka Pedro Winter - by So Me
Limited edition of 5 - signed and numbered by So Me
17" x 22" Giclée print on 100% cotton watercolor archival paper.

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SO ME: Portraits

PUBLIC HOURS: Weekends, weekdays & evenings by appointment.
416-832-3933 / avery@studio.to
Studio Gallery is located at 294 College Street, 2nd Floor / Just west of Spadina

Portraits, will be the North-American debut for acclaimed French artist and illustrator So Me. This exhibition comprises a series of portraits done in So Me’s trademark style, incorporating the vibrant colours and tongue-in-cheek references which define his work as Art Director for Ed Banger Records. Like previous album-art designers such as Peter Saville and his relationship with Factory Records (Saville designed album art for Joy Division and New Order), So Me has found a way to make tangible albums relevant and worthwhile - a feat in today’s world of digital music distribution. So Me provides the artistic and visual identity which accompanies Ed Banger Records’ brand of music and culture that has recently experienced tremendous growth – largely via the internet. So Me’s work is often described as influenced by the iconic pop art of the 1960s, French comic books and graffiti, and contemporary iconography.

In addition to creating album art, So Me has explored other channels of media. He has created award-winning music videos for the likes of Kanye West, Justice, and DJ Mehdi, as well as prints, jewelry, and limited edition sets of t-shirts for H&M and Japanese clothing label Revolver. An aspiring comic book illustrator during his youth, the Paris-born So Me was influenced early on by skateboard culture, and was later affiliated with graffiti crews before gaining notoriety as a freelance magazine illustrator. He has worked for publications such as Collete, Arktip, Dazed, XLR8R, Clark Magazine, Sleazenation, and has created a Nike campaign for France.

An illustrated catalogue will be published in conjunction with this exhibition. For an illustrated chronology of So Me’s career including his graphic, video and installation works please visit our website at


DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE:
March 11, 2008: So Me Art Show - Press Release.PDF

 

PRESS CLIPPINGS & PHOTOS

1. BLACKBOOK Magazine Homepage Feature:
WWW.BLACKBOOK.COM

2. NATIONAL POST / Canada's Premier National Newspaper:
WWW.NATIONALPOST.COM

3. TAKEMOREPHOTOS
WWW.TAKEMOREPHOTOS.COM

4. SHARKVSBEAR
WWW.SHARKVSBEAR.COM

5. DEJOUR MAGAZINE
WWW.DEJOURMAGAZINE.COM

 

PURCHASE ARTWORK

 

All So Me t-shirts and artwork are available by clicking 'Buy Now' buttons above.

SOME MORE SO ME:

An illustrated chronology of So Me’s work including video and images of his artwork, music videos and installation works.

So Me's latest masterpiece is this music video for Kanye West's "Good Life" track.


Kanye West - Good Life
Uploaded by kanyewestofficial

Kanye's interest in So Me stemmed out of this little incident at the MTV Europe VMA awards:

Please note his memorable quote "MTV loses credibility when I don't win."
What did Kanye lose to? So Me's video for Justice's 'We are your friends':


Justice Vs. Simian - Never Be Alone
Uploaded by justice

This led to Kanye's DJ (A-Trak of Montreal) opening Kanye's eyes to WHO he lost the VMA to - and the French electro scene,
including seeing So Me's video for Justice's 'D.A.N.C.E.'


JUSTICE - D.A.N.C.E.
Uploaded by edbangerrecords

France's TV laws are super tight about product placement and even blurred out the background posters in So Me's video for DJ Mehdi's 'I am Somebody' that promoted the 'I am Somebody' single


I AM SOMEBODY
Uploaded by edbangerrecords

In retaliation, So Me's devised a video that would get back at them and he succeed with flying colours - the t-shirts in the D.A.N.C.E. video slid right under the radar of France's TV censors and sales boomed:

Rhiana, MIA, Diplo, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, DJ Am, Busy P, Kiri and more wearing SO ME


Ed Banger discography / album covers:

Ed Banger Records Discography - album artwork by So Me


Everything So Me has created from the D.A.N.C.E video to all his album art embodies the world of Ed Banger Records that he has created - grown out of their touring adventures, personal references and rockstar charicatures of his label-mates.


STUDIO PARTIES:

Daft Punk After Party:

"After Dafter Party" at Studio/Ourspace after Daft Punk's Alive 2007 Toronto tour stop. Some of the partiers didn't even realize they were partying with Daft Punk with their helmets removed.
Pictured blow: Daft Punk/Thomas Bangalter + Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo, Busy P / Pedro Winter, DJ Falcon / Stephan Queme, Kavinsky, SebastiAn, Mario J & Eva / A.D/D. and many more friends and guests.
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Dim Mak Party w/ Steve Aoki,
Danny Masterson + Junior Sanchez:

Steve Aoki + Danny Masterson aka MomJeans aka "Hyde" + Junior Sanchez:
More photos by Zach at www.takemorephotos.com
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Ed Banger Records: Justice + Busy P + SebastiAn + So Me + DJ Mehdi After Party:

More photos by Zach at www.takemorephotos.com
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Diplo & LCD Soundsystem After Party: pics coming soon.

Party with MSTRKRFT, Switch/Solid Groove & Diplo
pics coming soon.

Steve Aoki After Party:
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Junior Sanchez + Aaron Lacrate After Party:
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Kid Sister + Flosstradamus:
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Cut/Big Primpin After Party w/ Captain + Shark:
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TTC w/ Teki Latex, Tido + Orgaga:
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