Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Huang Yong Ping Fills Paris’ Grand Palais with a Giant Shipping Crate-Eating Snake & Napoleon’s Hat

May 17, 2016  |  Art, Culture  |  No Comments

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“Maximum power equals maximum destruction,” says Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping, Read More

On Exhibit | Mark Gonzales’ Priest Sculpture at Supreme Paris

April 20, 2016  |  Art, Culture  |  Comments Off on On Exhibit | Mark Gonzales’ Priest Sculpture at Supreme Paris

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Opening last month to a predictably round-the-block queue of hardcore fans & cutthroat resellers was cultural outpost Supreme‘s Read More

Streets | Os Gemeos & JR Memorialize Obscure WWII Nazi Raid on French Instruments

April 9, 2016  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on Streets | Os Gemeos & JR Memorialize Obscure WWII Nazi Raid on French Instruments

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Few of the thousands of attendees who walk the halls of Paris’ Palais de Tokyo every year have any idea that a subterranean network Read More

First Look | Brian Calvin “Hours” at Almine Rech, Paris

March 7, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on First Look | Brian Calvin “Hours” at Almine Rech, Paris

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Now on view at the esteemed Almine Rech Gallery in Paris, Hours is a show of vibrant new paintings by LA-based painter Brian Calvin that sees the portrait artist working in top form. Back in the 1990s, Calvin began developing a figurative, non-narrative, pictorial style that was equal parts David Hockney, Alex Katz, and Margaret Keane. Today, his portraits of big-eyed girls in various states of zoom focus are perfectly aligned with the (non) narrative of  Read More

Ai WeiWei Lightens Up With “Er Xi” Paper Kite Installation at Paris Department Store

January 28, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Ai WeiWei Lightens Up With “Er Xi” Paper Kite Installation at Paris Department Store

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Renowned Chinese political artist Ai WeiWei whose allegorical work is usually focused on social & political injustice took a vacation from the usual heaviness this month with a massive paper kite installation Er Xi (“Child’s Play”) commissioned by historic Paris department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. Comprised of dozens of giant Read More

PRAY FOR PARIS | SHEPARD FAIREY’S “EARTH CRISIS” INSTALLATION OPENS IN THE EIFFEL TOWER

November 21, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on PRAY FOR PARIS | SHEPARD FAIREY’S “EARTH CRISIS” INSTALLATION OPENS IN THE EIFFEL TOWER

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In the aftermath  of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Shepard Fairey has unveiled his newest project, Earth Crisis, a giant sphere suspended between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower, a call to action to address the global Read More

STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH LEVALET IN PARIS

March 16, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH LEVALET IN PARIS

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French situationalist street artist Levalet has been making waves in Paris with his humorous wheat paste interventions, the latest of which is this impromptu composition in the fourth arrondisment that turns a decorative architectural detail into a life-sized Minotaur drawing up the plans for a new maze. In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an Read More

STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH LUDO IN SHANGHAI

November 16, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH LUDO IN SHANGHAI

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Globetrotting French street artist & Supertouch buddy Ludo just returned from Shanghai where he lent his trademark green iconography to a ruined monochromatic landscape that makes Detroit look like Read More

FOOD PORN | PAUL McCARTHY’S “CHOCOLATE FACTORY” AT LE MONNAIE, PARIS

October 28, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FOOD PORN | PAUL McCARTHY’S “CHOCOLATE FACTORY” AT LE MONNAIE, PARIS

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A week after Paul McCarthy‘s notorious giant green butt plug “Christmas tree” sculpture was attacked and destroyed in Paris by a not-so-understanding French public, the artist has opened his first proper art exhibition in the city with his trademark absurdist humor still Read More

FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PRINCE “NEW FIGURES” AT GALLERY ALMINE RECH, PARIS

October 20, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PRINCE “NEW FIGURES” AT GALLERY ALMINE RECH, PARIS

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Hot on the heels of his hilarious & timely show of Instagram photos now on display at Gagosian in NYC, the bad boy of the art world, Richard Prince, takes a hard left and goes neo-Cubist with a beautiful body of new Picasso-esque photo collage paintings titled New Figures at Gallery Almine Rech in Read More