Archive for May, 2013

STREET LIFE: JR’S “INSIDE OUT PROJECT NYC” TAKES OVER THE DIGITAL BILLBOARDS OF TIMES SQUARE FOR MAY

May 1, 2013  |  Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Starting today through the end of this month, every night at precisely 11:57PM, JR's current "Inside Out Project NYC" takes over the digital billboards of Times Square, illuminating the artwork now covering the ground below on the city's most prime advertising real estate in a show of solidarity for the artist's cause. Don't miss it... Read More

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RICHARD PRINCE MORPHS 57 OF JERRY SEINFELD’S GIRLFRIENDS TOGETHER FOR CONCEPTUAL ART PIECE

May 1, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On the heels of his current smash show of softball cowboy art at Gagosian Gallery in LA, New York-based artist Richard Prince shows his sense of humor is still more than intact with a new art project that morphs all 57 of Jerry Seinfeld's girlfriends who appeared throughout the course of the show's run—from Mulva to "Man Hands"—in a conceptual piece of art called "Jerry's Girl." Read More

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ON EXHIBIT: CLARE ROJAS’ BREAKTHROUGH ABSTRACT SHOW AT GALLERI NICOLAI WALLNER

May 1, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Signaling a major, potentially career-defining departure from her previous intensely-folky, oftentimes cloying low-fi Americana imagery, painter Clare Rojas has created what could easily be called the finest body of work in her young career with her current eponymous show at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen. Read More

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STREET LIFE: ON THE WALL WITH AWER’S WILD DOGS IN ITALY

May 1, 2013  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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We're loving this gorgeous new wall piece by Italian street artist AWER in Genova that showcases the artist's trademark undulating line style and bold use of color in a composition we wish we could frame and hang on a wall. Well done...

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GOD (AKA: IGGY POP) VISITS THE COLBERT REPORT

May 1, 2013  |  Music  |  Comments Off

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In case you missed it, God himself came down in the form of Iggy Pop to visit the venerable Colbert Report last nite. Ripping out two unbridled new jams with the reunited Stooges from their brand new album, "Ready to Die," the shirtless 66-year-old Detroiter rocked harder than kids half his age before going home to—we can only assume—put on his satin robe and slippers and read a good book in bed surrounded by a handful of teenage girls. Watch: Read More

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ARTIST PAUL McCARTHY SHITS ON CHINA IN WEST KOWLOON’S “INFLATION” SCULPTURE SHOW

May 1, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

 

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Revered NYC-based hellraiser artist Paul McCarthy, who's built a career on creating incredibly difficult "punk" fine art—with highlights including sculptures of chocolate butt plugs and George W Bush sodomizing pigs—has put his indelible stamp on China's new West Kowloon Cultural District Sculpture Park in Hong Kong with a giant pile of human feces. Read More

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FILM: JR’S “INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE’S ART PROJECT” DOCUMENTARY SET FOR RELEASE ON HBO

May 1, 2013  |  Film  |  Comments Off

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Set to debut on HBO on May 20th after premiering to accolades at last month's Tribeca Film Festival, "Inside Out: The People's Art Project" tracks the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project by social activist street artist JR. The documentary follows the French artist as he travels the globe to motivate communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought possible. Read More

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