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BIBLIOGRAPHY/PRESS/SHOWS etc.
(some humble press offerings, minor blurbs, write-ups, books, covers) 
James
SASSO
www.ARTTOGO.com \

Sasso with art BLUE MOON

 

Instagram for Sasso The Cat

Link to Society 6 for viewing and ourchasing any Sasso artworks on canvas, bags, cell phone covers, etcContact info -- Sasso phone # (310)806-5776 or e-mail : sasso@arttogo.com

Sasso's colorfully unique & vibrant art has been classified in different genre's since the late 1980's but remains unmistakibly his own singular vision. Art to Go was formed as an original conceptual model in 1987, U.S.A. & continues onward..

ARTIST STATEMENT                                                                 October 1, 2017

    Someone recently told me to, “make art for people who feel the same way that you do”, and for some reason this immediately resonated within me because I feel the viewer is just as important as the artist in this creative equation I pursue.  The physical gesture and action of, becomes the plastic manifestation as it springs forth from my mind’s eye, into the consciousness of others by their seeing.  The visual language and personal iconography I employ, is only as good as the evocations from which are elicited, because in any singular vision art, the audience plays a role in the various interpretations which are presented forth by the artist. It becomes a reciprocal relationship fused by the energy that becomes created between the two.

  My art forms can often come from a sort of unplanned/planned stream of conscious energy that can run the gamut from an intensely flowing horror vacui (fear of empty spaces), to a mindful and meditative minimalist simplicity, which intentionally isolates a stroke or gesture. They all arise from my own personal compulsions and visions.  What I see or conceive in my mind’s eye, can be articulated into art forms, to be deciphered or appreciated by others, but still remain my own personal visions, even though they become somewhat impersonal as soon as they are physically brought forth for others to see. 

As I strive to heal myself and others through the gift of art and the transcultural style of visual communications I am spewing out, my higher conscious wishes that the world could be healed by art and that making art instead of war could be the future for our planet.

Sasso 
ARTtoGo.com
(310) 806-5776
instagram: Sasso the Cat @sassothecat

 

Chronology of art showinsg,concepts,events, publications...

playa taxi #02 Art Car thumbnail 2018 January -Febuary Los Angele,CA & on location in Sedona,AZ. Currently in progress, Playa Taxi Art Car #02 Provisional title: The Vortex,) as a continuation of the upcycle/recycle Fashion Art conceptual, Playa Taxi. Please follow on Instagram: @playataxi

Playa Taxi concept2017 December -Los Angeles- A continuation of the Playa Taxi Art Car concep morphing into a recycle/upcycled & new clothing line featuring hand painted denim jackets, hats and adding other items. Please follow on Instagram: @playataxi

Art car hood 2017 2017 August 27 - September 4. Burning Man at Black Rock City, NV. Conceptual & performance art: FX Painted body art, Le Art Car Upcycled Recycled Suzuki Aerio( alternate titles: Playa Taxi. Temple Taxi), a roving art piece first test driven in Los Angeles.

2016 August 28 - September 5. Burning Man at Black Rock City, NV. Conceptual & performance art/Group art show, DaVincis workshop: Upcycled Cat stainless steel Tags/necklaces, FX body art, Monkey Hut, hand painted hat/face covers.

Poor Man's Picasso coloring book cover Cover of Cat Color coloring book 2015 October / November. 2 published coloring books. Created all artworks and hand written text, published by Amazon, 2 all ages coloring books as an art conceptual in participatory art therapy & meditation. : The POOR MAN"S PICASSSO, 100 pages & CAT COLOR, 90 pages.

2015 August 30 - September 7. Burning Man at Black Rock City, NV. Group art show. Conceptual & performance art: Roving Cat Toy, Creature a small mutant vehicle, Catstronaut, hand painted hat/face covers, FX body art.

cover of space junks book 2014 July --- Space Junks: A sequel graphic novel style children& adults book (with the 2 previous book as forward) sabout the earth's environment, the unknown about space, black holes and ending at a possible parallel universe, all in a philosophical way with funny characters. All writing & original arworks by Sasso. Published via Amazon.

2014 Cat Show Concept link 2014 January -Los Angeles - Self financed Art marketing campaign involving a persona named Sasso the Cat, cat imagery, street art,,one of a kind leather cat hats, tee shirts, fashion, body drawing, pin-up, nostalgia, retro, 50 custom Bic lighters, kitchy stainless steel flasks and using both self created as well as appropriated photography. All cats in praise of the glorification of idols created by society and mass consumerism. 

Space Junkers 2013 October --- Space Junkers A sequel graphic novel style children& adults book about the earth's environmen,sustainability, team work, consciousness, etc. told in a philosophical way with funny characters. All writing and original art by Sasso. Published via Amazon

2012 Feb-March.-- L.A. ST SEEN ---Dallas,TX. Group Print show at Red Arrow Contemporary by Los Angeles based Modern Multiples, which also included printed works by other artists such asBanksy, Retna, Sherpard Fairey, Richard Duardo, Germ and others.

2012 Adrift Float Spa. Dallas.TX. A book signing to introduce Sasso's first graphic novel style children's book, Space Junk, with original art and handwritten text.

space Junk

2012 September -- Space Junk A graphic novel style children& adults book about the earth'sspace environment, team work, friendship etc. told in a philosophical way with funny characters. All writing and original art by Sasso. Published via Amazon

2010 Jan-Dec --- Coral Gables -- Continuation of showing 50 various large and small artworks on canvas shown at unknown art gallery.

2009 Dec. - Art Miami/Art Basel. 50 various large and small artworks on canvas shown at unknown art gallery, Coral Gables..

2009 July- Bricolage: New , Used and Improved. Solo show of various artworks on canvas and paper. PaintLab, Santa Monica, CA.

2007 /Feb. -- Osborne Art Bull Group Show, Timothy Yarger Fine Arts, Bevery Hill, CA. A travelijng exhibit that featured hand painted wood bull shape and culmiated in the publication of a coffee table art book.

2006 Sept.- Big Texas @ Gerald Peters Gallery Dallas, TX. Sneak peek of large Texas paintingfor Cattle Baron's Ball 2006 plus two smaller works on canvas..

Sasso cartoon Santa Monica2004 September cartoon short Fantasyland by Sasso , Self produced Animated experimental cartoon shorts shown at DEFMAN Film Festival ( Dallas) and Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier. 2004

2004 Jan.- Black Cat Gallery, Los Angeles, group show with Abstract works on pape plus an 8' tall mixed media neon sculpture madesite specific for the event and displayed outside.

2003 June - Escape to Cat Planet. Gallery at Southside on Lamar. Dallas, TX. Included 500 cat themed pieces on canvas and paper featuring Sasso's signature cat characters plus 3 mixed media neon sculptures.

James Sasso art tangerine2002 July - Tangerine Show, Gallery at Southside on Lamar. Dallas, TX. Solo showing of new very large abstract works on canvas, including Tangerine I & II, Tropic, Blue Moon, Oceana, Circus, Bingo, Tequila Sunrise plus many smaller works as well as 4 mixed media neon sculptures.

1992 -1999 -- SASSO - Art To Go. Dallas, TX. Solo exhibit in artist owned gallery show space inspired by the tradition of Pop artist Claes Oldenburg’s, The Street and the Store/NYC 1961 and graffiti artist Keith Haring's,Pop Shop/NYC 1980's but wholly original concept utilizing a large custom neon/ stainless steel frontage on brick while inside, original one of a kind works on paper or canvas plus mixed media sculptures, also including produced fabricated items such as tee shirts, steel sculptures, silk screen prints, candles, metal tags and other things. Also featured prominently was Sasso's signature cat characters in various modes..

1988 March - Zanzibar Show., Dallas.TX. First public showing of various artworks on canvas plus hand painted tee shirts at Zanzibar Cafe, Lower Greenville Ave.

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PORTRAITS by SASSO

sasso art jack daniel'sin pink

TEE SHIRT DESIGN CHRONOLOGY 1986 -2014

link to  Chronolgy of Sasso tee shirts 1986 - 2014

 

Recent Art clients: 2011- present
Adrift Float Spa
Oak Knoll Ranch
Sky Helicopters
The Loon Bar
NYLO Hotels
L.A. Creamery
TonyHartl.com
Bobo Noir - an indie movie

Past Clients:-------
B.M.W. North America
Arnold Communications
On The Border
Chilis
Baylor Healthcare
Pazzi's
Planet Tan
Pizza Patron
Post Properties
South Side on Lamar

Starbucks
Wich Wich
Where Magazine

Varsity Spirit

Volkswagen U.S.A.

 

As seen or heard in...


Jimmy Sasso, travel channel, Venice
Travel / Discovery Channel ,featured painting in story on worldwide broadcast as seen in...10 Best Beach Towns, History of Venice Beach California, March 2005, Los Angeles, CA.

Jimmy Sasso, Patricia Barretto, Satna Monica filmWatchavision, interview by Patricia Barretto at The American FIlm Market Festival, November 2004, Santa Monica, CA

Volkswagen, Jimmy SassoDetroit Evening News -- @ North American International Auto Show, Specialty Marketing Art Conceptual for Volkwagen -- Jan. 2001

Ashleigh Banfield FOX Evening News Broadcast interview with Ashleigh Banfield -- about art & internet domain name parking/grabbing, 5:30 PM news. 1998

One Life Radio: 1190AM DFW weekdays @ 10:00am. In 2013 and 2014 Live radio interviews/co-host and talk with radio host Bernadette Fiaschetti about book Space Junk and art. At Clear Channel,Dallas Texas.

Jimmy Sasso BMW art94.5 The Edge. June 1996 Live radio interview at Clear Channel about Sasso painted BMW as part of a large Specialty Marketing Art Conceptual.

 

Animations/films

Sasso cartoon Santa MonicaFantasyland by Sasso 2004, Animated experimental cartoon shorts shown at DEFMAN Film Festival and Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier. 2004

IMDB credit for The Watermelon 2008 , Sasso hand painted a vintage trailer to look like a watermelon to be used as a prop in the movie.

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Bibliography

Front page of newspaper /covers.


Jimmy Sasso art Dallas
1.) Smith, Allison. Photographer. Painter Sinks to New Depths for Art's Sake. Dallas Times Herald, May 23,1990, Front Page


Jimmy Sasso art New York City
2.) Beauchemin, Dan. Fine Art for Yahoos. New York Software News, January 2000, Vol.3 #5, Front Page and page 5. New York City

Sasso body paint cover3.)The Met ,Kallenberg, Gregory. 24 Hours, September, 1994, Front Page - Body paint & Cover Art By Sasso.

sasso page parkes model4.) MODELS REP/Page Parkes - New Faces Book, 1998, Art on Front and Back Cover.

 

sasso art cover5.)Where Magazine by Provencial, Terri. Art by Sasso , August, 1996, Front Cover & p. 29.

+sasso, shannon kelly, dee erbug6.) Greek Times Magazine.All covers of 12-18 months photographed by Sasso and some full page ads shot by Sasso as well. 1984-1685

Jimmy Sasso Dallas7.) Sayewitz, Ronnie. Uptight in Uptown. Dallas Business Journal, February 5,1999, Front Page & p.29.

Jimmy Sasso SMU  art8.) Stephens, Quitman. Working Life of an Artist. The Student Voice (S.M.U. Newspaper), September 13, 1993, COVER & inside interview p.12,13, 21.

 

BOOKS by James Sasso...

space Junk Space Junkers cover of space junks book1.) SPACE JUNK 2012, 2.)SPACE JUNKERS 2013 & 3.) SPACE JUNKS ---- All art and writings by Sasso.

Poor Man's Picasso coloring book cover Cover of Cat Color coloring book 2 published coloring books. The POOR MAN"S PICASSSO, 100 pages & CAT COLOR, 90 pages.

 

One page of art in the followiing books:
Sasso art Osborne Bull
Block, Jenny. El Toro De Osborne: The First 50 Years, 2008. Sasso Art , full page 101.

jimmy sasso, katillac kellee, artKatillac, Kellee. Kid's Sacred Places. 2006, Chapter 2, p. 16.

 

Catalogues:

Jimmy Sasso tee shirts Varsity CheerleadersVarsity Spirit 2004, 2 pages of custom designed Sasso tee shirts commisioned by Varsity.

 

Newspaper and magazine stories or interviews:

Amador, Rose. Artists Business Suit Them to a T. Dallas Morning News, April 28,1991, p. 3Q.

Jimmy Sasso Turtle CreekBlanton,Sally. Questions and Answers with Sasso. Turtle Creek News, Edition 486, August 4, 2002. p.1b,4b.

Jimmy Sasso art cats Briggs Nancy. Sasso Interview. Metroplex Sundown, December 12, 1997, p.7, 12, 14.



Jimmy Sasso beyond magazine  interviewBrooke, Shannon. Interview with The Artist. Beyond Magazine #1, 1993, p. 46-48.

Jimmy Sasso Texas art AustinCone, Tonyia. House Parties With A Purpose. River City Renaissance Magazin, Austin,Texas. March 2007, pp.24-25.


Jimmy Sasso, Jody Cage
Cage, Jodie. Tunnelvision.Tempo, October 16, 1995, p.7.

jimmy sasso, park cities people, gerald peters galleryHeap, Kristiana. Party of the Week Art Show /Big Texas @The Gerald Peters Gallery. Park Cities People, September 14, 2006, p.2C.y

gregory kallenberg, BMW, DallasKallenberg, Gregory. Rock the Vote (BMW). The Met, May 8, 1996, Interview and story p. 9.

Kallenberg, Gregory. Cats in His Hat. The Met, April 1, 1995,interview and story p.7.

 

jimmy sasso, cindy lamb, los angelesLamb, Cindy. Artist Profile. Exposure Magazine - Los Angeles, March 1989, p. 54


jimmy sasso, Kendall MorganMorgan, Kendall. Sasso-Artist. Document Magazine, June 1990, p.12.

kendall morgan, dallasmorning news SassoMorgan, Kendall.. Artist Steps Back Into His Own Shop. Dallas Morning News, November 23, 1992, p. 6C.

Jimmy Sasso, page parkes, dallas, kendall morganMorgan, Kendall. Page Parkes/Models Rep/Art Show. Dallas Morning News-Fashion Dallas, April 29, 1998, p. 2E.

constance muller, jimmy sasso, art mirrorMuller, Constance. Wild at Art. Dallas Morning News, March 26,1993, p. 6G.

 

sasso, Andrea reich, the linkReich, Andrea. ART UNVEILED Art to Go - Just Say Sasso. The Link, July 2001, p. 9.



tom sime, jimmy sasso, dallas morning newsSime, Tom. Wall To Wall. Dallas Morning News, September 26, 1998, pp.1C, 2C.



sasso, rachel ske, gary donihooSkye, Rachel. Virtual Virtuoso. Impressions Magazine, photo by Gary Donihoo, January, 1996, p.16.

jimmy sasso, 1986, southernSouthern Magazine, Dec.1986. photo & story, p.65. South by design: A gallery of Southern Creativity.


jimmy sasso, Dallas, greg Watermann
photo : Turner, Danny. Celebs and Their Pets. D Magazine, June 2001, full page 56.

jimmy sasso. greg watermann, dallasPhoto: Greg Watermann for ROUGH: Dallas Society of Visual CommunicationsFebruary 1994 Vol. 3,issue 6. page 6.


jimmy sasso, tony hartl
Planet Cool. Tony Hartl - Art Collector. Dallas Observer, Metroplex Living. June 2004, Art by Sasso, page 33.

 

Also seen in...

stephanie quadri, jimmy sasso, allison smith, dallas CULTURE MAP by Stephanie Quadri, V.O.D. Boutique party 2012  

jimmy sasso, osborne artbull, timothy yarger , beverly hills LAstheplace.com. The Osborne Art Bulls Group Show Exhibit, on Feb. 2007 @ Timothy Yarger Fine Art in Beverly Hills,CA.

jimmy sasso osborne bull, timothy yarger Splash Magazines Worldwide.The Osborne Art Bulls Group Show Exhibit,, Feb, 2007 @ Timothy Yarger Fine Art Gallery, Beverly Hills,CA .

jimmy sasso, osborne bull, timothy yarger Foto Nuovo by Aaron Gill. Art Bulls for Charity / Friday Februrary 2, 2007 @Timothy Yarger Fine Art Gallery, Beverly Hills,CA .

 

As seen on tee shirts...

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Recent Art clients: 2011- present
Adrift Float Spa
Oak Knoll Ranch
L'Image Salon
The Loon Bar
NYLO Hotels
Runaway Runway Fashion Truck Los Angeles
L.A. Creamery
TonyHartl.com
Bobo Noir - an indie movie

Jack Daniel's whiskey

Past Clients:-------
B.M.W. 
Arnold Communications
On The Border
Chilis
Baylor Healthcare
Pazzi's
Planet Tan
Pizza Patron
Post Properties
South Side on Lamar
Wich Wich
Where Magazine

Varsity Spirit

Volkswagen

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