LONDON///DATE FARMERS IN THE RAIN…

August 23, 2007  |  Uncategorized

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Supertouch buddies (and official Paper Magazine "Beautiful People"), THE DATE FARMERS, finally made it big across the pond when the venerable LEONARD STREET GALLERY (in conjunction with MARSEA GOLDBERG and her LA-based NEW IMAGE ART GALLERY) hosted their solo show "Sacred Clowns and Dog Warriors." Of course, the boys weren't able to actually attend their own opening last Friday as they were only given a 12 hour window in the country after immigration officials learned that the duo had shown up for commercial purposes without proper work visas (hint: don't tell the customs officer you're "on vacation" while carrying a box of tools through the airport). Apparently Londoners appreciated the boy’s unique brand of Barrio-by-way-of-the-desert imagery, which was rendered on a multitude of scavenged surfaces, as the iconographic tableaus disappeared on the double quick. It's no secret that the art market in London is positively off the chain right now and if ever there was a time for young American artists to "go UK," it's now. Upping the exhibition's ante was the conjunctive group show, "Those Bloody Yanks" featuring new works by Jeff Soto, Eddie Martinez, Evan Hecox, Caroline Hwang, Suzzanah Sinclair, Neck Face, Herbert Baglione, David Ellis, Eric White, Bast, Rich Jacobs, Cleon Peterson, Misaki Kawai, Ashley Macomber, TWIST and AMAZE, all of which were snapped up with equal haste. HAVE A LOOK:

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What an entire art show looks like packed into one box in LA...

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What two artists with a 12 hour deadline look like trying to reassemble it in London...

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Opening nite pays off..

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EXCERPTS FROM "THOSE DAMN YANKS":

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Eric White

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Jeff Soto

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Evan Hecox

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Dave Ellis

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