Archive for February, 2013

EPIC SHOW: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY NYC

February 22, 2013  |  art, Graffiti, NYC, Openings, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Opening to a virtual madhouse of activity (and a sea of gallery security guards), the incredible retrospective of legendary renegade art icon Jean-Michel Basquiat at Gagosian Gallery has indeed proven worthy of all its ubiquitous pre-show hype. Short of the Brooklyn Museum's exhaustive exhibition in 2005, the show is easily the most thrilling collection of pinnacle major Basquiat works on view in years and should be considered essential viewing by anyone in NYC or with the means to get there before the show winds down on April 6th. Read More

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TRACEY EMIN’S NEON VALENTINES LIGHT UP TIMES SQUARE

February 14, 2013  |  art, News, NYC  |  Comments Off

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British artist Tracey Emin (usually known for more difficult & controversial artworks), lit up New York's Times Square with her neon messages of love like, "You Touch My Soul," and "Love Is What You Want" across a huge array of digital billboards. Optimistically titled "I Promise To Love You," the body of work appeared as part of the Times Square Alliance's Midnight Moment art billboard project that co-opts digital billboards normally reserved for corporate advertising for artistic use. Read More

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JR AT THE WATARI MUSEUM MUSEUM IN TOKYO

February 12, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy JR's first solo museum exhibition opened on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan, at the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art. A massive-scale photographic pasting was installed on the outside facade, representing inhabitants from North East Japan, where the tsunami hit in March 2011 in an effort to pay tribute to the country's greatest national loss in decades. Read More

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