I went to Los Angeles to pitch the Illumination as a feature film and shot an early, what would become in today's vocabulary, "selfie" in the flee bag hotel room I was staying in Hollywood. I submitted the photo to a competition in New York, See/me, The Story of the Creative. The picture was selected and displayed on a gigantic digital billboard on Times Square.
Selfie 101, Todd Monaghan, 2013, Iphoto
In late 2014 I had my first show at Miami Basel, a Pop Up at the Santa Barbara Hotel, SOBE entitled, "UNSTRETCHED, with Artist Lindsey Nobel and cartoonist, art writer Anthony Haden Guest.
tm at Unstretched show.
Anthony Haden Guest admiring the work at Unstretched.
Artist Lindsey Nobel at Unstretched.
Artist at Unstretched.
I continued to work with Gregory, on and off, for several years collaborating on a large series of works with various materials and mediums.
One afternoon Gregory took a picture of me holding a piece of polycarbonate with my Iphone. The picture won the Fifth Annual Exposure Award Exhibition, and was displayed at the Musee du Louvre, Paris, France.
Alienation of tm, 2015, Gregory Ilich photo of Todd Monaghan Iphono and polycarbonate sheet.
Artist, Jasper Jones and tm,
tm and legendary art dealer Fay Gold,
Kai Lin Arts, Atlanta
Artist, Chuck Close and tm,
Artist, Kenny Scharf and tm,
MOMA Garden Party
tm and gallerist collector Anita Durst,
ChaShaMa Gala, NYC