Aug 07 2016

BOSER HUND PART I – MUNICH

** BOSER HUND is German for “bad dog”. Just something I learned on this trip and then got stuck saying it all the time.

We got the opportunity to do a Hamburger Eyes show in Munich! We had just wrapped up a show in Los Angeles where we hung 500 photos, so for this show in Germany I wanted to go for exhibiting 1000 photos. Chris, an old friend from SF, is now the director of the Kunstverin Munchen and he said try to think of a new show where we don’t hang photos on the wall. I was like okaaayyyy… He came up with the idea of zig zagging a handrail structure with photos on top. We made it tables instead and the idea is of an epic sequencing. I was excited to travel and to see cousin Rob who lives in Berlin and brother Dave who lives in New York.

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My itinerary was nuts, as per usual. First flight was to New York. I upgraded because it was only $30 to do so. Look how much leg room. I have never seen so much leg room.

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Stayed up all night partying with Dave, he made some breakfast, then I had to go to Zurich.

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But not till I got a photo of these flamingos. His deck is super chill.

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Can’t remember but I think it was Swiss Airlines.

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I ate it anyways.

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Oh yeah, so my flight was delayed in New York, which meant I missed my transfer to Milan and then another flight to Munich. I had to wait in a line for about 3 hrs to get another flight but at least it was straight to Munich and I didn’t have to pay anything.

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Munich. I made it.

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Met up with Matt and Chris and the gallery. Then checked into the hotel. Then passed out.

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This is where Hitler rose to power.

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Next day, went cruising a little, bust mostly working on installing the show.

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Then straight to getting drunk with Robbo.

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Little Boser Hunds.

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More setup the next day.

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I was psyched they liked my weird videos and wanted to show them.

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Crazy surf spot nearby.

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First opening night.

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Dave made it.

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These ladies were nice and enjoyed the show.

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Then they took us to the most fanciest dinner I have ever had.

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In another room of the restaurant was this sit down bar. It was rad. I am probably fucking this story up but here goes: apparently the owner was in Oregon, picked out a tree, shipped it to Japan where they carved out this bar all in one piece, and then shipped it to Munich and built this bar and restaurant around it? I don’t know. But I do know I will go to Munich again and I will come here and get drunk.

I sat down next to some random girl who turned out to be kinda cool and kinda cute. I thought I was going to at least make out with her but nothing happened. She named this turtle “Freddy”.

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Somehow made it back to “Das Hotel”. That was the name of it.

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About to overload you with install shots. Get ready.

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Second opening night, the official opening. It was awesome. I got too drunk to take pictures. We all dj’ed off our phones and killed it. Thanks so much to Chris and Matt and the gang. I wanna come back!

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Stay tuned for Part II. Berlin.