Every year the streets of Dundalk, Maryland, on the outskirts of Baltimore erupt with the sound and fury of roaring engines, Rockabilly guitars and the gasps of an entranced side-show crowd as the Mobtown Greaseball Event pays homage to American Kar Kulture and all its related art forms. I’ve been going for many years, & always enjoy the carnival atmosphere here, the sounds, the smells, and the general craziness. I won’t attempt to add to the write up from last year’s post, but here are a few images from this year’s event! ENJOY!
Lucky the Painproof Man takes another hit!
Those of you who follow my blog with any regularity know that I consider the contemporary tattoo as “the people’s art.” It is a form of personal expression that is available to, and for the masses, and at no other time in history have we seen the proliforation of so many individuals, from so many diverse walks of life, investing in the creativity of personal self-expression. And at no ther time in history has this ancient art form been practiced by so many talented artists. At every music festival I work at, I’m surrounded by art on the move, and at an event like the Mobtown Greaseball the stars align to bring together hundreds, if not thousands of moving canvases together in one place. What follows is a very brief look at some of the colorful art I witnessed yesterday in Dundalk. If you, or someone you know, or an artist’s work you recognize appears here, please feel free to get in touch so I might credit your work or acknowledge you as a patron of the arts. Better yet, maybe you need a studio sitting to fully document your contribution to the humanities.
Loved this young woman’s canvas & overall sense of style- Especially liked the tribute to her Grandmother
Here we are again, strolling through the gentle hills in the storied Baltimore neighboorhood of Dundalk, land of a thousand enchantments, and home to the most beautiful and stylish women, and of course, their equally verile and handsome gentlemen. The Mobtown Greaseball gives the kar kulture community a chance to step out and strut, showing off their fabulous sense of style and fashion, their stunning and wide array of tattoos and body art, and of course the reddest lipstick this side of 1956!
Enchanting beauty and style to boot!
Dig that crazy beard, man.
Wicked cool shades- A shame to cover up all those beautiful eyes!