SPIN Magazine-TOYS OF SUMMER, Surfboards and PRINCE

spin-magazine-drew-brophy-copyThe July 2009 SPIN MAGAZINE has a page titled “TOYS OF SUMMER” which includes cameras, watches, shopper bags and a Drew Brophy Surfboard.

The Drew Brophy surfboard painting shown in this magazine is titled “Flying Fish” and was sold for $14,000 in a Surfrider Foundation New York auction. 

This issue of Spin Magazine also has an insightful article on the elusive talent, Prince, and the making of his Purple Rain Movie back in 1984.

The most intriquing trait about Prince was that, even when he was a nobody, he knew what he was capable ofHe never lost sight of the big picture with regards to his career, and he believed in his vision even when others didn’t.  Because of that belief, he never stopped until he got what he wanted.  In this article, that was getting the movie when not many people believed in it.  Incidentally, the movie was a huge success for everyone involved.

We’ve put Purple Rain on our Netflix list – it’ll be great to watch again after all these years!

About Maria Brophy

During the last decade, acting as agent and brand manager, Maria has successfully built Drew Brophy’s lifestyle artist brand through licensing and special projects.

Maria writes a blog that helps other creative people to design the life of their dreams, too. Hop on over to Maria's blog at MariaBrophy.com

Comments

  1. love your work, shit hot….you should do t-shirts too, it’s hard to find cool surf art t-shirts these days, the surf brands used to make more effort, now its just brand with font…..boring and corporate…..would buy all your designs on t-shirts, am an artist myself and I too am inspired by your style, respect.

  2. Hey, I just found your website and your videos…awesome stuff. We bought a surfboard this weekend at Stewart’s there in San Clemente for $35. I was researching how to paint it and I came across your site. I didn’t realize it but I’ve loved your art for a very long time…I even painted a mural with a bit of influence from you a couple of years ago. Now that I know your name, know your style and have bookmarked your blog, I’ll be all the more inspired by the surf style you’ve immortalized.
    Here’s a question for you: I’ve seen that you paint with paint pens and spraypaint, but as a muralist, I use acrylic. Do you think that I could just paint my board with acrylic and put a good sealer on it? Will it stay? I’d love to hear what you think.

  3. Wow!! Spin Magazine! nice!!
    We just got home from OBX and I got on here and saw this…suuuuhhhweeeeeet!

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