The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Holiday Surfboard Auction – The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Holiday Surfboard Auction 2017
Auction Ends: Dec 31, 2017 05:00 PM PST


Art Board by Matt Maust, Cold War Kids Bassist

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700 USD

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Matt Maust is a musician and mixed-media artist. He is the bassist and visual director of Southern California-based band Cold War Kids. 

After studying painting and design, Matt worked as T-Shirt designer and musician producing hundreds of drawings, collages, paintings, and photographs that would serve as the aesthetic foundation and brand direction of his paying clients—soon becoming a favorite of young designers and L.A. bands. An avid collector of vintage advertising, menus, postcards and photographs, Matt re-interprets, re-configures or re-constructs these images and texts in his own design. In the oeuvre of Joseph Beuys or Dieter Roth Maust’s obsessive creative energy has resulted in innumerable artist’s books, editions, paintings, collages, sculptures, videos, and endless drawings and photographs—many critiquing, commenting, or acknowledging contemporary culture.

Matt has participated in a number of exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles including M23, New York, Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles, and DDR Projects, Los Angles.

Cold War Kids is an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Forming in 2004 in Fullerton, the Cold War Kids' early releases came from independent record label Monarchy Music. In 2006, the band signed with Downtown/V2 and released their major label debut Robbers & Cowards to cult appeal from fans and critics. 2008's Loyalty to Loyalty and 2011's Mine Is Yours saw the band develop different musical sounds and lyrical content throughout to mixed reviews. In 2013, Cold War Kids released their fourth album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The band then released their fifth album, Hold My Home, in 2014. Their latest album, L.A. Divine, was released April 7, 2017.

The board is an 8'2" fun gun shaped by legendary longboard champion Chris "Slick" Schlickenmeyer and glassed by Brawner.

Special Instructions

Packing, shipping and handling are not included. Boards can be picked up at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel or purchaser can arrange for shipping. Boards will be available for pick up or shipping on, or after, Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Boards must be picked up or shipped no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018.