Back in 2012, thru mutual friends I got a message regarding if I was interested in doing a project for the LA Kings.
At the time this was during the regular season, The Kings were barely a choice in making it into the Playoffs and I was still young, eager to get myself into any opportunity that came my way.
I was always the type of person that if anyone gave me the chance and opportunity, I would seize the moment and show them what I was made of. I take all my projects with the same mind set, 100% or nothing! Put my all into it, even if its a small friend project to huge corporation project like the LA Kings.
They asked me to make any kind of small art work they could use to auction off to the fans to help out the Kings charity auctions. The players would all sign the pieces and auction them off.
They asked for anything small but knowing me, I went beyond.
I kept it true to who I was and stuck with themes and mediums I was familiar using.
I came up with two pieces: a custom skate deck showcasing the Playoffs and then a painting reflecting what the Kings meant to me: Long Live the Kings!
“Vivan Los Reyes”
Little did anyone know that during the last few days of the season, the Kings would make an amazing run and find themselves last place in the 2012 Playoffs.
And the rest is history… my pieces got the highest bids, the actual painting made it into the locker room inside the Staple Center.
The Kings made history by sweeping every opponent and finally winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in Los Angeles history.
I can’t say it was all just a coincidence or just plain lucky but I was very fortunate of the project and in return, it was my original artwork so I got to share my piece with everyone by making some shirts. It was a great time for all.
Present day, we are in the same position again.
The Kings have made another amazing run into the Stanley Cup… let’s make history again!
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