May 29 2014

A Peak Inside FriendsWithYou's Whimsical, Colorful Book of Happiness

Los Angeles-Art

"...spreading the positive messages of Magic, Luck, and Friendship" has been the sole purpose of FriendsWithYou, the art collective headed by Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandoval, since launching in 2002. Spread through a myriad of mediums, including: paintings, sculpture, large-scale experiential installations, public playgrounds, published works, live performances, and even a video collaboration with The Standard, Miami, their work is whimsical, playful, and absolutely joyous.

This month FriendsWithYou released a new monograph, We Are FriendsWithYou, published by Rizzoli. The book features contributions by Pharrell Williams, director Alejando Jodorowsky, and curator Peter Doroshenko.

On Saturday, May 31st from 3-6PM, a book launch celebrating, "We Are FriendsWithYou", will take place in Los Angeles at the bookstore at MOCA Grand Avenue. The event will feature a book signing, installation bounce "Fun House" engineered for all ages, a performance by Money Mark, live airbrush pieces created on site by artist Malcolm Stuart, and the debut of the FriendsWithYou/Print All Over Me capsule collection.

Play Date by Friends With You shot at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach