Unruly. Outsider. DIY. Rat Fink emerged post-World War II as a foil to Mickey Mouse, capturing and spouting an attitude counter to mainstream culture. In 1958 Ed “Big Daddy” Roth drew Rat Fink to make the first airbrushed graphic t-shirt, creating and displaying identity and community for the wearers. From t-shirts to skateboards, album covers to kustom cars, pin-striping to contemporary art, Big Daddy Roth’s legacy lives on. Anytime we wear a graphic t-shirt, hang a poster, or slap a sticker on our water bottles, we join the spirit of Rat Fink using art to say something about who we are. Explore the blend of artworks and ephemera that break convention and dare to push back. 

Exhibition is free and open to the public. A car show and opening celebration is scheduled for September 24, 2022. Exhibition runs through November 17, 2022.

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