Posts Tagged ‘Barry McGee’

Barry McGee's Elusive DFW Crew Are Down For Whatever at Slow Culture Gallery in DTLA

Barry McGee’s Elusive DFW Crew Are Down For Whatever at Slow Culture Gallery in DTLA

March 11, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Barry McGee’s Elusive DFW Crew Are Down For Whatever at Slow Culture Gallery in DTLA

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PDFW (Performance, Drawing, Film, Writing), on display now at upstart Chinatown gallery Slow Culture in DTLA marks a new phase for the secretive international (street) art collective that is DFW (Down For Whatever), made famous by its most famous member, Barry McGee whose constant “DFW” tags are the group’s most public display of identity. With less focus on sponge painting and scratch-n-sniff sticker books, the group in its most high-level exhibition to date presents works of performance, drawing, film, and writing that showcase the highly eclectic and generally lowbrow style of members Read More

Takashi Murakami’s Personal Superflat Art Collection at the Yokohama Museum

March 1, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Takashi Murakami’s Personal Superflat Art Collection at the Yokohama Museum

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Takashi Murakami is known around the world as the king of Japanese Pop Art, but he’s lesser known as an art collector, a fact that Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Sh?haku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer—a new show currently on view at Japan’s Yokohama Art Museum—seeks to remedy. On display through April 3rd, this exhibition is the first large-scale public showing of Murakami’s extensive private collection featuring key works by a diverse array of Eastern & Western artists including Yoshitomo Nara, KAWS, Anselm Kiefer, Madsaki, Read More

STREET LIFE | FUTURA’S “CONCRETE JUNGLE” ON THE WALL AT HOUSTON & BOWERY

September 15, 2015  |  Streets, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | FUTURA’S “CONCRETE JUNGLE” ON THE WALL AT HOUSTON & BOWERY

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It’s been a long time since NYC’s most visionary graffiti artist had a full-fledged mural running in the city, but last weekend Futura (aka: Mr Leonard McGurr) put an end to that when he wrapped up his new painting Concrete Jungle on the wall at Houston & Bowery. Inaugurated by Read More

OPENINGS | BARRY McGEE & TODD JAMES: “FUD” AT V1 GALLERY, COPENHAGEN

May 29, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on OPENINGS | BARRY McGEE & TODD JAMES: “FUD” AT V1 GALLERY, COPENHAGEN

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Artistic comrades-in-arms and frequent collaborators Barry McGee (aka: TWIST) & Todd James (aka: REAS) have once again joined forces to present a new joint show cryptically titled FUD at the esteemed V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Towering figures in the world of Read More

ON EXHIBIT | BARRY McGEE’S NEW MURAL AT FACEBOOK HQ

April 1, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on ON EXHIBIT | BARRY McGEE’S NEW MURAL AT FACEBOOK HQ

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One of the lesser-known valley trends is the current rush for tech companies of all sizes to procure artist murals for their offices. The craze has been a boon for artists—most specifically, street artists—with the likes of Dave Flores, Tim Biskup, Maya Hayuk, and Tristan Eaton all creating major works for several firms in recent months. Now longtime Supertouch buddy Barry McGee joins those ranks with his new Read More

FIRST LOOK | “EARLY MAN” GROUP SHOW AT THE HOLE NYC FEATURING BARRY MCGEE, AUSTIN LEE, TAKESHI MURATA, JIM DRAIN, AND AUREL SCHMIDT

November 18, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | “EARLY MAN” GROUP SHOW AT THE HOLE NYC FEATURING BARRY MCGEE, AUSTIN LEE, TAKESHI MURATA, JIM DRAIN, AND AUREL SCHMIDT

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One of the most ecclectic, erratic, and enjoyable shows of the month can be found at SoHo upstart The Hole, where founder and curator Kathy Grayson has assembled the group show Early Man, a modern exploration of paleolothic age image making featuring works by Aurel Schmidt, Austin Lee, Barry McGee,  Read More

FIRST LOOK | BARRY McGEE & CLARE ROJAS AT GALLERIA ALESSANDRA BONOMO, ROME

November 13, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | BARRY McGEE & CLARE ROJAS AT GALLERIA ALESSANDRA BONOMO, ROME

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San Francisco street art legend Barry McGee (aka: Twist, aka: Twisto, aka: Ray Fong) has teamed up with his wife Clare Rojas (aka Peggy Honeywell)  for this eponymous show of new work at Rome’s Galleria Alessandra Bonomo that sees the duo combining their different styles into one project through a diverse array of paintings, works on paper, photographs, and Read More

FIRST LOOK | “ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: MISSION SCHOOL” AT NYU

April 24, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | “ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: MISSION SCHOOL” AT NYU

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Running Juxtapoz magazine in San Francisco in the 1990s, the memories of seeing Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen moving around the city together, tagging and stickering as they went are as still as clear as yesterday. Back then, before the term “street art” existed,  there really was no Read More

BARRY McGEE, DAN MURPHY, & ISAAC TIN WEI LIN’S “DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES” AT FLEISHER/OLLMAN

April 13, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on BARRY McGEE, DAN MURPHY, & ISAAC TIN WEI LIN’S “DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES” AT FLEISHER/OLLMAN

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Coming together at venerable Philadelphia gallery (since 1952!), Fleisher/Ollman, kindred spirits Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, and Isaac Tin Wei Lin assembled last weekend to open their group show, “Department of Neighborhood Services,” to a crowd of faithful fans, many of whom had made the trek from NYC for the event. Despite the presence of Twist, the show is not Read More

FILM: BARRY McGEE ON THE VIRTUES OF TAGGING

April 15, 2013  |  Film, Streets  |  Comments Off on FILM: BARRY McGEE ON THE VIRTUES OF TAGGING

Filmed in 2012, this latest installment of Art21 follows artist Barry McGee through his self-titled retrospective exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). McGee, who became interested in tagging while growing up in San Francisco, describes the excitement of putting up new tags and the rush of getting away with it. Read More