Sunday, January 19, 2014

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY FIRST PEEK @ MARK ALLEN MOBILE POP-UP ART!!!



Mark Allen recently brought an new trend to the local art scene and we have the FIRST LOOK of the adventure . . . Check it:



Controversial artist and Kansas City native, Mark Allen is striking out on another adventure to rock the local art scene. His latest, is "Pop Up Art" , a mobile art gallery and store with his hand printed art clothing. Saturday he started in Westport This is a test run for what he will be doing in Los Angeles this summer.

Kansas City artsy insiders should remember Mark Allen from his First Friday exploits . . .

Let's not forget this body bag exhibit that made national headlines . . .



This Pop-up shot mobile gallery is kinda cool and might be the artsy answer to food trucks that have also enjoyed a Kansas City renaissance.



Look for Mark Allen wheeling around the metro this weekend as he brings his unique brand of art to the streets of Kansas City and then onward and upward . . .

43 Comments:

Anonymous said...

none too shabby and definitely less calories than a food truck.

Anonymous said...

Yawn… Hope he has all his permits, insurance, etc.
And don't forget KCMO wants their cut.
Guys gonna starve.

Anonymous said...

Is that Uhaul stolen?

Gene Gene, the sex machine........ said...

Brilliant....mobile "art" and KJ is a rapper....wtf. and people wonder what's wrong with CK. Look no further. Thanks Burrito Turd.

Anonymous said...

Mobile artist? ROFLMAO! He's a t-shirt huckster in a rented U-Haul.

Chad Creamer, marketing wizard said...

Maybe a joint venture with Socks101 to really take LA by storm?

Anonymous said...

Consistent with his "performance art" at WalMart, I suppose operating without permits, parking in "no parking" zones, and napping in the back are the "art gallery" part of this endeavor.

Anonymous said...

9:24- made me snort coffee out my nose!

Anonymous said...

If that is an American flag wadded up in a waste basket, he should be arrested and definitely boycotted!

Anonymous said...

A U-Haul with a few shirts hanging in it.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

Tony: You wont hit the comment count that you would have showing a picture of a black or young femals.

Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO

The future is bright kids!

Anonymous said...

That is the funniest freaking thing I've ever seen in my 61 years on this planet.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't look like his business is doing to well.

Anonymous said...

I think Tony is beginning to suffer from chronic delusions also. Seeing things that aren't really there.



Anonymous said...

A downward slope is enough to keep things moving for a little while longer after the engine has quit.

Anonymous said...

NINJA

No income, no job, no assets.

Hugh Jass said...

Here we have an issue of simple economics. Supply and demand. I con't see where there would be much demand for the shit that he's trying to sell and it certainly looks like supply is depleted. Business will for sure go belly up.
Move back home to your parents' basement you jizz stain.

Jim Cramer said...

Well, I for one hope that this young millennial is putting a little away every month for retirement.

Anonymous said...

Before he goes to putting anything away for retirement, he needs to start socking something away for health care. Medical insurance probably isn't one of his job benefits.

Anonymous said...

Is he wearing a pair of bowling shoes?

Anonymous said...

What a penis!

Brent, local cool guy said...

Hey, just who does this guy think he is??!! Anyone not wearing a Chiefs jacket and trying to "create" something rates as a real faggot in my book.
Probably doesn't even watch sports!!

Anonymous said...

What he'll be doing in Los Angeles this summer if this is his best stuff is joining the ranks of West Coast Hobo's.

Nigger lookin to steal said...

do dat nigga gotz any Air Jordans???

Anonymous said...

Damn those do look like bowling shoes

Anonymous said...

My first reaction was to pile on with additional comments about the ridiculous idea of "pop-up art." And trying to sell T-shirts out of the back of a U-Haul is ridiculous. You have to believe that random individuals will stumble upon your "mobile" location, actually have/take the time/effort to peruse your wares, and then be so inspired as to part with their hard-earned dollars, dealing with a fly-by-night peddler who they won't be able to locate again!

But then reality hit me like a "bodybag" and I immediately understood that the whole purpose of this charade is not to sell "art", but rather to generate publicity.....which TKC has so graciously provided.

You see, the young Mr. Mark Allen Alford is following in his father's footsteps, albeit with a wicked satirical twist. Learning from his father that the broadcast news business is a warped, manipulative game of entertainment/propaganda/control, this young man is embarking on a career as a faux artist/entertainer/social critic. He's role-playing, without telling you in advance that it's all an act. At this point his primary objective is to get attention, create a "buzz" if you will, for media coverage is the ticket to fame and wealth. Extreme examples of this would be people like Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Kardashian clan, etc.

Perhaps the real question should be..."why is MAAlford pursuing this path?" Is it a game to see if he can con people into taking him seriously? Is he honestly so vacuous and cynical as to chase after celebrity instead of choosing an occupation whereby he might make the world a little better?

Anonymous said...

3:01 Nice comment. I think he might be conning himself. If you looked at his website I think Daddy might have bought the "big ticket" items, gonna have to support him anyway.

Anonymous said...

Haha, this is Alford's son? That explains so much. From the media con game the the art buzz con game in one generation.
Just perfect.

Flint Lock said...

If this stupid fuck is the future...selling T's out of a fucking U-Haul rental truck, I am moving to Mexico. Tony has lost his fucking mind. First Glazer, then Alonzo and now this Warren Buffett of the "latte sipper crowd". ROFLMFAO

Hugh Jass said...

Daddy needs to get that boy a pair of sneakers and get those shoes back to the bowling alley where they belong.

Anonymous said...

MAA is a wannabe douce bag. The only publicity he can get is from Tony and WDAF.

OOPPS, scratch channel 4. He"s all yours Tony.

Anonymous said...

So that's Mark Alford's son. That explains why the Uhaul is in front of Signal Hill.

Here's a bit of free advice for you little Alford: Being that close to the Plaza on a weekend, you need to change up the inventory to FUBU, Adidas and Nike.

Anonymous said...

Kinda like making the guys/gals at the office buy candy/popcorn/trash bags etc.

Anonymous said...

Embarrassing. His folks should talk him out of humiliating himself in LA.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Actually, I was just curious as to why this thread had 35 comments.

What would you people do if you couldn't bully people on a blog all day? Probably try to bully in the real world, & get beaten up or shot.

Anonymous said...

Play with a mouse?

Byron Funkhouser said...

What are you doing, little pussy? Aren't you playing with a mouse?

Anonymous said...

Well, I can be the cat. Mouse.

Anonymous said...

Tony I am so god damn tired of seeing Byron Funkhouser’s shit on these posts all the time. He is ruining your site. He is not from around here and adds nothing to this local blog. His insight is hateful as a rule and does not reflect the views of people or events of Kansas City. He has gotten to the point he only posts to incite and anger people for his own benefit.

Anonymous said...

This is a great example of the tremendous success Sly's cheerleading for the creative class and hipsters and the results of the hundreds of millions of taxpayer money being spent downtown.
He's one of the hundreds of new start-ups that appear on the Downtown Council's map and he's even better than most because he can move his truck and appear over and over again.
And if he parks along Main Street his "business" can be counted as one of the dozens flocking to that area because of the streetcar.
This is going to put KCMO on the map and make it a world class center of innovation and creativity!
Can this cowtown become a bigger joke?

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with 7:03am. This man needs professional help for his unrelenting need for attention. All he does is insult people.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Well, at least I'm not an anonymous pussy like you.