Posts Tagged ‘Paris’
Globetrotting street artist JR brought his international Inside Out public portrait project back home this month when his new installation covering Paris' historical Pantheon opened to the public on June 4th. For the "Au Panthéon!" project, thousands of faces were collected throughout March by the Inside Out PhotoBooth truck at nine French national monuments that were then Read More
French street artist Invader brought the Louvre's most famous resident to the streets when he installed his pixelated Mona Lisa high above the Rue du Louvre a few weeks back. Read More
Easily one of the most compelling minds working in the art world today, Supertouch buddy Tom Sachs has built a career around an utterly unique art methodology based on thematic meditations by means of unexpected material explorations. In his new show "American Handmade Paintings" at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, the choice of this title is anchored in specific aspects that are central to Sachs’s creative universe; his use of the Read More
French street artist Space Invader summoned a rainbow in Paris with his new Pink Panther tile piece on the first day of spring...
Despite its overwhelming visual impact, the work of hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck is rarely seen in public, due in large part to the artist's reclusive, retiring nature. Now, with his first European exhibition in over seven years, the artist once again stuns audiences with his ultra-lifelike sculptures in an eponymous show currently on display at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. Read More
Supertouch buddy (Space) Invader's latest public street hit is this awesome tiled Spider-Man brightening up an otherwise drab wall in Paris. Thank god for good street art with a sense of humor... Read More
French street artist Ludo has struck again in Paris with some compelling new murals in his trademark black, white, and green palette, with one serving as a killer homage to skate art legend Jim Phillips' 1973 "screaming hand" Santa Cruz skate graphic. Images courtesy of our friends at Street Art News Read More
Have a look at the Paris project in detail HERE...
Pioneering "Hyperrealist" artist DUANE HANSON spent a lifetime perfecting his totally lifelike human sculptures before cancer claimed his life at age 71 in 1996. Now, in homage to the great renderer of the everyman, GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN is presenting an incredible collection of some of the artist's best work, representing everyone from skater kids to construction workers in their epic new Rue Turenne space in Paris' 4th arrondissement. Hanson cast his sculptures from live subjects and fabricated them using fiberglass and resin, allowing for utterly lifelike detail. Thematically, Hanson was concerned with the man on the street and sought to portray the marginalized members of society he saw around him every day: "People, workers, the elderly, all these people I see with sympathy and affection. These are the people who have fought the battle of life and who now and then show the hard work and the frustration ... It’s all about human activity, it’s truth, and we all get there." As the home to Lance Armstrong's upcoming anti-cancer "Stages" art show benefiting the Livestrong foundation this July 16th, Perrotin's incredible exhibition provides the perfect prelude illustrating the career of an artist working at the peak of his craft when his life was so tragically ended by a disease still not fully understood. Hanson's work remains on display until July 11th, don't miss it. HAVE A LOOK: Read More