Location: Escondido, CA Coverage: LRS Staff
As one of the long standing pioneers of So Cal streetwear, Bobby Ruiz, known by many as Bobby Tribal, is an icon in his own right. His clothing brand, Tribal, has been a staple of streetwear since 1989, and some 33 years later, his releases (whether clothing or events) are met with eager desire from an international audience.
The aroma of fresh confetti donuts had me in my feelings
But even with a global reputation, and ability to withstand the test of time, Bobby continues to forge his path in the market with an expanded series of shows which intermingle the diverse subcultures of lowriding, surf, skate, and graffiti.
So when we got word that he curated a show with Dr. G. Jim Daichendt, it was a no-brainer to make the trek to the opening day. The show, entitled Street Legacy: So Cal Style Masters, features close to 100 artists, and it included a collection of multidisciplinary artists who in their own right, dominate their respective markets. Among those included are Chuey Quintanar, Shepherd Fairy, OG Slick, RISK, Mister Cartoon, Johnny Quintana, and Carlos Torres, to name a few.
On opening day, visitors were treated to a full gallery of incredible works, but the added bonus was a full-on display of some of the finest lowriders and lowrider clubs from So Cal including, but not limited to:
Tovar Restorations, Elite CC, Klique SD, Low Bottomz CC, the De Albas, Professionals, OG Tweet, Lifestyle, Pegasus, and the The King of Chevys just to name a few.
We’ll have more coverage in the days to come, but for now enjoy this preview of what is quickly becoming the most anticipated – and now controversial – shows the city has seen. Enjoy.
Artistic Legends: (2nd) Good Time Charlie and (3rd) Chuey Quintanar with friends
Low Bottomz CC Lowrider Club Representin’
This young man strikes a pose in front of a Big Sleeps artwork
A Thing of Beauty: Two ’59 Impala lowriders from Pegasus Car Club
Artist Armando Flores showcased his micro detailed lowrider models