October 01, 2019 2 min read
Mambo loves art. Art is the reason that Mambo exists : to build a product that we could cover with some top-shelf quality art - and to pay off some parking fines (and to meet some models or aspiring actresses working as waitresses ).
There’s no object or item of clothing that won’t look better after it has been introduced to a piece of quality Mambo artwork. From a toilet door to a canvas covered by Renaissance paint, objects can be transformed with the addition of an enigmatic looking woman posing in front of an Italianate backdrop or of a surrealist piece of Mambo art by one of our itinerant surfer , street artists, who hang around waiting for a commission in between catching waves and smoking, ( semi )legal substances depending where in the world they live.
Mambo has worked with some of the greatest visual and graphic artists of our age … of any age. And they have produced some of the finest art ever to find its way onto a t-shirt, poster, surfboard, CD cover, ceramic urn, item of packaging or bonnet of a Mazda Rx7 - much to the surprise of its owner who was eventually talked out of pursuing legal proceedings after we agreed to buy the thing. The car had been sitting in Mambo carpark for a month. We thought it had been dumped.
The acronym, MOMA, or the Museum Of Mambo Art is of course used by the Museum Of Modern Art in NY and we love the fact they embraced the letters. We had toyed with the idea of calling our “gallery” the Mambo Centre For Fine Art And Live Bait – and sell fine art and live bait, but that idea was only funny for as long as it took to buy the next round of drinks. And besides, in the event that we eventually launch a site off-loading original Mambo object d'art, we're more likely to attract some genuine cash - as opposed to the usual tyre-kickers, with a name that offers a bit of confidence. Like, British Petroleum.
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