ShowDC readies tribute to Tum’s Mr Hellyeah!

Art September 20, 2017 11:34

By The Nation

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The Walk of Fame at Show DC in Bangkok is bringing back to life the story of “Mamafaka” from Saturday (September 23) to October 1.

Mamafaka was the pen name of graphic designer- street artist Pharuephan “Tum” Mukdasanit, who created “Mr Hellyeah!” – of one of the most recognisable characters in Thai pop art.

The hairy, one-eyed monster with a moustache was everywhere to be seen in the big cities.

Tum drowned in a surfing accident off Phuket in 2013, just 35 years old.

The exhibition will feature both art and music. 

Six artworks from the Mamafaka Gallery in Khon Kaen will form a tribute to the late artist who was an inspiration to many others. You can see the Mr Hellyeah! Craftsman limited edition Vespa scooter with matching bug antennae. There are also the Mr HellYeah! photo frame, baseball bats, the Preduce x MMFK Mr Hellyeah! deck series, and Mamafaka bags made in collaboration with Urface.

Postcards, posters and the Literoom X Mamafaka “Hell Yeah Sailor Rabbit” prints will be on sale, every one of them numbered and signed by Tum. 

A souvenir specifically produced for the exhibition is a Mamafaka bag, with proceeds from sales going to the Mamafaka Gallery for the preservation of his artworks.

Indie bands will provide the music for the event. You can see Safe Planet, Telex Telexs and De Flamingo on September 30 and Penny Time, Chanudom and Bomb at Track on October 1 at the Atrium next to the Walk of Fame.

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