Taka Sudo Dispatch 2
I don’t typically go for the one-off, hand-painted stuff, but I really like the Taka Sudo Dispatch 2. My affinity for it is a combination of liking the artist (he’s a Western Canadian artist I’ve followed for years), the medium he uses (newspaper as the canvas), and the fact that it was available at an Oakley-sponsored event in my city (which rarely gets any official events).
Dann posted details of the event here: http://www.o-review.com/forum_detail.php?ID=14025
The short of it is Oakley held an charity event called the “Unseen Art Collective” on September 8, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta. For the event, Oakley commissioned 10 Western Canadian artists to paint a Frogskin or Dispatch 2 (it was suppose to be 11 but one artist had to drop out).
I wasn’t able to attend the event because of family business in another city, but I met up with the field tech rep a few days later. There were three pairs that weren’t bid on, one of which was the Taka pair. I picked up all three and passed one to a local collector. The Taka pair remains a favourite of mine:
Although the above is a personal favourite, the best out of the bunch is undoubtedly the Corey Sheppard pair, which is outrageously cool and owned by a fellow OR member: