Five years ago, late 2014, Raoul Deleo was contacted by Barclay Crenshaw (alias Claude VonStroke), the founder of Dirtybird Records. The record company would be celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2015 and asked Deleo to be their “artist in residence” for that year.
Deleo felt honored, but had then just recently traced back the location of the forlorn continent of Terra Ultima and was preparing his first expedition to the mystic landmass. So the two, Crenshaw and Deleo, decided that the upcoming releases of Dirtybird would be the first to introduce the newly discovered species encountered during the primary expedition to Terra Ultima.
Now, five years on, Dirtybird is celebrating their fifteenth anniversary and two days ago, on February 18th, they organized an art show in Los Angeles, USA, to honor all the artists working for them the past 15 years.
Deleo was asked to ship a few prints and one original painting for the art show. Fortunately all arrived in mint condition and just in time. Although not be able to visit the show himself, reports on the internet and social media reassured Deleo the show was a success.