Glorious Excess Is Here

August 29, 2009

Before the madness begins:

Prepping the walls:

…Driving to the museum, this guy was sitting in my front seat. Hope I don’t get pulled over…

Installation in progress:

See you there…



  1. Patrica Henderson on May 27, 2010 at 10:34 am

    If only more people would hear about this..

  2. zahra on September 4, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    looks promising!and it was!!!……..:)

  3. Ludawg94 on September 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Yo Mike! Finally was able to go to one of your shows though I got in way late, mad line outside to get in! Ever since your first show at Gallery 1988 I’ve been wanting to see your art work. I was one of the last few people who you met too which I commend you a lot ’cause I’m sure there were a lot of people in line. I’ll more than likely go back though when it is not so hectic, if anyone is interested for students it is free Thursday nights at the museum from 5 to 8pm.

  4. Sintia on August 31, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Wow, didn’t know how much went into it just on the day of the opening! Love the part where you said “Driving to the museum, this guy was sitting in my front seat. Hope I don’t get pulled over…” Hmm wonder who that is? LOL

  5. anaslinkin on August 31, 2009 at 11:35 am

    IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!

  6. Bennoda on August 31, 2009 at 9:40 am

    amazing paitings πŸ™‚ I would like to see a similar exhibition in Europe:)

  7. TiffTiff33LP on August 30, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    YAY awsome,looks like you had fun,lol,what was the dude in the car?!!!!!^_^

  8. Maaark on August 30, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Wow, awesome pics. I love the last one. By the way, what I great outdoor huh? I’m so proud of you man… I mean, I’m proud to be your fan. You deserve all the fans you have. You’re so talented! Sucks I couldn’t go to the art show. 😦

  9. Alyssa on August 30, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    in response to PEKILINKINFAN’s comment:


    dude. fail on daddio shinoda’s part

  10. PekiLinkinFan on August 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    hey mike.. nice work
    it’s your son or daughter ?
    please READ THIS and tell us..

    if that pic is true I love your son or daughter.. actually I can’t understand .. :S

  11. torch95 on August 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    PART 1 # MIKE!! What can i say i went to your show last night and got your “Good LIfe Board”, and the “The Glorious Excess Book”, freak’n awsome!!. The Old School Music,the scene was great. I just finished reading your book and to be very honest i never really followed art ..but after last night you have inspired me to continue going to art shows.And hopefully you continue to express yourself through Art, Music…I feel you are correct on all aspects in how you express yourself on how we spend to much time focusing on other peoples lives instead of ours

    Go to Part 2# TORCH

  12. Eddie on August 30, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Oh Mike this is awesome! Congratulations! Hope a European MS art show takes place at the future!

  13. Tubabu on August 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Ah ah, Mike your exhibition looks really, really amazing. I hope, people who are in L.A, knows the chance which they have… Maybe one day, i will have my chance me too.Well, this morning i taught for your child Otis. Just congratulations for you and your wife Anna. I wish you all the best for your little family. And i really understand why you didn’t say, that you were father. I’ts your private life, so it’s normal. You give so much for us, every day with this blog. Have a good Sunday, Mr.Shinoda.

  14. Shinnizly on August 30, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Hi Mike! πŸ™‚ Congratulations for your Glorious Excess show. I wish I could have been there but I love in Portugal. I hope someday I get to go to LA and see one of your shows since I would love to study there. Anyway, I just heard about your baby! He is so cute! I am very happy for you guys. Congratulations to you and Anna and all the best for you two!

  15. gaby_ on August 30, 2009 at 8:18 am

    xD ur baby is so sweet !!!!!! congratulations :DDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  16. Pinkymuffin on August 30, 2009 at 6:46 am

    WHEN DID YOU GET A BABY??????????? CONGRATULATIONS, MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D
    And great pictures!

  17. PatrickM on August 30, 2009 at 6:45 am

    It looks awesome !

    You are very talented, you’ve made a great job.


  18. Shinoda77 on August 30, 2009 at 6:38 am

    I can’t believe you have a baby and you’ve never told it

    Otis Shinoda

    and i cant believe how talented you are. i just wanted to be there. you’re awesome.

  19. Avi on August 30, 2009 at 6:24 am

    we want this in Europe too 😦

  20. miKer0cks on August 30, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Wow! Welldone Mike!!! I bet the show was awesome! I wish I were there 😦 Thx for the updates πŸ™‚ Keep it up…You’re the best! Much love and respect from Greece ❀

  21. _Bianca_ on August 30, 2009 at 6:15 am

    A 700 characters interpretation of this painting and proof that you most definitely won the twitter war. And proof that your fans are nuts xD

  22. EvaBennoda on August 30, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Hey Mikeyyyyy ❀

    Well Done !!! I love ur art ! U made so many damn beautiful Drawings ! Thanks for the photos ! I wish I could be there 😦 Keep it up,Mike !!! Good Luck πŸ˜€

  23. TrustYourself on August 30, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Just saw some pics from the opening on and I’m just speechless O_O.I did already know you’re an amazing artist.But in this show you outdid yourself ;). in love with the John Lennon and the Kurt Cobain images I’m really impressed!

  24. Shinodabestfriend on August 30, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Mike it was beautiful!!!! your paintings are so cool, damn!! GOOD JOB! I love them! absolutely! keep on making great arts!!! don’t forget the music πŸ˜‰

  25. Heydy on August 30, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Hey, thanks for the photos! πŸ™‚ At least based on these the setting must have been amazing! I hope that the opening went great… πŸ™‚ It would be wonderful if you could post more photos of the show at some point for us who can’t make it there. Anyways, good luck with the show and hopefully those who are able to go enjoy it also on my behalf! πŸ˜‰

  26. bartorious on August 30, 2009 at 1:57 am

    what up mike….your new art was awsome tonight thanks alot for letting me take a picture with you…the 1st one didn’t come out then the second one did…you let me re take it that was nice of you but ur body gaurds were dick’s…thanks alot doh i was the bald guy with mmm cookies t shirt……looking forward 2 da new album….thanks again

  27. Parker on August 30, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Mike I saw pix from bobbyhundreds from the show! you made a good job! the entire place looks awesome!

    aw! if you could know how I regret that I live in Europe!

  28. JuniorChester on August 30, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Good luck for the show Mike! I wish I come to see your arts.

  29. vickylp on August 30, 2009 at 1:21 am

    good luck for the show!people whoo went there were extremely lucky! it would be fantastic if u uploaded more pics of the show πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  30. _JayasH_ on August 30, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Hey Mike, Good Luck for the Show…..

  31. BaZz on August 30, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Hey Mike thanks so much for making this show awesome!, the art was beautiful as well as the museum I am so happy I was able to get a picture with you thanks so much!!! it means the world to me. Your art was so beautiful I only wish I could tell you in person how much I enjoyed everything, thanks for the once in a lifetime experience.
    Thanks Sam

  32. liope on August 30, 2009 at 1:00 am

    if police stop you for that thing that you carry in your car and take you to the station, you will also take part to your own show as a famous guy how is getting arrested for carring strange things in his car!! πŸ˜› Once again good luck!! And please keep posting for all of us who can’t get there!! πŸ™‚

  33. BigBadOdalis on August 30, 2009 at 12:25 am

    It’s funny how people can be famous for being famous. That may sound a little confusing at first, but I’ve found this wikipedia article interesting.

  34. TheParanoid on August 30, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I remember when GLXS Born starts. It was pretty awesome, good luck Mike!
    (I’m jealous with people who live in LA.. I’m only in October there :/)
    But to late for GLXS Dies.

  35. AyersRock on August 30, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Yeah, I’m jealous too with people who live in LA… I would wan’t to see your artwork.. But anyway, good luck! =D

  36. ms_shock on August 29, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    sigh Good luck with that

  37. Twizzle09 on August 29, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    What an AWESOME pict!!!! These pict. made me speecheles!!! I can’t find the right words to expres about your exhibition!!!! I’m jealous with people who live in LA.. They could see your Glorious Excess (DIES).. Damn!! but Good Luck, hope your GLXS (DIES) would more fabulous than your GLXS (BORN)…

  38. Jurh on August 29, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Mike, your art is inspiring the whole world. I just saw a clip on Mexican TV News, all ’bout you and your pieces!! Congratulations, keep it real!!

  39. skyzlmt on August 29, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Show was epic! I got a Neuphoria print! Damn VIP people almost bought them all! GLXS DIES = WIN

  40. Wotur11 on August 29, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    life is so cruel, i wanna be there :(( good luck mike do your best ily :*

  41. NoFace on August 29, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Found this on Rosebud Cakes

    “First Step by Rosebud Cakes – 22 Year Anniversary.
    Cake sculpted as a pair of Mike Shinoda skateboarding shoes. All edible. Helen”

    Delicious! ;))
    Good luck with the artshow, Mister.

  42. numbrocker02 on August 29, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Good Luck Mike!!! I wish I could go but I’m stuck quite a distance away. 😦 Can’t wait to see your posts about it. After BORN I really can’t wait to see what you did with this one!

  43. allucha on August 29, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Driving with a mummified-type of body in your front seat isn’t thaaaat bad. xD Okay, maybe it’d look a bit freaky. But, good luck with it all today/tonight, and let us know how things go! It’d be super-awesome if you could do a travelling-exhibition whilst you guys tour, letting us guys across the pond see it, but I know that’d be tough to do.

  44. joelle1984 on August 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Mike..I am telling you..if you really put “that guy” in your front seat, you’ll most probably get pulled over..haha. So my suggestion is: set off early so as to allow for some small incident..haahahahahahahha

  45. msgirl on August 29, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    u know what?one of my biggest dreams is to see ur artshow!=) i hope i will see your artshow next year!=)=)=) GOOD LUCK!=) HOPE U HAVE A GOOD TIME!=)

  46. ghostly on August 29, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Oh!A busy three days~But it’s so cool,mike!How I wish I could “see you there…”,but…So,hope you have a great opening show tonight!And wait for ur pictures here,also the art book~Now,it’s only one hour before the opening!Good luck~~~One more thing,don’t forget to help that guy sitting in ur front seat to tied the seat belt,haha~~

  47. The_Black_Hawk on August 29, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Owwwh Mike…these pix really made me feel jealous about the people who are there in LA & can come to visit the show…Good for ’em, And GOOD LUCK for ya!!!! NICE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. karolp on August 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I’d like to be there mike… but I can’t.. I hope all of you enjoy.. and that exibition be great !! ;*

  49. Lyra on August 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    awww……that looks awesome…………..xo………but i can’t make it……:(……anyway………Good luck Mike……..:)

  50. Manongross on August 29, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Dude, good luck…
    This is amazing…
    But i liked “The Skull Angels”…
    I want a guitar with this art…
    Unfortunately i cannot visit, but i loved !!!

  51. Wisteria on August 29, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Good luck Mike!

  52. Madlen on August 29, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Omg those pics get me so excited and sad at the same time cause I couldn’t be there seeing the pieces live…btw I’m very interested in the guy on your front seat:DIt’s already saturday here …have a great time and pls post some pics afterwards:)
    p.s your art rocks my world:)

  53. ashleycblpfan on August 29, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    im going! i’m just getting ready to go right now! the first one was awesome and this one will be too! πŸ˜€

  54. Aline on August 29, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I’m so happy for you, Мишка! =)
    Good Luck for tonight!

  55. YuN_RoCks on August 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I would LITERALLY KILL to be in LA right now and not in this stupid Rome where nothing ever happens. This show looks the best, really really amazing stuff and we haven’t seen anything yet! I am definitely buying something from the shop online when available, won’t live without the artbook. Mike you’re great, I’m really happy for what you achieved and that all of this became possibile for you. I wish you the best and I REALLY hope you will be taking your art with you in Europe sooner or later.

  56. Dori on August 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    See you tonight, Mike! If for some reason, u couldn’t make it, I’ll know why… (that “thing” in ur front seat) lol

  57. KiryuLP on August 29, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Man, if only it was in Denver! I could be there! All I would have to tell my grandma is: “It’s an art show.” She loves art! I hope there will be another show! I’m going to save up my money and go!

  58. KATHYxx on August 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Gook Luck Dr. Shinoda

  59. Myyr on August 29, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    I wish I could come…. 😦 But i’m sorta far xD So good luck for tonight, I’ll think about you at 8pm ^^

  60. cuz on August 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Looks so cool so far. Can’t wait to see the pieces, hope you’ll put them here as soon as possible. I’m so interested how the guy looks like. Good luck!

  61. zimminator on August 29, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    god damn, ok i was pissed when i missed the first one….but this looks even better!!! dammit dammit man, this sucks. i will make it to yer third one, even if i waste all my money makin a trip out there, mark my words. well good luck! im excited to see the pix up here nonethless.

  62. Mimz_LP on August 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    hay Mike, the only thing that i can do is to wish you good luck tonight i’m sure that this show’ll be amazing ! so i hope one day to see your great art work in europe ! wish you all best {{}}

  63. TheLPFreak on August 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    omg mike it looks sooo awesome the best stuff that i’ve ever seen ..okay i’m only 16 but it’s the best my young life..and the best band i’ve ever seen..u can guess…lp..xD but i love also FM, DBS, BOW…i love ur art….ly xoxo TheLPFreak greatings to anna and lp and dbs and FM

  64. fernanda21 on August 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    You have done great work, Mike! Good Luck with the Show and Take Care! Love You!

  65. keineAhnung on August 29, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    wow! looks awesome! I wish I could be there…but what’s that you transported in your car? lol

    anyway, wish you good luck!!! Have fun!!! πŸ™‚

    Greetz from Austria

  66. I_B_Long on August 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    awesome man, wish i could be there to see it. this is unrelated, but have you heard about the ” a song for Chi” project? here’s a link, please take a look everyone! (yk, Chi from deftones!) his family needs our help.

  67. LcatP on August 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I’m stoked! Can’t wait to see all your hard work tonight.

  68. Illara on August 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    waaaaaah! I think I’d be crying in my sleep for not able to be there. But you know, this is so awesome. Good Luck with the Art Show today, Mike! πŸ™‚

  69. lp_fm_fan on August 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Awesomeee, have an amazing time! All those who are going as well! Can’t wait to see more pics later. πŸ™‚

    “…Driving to the museum, this guy was sitting in my front seat. Hope I don’t get pulled over…” rofl. rofl. rofl. Best to put him in the back seat, lol jk.

  70. nataku on August 29, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    wow… i’m so sad i can’t be there. really… ):

  71. Violist on August 29, 2009 at 2:16 pm


  72. linky_luvslp on August 29, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    hi, thats amazing =] dont get pulled over i love yu!^_^ lol…. oi, i was flickin channels the other day, and on mtv what just started was ”shortstack vs linkin park” i started larfin and said lp will defintly win and YOUS DID =D the no.1 song of them all was new divide i think ur no.3 was numb and 4. in the end dnt remember lol btw good luck tonite =] i love yu xx have fun p.s wish i was there ='[ im in aus you have to come here soooon!!! ❀ xxx luv

  73. ninguem on August 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm – who is this guy? i want see him
    good luck in the opening

    you are a designer, so i need your help to know some program to correct noise in mobile pics, mine is 1,3megapixel, is almost a iphone cam, but your pics made in iphone are awesome, thanks

  74. CarolYvLP on August 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    hey mike! it’s awesome! I’d like too much to be there! Thanks , and please don’t stop sharing what’s happening on the show with us! Hope goes everything ok today,have a good open show this night!

  75. daryl on August 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    its looking good Mike wish I could of went but aww well good luck anyway.

    And that interview you done yesterday was good.

  76. 2T_LP on August 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm


  77. niabai20 on August 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    It look good mike.
    Can’t to see more art work.
    I hope i see you guy here in arizona soon.

  78. quarky on August 29, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    good luck mike! don’t get pulled over, itd be hilarious though……

  79. GraiggyLand on August 29, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Hey Mike,

    won’t be there, cos i’m in France right now.. but i wish you the best for the opening, and i hope you will only sell 24 limited print so i’ll be able to get one online monday morning… ;o)

    enjoy !!!


  80. ShadowerLiltani on August 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Sometimes you make me really wish I lived in LA. I’m starting to a see a little bit of where this might be going, conceptually, and can’t wait to see the final results. Now, I’ve been reading among fans that the art book for this show will only be available at the venue where it’s being held. Is that true? I hope it isn’t, because I collect art books, and you really want your art even if in book form to be as available to as many people as possible. Oh, and the show happens to end a day after my 23rd birthday πŸ™‚ What else was I gonna say? Oh yeah, I found these guys’ MV on youtube and I thought you’d like them: mainly because of the violins.

  81. MusicIsHealthy on August 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Yeah! Thx for the pics Mike πŸ™‚
    Would like to know how this guy looks on your front seat πŸ˜€
    Sad I can’t be at your art show…One of the times I hate living so far away -> Germany.

    We love you πŸ™‚

  82. _MiHaRu_ on August 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    great pics!!!as I already told you,you don’t need it but…I’ll anyway wish you good luck and I hope you’ll have a good time!!we’ll wait a post tomorrow with your comments!!!kisses

  83. merve on August 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    good luck for the show… we wanna see more!!

  84. Lisa_Simpson on August 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Good luck and have a great time tonight πŸ˜€

  85. Crimson_Rose on August 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Everything looks great πŸ™‚ Good luck πŸ™‚

  86. Celestial on August 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I’ve never been more excited for an art show till now. The anticpation is almost too mucht to handle. I might foam at that mouth. ;D What is that in the car…

  87. Janni_Loves_LP on August 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Look amazing! πŸ˜€ I wish I could be there, but again, I live in Denmark so… :/ I can’t wait to see the rest of the pieces! What was up the the guy in the front seat? haha πŸ˜€ Looks like you’ve outdone yourself! πŸ™‚ Good luck tonight Mike! πŸ™‚

  88. yonna on August 29, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Great art Mike! You just are the best. πŸ™‚

  89. Jess_LP on August 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    OMLP, it looks awesome, I wish i could go but unfortunately I’m in UK πŸ˜₯ Hopefully I’ll be able to see atleast 1 show sometime πŸ™‚

  90. Meteora20 on August 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    mike that looks so awesome! i bet you’re artshow tonight wil be amazing! oh yes i can feel it:) hope we see some great pics of the show! ^^ have fun tonight. ^^

  91. dragonfreak on August 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    everything looks awesome! wish I was able to be there, man I hate being in Wisconsin! can’t wait to see the book!

  92. p_lane on August 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Looks like it’s gonna be awesome, Mike! I was able to attend Glorious Excess (Born) last summer and I had a great time, I wish I could be able to attend this one too =(

    Good luck and have fun!

  93. PinkWater3 on August 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Nnnghhh! I’ll jump in my private jet and fly to L.A.! How’s that? 8D
    Good luck with the show!

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