GLXS (Dies) Opening

August 31, 2009

Just wanted to point you guys in the direction of my three favorite pieces on the art show so far. Great pictures!

edit: one more… (The words over the photos aren’t the actual paintings’ names FYI)…and shouts out to KOGI for bringing the food. So good.



  1. tacos_on_tuesday on September 2, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    KOGI is the best!!!!! Love that you gave them a shout.Totally the epitome of LA living. The meshing of 2 ethnicities = yummy yumminess.

  2. mshinoda20PERU on September 1, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Yeah! Congratulations Mike. This art show is really awesome!!!
    I made my sig with your art =)

  3. Twiggy on September 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    i hate u! this is what remains on this fuckin world, keep living your dream man, as i died in my own.

  4. phill715 on September 1, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Mike! Congratulations on your son!

  5. joelle1984 on August 31, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Loving the pics!

  6. Maaark on August 31, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks Mike. I’ll check the links out now. I’m sure people are loving GLXS (Dies). You did a great job!

  7. Sintia on August 31, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Man mike you did ….there’s no words. But its good in a speechless way. I’m actually forwarding this to friends so they can check out your work. Thanks for posting and keep up the great ART! I hope you, LP, & your families are doing good & are happy and in good health. : )

  8. Smurf1 on August 31, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Hey Mike, I was also one of the lucky one to be able to participate in the members only event. i just want to say thank you for doing that and bringing an entirely new and in depth look into your work. it’s one thing for us to assume what you’re thinking and another to actually hear it. It put everything on a new plateau for me.Great job Much respect

  9. rockermeg on August 31, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I wanted to see your show so much, haha. Don’t underestimate how much I did, seriously.
    Yum πŸ™‚

  10. lp_fm_fan on August 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Haha, you I’m totally loving that we got this stuff before you! I’m sorry but for once we’re ahead of you. XD and

    Btw, I also found a page that you posted in a chatbox…is this true?

  11. yonna on August 31, 2009 at 9:53 am

    What can I say.. WOW Mike!! You rock! πŸ™‚

  12. cuz on August 31, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I love them for including so many photos! But anyways I hope you’ll put here photos of the paintings here, just like you did with Born. The show looks incredible, congrats man!

  13. Dori on August 31, 2009 at 9:38 am

    very nice reviews and pictures!!!

  14. Bennoda on August 31, 2009 at 9:38 am

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

  15. JackShinoda on August 31, 2009 at 9:18 am

    congratulations Mike.
    paintings are too.
    you will put the photos of them here in your blog?
    good work

  16. Heydy on August 31, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Hey Mike! Oh my gosh, I was totally stunned by the photos from your show! I was eating, but the food cooled down before I even touched it – that’s what happens when you focus on beautiful pieces of art instead of eating… πŸ˜‰ I absolutely loved all the works, but based on the photos I could say that “Memento Immortalis” and “Sketch for 4 Seasons” are my favorites. πŸ™‚ This is one of those moments when I just simply hate living in Finland… :/ Well, I’ll just have to wait for the book to come on sale… πŸ™‚ All the best to you with the show and everything else that is going on at the moment!

  17. AyersRock on August 31, 2009 at 8:00 am

    The pics are great! And the paintings are absolutely fantastic! Great work! =D

  18. Manongross on August 31, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Mike, your exposure is wonderful.
    Each work more beautiful than the other.
    This food gave me hungry, hehe ….
    I was watching the dvd of Linkin Park and I think his attitude of going to the fans when he sings, something glorious ..
    Not anyone who does this ….
    Why I love you.

  19. Celestial on August 31, 2009 at 7:21 am

    I have to say, that this is quite possibly the most profound, meaningful, vibrant art show I’ve ever seen. I can tell that the artist (you) has put a lot effort in to concluding the star’s story — from his shoot up to the gigantic piece, “Icon” to his fall as a defamed “Sellout” of a smaller appearance — surrounded by the tabloids that once made him famous; which are now working against him. And that chrome skeleton is badass. I’d want it in my house. So is the bike…but I think I’ll leave that up to people who like to live dangerously, lol. Good job, Mike! I hope you can do an art show like this some where in NYC in the future.

  20. JPkaukonen on August 31, 2009 at 7:18 am

    MIKE πŸ™‚



  21. cincybmxlpfreak on August 31, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Hey Mike! Congrats on the turnout! It looked like everyone had a blast and, omg, your paintings are beautiful! I wish I could’ve been there. :-/ The food looked amazing, also. πŸ˜›

  22. pink_skull on August 31, 2009 at 6:20 am

    hi mike congratulations on such a great show!i see that you have a son “otis” congratulation 4 that too,but mike..why didn’t you say anything earlier about it??? i mean it’s a shocking great surprise to all of us,please please say something about this subject,is he really your baby and if yes when was he born? congratulation again on everything (:

  23. Lauren on August 31, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Hey there Mike, just wanted to drop you a comment (my first one on this site xD)
    You’re art is such an inspiration to me.
    GLXS Dies was….AMAZING!
    Seriously, word’s don’t describe how great you did πŸ™‚
    And also, don’t ever feel like it’s not ok to give me that bike πŸ˜‰
    Haha, nice job.
    I can’t wait for the next LP album.
    – Lauren xx

  24. Madlen on August 31, 2009 at 5:57 am

    I’ve read those so many times since saturday that I almost know them by heart:DI love the pictures…I’m really greatful about them actually cause I get to see the pieces:)Congrats on the amazing show again:)

  25. Eddie on August 31, 2009 at 5:43 am

    I’m so sad that it wasn’t possible to be there…. The pictures are amazing! So great! Mike, also I want to wish the best from my heart to your son Otis! Best wishes for your family man! πŸ™‚ Take care!

  26. JoeyDC on August 31, 2009 at 5:38 am

    Congrats to such an amazing art gallery! I love each of your pieces, and the more I look at them the more I love art :). You are such a talented artist, Mike, and yet you still remain down-to-earth and interact with your fans. That is so much appreciated! By the way, I know you are a very private man and I think everyone should respect that. I know fans are so excited that you are a daddy now and you have a lovely family. I can understand that, but I guess you should mention on your blog that you want your private life to remain private! I’m quite certain you don’t want your babies photos all over the internet, and I’m sure fans want you no harm either. Just make your point of view clear…

  27. msgirl on August 31, 2009 at 5:33 am

    i have already seen these pics =) i love all the drawings!=) u r an awesome artist!

  28. Lyra on August 31, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Congrats Mike……..great pics………..Otis is a lucky kid………:)

  29. Kagato on August 31, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Congrats, Mike πŸ˜‰ A few of your art pieces could be really good as the tattoos πŸ˜‰ Keep rockin’! πŸ™‚
    ans PS.: congrats for your best piece of art, your son πŸ˜‰

  30. Jaice_lp93 on August 31, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Mike you are a man of great talent ParabΓ©ns.A congratulations on your child’s happiness too.

  31. godforgotmywings on August 31, 2009 at 4:24 am

    I had the privilage of taking part in your event for members of the JANM today, and I just want to say THANK YOU! It was so gracious of you to take the time to speak to us about your work, and to personally walk us through the gallery. There should be more artists like you that actually take the time to give back to the fans. You are brilliantly talented and yet you remain so humble. For that, I have endless amounts of respect for you. (And your work, well, that speaks for itself!)

    Guys, if you live in the L.A. area, you have GOT to get down to JANM and check out GE!! Mike really outdid himself this time, you are seriously missing out if you don’t go!

  32. Shinodabestfriend on August 31, 2009 at 4:09 am

    CONGRATULATIONS mike! amazing show! respect

  33. Melk on August 31, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Hi !! Amazing Art Show !! Congrats for your son : he’s so cute ❀ Otis is a really pretty name πŸ™‚ Have a nice a day and a great life with your family ❀

  34. Illara on August 31, 2009 at 3:57 am

    congrats on your art show, Mike! your arts are truly inspirational. πŸ™‚

  35. linkingabo on August 31, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Hey Mike, dont wanna disturb you, but please check out this video::: …its a New Divide parody made by the Bleeding Soldiers (Linkin Park fans from Peru) – btw Im not from Peru. CONGRATULATIONS for your art show and for your son! ;))

  36. bec on August 31, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Those pictures are really amazing – lots of pink, I like pink. (I’m a physicist and have very limited knowledge of art – I do however find these pretty…hope that is okay???)

    Congratulations – looks like everything went well. (and the matching black&white checked outfits are beyond cute!)

  37. highlandpark on August 31, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Congrats on your art show opening! I did notice on the majority of your pieces you incorporated the color purple and pink. Including the pieces from Last year’s GLXS (Born). Any particular reason or is it your favorite color? I’m aware the color purple is also associated with royalty and nobility. Thanks for signing my book & shoes!

  38. Mikado on August 31, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Congrats on the opening of your great art show GLXS-Dies. I wish I could be there to admire your beautiful work. But I saw a lot of fantastic pics on different sides, like “Known Gallery”, “Notcut”, “Daily Dujour”, “the Hundreds”, “Muramura” and at the gallery of “The Linkin Park”, the webside I visit the most times after “”,” and “”. Your work is awesome…youΒ΄re awesome. …and I saw a pic of you, Anna and your baby… is it your baby? Awesome work too, hahaha, really nice. Good luck to you, your show and your beautiy little family. πŸ˜€

  39. ms_shock on August 31, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Your art and your son are amazing! You’re the happiest man in the world. Congrates, Mike. Best wishes, from the heart and the soul. Take care!

  40. Mimz_LP on August 31, 2009 at 1:40 am

    congratulations mike (if that’s true) about your baby OTIS ! yesterday i exploded when i saw the pictures with you anna and otis ! wish you all best {{{}}} FAMILY SHINODA

  41. Wotur11 on August 31, 2009 at 1:34 am

    sssooo awesome!!! ive never come to an art show, i cant image its tooo beautiful like this!!! I feel like something is burning me: i want to come there so bad!!! anyway good luck mike, ily :*

  42. NoFace on August 31, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Congrats on the great opening. All the pieces of art are stunning, and I’m definitely buy the artbook this time. Thanks for working so hard on this and giving everyone such a beautiful experience. Awaiting the merch to get on your online shop soon πŸ™‚

  43. vickylp on August 31, 2009 at 1:00 am

    they are amazing…all of them πŸ™‚ congratulations! πŸ™‚

  44. Sageous on August 31, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Hey Mike! Congrats on a great show! I really love your work and ended up buying your skateboard titled “The Good Life.” Thank you very much for taking the time to sign my skateboard deck, Meteora album, and take a couple pics with my friend and I; I really appreciate it! Keep up the good work.

  45. miKer0cks on August 31, 2009 at 12:48 am

    These reviews are great! πŸ™‚ Although I wasn’t there I saw all the pieces and seriously Mike it was the best art show you’ve done! It was amazing! I loved everything! But my ultimate fave is the “ICON” and “The Good Life” Congrats again on setting up an awesome show! I hope to see your art once….

  46. gaby_ on August 31, 2009 at 12:46 am

    amazing !!!! love ur work πŸ˜‰ u r great as usual :DDD

  47. Crimson_Rose on August 31, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I couldn’t see GLXS ‘live’. I was sure, all paintings would be nice, but now I’m watching them, and I see, I’ve made a huge mistake. They aren’t even nice…they’re wonderful. Gorgeous. Colour combinations; expressing emotions; even reporting, showing some events from the main character’s life (I see it, between lines…I don’t know, am I sure, but I’m trying to understand it)…they’re both real and fantasy, they all connect two worlds. Two? No, more than two. Sharp shapes have got different meaning than blurred contours, for me (even, comparing pictures in Setita’s comment…). What more? I wish, I were there. Contratulations, Mike!

  48. LcatP on August 31, 2009 at 12:09 am

    You are funny Setita. Anyway.. yeah those are really great sites. I heard the food was good.. the lady passed by me with some food while I was in line after getting merch haha. Thanks again Mike! Hope you get some chill time after all your hard work even though you’re a workaholic πŸ™‚ . Take Care,

  49. Anstice on August 30, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    So neat. Good to see people are giving such good reviews. Congratulations on a show that was a hit =)

  50. Setita on August 30, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    So there are my two favorites pieces of art:

    Because it’s the only one i would like to have on my wall


    Because it’s the only one which causes any emotion inside me

    The rest looks like a plastic kids toys.

  51. JamesWong on August 30, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Hope I could study in an Art School, all those arts are sooo awesome!

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