Did the Battle of Malibu actually happen? Probably not. Ok, definitely not. But also maybe it did? LA based artist Umar Rashid has given the question a lot of thought and decided that it would be cool if it had happened so for all intents and purposes it did.
And if the Chumash, Tongva, Gabrielino, and other indigenous LA types had in fact gone on to fight the Spanish, armed with a little red Corvette driven by Black Jesus, then, well, we'd have liked to see that. So here it is. It happened.
Included in the puzzle is an interview with Umar Rashid along with additional images of his most recent work.
1,000 piece puzzle
Four page folded newsprint paper insert included in box.
Completed puzzle size: 26.5x19.25 in
Designed in Brooklyn, NY | Printed, assembled, and packed in the USA.
Made with 100% recyclable materials
About the Brand
I started Kinstler because I’ve always been on the hunt for a good fine art puzzle but found that my options were mainly limited to a few big-name artists who were, by and large, long dead.
Kinstler therefore is a puzzle company that will feature the art of emerging and established contemporary artists who are creating vibrant work that speaks to and is informed by the world that we live in today.
These puzzles are the products of unique and distinct visual voices- some will be comforting and playful- Bodega Cats!- and some will be more challenging thematically (but still fun to do!). Some will be figurative, some abstract, some from here, some from there, a little bit of this, a little bit of that.
So let’s find ourselves some new art crushes, do some puzzles, and maybe have a little something nice to drink while we’re at it. Pretty sure we've all earned it.
Love from Brooklyn,
Rami Metal, Kinstler