relax X white mike, los angeles

relax & white mike went pasting together recently in los angeles.  relax does really interesting, striking images of almost-life-sized people.  white mike has been running an awareness campaign about the precipitous drop in the great white shark population, which has seen this image pasted around the US.  See older work here.

i recently came across a white mike print edition being sold at the guy hepner gallery, for … $9,995.  i really hope this is an awareness campaign for shark population declines, and not for overpriced art.

pc: lord jim

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4 responses to “relax X white mike, los angeles

  1. Whoever runs this unurth website can you contact me at bohemian _at_ wendeeholtcamp.com ? I am looking for permission to use the white mike photo for a blog- will give credit etc. I’ll give details in email! Thanks!!! It needs to go live next week.

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  3. Dude who thinks Mike White is a phony

    It’s hilarious that out of one gazillion animals in the animal kingdom that have declined in numbers, you chose a shark to exploit. If you’ve been in Los Angeles for the past 3 years you would know where this Mike White dude possibly got his idea for the image from.

    Furthermore, Your raising awareness of sharks is laughable. It’s more like raising awareness of yourself. Just admit you want to be a street artist, it’s okay. But don’t pretend you care about sharks man. There is very little information on the matter on your page, considering all you have to do is cut and paste research material. Instead, there’s a flamboyancy of all this Twittering. Like hey, PLEASE stroke my ego and tell me where you’ve seen my shark effigy.

    This type of false altruism makes me as sick as people selling images on t shirts of famous dead people and not giving any of the proceeds to the dead peoples foundations or charities.

  4. Jim

    White Mike IS Michael Muller. And yes, the print being sold does call the whole thing into question.

    Go here for more info on Muller:

    http://www.thelostogle.com/2009/06/10/is-this-white-mikethe-guy-who-helped-jessica-alba-place-killer-shark-posters-across-oklahoma-city/

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