so this weekend was recovery from the caribbean sun and preparation for our new house….
before I even get to anything else, my brother Nick Diamond had his first seed on Saturday morning at 6:45am!
so anyways, if you follow me on Instagram, then you know Friday was a very sad day for me…. why? I’ll tell you…. after finding the perfect starter house for our newborn to be and everything else, I tried to find homes with 4 bedrooms that I could knock down a wall in like how my place now is, but it just wasn’t working… there was no real loft area that could take up that much space and still give us everything we need. to be honest, I got lucky by having that big gallery area, so that being 1 reason and this next picture sealed the deal on the main reason why I have to let go of my be@rbrick collection….
my little 1 year old Nephew Jesse came by our home before we left for our honeymoon and he couldn’t stop playing with the be@rs, he was obsessed with them and it was too cute to watch, he kissed them and I’m sure he wanted to take them down from the wall…. so there is NO way I could say NO to my own child, so there is NO way I could keep them really. I wouldn’t want to visit them in a gallery and no gallery would host them for a few years or long period of time, so it’s best to say good bye and sell off the biggest 1000% collection in the states and one of the top 1000% be@rbrick collections in the world.
they’ll be at Guy Hepner Art Gallery until the 23rd. on the 22nd of this month (a thursday) we will have a big event in honor of the installation and there will be cocktails and things served….
here’s me taking the wall down on friday
we had to have a special transport come get these that could insure these for over $50,000 and they were only going about 6 blocks away…. so imagine how much that cost? I wasn’t gonna take the risk. For those of you who collect art or know about rare or expensive art, Guy Hepner is one of the premier art dealers for people like Banksy, Warhol, Basquiat and at one point for a while was 1 of only 2 people who sold David LaChapelle… but he sells so much more too and he gets it done EARLY! he’s sold Kaws and 4 foot companions for higher than anyone else, his demographic and client list is the elite of elitists! so they’re not tripping or trying to get deals. but this collection will go for a fair value considering it took me since 2003 to build and these were shipped from all over the place, from paris to london to hong kong and tokyo! just shipping on the be@rs cost me over $4,000 easy over the past years…. so now that they’re all in 1 place, this is an impressive collection for any art lover to have in their home. He doesn’t cater to the hypebeast or sneakerhead crowd at all. I thought hard about keeping the Chanel bearbrick, but the collection wouldn’t be complete without her…. in fact, when the courier took all the be@rs, I drove Coco Chanel myself to the gallery…
Cocos last ride in the R8
guy did a great job replicating my wall at home and he built it even longer so it could accodate all the bears… he had it built really fast too. but it looks so much better a little longer as shown and with everything up evenly
so me and Nic went and got some dinner and I was depressed… but knew my 39 year old big kid ass had to grow up… I didn’t feel like doing shit and I didn’t even feel like eating anywhere really nice… so after we finished a meal at CPK, I drove over to the gallery to check out my bears…
smh, the best thing about this situation is that I don’t need the money, so it’ll go to the right owner
walked into my home and seen this and freaked out…
so as I previously mentioned, I am posting more pics out of the several hundred we have from our wedding…. these are Art Torres top picks. I left out a lot of the pics and some personal ones, but these are the rest that I want to show unless later I feel like posting more, but these are ready to go….
NOW BEFORE I GO ANY FURTHER…. I have to say a big thank you to Emilyn from “LOVE EM SWEET” desserts for the wonderful dessert table. they really had better desserts than our wedding cake and our wedding cake was crazy! the cake pops and brownies were incredible! and I heard the cup cakes were too, but I didn’t have any. by the end of the night there was nothing left!!! thank you so much for your competitive pricing and amazing set up! it was awesome! to book them for an event, go to www.LOVEemSWEET.com we will definitely use you guys again for any event we have!
now… back to the party!
now while I was in the caribbean chillin…. something else was chillin back home!
P.S. I always forget to post pick ups nowadays… and that’s important, not only for my sponsors, but my followers like to know what I’m rocking even though 90% of it is Diamond Supply…
I got the new diamond embroidered logo crew neck, the newest hoody and a patch logo crew and of course more argyle socks! I love them shits! but I also got some new dope “Illest” socks and a new ILLEST hoody courtesy of my man Mark Arsenal… also got a super fucking dope cheetah FAME (hall of fame) logo tee and another HOF tee that I’m rocking right now and a dope ass WB “Warn A Brotha” snap back also from Hall Of Fame…..
last but not least, shout out to my boy Brandon who laced me with my PS VITA 3G/WIFI joint a couple weeks ago that I am just breaking out now! I shoulda opened that bitch before the honeymoon!
okay, got work, paint and movers to get on