On 7662 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles, CA, there is an awesome exhibit at the Suru Gallery. On July 11th, 2009, Suru hosted a gallery auction featuring painted motorcycle helmets from famous celebrities and artist, such as Linkin Park singer Mike Shinoda, Jesse James of West Coast Choppers, comic artist Jim Lee, and Eisner Award winning cover artist, James Jean.
On August 16th, the gallery will close this awesome exhibit. If you can, please go and look at the beautiful art in person. If you can’t make it, here are some photos I took of the exhibition’s opening night.
Welcome to Suru!
The exhibition, Celeritas, awaits.
Front view of the exhibit.
Motorcycle suits on display.
Jim Lee's helmet, front view.
Jim's helmet, back view. Sweet.
Jim's helmet, side view. Awesome helmet.
James Jean's helmet, side view. Absolutely beautiful.
James Jean's helmet, frontal view.
James Jean posing with his masterpiece.
Jesse James' fierce looking helmet.
Jesse James' helmet, back view. West Coast represent!
Mike Shinoda's helmet.
Audrey Kawasaki's helmet.
Audrey Kawasaki's helmet, side view. Great job on this helmet.
Joe Hahn's helmet.
Jeff McMillan's helmet. Front view.
Jeff McMillan's helmet, side view.
Jeff McMillan's helmet, back view. Very elaborate piece.
Alex Pardee's helmet, front view.
Alex Pardee's helmet, back view. Amazing!
Mark Dean Veca's helmet, front view.
Mark Dean Veca's helmet, back view. It's got eyes on the back of its head.
Stash's helmet. The skull definitely adds a nice touch.
Troy Lee's helmet. Definitely the most creative of the night.
For those who can make it, come out before the 16th and enjoy these sights in person!