Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

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

October 28, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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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

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

October 20, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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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

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PUBLIC ART | THE SHORT LIFE & QUICK DEATH OF PAUL McCARTHY’S GIANT BUTT PLUG IN PARIS

October 19, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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The French are known for their cultural open-mindedness, but apparently not in the case of Paul McCarthy's giant buttplug sculpture which met with an unceremonious end at the hand of vandals over the weekend in The City of Light. The 79-foot-high inflatable green sculpture titled Tree was erected in Place Vendôme last Thursday in conjunction with

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POP LIFE | JIGGA & BEY PAY A VISIT TO MONA LISA AT THE LOU-VRAY

October 13, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Proving once again that crowds are for suckers, illuminati power couple Jay-Z & Beyonce proved their star power remains undiminished when they shut down Paris' palace of art & culture last week to pay a private visit to their homegirl Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Sources report she was mad cool but still had to be reminded not to ask Mr & Mrs Carter for their Read More

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LAST LOOK | MARTIAL RAYSSE AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS

September 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This will be the last weekend to catch the epic retrospective of overlooked French psychedelic Pop artist Martial Raysse at Paris' Centre Pompidou in Paris. Though over two hundred works—paintings sculptures, films, photographs and drawings, the Pompidou is devoting a completely new retrospective to the work of this visionary artist, on the margin of Read More

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STREET LIFE | INVADER’S NEW 8-BIT PICASSO PORTRAIT IN PARIS

September 4, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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One of Supertouch buddy Invader's latest hits is this low-res Picasso portrait on a wall in Paris adjacent to the Musee Picasso. Given his standing as the father of Cubism, we're pretty sure he'd approve of the 8-bit rendering... Read More

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STREET LIFE | LUDO ON THE LOOSE IN THE CARIBBEAN

August 26, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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French street artist & Supertouch buddy Ludo has been busy this summer, this time in Saint Martin & Saint Barth, splashing his signature green across the walls of the Caribbean. Have a look: Read More

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ICONS | ANDRE SARAIVA: A RETROSPECTIVE AT THE MUDE MUSEUM, LISBON

August 13, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Parisian street artist/ladies man/bon vivant/1950s movie star doppelgänger Andre Sariava (aka: Mr. Andre/Baron Andre/Johnny Handsome/French Elvis) brings his multifaceted artistic oeuvre to Lisbon with his current eponymous retrospective at the Museum of Design and Fashion (MUDE) in Portugal. Read More

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STREET LIFE | INSA’S ANIMATED “GIF-ITI”

August 8, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off

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UK-based street artist & designer INSA has been taking his mural game to new levels over the past year with a series of  "GIF-iti" pieces in spots around the world from Hollywood to Gambia. Like traditional stop motion animation, the murals are painted in successive evolving layers, each of which is photographed in succession and then combined to create a final Read More

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FIRST LOOK | FUTURA GETS “INTROSPECTIVE” AT GALLERY MAGDA DANYSZ, PARIS

June 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Simply put, the importance of Futura (né Futura 2000, aka: Leonard McGurr) in the world of street and early Pop art cannot be overstated. Rising from the original graffiti scene of the 70s & 80s, Futura quickly distinguished himself as the abstract futurist master of the genre, playing a critical role in transitioning the art form "above ground" to the world of proper fine art alongside such crossover friends & contemporaries as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Read More

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