Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand: A tribute to the artist Jim Phillips


In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the
past 30 years have been invited to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display.

Special guest, Jimbo Phillips will be there representing the Phillips legacy as well as his own art works which will also be displayed at the show.

Featured International Artists include: Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Aye Jay, Bigfoot, Mark “fos” Foster, Michael Sieben, John Lucero, Keith Meek, John Munnerlyn, Steve Caballero, Dirty Donny, Justin Forbes, Jason Jessee, Steve Olson, Natas Kaupus, Eric Dressen, Thomas Campbell, Sean Cliver, Mark Gonzales, Benny Gold, Jason Jessee, Mark Widmann, Makoto Yamaki, Mouse, Skinner and many more.

Further to the core traveling international art show Lush Productions and art show curator Eddie Zammit (T-world) are proud to announce the addition of a further exclusive 30+ works of art from some of Australia’s most highly regarded local artists including: Adnate, Beastman, Dale Bigeni, Ben Brown, Buttons, Otis Carey, Greg ’poison’ Cleveland, Rhys Cooper, Days One, Marcus Dixon, Jack Douglas, Christopher Hancock, Georgia Hill, Idol, Luca Ionescu, Anthony Lister, Luke Lucas, Marian Machismo, Mayonaize, Meggs, Andy Murphy, Elliott Numskull, Sam Octigan, James Jirat Patradoon, Phibs, Callum Preston, Travis Price, Nicole Reed, George Rose, Glen ‘Glenno’ Smith, Stay Bold, Ken Taylor, Unwell Bunny, Cat Wall, Mike Watt, Ozzie Wright and 23rd Key.

The kickoff public event will be in Sydney on Thursday 5th of November at The aMBUSH Gallery in Central Park, Broadway in Chippendale. The Melbourne show will then launch on Wednesday 11th of November at SoHigh Gallery on Chapel Street, Prahran.

Keep checking back for exclusive interviews with some of the stars of the Australian contingent!