ART & COMMERCE///SNEEK PEEK: BARRY McGEE x RVCA x CINELLI…

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The track bike of the gods... 

Here's a first look at the production sample of BARRY McGEE's highly anticipated track bike collaboration with RVCA & Italian cycle makers CINELLI. Available as part of the company’s upcoming collaborative “Pressure” art exhibition featuring an array of Cinelli bikes built and designed by such modern artists as Barry McGee, Ashley Macomber, Clare Rojas, C.R. Stecyk III, Dan Murphy, DMOTE, Jesse Geller, Josh Lazcano, KAWS, Madsaki, Phil Frost, RVCA founder PM Tenore and Stephen Powers, the show will debut at RVCA’s flagship store in San Francisco on Thursday, June 19th and will be followed by a second September showing in Austin, Texas at cycling legend LANCE ARMSTRONG’s new bike shop, MELLOW JOHNNY‘S (so named for Armstrong’s cycling nickname derived from the French term “maillot jaune,” meaning yellow jersey), with more future tour dates to be announced. Limited to 50 pieces worldwide and available in three frame sizes (54, 56 or 58), the Barry McGee signature cycle will be available as 25 complete bikes and 25 frame-only kits with pricetags of $3,700.00 and $2,100.00 respectively, and will be available for sale only through RVCA and Mellow Johnny’s. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates to come, in the meantime, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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BARRY McGEE SPEAKS, SORT OF…

April 23, 2008  |  art, Barry McGee  |  Comments Off

Confirmed art world wallflower BARRY McGEE, aka: "El Twisto," isn't one to chat your ear off at an opening or spout off about the finer points of his enigmatic imagery, but on this week's segment of "ART TALK", our boy does just that. Well, his automaton does, that is...

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UK///BARRY McGEE AT THE BALTIC CENTER…

January 24, 2008  |  art, Barry McGee, Graffiti, London, News, Openings, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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San Francisco's BARRY McGEE returned to the BALTIC CENTER in Gateshead, England, for this week's opening of his first solo show at the progressive UK institution, "They Don't Make This Anymore." Featuring new site-specific constructions and some reconfigurations of pieces from his recent large-scale installations, Barry has created a new, massive aesthetic environment on the building's second floor that includes paintings, animatronic sculpture, an upended truck, drawings (both his and his father's), bottles, and a collection of sketchbooks. We get the feeling this show represents one of the last looks at this particular thematic chapter of Barry's career before he brings in a new mode of thought in the coming years. If you've got frequent flyer miles, start cashing em in and get out there. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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