RIP – Wesley Groenewoud (LIV3R), 1977 – 2007

It’s with a sad heart that we say goodbye to Wesley Groenewoud, better known to the art toy community as LIV3R.  Wesley passed away on July 27th, 2007. A talented artist and designer from the Netherlands, LIV3R earned a reputation as a toy customizer through his strong use of sculpey in his work.  LIV3R was passionate about toys and worked to promote the art form in part through his Munny Gallery which was published on Vinyl Pulse.  The Munny Gallery was his concept and creation and we were honored to host it.  We thought it appropriate to remember him through his art  which brightened the lives of many fans and collectors.



58 Replies to “RIP – Wesley Groenewoud (LIV3R), 1977 – 2007”

  1. A great guy and an awesome custom vinyl designer. We will all miss Wesley, he is with god painting it up.
    RIP LIV3R
    1Luv

  2. Liv3r,
    I’m very sad that you had to leave so young my man, I am eternally grateful that I had the honor of knowin you brotha.
    I wish we coulda done those collaborations we used to bullshit about on the late night tip. I’m sure you’re out there building new shit in the spirit world homie.
    I pray you had a safe journey to the other side my friend.
    To all my relations,
    Jesse Hernandez

  3. This is shocking and truley sad to hear, Liv3r put the word out and supported other artists in ways he didn’t even know, he got many of us involved with projects that could of easily passed us by such as Dot Dot Dash. Thanks for everything You’ve done.
    I would hope VinylPulse would continue a gallery of custom toys dedicated to his name even though he has moved on to bigger and better things.
    R.I.P.
    -J.RIMEL (Miscreation)

  4. I was lost for words for a while there but I have to say something.
    Well this is news you dont want to see on vinylpulse, an extremely talented artist, one whose talents have influenced many. This is truly one of the saddest days in vinyl history. If theres a heaven, can ya get God to let you customise the earth it needs a make over.
    RIP Liv3r (customiser supreme)
    mimic 🙁

  5. I think I speak for all of us artists when I say “losing another artist is losing another family member” rest in peace and know that you tagged this earth along with all of us artists and the peices are out there to show it , therefore you will live forever!!!! Much love from the east coast!!

  6. I’m just so shocked to read this news this morning on VP. Just can’t believe what happened to Liv3r.
    I knew he was sick and haven’t news from him for a while….but really didn’t expect what happened to him…… I’m just very sad……Just can’t believe that life can be so unpredictable.
    I just saw yesterday your name feature on one of those flyers for an upcoming show in Netherland and today I learn this sad news…..It’s just so hard to believe.
    Liv3r, I still remember these days when I start customizing toys and saw what you we’re able to do and I was amazed by your skills….
    Still remember all those PM that we used to send to each other…..I remember that we you wanted to make some collaboration projects with us but it never happened….Remember that you told me to check my mail and one of these days I’ll get a toy already started by you and we have to complete it….I will always thinking of you each time I’ll receive a delivery of toys at my house bro…….
    Liv3r….thanks for all the inspiration that you give to all of us toy customizers in the world.
    Hope that you have a good journey over there…
    I’m very honored to get the chance to know you bro…..Will always remember what you did for the customizing world bro…..
    R.I.P Liv3r…….
    Dr.Bao….NVC crew……a very sad day in the customizing world……

  7. I’m just so shocked to read this news this morning on VP. Just can’t believe what happened to Liv3r.
    I knew he was sick and haven’t news from him for a while….but really didn’t expect what happened to him…… I’m just very sad……Just can’t believe that life can be so unpredictable.
    I just saw yesterday your name feature on one of those flyers for an upcoming show in Netherland and today I learn this sad news…..It’s just so hard to believe.
    Liv3r, I still remember these days when I start customizing toys and saw what you we’re able to do and I was amazed by your skills….
    Still remember all those PM that we used to send to each other…..I remember that we you wanted to make some collaboration projects with us but it never happened….Remember that you told me to check my mail and one of these days I’ll get a toy already started by you and we have to complete it….I will always thinking of you each time I’ll receive a delivery of toys at my house bro…….
    Liv3r….thanks for all the inspiration that you give to all of us toy customizers in the world.
    Hope that you have a good journey over there…
    I’m very honored to get the chance to know you bro…..Will always remember what you did for the customizing world bro…..
    R.I.P Liv3r…….
    Dr.Bao….NVC crew……a very sad day in the customizing world……

  8. I almost cried when I read this today. LIV3R was one of my heros and he will be truely missed. RIP bro. You will always be remembered.

  9. I almost cried when I read this today. LIV3R was one of my heros and he will be truely missed. RIP bro. You will always be remembered.

  10. Such nice words here.. Liv3r, it was an honor to meet you.. I hope your now in a place with an unlimited supply of customizing goodies.. R.I.P.

  11. Such nice words here.. Liv3r, it was an honor to meet you.. I hope your now in a place with an unlimited supply of customizing goodies.. R.I.P.

  12. An awesome talent and a thoroughly decent individual this is truly tragic, RIP Bro.
    To friends & family i send my sincerest sympathies.

  13. An awesome talent and a thoroughly decent individual this is truly tragic, RIP Bro.
    To friends & family i send my sincerest sympathies.

  14. i can’t believe this happened to such a talented artist, writer, customizer…we were working on a colab for an upcoming dunny custom…maybe i’ll finish it off one day…RIP LIV3R you will be missed in the vinyl community.
    rebound

  15. i can’t believe this happened to such a talented artist, writer, customizer…we were working on a colab for an upcoming dunny custom…maybe i’ll finish it off one day…RIP LIV3R you will be missed in the vinyl community.
    rebound

  16. I just can’t accept that LIV3R’s gone. He was very talented, mad funny, etc. Even when we weren’t talking much anymore, I knew who really made everything happen before. LIV3R man, I just hope you’re in a better place now. I remember those times we used to talk all the time on MSN Messenger. Good times. Thanks for everything dude.
    DragonCypher

  17. I just can’t accept that LIV3R’s gone. He was very talented, mad funny, etc. Even when we weren’t talking much anymore, I knew who really made everything happen before. LIV3R man, I just hope you’re in a better place now. I remember those times we used to talk all the time on MSN Messenger. Good times. Thanks for everything dude.
    DragonCypher

  18. We were saddened to hear of the passing of LIV3R. He was, without a doubt, one of the most talented customizers in the business. His work was an inspiration to many artists and raised the bar for custom art everywhere.
    LIV3R … You will be truly missed and always remembered as one of the best. Rest in Peace.
    – Bovinyl

  19. We were saddened to hear of the passing of LIV3R. He was, without a doubt, one of the most talented customizers in the business. His work was an inspiration to many artists and raised the bar for custom art everywhere.
    LIV3R … You will be truly missed and always remembered as one of the best. Rest in Peace.
    – Bovinyl

  20. You’ll be sadly missed! Our community has lost a great artist and ambassador and an even better friend…

  21. You’ll be sadly missed! Our community has lost a great artist and ambassador and an even better friend…

  22. Thanks for the wisdom you gave on the kid robot custom munny board,and the beauty you created with your talent. Thanks for your work on VP..The munny gallery allowed me to see thing I may never have seen.
    Your willingness to teach and inspire other is a gift not many have nor share these days.
    I guess God needed some cool new toys..A huge loss for us But I know heaven will have a kickass vinyl by the time I get there.
    God bless you brother,
    drowseydragon

  23. Thanks for the wisdom you gave on the kid robot custom munny board,and the beauty you created with your talent. Thanks for your work on VP..The munny gallery allowed me to see thing I may never have seen.
    Your willingness to teach and inspire other is a gift not many have nor share these days.
    I guess God needed some cool new toys..A huge loss for us But I know heaven will have a kickass vinyl by the time I get there.
    God bless you brother,
    drowseydragon

  24. Man , soo much love in here, its nice to see a community come together like this, unfortunately under these curcumstances. Youve crossed the lands with your touch and inspirations, thats a great accomplishment to know youve left behind that impact on the world.
    Rip Liv3r.

  25. Man , soo much love in here, its nice to see a community come together like this, unfortunately under these curcumstances. Youve crossed the lands with your touch and inspirations, thats a great accomplishment to know youve left behind that impact on the world.
    Rip Liv3r.

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