TheArtCollectors Review

August 31, 2009


Glorious Excess (Dies) got a glowing review by world-class art collector and critic, Ronnie Pirovino today. Here’s what he had to say:

“LA’s Japanese American National Museum is now hosting a prodigious art exhibition by Mike Shinoda entitled Glorious Excess (Dies). The massive creative effort is a pivotal point in the career of the young artist, as he establishes himself outside of his work in music. Shinoda’s adroit use of all types of media to channel his voice is remarkable. The show signals the artist’s ability to create his vision in a plethora of mediums, including digital platforms. It’s clear that the concept of the exhibition has been thoughtfully embedded into each rendition. It’s not too early to opine that Glorious Excess (Dies) provides one the year’s most memorable moments. On view until October 4.”

There are a ton of great images from the show on A special thanks goes out to Ronnie for coming to the show.

Check out the review here:




  1. Imri on September 2, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Wat up Shinoda? U really must be proud of your accomplishments, especially on Saturday’s art show…i just have to say that the show was well established, and those haters that say the show was pointless and one-sided have to shoot themselves in the head for that. The exhibition was fantastic, even though i waited quite a long time (btw, i was the first one in line lol) well mike, keep it going, you will always have the back up from your fans…

  2. mshinoda20PERU on September 2, 2009 at 2:15 pm

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

  3. Leconte on September 2, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Congratulations on your success of the show!! Looking at those images, I wish I could go to Los Angeles now. My favorite is ‘Memento Immortalis’, how beautiful…..!

  4. Celestial on September 2, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Ah, I get why you’ve entitled the last bit of paintings Four Seasons now. At first, I couldn’t understand why, but I looked up the dates of all the celebrities in each painting and the dates they passed coincide with the season you’ve given them for the most part. It’s all connected. Very nice!

  5. cincybmxlpfreak on September 1, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Aww!! Congratulations, Mike! That’s amazing! 🙂 Aww…and what a beautiful kid! I was hoping you’d spread your genes. 😛 You’re too intelligent to let them go to waste. 😀

  6. LPmadman on September 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    ooh it so sweet dude .. 😀 … 😀 … 😀 !!!

  7. girlaloud on September 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    The secret finally revealed !! Mike’s happy family !!

    Congrat !!

  8. Snails on September 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Thats brilliant! I’m pleased your hard work is being recognised 🙂

  9. Lvix on September 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Mike, nothing to do with this post but had a new look… But tell the digi managers they have to put it all in one network… Join in LPN and you are joined in MFR to.. that’s more easy:(

  10. natalia_spain on September 1, 2009 at 11:42 am

    hey mike…tonight when i saw a spanish program called VIAJEROS CALLEJEROS i think i saw ur art in miami…it is the url of the episode :×09-documental-online-en-directo.php whatch the minut 46 and wait….is the japanese soldier…is from ur art? and congrats for the Glorious Excess…i intent draw ur art muajajaja (the frist is so bad)

  11. santoyellow on September 1, 2009 at 9:01 am

    The piece with Warhol is the shit!

  12. MusicIsHealthy on September 1, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Hey Mike!
    Congrats on your art show. So amazing!
    I saw so many pics on the web and I’m blown away. Really!
    All ur paintings are so dope! Love them.
    And I really like those “waves” u painted on the wall with celebrity reports in it and the death angels . Must have been much work.

    Makes me even more sad that I can’t see it live :/ But I already pre-ordered ur artbook so I can look at them in the book 🙂

    Greetz, Tamy

  13. Heydy on September 1, 2009 at 7:53 am

    I just read the news: congratulations on your new family member! 🙂 Otis is absolutely adorable! ❤ I wish all the best for both Anna and you and greetings to the little one! With love, Heidi 🙂 Ps. Congrats on the success of your show! 😉

  14. nataku on September 1, 2009 at 6:25 am

    i’m gonna be rude and ask only a question: about those cool shoes, are they gonna be on bandmerch like the others?

  15. Lisa_Valley on September 1, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Hey Mike,
    Congrats on Glorious Excess (Dies) and of course congrats on being a daddy now! Otis is a beautiful little boy and he has your eyes (But I think you know that).

  16. teejay_92 on September 1, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Congratulations on Glorious Excess (Dies) Mike, my own personal opinion I loved your pieces from this second exhibition they seemed more “out there” and just like a creative explosion haha absolutely loved it just wish I could of been there to see them up close =[ but nonetheless great work!! your quite an artist =D

    tanjil – lee (: xo

  17. niabai20 on September 1, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I like all the art work mike.
    Cap it up mike.

  18. yonna on September 1, 2009 at 12:01 am

    You are just amazing! I don’t undrestand were you get all the energy and time to do all these wonderful things?! Genius you are.

  19. analoggirl on August 31, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Mike, congrats on creating an awe-inspiring show! I loved the themes and imagery of (Dies), and I was thrilled to see them executed so brilliantly in various media. The accolades are well deserved.

    Also, thanks for being so incredibly generous. I attended the opening and the JANM members’ Q&A and I felt privileged to have received a personal tour of the exhibit. Thanks for sharing your art with us – and for engaging us in the process. I really appreciated the chance to ask you about your personal brand and use of installations.

    On a side note, I hope the ‘Art of War’ comes in handy as you prepare your Blogger propaganda, haha. I’d love to see more of your subversive side. 😉

  20. ShadowerLiltani on August 31, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I love the dude’s creepy, contorted face. It’s looks so wild. Gotta say, I’m a big fan of the fact that as fucked up an individual as he is, he’s still got angel looking wings and is still being pulled upward. I’m not certain if there is a hidden meaning there or not… But my interpretation is that even though he’s done some really rotten things, he’s the type of person who hops over to confession, prays a lot, even returns to church, and manages to get himself into heaven by the skin of his skinless teeth. Also looks like the strings aren’t attached to him, so, is he instead being dropped?

  21. lang on August 31, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations Mike.

  22. Manongross on August 31, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Hi, dude.
    I came to here to give you congratulations about the great work.
    And, for your baby, is so cute, like the father and mom…
    Se ya…

  23. LcatP on August 31, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Congratulations Mike! Amazing show.. idk how many times I can say it. It was an awesome experience being there. Congratulations!


  24. joelle1984 on August 31, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Congratulations, mike. I am so happy for you that it goes so well.

  25. ThePrincess on August 31, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Apparently GED deserve to get a good reviews , because indeed that was the year’s most memorable moment show especially for me , well although a bit late , congratulations , not just for the opening but for all the superb achievements that have you got so far 🙂 .. ok before I go I just wanted to say that is my fave painting, I like the color and the words is represented … ‘Good bye ‘ !!!

  26. howardshum on August 31, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Hey Mike, it was nice seeing you at the opening. Thanks again for the cool sketch. Let me know what you think of my comics when you get the chance.


  27. Maaark on August 31, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    That’s a great review! This guy knows what .he’s talking about (yeah, if he shit talked GLXS I’d say he didn’t know what he was talking about LOL).

    I’m looking forward to your chat this Friday. I’m missing work to be there but I don’t care. I need you to answer my question… Or at least try. ha!

  28. TiffTiff33LP on August 31, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    oh,wow dude that is so amazing.I so love it,its all of the color and diffrent media you used.I really,really,love it.Its the most coolest art ive seen.!!!!!!^^you are my favorite artist!!!!!^^P.S..if you have another art show next year during the summer,I might try to come when I visit L.A.!!!!!!!!^^yay go spike minoda,LOL^^

  29. Aud on August 31, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    OMG this is even cooler than I thought it would be! Thanks for posting all the pics! How long will the GLXS (Born and Dies) Book be available??? I want to get one but I don’t know if I have enough money right now. 😦

  30. pinkmarta182 on August 31, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Congratulations Mike 🙂

  31. Sintia on August 31, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks for posting the link! I love how I can expand the pics to get a better look. Again …there’s no words to your work. but then again i dont think they have a word invented for the gr8ness. I hope you, LP, & your families are doing good, in great health & are happy. Take care. 🙂

  32. kissthesky on August 31, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Hi Mike. I thought you should know that I went to the opening night of Glorious Excess (Dies). It was amazing! Some of my friends were able to make it out there too. One of them is interested in applying to art school so I told him about your scholarship for The Art Center College Of Design. He is really excited about it.

    Thank you for such an awesome art show. It was really sobering to see how people treat celebrities, putting them on a pedestal. It’s almost like they are in cages, put up on display for others’ amusement. I was wondering what your favorite piece was. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing many more great things from you. Take care!

  33. Spider_Kat on August 31, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    grrrr! i hate being in england i wish i was there but all the pic and reviews are great your work amazing 🙂

  34. Madlen on August 31, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    It’s great review…all the reviews I read were very complimentary:)You deserve every word of it:)You did a wonderful job and let me tell you-your art makes a difference in the world.Keep up the good work and I hope we’ll be able to see another art show next year:)

  35. Janni_Loves_LP on August 31, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Yay! That’s awesome! Congrats Mike! Must feel really good to get that kind of recognition after such hard work! 🙂 You truly did a wonderful job on this! Much love ❤ – Janni

  36. lily on August 31, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    wow!why don’t you come in Italy with your art(and maybe LP too)?and about it…i’ve heard that the flames are coming in LA
    i hope that you and the other are good.i love you kiss

  37. Arwen on August 31, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Hey Mike, here’s Cristina.I want to tell u that u’ve done a wonderful job…
    The theme that u’ve face is very strong, n your art is very great!!I’d to paint like u one day…but, at the moment…i only do some drawing…
    Thanks 4 your works, n the next time….can u came to Europe, please??
    @ big kiss, with fun

  38. Violist on August 31, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Congratulations, Mike! 🙂 I can only see the photos on the internet and your art still looks amazing. I would love to see it in person. You did a great job with this one!

  39. anaslinkin on August 31, 2009 at 12:59 pm


  40. lucky_cat on August 31, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Congratulations, Mike! It really looks like an awesome event on the pics and the reviews are all great. You worked so hard for all that, you absolutely deserve it! It’s nice to see it has been a great success!

  41. Xena on August 31, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    amazing art show, loving it. Too bad its not in Europe…

  42. Rob_Wilson on August 31, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Wow! Congratulations I really wish I was in LA right now – I’d love to come and see this!!

  43. zimminator on August 31, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    DEFTONES: hey mike i just saw this link about chi n i think u should make a post bout it n make more ppl kno about it so we can help him thru this….please make a post! i would very much like it n im sure u would too! n i love yer art 🙂 heres the link:

  44. EvaBennoda on August 31, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Congratulations once again,Mike 🙂 I love ur drawings !!! It was a great show and thanks for the pics ! They are all awesome !!! My personal fave from the show is “Neuphoria” !! Love it 🙂
    btw,may I ask a question? I just wanted to let us (the Greek LPuers) know if u took a look at the book that we gave u during the M&G process ! I made an LP Soldier and I wrote U an essay (MidnightTheOne) ! Did U see the book??? What do u think??? We really need to know cuz it actually means a lot to us and hopefully to u ! So plz,Mike,answer ! I’d really appreciate that ! U should know that the “Holy LP Symbol” is etched on my heart and it’ll stay there 4ever !!! Let us know…thanks a looot 🙂 ! xxx

  45. MrsS on August 31, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I am very happy for you!
    It’s sad that I can’t see it, I would be thrilled. Maybe someday when you come to Europe with your fantastic works. I hope so 🙂 Hopefully see you soon! I’ll keep an eye on your posts 🙂

  46. rockermeg on August 31, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Nice job 🙂
    That review is great, you must be really pleased.
    The photos I’ve seen look amazing, wish I could have been there.

  47. GraiggyLand on August 31, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Hey Mike,

    Good job, this exhibition looks really amazing, i hope you’ll be able to make it come in Paris, France (the city of art)

    i got one question WHERE ARE THE LIMITED EDITION PRINT ON SHINODA’S ONLINE SHOP ????? i’m sure they’re all gone saturday !!! my only chance to participate ::

    Take care


  48. VoiceInside on August 31, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Congratulations to you and Anna!!!! Just saw the Pics of you and Otis!!!! Its amazing how long you kept the secret. How old is he now? Looks like a few month. I’m very happy for you!!! I’m still waiting that my baby will be born. Best wishes for you and your family!!!!!

  49. cuz on August 31, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Wow, this review was great! I’m spending the whole day reading and watching photos from the show! Great success!

    There’s also amazing review on Daily Du Jour: and a video of the interview you did during preparations:

    EDIT: Fan photos: and

  50. mack on August 31, 2009 at 11:20 am

    wanted to be there …Congratulations 🙂

  51. vickylp on August 31, 2009 at 11:13 am

    once again congratulations! they are amazing and it’s great to see that u had a successful art show! i wish i could have been there!

    oh can i ask u something? it would be great if u answered….cause we asked phoenix several times, but unfortunately he didn’t answer…..we (the greek lpuers) gave u a book with our paintings in it and some letters….have u guys seen the book? i know it’s annoying to ask u so many times, but we really spend so much time and love to do it…that’s why we ask! 🙂 🙂

  52. antje on August 31, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Congratulations, Mike!!!!

  53. dianlucas on August 31, 2009 at 11:05 am

    To support Glorious Excess (Dies) in Brazil, I posted everything here:

  54. Kalini on August 31, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Hi! I’m happy you’ve had a successful art show. Congratulations! I saw you’ve made a lot of posts about it and many links to photos of your paintings. Thanks for that. I’m going to see them. I hope you’ll upload a photo of each painting here in the ART section soon. K

  55. Carla on August 31, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Congratulations! That’s such an awesome privilege, but you absolutely deserve it. You’ve been a great art inspiration to me ever since I was a kid always wanting to become an artist when I grow up. Thank you. What he said is true: You have a great grasp on using mixed media whether traditional and digital and blend so many art styles together. That and your wonderful concept proved to be extremely clever overall. I may have my own list of favorite artists and art shows that I follow, but Glorious Excess really appeals to me, in a sense that the interpretation is something we’re able to relate to easily/make ourselves while being personal for you at the same time. That and the art, of course!

  56. keineAhnung on August 31, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Wow! Congrats!!! 🙂 …I’m so sad that I can’t come and see the show 😥

    but I just LOVE that pic you posted!!!! It’s awesome!!! It’s my favorite!!!

    (and as I said before: I’d love to have it on my snowboard…lol…so next lp show I’ll take it with me and you can paint it ;p …hm, do you think your security guys would let me bring it to the m&g?…rofl…j/k)

  57. Curiosa on August 31, 2009 at 10:42 am

    A very well deserved recognition Mike. 😀 As I mentioned in your blog about the bike, your show was great.:D I’m very proud of you. 🙂 hugs It appears there are 2 reasons to congratulate you. Congratulations. 🙂 I would love 2 tell u about my “adventures” in LA but there are certain things I’d like 2 keep off the web so I’ll let u know when I tell Ryu about it & then if u want 2 u can read it. 🙂 Could u please remind me of why u love LA so much cause I took a tour 2 see if I could see why but instead it still left me w/a bad impression of LA. Thanks. Tacke care. 🙂

    PS: I just got SixxJohn to listen to Smetana’s “the Moldau”. 😉 Pretty cool guy. 🙂

  58. Eddie on August 31, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Awesome once again!! You are a great artist Mike!! The pictures are great! I love the gold skeleton! I think that’s “the guy” in your car I saw at a picture one – two days ago! Also I’m so sorry if what I’m going to write it’s “spam” but all the Greek LPUers want to ask you. As “Mikerocks” said, before the concert at July 21st, we (GR LPUers) met up to make a book with our artworks/pictures and letters and we gave it to the guys who won a m&g to give it to you! Did you saw it? Did you like it? I made an LPU graffiti and a letter. Please Mike if you want give us a “holly sign” that you saw it! It means a lot to us! We put our heart to this book for you! 🙂 Take care bro and thank you!

  59. linkinparc on August 31, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I wish I would have been there…you are a great artist. Im not telling you this because Im a huge fan of LP…

    my mother is an artist too and she is doing completely different paintings than you (same for my grandpa) and they both like what you are doing.

    I cant wait for the art catalogue I ordered at should announce that…

  60. liope on August 31, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Hey Mike! Can you please tell us a couple of words about those paintings?

    Who are those people and why you include them to your artshow?

  61. lp_fm_fan on August 31, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Thanks for that! We’ll add that on the site. 🙂 Congrats on the art show, btw. &

  62. Lauren on August 31, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Mike! Well done!
    I also paint, and you are SUCH an inspiration.
    I honestly have yet to see a bad piece of your art.
    Of course I totally agree with the review 😀
    Seriously Mike, well done 🙂

    In reply to the comment below;
    Maybe he didn’t show us before because he doesn’t want to make his son an icon?
    If you where famous, would you?
    Personally, I think Mike did the right thing on keeping his child a secret.
    Congrats to Mike and Anna for their baby, but I think you guys should stop asking him about it.
    If he wanted to tell us, he would have.

    Anyway, well done again Mr. Shinoda 😉
    -Lauren xx

  63. karolp on August 31, 2009 at 10:15 am

    mike, I loved your art !!! 😉 I wish to be there !! but I live in Brazil… :/ hey, you son is so cute mike !! cute so much S2 why didn’t you tell us before ?? :/ kisses for him !! ;*

  64. miKer0cks on August 31, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Wow! I tottaly agree with everything he said! And GED will definetely be one of the most awesome highlights of 2009! I have to admit that I liked Dies more that Born…What you did was so creative! Congrats Mike…You’re an inspiration to a lot of us 🙂

    PS. I know it’s random but we (Greeks) asked Phi a bounch of times if you guys took a look at the red book we (the Greek LPUers) gave you during the m&g here in Athens…We put all of our love for you guys to make it, so it’d be appreciated if you gave us a sign that you saw it. Thanks

  65. pat on August 31, 2009 at 10:07 am

    hi mike 1º comments lool i live in europe so i can not go see ur glorious excess dies but i love u art especial this art:

    congratulation 🙂 byebye pati

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