Archive for May, 2013

JEFF KOONS OPENS THIRD SHOW IN THREE DAYS IN NYC AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY

May 10, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Hot on the heels of his opening of massive new balloon art sculptures at Frieze Art Fair and the debut of his new show of "Blue Balls" sculptures at David Zwirner Gallery, art superstar Jeff Koons mounted his third NYC opening in as many days last nite at Gagosian Gallery with the debut of his new show of paintings and sculpture. Currently declared to be the "most successful American artist since Warhol" by the new issue of New York magazine, Koons is positively blitzing the art world (aka: New York) this week with a flood of mega-priced works in what seems to be an effort to literally be as omnipotent as he seems to be. Read More

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JEFF KOONS GETS BLUE BALLS AT DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY

May 9, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On the heels of the debut of his monumental new balloon animal sculptures with Gagosian Gallery at the Frieze Art Fair, Jeff Koons kicked off the first of his two additional mega shows in NYC this week with the opening of his "Gazing Ball" exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery. Comprised of large scale new white plaster sculptures of classical Greco Roman figures and everyday modern objects  balancing electric blue glass "gazing balls" (you know, the tacky things you see in suburban gardens) the show is a great study of Pop Art contrast and the kind of tongue-in-cheek irony Koons is so famous for (how he managed to refrain from calling the show "Blue Balls," though, will forever escape us). Read More

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JEFF KOONS DEBUTS NEW BALLOON ANIMAL SCULPTURES WITH GAGOSIAN GALLERY AT FRIEZE ART FAIR NYC

May 9, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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In an effort to prove he is, in fact, (according to the current issue of New York Magazine) "the most successful American artist since Warhol," Jeff Koons kicked off a tour-de-force trio of mega art shows in New York this week with his display of three massive new balloon animal sculptures at the Frieze Art Fair. Read More

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STREET LIFE: ANTHONY LISTER’S NEW OS GEMEOS STREET ART TRIBUTE IN MIAMI

May 9, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Street Artist Anthony Lister put the finishing touches on new piece in Miami this week paying very cool homage to Brasilian street art legends Os Gemeos and their trademark Balaclava wearing square-headed characters. It also made for a nice inadvertent Pussy Riot tribute as well... Read More

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FIRST LOOK: JR & JOSE PARLA’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” AT BRYCE WOLKOWITZ GALLERY

May 7, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Brothers from other mothers and fresh-to-death style icons Jose Parla & JR celebrated their 2012 "Wrinkles of the City" Havana, Cuba, project tonight with an opening of the same name at the venerable Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea. Showcasing large-scale photographs of all their major murals from the Cuba trip mounted on Aluminum panels and one large-scale collaborative fine art painting, the show beautifully Read More

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JR TAKES HIS “INSIDE OUT NYC” PROJECT TO RIKERS ISLAND PRISON

May 6, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Proving his dedication to being a man of the people, French social activist street artist JR has extended his current "Inside Out NYC" public art project from the streets, walls, and billboards of Times Square to the most marginalized population in New York, the inmates of Rikers Island Prison. Read More

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JR DISCUSSES HIS “INSIDE OUT NYC” TIMES SQUARE PROJECT

May 6, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

JR Turns Times Square “Inside Out” from ANIMALNewYork.com on Vimeo.

JR talks with Animal NY about his current "Inside Out NYC" project taking over the streets, walls, and billboards of Times Square

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STREET LIFE: CONOR HARRINGTON’S NEW MURAL IN LONDON FOR THE DULWICH STREET ART FESTIVAL

May 3, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Proving once again why he's one of the heaviest talents in the street art game, our Irish brother Conor Harrington has just finished another epic new large-scale mural on Spurling Road in London for the upcoming Dulwich Street Art Festival, running May 10th—19th. Titled "Dulwich Fight Club," the image is based on a 17th century old master painting from the collection of the Dulwich Picture Gallery which has supplied all the source imagery for the murals in the project which is titled "Baroque The Streets." Read More

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RIP: TODD JAMES PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN SLAYER GUITARIST JEFF HANNEMAN

May 3, 2013  |  Music  |  Comments Off

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Legendary metal guitar god Jeff Hanneman of the bloodthirsty supergroup Slayer died on Thursday, May 2nd of Liver failure in LA at age 49. Supertouch buddy Todd James (aka: REAS) paid tribute to the fallen ripper today with this fitting artistic tribute. Read More

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FIRST LOOK: KAWS’ “OHHH…” AT KAIKAI KIKI GALLERY

May 2, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy KAWS (aka: Brain Donnelley) opened his show of new paintings, "Ohhh...", today at fellow artist Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo. The exhibition features a beautiful array of large and small canvases showcasing his current artistic mode of character abstraction in which the artist deconstructs his animated subjects like Spongebob and Astro Boy into their core geometric components before scrambling the parts to create cartoon collages of vivid color and form that transcend the representational works of his previous series. Read More

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