The upcoming We’re All Mad Here Show at Gallery 1998 (10.07.06) will feature nearly 100 customized Cheshire Cat vinyl figure produced by Span of Sunset. NVC – Dr. Bao and Spive, spent quite a while conceptualizing their piece. Their Boom Bap Cheshire Cat started with the basic concept of a hip cat, an urban music lover and really got rolling once Bao realized he could turn the cat’s tail into a gramaphone.
Once the music theme was cemented, the next step was to add working speakers. The cat will accept any standard plug device – CD, ipod, etc 😉 NVC always seems to pour everything they have creatively into a custom and this one is a perfect example — they created the custom and then really went off adding, adding, and adding… a brick wall diaorama complete with trash can and a vinyl record carrier complete with a stack of miniature vinyl LP’s including an Alice in Wonderland record as a tie-in.
Serious props to NVC for a sick piece. If you’re in the LA area, come out for the show to check out all the pieces and chat with Bao who’ll be making the trip down from Canada.