TOKYO///TERRY RICHARDSON x JACKASS IN HARAJUKU…

May 1, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Openings, Tokyo  |  Comments Off

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"Halfway between a handshake and a f*%k"...

It's hard to open a magazine or flip on the TV these days without stumbling across an ad or commercial unmistakably shot by downtown NYC art star photographer TERRY RICHARDSON. It’s starting to feel that way with art shows too. Since last week, Tokyo's hipster elite has been privy to an exhibition of some of the mustachioed one's funniest collections in recent memory with his JACKASS series capturing everyone's favorite idiots in moments of gloriously uncensored frolic on display at the LaFORET MUSEUM in the trendsetting epicenter of Harajuku. Of course, it wouldn't be an art show in Tokyo without some obligatory limited-edition product releases and this show sees the release of 200 special photo print T-shits, 100 photo books, And 100 box sets including an instant camera and a pair of Terry's signature sunglasses. Interestingly, a separate show of Terry's late father BOB RICHARDSON's photos is on display concurrently at the nearby ZEL GALLERY. Both shows run through Thursday, May 8th. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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DENMARK///POP LIFE///ESPO AT V1 GALLERY…

December 18, 2007  |  Architecture, art, Japan, Tokyo  |  Comments Off

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The ever-dapper Stevie P brings the OG style to the 'Hagen...

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On the eve of ESPO's (aka: Stephen Powers) closing party for his first European solo show, "Sleep and Repeat" at the very happening V1 GALLERY in Copenhagen, Denmark, we offer a quick flashback to the exhibit's inagural nite in November when Philly's native son first broke the ice. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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BKNY///SNEEK PEEK///INSIDE SHEPARD FAIREY’S BIG TAKEOVER…

June 17, 2007  |  art, Art Crimes, Street Life, Tokyo  |  Comments Off

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With a team of assistants in tow, SHEPARD FAIREY has begun his biggest ever assault on the greater New York area with a solo show titled "E Pluribus Venom" opening at Manhattan's venerable JONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY Saturday, June 23rd, and a large-scale installation at a space in Brooklyn's Dumbo district premiering Thursday, June 21. Artist representative-to-the-stars LOUISA ST. PIERRE dropped by the BK spot for a sneek peek at the gang's Read More

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LA///STUDIO VISIT: GARY BASEMAN…

June 14, 2007  |  Tokyo  |  Comments Off

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Dropped by the studio of one GARY BASEMAN this week in the Hollywood heat belt to take a sneek peek at some sketches for paintings about to be unveiled at his upcoming solo show "Hide and Seek in the Forest of ChouChou" at BILLY SHIRE GALLERY in Culver City on July 14th. Apparently, the story behind the Baseman's newest character is that he gobbles up all the evil vibrations around him and expels them as positive, feel-good Read More

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