Budapest, Hungary - part 11

A mega-post of the opening...
The first thing we did was show Hans-Peter the show, because he had very important work to do back in Vienna, a news conference about the Dioxin outbreak in chickens? The people want to know, can it spread into Austria? And Hans-Peter is the guy they ask. (Another reason not to eat animals.)
These first two photos were by Hans-Peter himself. He was on a train back for Vienna, and my long day was just starting.
Lets get right to the opening photos. I was "detained" for the entire opening, talking and signing stuff, so I didn't get to see how big the crowds were or anything. But luckily Deanna took my digi-cam and shot some scenes during the opening. Here is her work:
Innen Zines made a zine for the show called Mothball, and I was busy signing them. You can get one if you like direct from Innen. Thanks Aaron! Try this email if the one on the website does not work:
Aaron Fabian's Innen Zine table.
Art consumers filling their heads.
This woman has just been offended by looking into the peep-hole in the big head, maybe?
What's in there you ask? My shit in Timothy Leary's toilet.
People checking out the Seconds Pass. Yeah, there's a book.
These girls loved the photos of Greco putting kethup on his burger.
A couple fondly remembers the time when they were Teenage Smokers.
The Cul-de-Sac of Lameness was filled with onlookers.

I'm glad Deanna did this, I had no idea how many people came.
Thanks to the people of Budapest for coming!
Zsolt, the director of the Mucsarnok / Ernst Museum, and a VIP freind.
Skaters came in force!
Aaron (left) at the zine table.
Thomas master curator, Philippe the director of the SMAK museum, and Kevin your Minister of Propaganda discuss "winning the future" and what it means.
Milling about.
The last minutes before I had to leave...
These ladies were interesting. But we had a hard time talking due to the language barrier.
I then escaped to the outside, this is the view from out there. I was being stalked by a strange man and had to get out.
Kevin and Philippe at our favorite vegan restaurant in Budapest, Napfenyes Etterem, which translates into Sunshine Restaurant. Look for that on our Food Blog later...
The nice woman who served us every night.
After the dinner we were taken to a bar, (smoking still allowed inside in Budapest) and even at 38 years old I'm still getting peer-pressured into drinking beer. Here we have Kevin and Tim both giving me the sign for "You're a pussy."
And so I drank the nasty Unicum, which tastes like cough syrup.
And then replaced that crappy taste, with a slightly less crappy taste, beer. Every once in a while I taste these beers just to reconfirm that beer tastes like shit. That is one of many reasons I do not drink. (And still dont')
But everyone else has a great time drinking beer in a smoke filled room, and more power to them!
Good times. All of these people have been so kind to me, and so helpful and gracious to help make this show happen. I can never thank them enough.
Kevin loves it. The next day I flew home sick from some transfer of disease, and spent a few days in bed recovering.
Visionaries, Philippe and Thomas.
Milky Links:
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
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
Hamburger Eyes --- New Dennis Zine!
New Book with photos from Russia,
Litmus Test
VIDEO: Golden Age of Neglect - 1999
Posted February 9th, 2011 by Old faithful of dissapointment, always on time.
what were you doing at leary's house? were you experimenting with him or chatting it up about transhumanism? regardless, it's pretty cool you were able to get a picture of your poop at his house
Posted By: vinny on February 9th, 2011 at 12:18PM PST
woah: "his staff of technophilic Gen Xers—updated his website on a daily basis as a sort of proto-blog, noting his daily intake of various illicit and legal chemical substances, with a predilection for nitrous oxide, cigarettes, his trademark "Leary Biscuits" (a snack cracker with cheese and a small marijuana bud, briefly microwaved), and eventually heroin and morphine. His sterile house was completely redecorated by the staff, who had more or less moved in, with an array of surreal ornamentation. In his final months, thousands of visitors, well wishers and old friends visited him in his California home. Until the final weeks of his illness, Leary gave many interviews discussing his new philosophy of embracing death." -leary's wikipedia article
Posted By: vinny on February 9th, 2011 at 12:21PM PST
I seriously hope that Dioxin shit will make people think about going
vegan that never cared about the animals, but slowly realize that´s also about themselfs getting fucked up by an industry that cares so less about the quality of the "products" they´re selling but the f´n huge amount of money they make for selling rotten or toxicated meat to customers.

Ed drinking.
Now you has some appropriate party pictures for your facebook profile.

This blog is not suggested under the age of 21.
Drink responsible.
Posted By: S van on February 9th, 2011 at 12:44PM PST
Maybe I should have made some space between my
first and the followed utterances.
Haven´t found the flower emoticon on my keys.
Posted By: S van on February 9th, 2011 at 12:48PM PST
49 reasons to not eat meat?
Dude, there's one good reason why

1.Don't wanna be a fag.

I don't need a website for that

Anyway, no more asshole-ism.
Soo..once we have the abilities to generate and grow meat without farming animals, I wonder what impact that would have on veggie peoples. We're gonna save money, not having to farm animals,transport,slaughter. Josiah's gonna lose his job.

Maybe people will buy organic chicken? or farm themselves before the world is eventually paved over.

It's kinda funny how as technology increases, jobs decrease and population increases. I guess people won't ever run out of shit to do. Or when you die somebody else is born and finds something new to do.

I wonder what it's like to have a big crowd of people there, for you. You know, the idea of a big crowd gathering then asking me questions doesn't sound fun. Or maybe you get used to it.

Mothball..Is there a "Purchase now" button? It's like white with links on the side. Anyway,I'm spent. Bought a birthday gift for my niece. I got her a little shopping cart, so she can play store. There was a rickety 20 dollar one, but then I saw this pimp heavy duty one that had wheels that rolled good. Spent a whole 50 dollars on it. I dunno,maybe I blew it and should of gotten her a Toy Machine deck, what every 2 year old little girl wants. especially with no trucks and shit.

Those turds are kinda wimpy.
My turds beat yours:
They sank to the bottom too.

$750 dollars for Teenage smokers...maybe I should turn in Jason Lee's polaroid.

You were being stalked? Some nerd that doesn't know the meaning of personal space? Then again, how many opportunities does he have to witness skate hero E.T. in person.

Kevin - "Hey..check this out"
Phillipe - "You got it pierced?"

I haven't been on the Food blog since I've said that mean thing.
That blog makes me feel bad.

Give them some Toy Socks.
cheers up everybody's day.

Second to last photo, Kevin is laughing about that disease he put in your beer.
"You like your beer on tap? how 'bout from this tap?Aaaahahaha!!"
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 9th, 2011 at 07:01PM PST

Party picture for Facebook.

Yeah,man. Gotta have that parental advisory screen. You know, click on the link if you're over 18. Gonna piss off those moms that get confused trying to buy their kid a board online.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 9th, 2011 at 07:02PM PST
Finally, I comment on a post before a new post has been put up. The opening looks awesome, but you wouldn't have known if it wasn't for Deanna. You're such a busy man haha. Is the cemetery of reason ever going to be shown in the U.S.? More specifically, New York City? I'd go like ten times over haha.

Those interesting ladies look like twins, right? Is it just me? They have big faces, or cheeks or something. I'm always interested in people when they look a little different than most, don't know why, but I guess everyones like that a little bit.

I would kill for that Jabba board, I always regretted not buying it. Wall hanger "fer sure brah"
Posted By: Mike on February 9th, 2011 at 10:01PM PST
hey Ed quit milking these art works and do some new work ( yeah i know it a retrospective but fuck dude COME ON
Posted By: daryl punk as fuck on February 10th, 2011 at 05:04AM PST
But, but making new art isn't really punk. Don't want to sell out.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 10th, 2011 at 06:45AM PST
What he meant was,
he wants Ed to draw a picture of Avril Lavigne,
with lots of flames and skulls around, maybe with a
666 here and there if that´s not too metal, but the
word fuck in some cool rock n roll letter next to the
Anarchy sign if that still fits, but black and purple all over..

A black and purple portrait of Avril Lavigne.
If Ed was a DJ I would ask for it.
Posted By: S van on February 10th, 2011 at 07:55AM PST
Dear daryl punk as fuck,

In a traveling retrospective show, the same show travels to all the museums. So the last 3 major shows I've had are all filled with the exact same work.

Sorry to bore you.

I'm working right now on new work for my show in Copenhagen. Come back to this blog in May or June and you can see some new work.
Posted By: ed on February 10th, 2011 at 09:07AM PST
^^That\\\'s how a gentleman handles this situation and we all watch and learn.
Posted By: S Van on February 10th, 2011 at 10:11AM PST
This is pretty Punk
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 10th, 2011 at 02:37PM PST
Just found out Animal Collective is playing in my hood.

Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 10th, 2011 at 02:42PM PST
How do I get that zine? The innen email doesn't seem to be working.
Posted By: Robert on February 10th, 2011 at 06:48PM PST
Beer is amazing. It's extremely intricate. You just have to find the good stuff.
Posted By: Merle Haggard on February 10th, 2011 at 09:09PM PST
mega comments!
OK so all of you should know that I work at a slaughter house and if you don't know now you do. It's fucked up how we do the cows right? But a lot of people don't care ,we as people are getting lazy and not wanting to cook or know how to cook healthy meals it's a lot easier to go out and get some cheap fast food from Mcdonalds.People love it and I don't think people will ever stop eating meat.Especially when theres the dollar menu!I think there is more poor people then there is rich people.The poor people are usually the less educated and don't care about the animals there just trying to survive on the budget they have.
Posted By: josiah on February 10th, 2011 at 10:50PM PST
Also today at work first shift got shut down because they found salmonella in the meat.Ive also heard that are ground beef can cause cancer but thats just a rumor.
I will tell you one thing.I boycotted eating Mcdonalds and Burger Kings beef just because I don't trust it.
I suggest all of you not to eat Mcdonalds or Burger King no matter where your at!
Posted By: josiah on February 10th, 2011 at 11:01PM PST
That´s right, Robert.I tried it two times myself...undelieverd message.
No mothball for us then.
Posted By: S van on February 11th, 2011 at 01:59AM PST
Yeah, hopefully I'll get a copy, that cover looks fucking great.
Posted By: Robert on February 11th, 2011 at 08:53AM PST
Posted By: octavian on February 12th, 2011 at 09:54PM PST
I'm glad a friend told me about this exhibition in Budapest. I found it moving, eye-opening, intimate, unsettling, yet positive. Thank you Ed for giving us an insight into the life of yours and of American teenagers in the 90s. (I was a teenager then myself, although with a totally different background in Bp.) The amount and quality of your work is amazing, including this blog. Best wishes and carry on with your inspiring art and lifestyle for many-many years!
Posted By: Vik on February 19th, 2011 at 10:14AM PST
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