Budapest, Hungary - part 1

Finally I'm home and over being sick. And after weeks of weak internet, I am back in the land of blazing internet and able to post some images from our trip.
The very first thing from the cluster to go up at the Ernst Muzeum, Budapest.
The start of a 1,000 (give or take) piece cluster. And that ladder is the oldest and most dangerous thing I have ever used.
The view out the window was a yellow church.
The director of the museum, Zsolt, took me to a bowl one night, and I borrowed a board from one of the guys and took some rides. I had been to Budapest back in 1992 and 93. And the dudes who own this bowl were there back then. The bowl is very fun, and built by IOU ramps. Deanna shot these from a distance.
Zsolt, 44, gets his shred on. First museum director I ever sessioned with!
Zsolt again. The guy started skating in 1976. (see below)
Some early skate photos from Budapest featuring Zsolt Petranyi. These are a real treat. Skating in 1976 was certainly happening in California, but absolutely underground in Eastern Europe, and really hard to do in communist Hungary.
A few years later...

Handmade graphics.
Amazing on so many levels. That's Zsolt in front.
Hand-made bootleg Indy sticker on nose.
Zsolt in the 80's
Those might be some pubes showing. The 80's were rugged here in Cali, think of them in Eastern-block Budapest!
Do it yourself.
in 1976 I was 4 years old, probably sitting in a park watching my dad smoke pot with some dirtbag friends. And Zsolt is ripping a home made ramp halfway across the world.
Links filled with info:
Current exhibitions:
In Budapest, Hungary: The Cemetery of Reason at the Ernst Muzeum, Jan. 21st, 2011
In Los Angeles: Freeflow at Roberts & Tilton, Jan 8 - Feb 19, 2011
In San Diego, Phonography, at Blind Lady Ale House, Jan 17th, 2011

Upcoming exhibitions:
In Los Angeles, "Art in the Streets" at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary, April 17th, 2011
In Austin, Texas(with Deanna!): 'Yet to be named' at
Domy Gallery, March 12, 2011 (during SXSW)
In Copenhagen, Denmark: 'My Soul is Worried but not Me' at
Nils Steark Gallery
, May 6th, 2011
6 Video Interviews From Italy
The Seconds Pass book --- Yeah.
Buy the
Cemetery of Reason book, with a sneak peek
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
New Drinking the Kool Aid
Review at Photo-Eye Blog
And a new
review of the Seconds Pass book too
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Ashley B's blog Milk Teeths
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
American Suburb X
Alleged Press
New Book with photos from Russia,
Litmus Test
VIDEO: Golden Age of Neglect - 1999
Posted January 25th, 2011 by Magyar has had some unfortunate histories
hey, thats cool Ed, your dad smoked pot with dirtbag friends when you were four too!

i love this post, how long did it take to put up all those pictures?

Captcha walici Irishman,
Posted By: mario perez on January 25th, 2011 at 06:06PM PST
NEW POSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think this blog is what motivates me to comment on the toy home page, because I haven't commented in a while, since the posts went bye bye.

I totally dig the style of the 80's short shorts and retro colors. cute.
Posted By: john on January 25th, 2011 at 06:07PM PST

but to be honest I grew up wearing shorts like that.... it wasn't until like the mid to late nineties that I wore shorts that weren't riding up my ball sack and weren't neon green and fuscha with weird checkered patterns.

i just watched Lost Boys last night to nostalgia out and this post put me further into that weird feeling of relevancy like "this is what I grew up with" and "wow things sure are different" lol
Posted By: d1ggitydan on January 25th, 2011 at 07:11PM PST
Great post man inspiring photos i especially like the DIY pic.
Posted By: octavian on January 25th, 2011 at 07:17PM PST
Loving the 'tude in this one.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 25th, 2011 at 10:07PM PST
Do you only make one original piece of art, or do you make prints of them to sell Ed?

I just bought an original print by Daniel Johnston, have you seen (or heard) his work ? if so, what do you think?

i love that you put a picture in the corner like that.
Posted By: emilie on January 26th, 2011 at 12:11AM PST
Land of the blazing internet?
Checked some statistics, they don´t say so.

Lederhose, working gloves and one elbow pad,
never saw that combination before. Simply shredtastic!
People started wearing stuff like that a little later
at raves and techno parties;)

It´s crazy how much effort you put in making these clusters.

I always asked myself what technique you use, to get em so perfectly
arranged.You just don´t simply nail them to the wall?
Will you even go there to take em off again, or will they be
packed and shipped back by the staff?

Lots of work beeing internationaly successful;)
You´re satisfied with the exhibition?
Posted By: S van on January 26th, 2011 at 06:51AM PST
well worth the wait. Bring back the shorty shorts!
Posted By: parndogg on January 26th, 2011 at 07:13AM PST
hey ed.i was sick to for over a week too.i had to go skate, i traveled a hour away to the indoor park,sick in 20 degrees would have indoor was good.i felt like a fish out of water cause my lungs must have shrunk or wasnt use to frsh air.skating is the best cure.anyway we survived the modern day plague.
Posted By: e on January 26th, 2011 at 08:24AM PST
I got put in Photoshop this semester. I kind of hate it. My teacher is a bitch. But my friend said "Photoshop is for shitty photographers. Kinda funny
Posted By: john on January 26th, 2011 at 11:12AM PST
i saw the exhibition - it's amazing, and this related post is so fun, thank you so much))
Posted By: kormfox on January 26th, 2011 at 02:56PM PST
Hey Ed, it was so great to see your work and skating in Budapest. The whole exhibition is very inspirational.Thank you for visiting us, and i hope we'll see you soon again!

ps: some photos from the opening @ ernst museum--->
Posted By: martonnovak on January 26th, 2011 at 05:16PM PST
John,photoshop is super fun once you realize how to make retarded photos. Like post faces on other bodies and shit.

But it can be a tool for lazy photographers. Then again, i've seen a lot of lame photography result from Photoshop.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 26th, 2011 at 07:09PM PST
Sick post!
Posted By: Manatee on January 26th, 2011 at 10:54PM PST
Ed, I will be visiting Long Beach in April to see if I wanna live there.Hopefully I can meet you at one of your shows...I'm planning on going to "art in the streets" in LA.I'm stoked to leave Texas for a while I hope to move to Cali though if its what I am expecting.
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Posted By: james villalobos on January 27th, 2011 at 08:40AM PST
What God-forgotten part of Hungary did you visit? I have 30 Mbit/s Internet and the same ISP has 60 and 120 Mbit/s subscription packages too, my parents live in the most rural area of the country and have a 3Mbit line, which is still more than fast enough to upload images... So the slow Internet is to be blamed solely on your host you lived at...
Posted By: EyeMaster on January 28th, 2011 at 03:27AM PST
"templeton runs shit like a awesome dude"

Couldn't have said it better myself.
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