Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING WITH RUDOLF STINGEL AT GAGOSIAN, NYC

March 24, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The first-ever US showing of landscapes by legendary Italian painter Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian Gallery in NYC featuring massive scale photorealistic reproductions of snowcapped mountains is the perfect homage to the city's winterlong Polar Vortex-induced deep freeze. Read More

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TODD JAMES’ “SUPERNATURAL” WOMEN BARE ALL AT SANDRA GERING, NYC

March 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Painter & street artist Todd James (aka: REAS) brightened up the heart of NYC's polar vortex last week when he debuted a debauched orgy of color-drenched women at Sandra Gering gallery. Paying homage to both his love of Boris Vallejo's female viking warriors and midcentury pop art, Mr James presented one of his most accomplished and enjoyable bodies of work at nearly the exact moment when the drudgingly monotone winter landscape of Manhattan threatened to swallow the soul of the city. Have a look: Read More

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RYAN McGINLEY’S “RUNNING WATER, WHAT ARE YOU RUNNING FROM?” AT BISCHOFF PROJECTS

May 16, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Downtown NYC art star and one of our favorite people, Ryan McGinley brought his brand of "beautiful realism" to zee Germans this month when his new show of photography opened at Bischoff Projects on April 9th. Provocatively titled, "Running Water, What Are You Running From?" the show featured an array of new water-themed works starring his usual array of skinny, beautiful twenty-something city kids let loose in nature sans clothes and inhibitions. Read More

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PAUL McCARTHY’S INCREDIBLE NEW SNOW WHITE SCULPTURE GOES PUBLIC IN NYC

May 14, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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To complement his current show of twisted Snow White-themed sculptures at Hauser & Wirth in NYC, Paul McCarthy unveiled a huge new public sculpture of the fairytale princess on the West Side Highway last week titled "Sisters." Always one to outdo himself, somehow McCarthy managed to make this 20-foot tall, 40-foot wide bronze cast even more twisted than the psychedelic lot of melting black walnut sculptures on display on 18th street. Read More

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FIRST LOOK: PAUL McCARTHY “SCULPTURES” AT HAUSER & WIRTH NYC

May 14, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Legendary art world antihero Paul McCarthy managed to put the brakes on manufacturing chocolate butt plugs just long enough to debut a powerhouse body of new work at Hauser & Wirth in NYC last week during the Frieze art fair. At the heart of the exhibition, titled simply, "Paul McCarthy: Sculptures," are an array of mostly massive-scale solid black walnut sculptures of the artist's twisted, tortured vision of the classic Snow White tale with characters melting and morphing into one another as only Paul McCarthy could envision. Read More

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VINTAGE MARK RYDEN TIKI GOD PAINTING GOES ON THE AUCTION BLOCK AT SOTHEBY’S

May 14, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It's been ages since I first published this then-new painting by my friend Mark Ryden in Juxtapoz Magazine way back in 1996, and tomorrow it will go under the hammer at Sotheby's Contemporary Art Day auction in NYC alongside originals by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, and Ed Ruscha, to name a few. Back then it was almost impossible to imagine names like Mark Ryden ever being mentioned in such company, but tomorrow's sale is testament to just how far the world of so-called "Underground Art" has come in such a short period of time. Read More

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BEST IN SHOW: FRIEZE ART FAIR 2013

May 12, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Like all art fairs—aka: the new clearinghouses of the art world—you're always lucky if 10% of the work on display is good. You're really lucky if that 10% is great. And so it was at this year's annual art summit known as Frieze Art Fair that 10% just happened to be excellent. From blue chip legends like Paul McCarthy, George Condo, and Jeff Koons to antiheros like Barbara Kruger, Daniel Arsham, and Raymond Pettibon, there was no shortage of incredible work on display throughout the exhibitions expansive acreage (and a lot of junk to boot). Here's a brief look at some of this year's best of the best: Read More

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JEFF KOONS GETS BLUE BALLS AT DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY

May 9, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On the heels of the debut of his monumental new balloon animal sculptures with Gagosian Gallery at the Frieze Art Fair, Jeff Koons kicked off the first of his two additional mega shows in NYC this week with the opening of his "Gazing Ball" exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery. Comprised of large scale new white plaster sculptures of classical Greco Roman figures and everyday modern objects  balancing electric blue glass "gazing balls" (you know, the tacky things you see in suburban gardens) the show is a great study of Pop Art contrast and the kind of tongue-in-cheek irony Koons is so famous for (how he managed to refrain from calling the show "Blue Balls," though, will forever escape us). Read More

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FIRST LOOK: JR & JOSE PARLA’S “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” AT BRYCE WOLKOWITZ GALLERY

May 7, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Brothers from other mothers and fresh-to-death style icons Jose Parla & JR celebrated their 2012 "Wrinkles of the City" Havana, Cuba, project tonight with an opening of the same name at the venerable Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea. Showcasing large-scale photographs of all their major murals from the Cuba trip mounted on Aluminum panels and one large-scale collaborative fine art painting, the show beautifully Read More

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STREET LIFE: JOSE PARLA x JR ON THE WALL IN NYC WITH THEIR “WRINKLES OF THE CITY” PROJECT

April 28, 2013  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Soul brothers (in both art & fashion) and Supertouch buddies Jose Parla & JR (who just kicked off his massive "Inside Out New York City" street art project in Times Square) celebrated their upcoming joint exhibition at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in NYC last week by creating a giant collab mural in Chelsea. Located on 24th St at 10th Ave, the 20+ foot mural celebrates their recent "Wrinkles of the City" project in Cuba, a theme which will be reflected in their gallery show togheter opening May 7th. Read More

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