By the way, someone set up a facebook page for Von Dutch http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=89449&id=54731416170#!/pages/the-REAL-Von-Dutch/54731416170?v=wall
Created expressly for Von Dutch in appreciation of his lifetime dedicated to pin striping achievement and his effect on creating and popularizing an industry thereby creating a demand he alone could not fulfill, allowing others to create their own pinstriping jobs.
Awarded to Dutch at a Rat Fink Reunion, the plaque features an engine turned metal plate which has been striped and signed by the greatest artisans of the day including Ed Big Daddy Roth, Jimmy C, Franco Van Grow, the Butcher and many others to thank him for starting the movement of pinstriping art that keeps them independantly employed and not working a square job punching a damn time clock for a paycheck.
Has anyone ever had a more appropriate tribute made for them by thier peers? I doubt it http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1991717
Von Dutch's hats and scrapbook... man, I'd love to see what is in that scrapbook
This is "The Dipstick Eater" half truck and half tractor was a Multi-Purpose Vehicles long before the latest were conceived by today’s auto manufacturers.
Astericx helped us out, and told me this was a BMW 600, that was enough to look around on the web and find out this was named "The Toad" and was a 1970. It sold for $90,000.
Notice the round object suggests Von Dutch's signature eyeball, the dollar sign - his disgust of money.
Sold at a price of $34,500 at auction May 2006 by RM.
24 x 30" From the plaid emerges a ghosted image of an eyeball along with a small conical shape, which occupies the lower left hand corner of the painting. Painted in the left side of the eye is a dollar sign, best described by Dutch himself in a conversation with Temma Kramer, the painting meant, “Money is a square person’s idea of what is at the end of the rainbow.”
It is widely thought that Von Dutch placed a piece of cardboard or wood on the wall and whenever he was using the last of the paint in his spray gun he would “tape off” parts of the painting and spray the piece with another color.
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2006/12/von-dutch-great-artist.html#links is where I went into detail, and will explain what it is, but get this... it was auctioned off for 34 thou in 2006 by RM auctions, and now that person took a loss of 6 thou becuase they got greedy and wanted it just for the profit potential, they only got $28,750 on Jan 19, 2007 Barrett Jackson auction. The irony is that Von Dutch painted this (by one account) as an example of how rich people are foolish.
Beepelfleetzer; The 110 Volt Ball Bearing Rotary Anti Clock Air Whistling and Fingernipping Machine, originally used as part of the FunTube at MovieWorld where it set off noises as one traveled through the giant slide.
In the lower corner it has: Design Consultants .. Patrick Pending, Reginald Design, Regis Patoffski, K Wright and a host of others ( I think this is his humorous way of poking fun at all the stuff Pat Pend, Original design, Registry Office)
In the far right corner is: Built in the Laboritory of Count Brucker's castle by the last mad scientist Von Dutch
His pinstriping kit sold for $310,000
Luft System #2
Oh, I love this, the Krankenstein
These two signs were painted by Roth, not Von Dutch
All of these images are copywrite Dave Lindsey, http://socalcarculture.com/ view the full gallery at: http://public.fotki.com/wackydave/car_shows/car_shows_2006/the_brucker_collect/
For an incredibly good bio, auction coverage, and commentary about the art Kulture of Von Dutch and Roth read Sherry Washingtons PDF: http://sherrywashington.com/vondutch06.pdf
For a complete itemized list of the tools, paintings, gizmos and gadgets: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/9500/page3