In an interesting move, photographer The Cobra Snake will be opening his first retail space in Los Angeles next week – the Pawn Shop. Aside from a Jeremy Scott hosted opening party and an exclusive The Selby Book release, you will be able to find lots of great vintage product, art and more in the new store.
“Mark the Cobrasnake has a long history of making your dreams come true. The next awesome page in that history will be written in neon pink highlighter over the summer of 2010, when the Cobra Snake brings you the Pawn Shop. The Pawn Shop is located on the 4th floor of the Hollywood and Highland mall. About the Cobrasnake Pawn Shop Launch X The Selby Limited Edition Book Release Party.
The launch party is open to the public and will be on June 8th from 6pm – 9pm . It will be hosted by Jeremy Scott. Their will be special dj sets by Shepard Fairey and Ana Calderon and live performance by Beardo at 8pm. This event will also be the exclusive LA book signing of photographer and artist Todd Selby. A special ultra limited edition of The Selby Is In Your Place Book will be available for purchase at the event and will only be sold at the Cobra Shop. This limited edition The Selby Book will include 3 new exclusive chapters of photos of The Cobrasnake, The Grandmasnake and The Grandpasnake in their homes and will come with a special tote bag, poster and stickers. There will be a book signing event during this event where Todd Selby, Mark Hunter, Grandmasnake and Grandpasnake will be available to sign The Selby Book special edition.”
Everything else you need to know about the Pawn Shop, follows after the jump.
About the Cobrasnake Pawn Shop
The Cobra Snake is bringing together his extended network of hobos, artists, actresses, designers, photographers, bodybuilders, vintage hounds, comedians, chimpanzees, and models to bring you the most incredible retail experience of the 21st century. A combination retail store-art gallery-secret clubhouse-video game arcade-photography studio-hot spot-recreational facility, The Pawn Shop is a bold new expression of the Cobra Snake lifestyle that is going to change your life forever.
The Pawn Shop draws its inspiration from the diversity and energy of Los Angeles, bringing together the grunge and funk of Hollywood Blvd., the posh appeal of Beverly Hills, the cool easy breezes of the Pacific Ocean and the sizzling heat of an illegal street hot dog.
Cardboard cutouts of 90s celebrities share the space with sunglass-wearing taxidermy animals on loan from the Museum of Natural History, all of them keeping watch over the coolest all-ages never-ending party LA has ever seen.
The Pawn Shop is a fully functional vintage clothing store featuring the hottest pieces from the Cobra Snake’s personal collection, an exclusive selection of new merchandise from the coolest brands on earth , also limited screen prints from Shepard fairey,special awkward family photos display,steve aoki’s personal shoe collection, and the world’s best selection of weird and unique items personally selected by the Cobra Snake for your shopping pleasure. The store will be open for business June 16th.
Next week we should be able to give you a proper look at the new store.