BERLIN///STREET LIFE///FIRST LOOK: “McGEE, TEMPLETON, PETTIBON” AT CIRCLECULTURE GALLERY

April 16, 2009  |  art, Berlin, First Look, Graffiti, News, Openings, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy AARON ROSE opened the doors to a little show he curated at the venerable CIRCLECULTURE GALLERY in Berlin this past Saturday, titled simply "McGee, Templeton, Pettibon." Bringing "Zee Germans" a healthy dose of American street culture, the show aptly surveyed the recent work of all three of these iconic artists (all of whom also took part in Rose's previous "Beautiful Losers" exhibitions), and included photographs and paintings by Barry McGee and Ed Templeton and a nice display of recent ink drawings by elder statesman Raymond Pettibon alongside a large array of neatly framed examples of his ultra-seminal Black Flag photocopied gig flyers (whose ever-elusive matching original artworks remain the ultimate holy grail for Pettibon collectors). HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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STREET LIFE///BLU GOES BIG IN BERLIN

December 2, 2008  |  art, Berlin, Graffiti, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

Italian steet art demon BLU is currently in Berlin getting busy on huge ass walls without mercy...

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BERLIN///FIRST LOOK: TRAVIS LOUIE’S “INHUMAN ODDITIES” AT MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY

November 26, 2008  |  art, Berlin, First Look, Openings  |  Comments Off

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Travis Louie's self-portrait as a gentleman...

Last year venerable LA underground art institution MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY took a huge leap in establishing a satellite oputpost in the land of Bauhaus, and since then she's been supplying "Zee Germans" with a steady supply of Pop Surrealism whether they like it or nicht. Last weekend saw the opening of new work by one of our favorite artists, namely TRAVIS LOUIE whose "Inhuman Oddities" exhibition of hyper-realistic sepia toned paintings reasserts his rightful claim as the master of Victorian Oddball Portraiture. So fine are Louie's renderings in fact—right down to the painting surfaces—that in person they resemble real period photographs. Best of all, they're still crazily affordable. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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