Earlier this month, Todd “REAS” James opened a showing in Toronto at the Cooper Cole Gallery entitled Splash Damage. Included in the work on display are his familiar pirate paintings as well as some loose still lifes of women and their cats rendered in the American artist’s cartoonish style. for those in town, the exhibition runs through December 7th so stop by for a look yourself. More photos below… Discuss Todd James here.
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Only few weeks after his giant teddy bears took over the stage with Miley Cirus during her controversial performance at the VMAs, it’s “business as usual” for the prolific American artist Todd James who recently opened his 2nd solo show in Spain at Galería Javier López in Madrid, on the 20th of September. It’s actually the phrase Business as Usual that James choose as the title for his show due to his “perception that, despite recent apocalyptic fervor, the status quo maintains its dominance throughout the world”. Along with works […]
Astute fans may have noticed that Todd James’ new exhibition opening this week in New York is being sponsored in part by VistaJet & Bombardier Aerospace, the same people behind a series of shows by RETNA in the past (covered here & here). At that time, you may also recall that RETNA painted the tail of one of Vistajet’s private charter planes (video here). Well, it looks like James may be creating his own sweet rendition of the project if these mock-up photos are evidence enough. Via Andy […]
On November 13th, Andy Valmorbida once again returns to NYC’s meatpacking district to present Beyond Elegance, a pop-up exhibition of art work by Todd “REAS” James and Alexis Ross. James – hot off his show Free to Be You & Me at Copenhagen’s V1 Gallery - will keep the momentum going with a new series of large-scale canvases featuring his characteristic cartoon portrayals of Somali pirates and curvaceous ladies. LA-based artist Ross – who collaborated with James, Barry McGee, Steve Powers and others on the Street […]
Earlier this week, we shared some photos of the paintings from the current Todd James (aka REAS) exhibition, Free To be You & Me, at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Along with these works, the NY-based artist also created an installation of what he imagines to be the Vandal’s Bedroom , chock full of drawings and other ephemera that very well could represent James’ bedroom at one point in time. Street art fans who were lucky enough to have visited the historic Art In The Streets exhibition at the MOCA in Los Angeles may recognized […]
Last week, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen opened up Free To be You & Me, a new solo from the Todd James. Known as REAS back in the day New York’s early graffiti legends, more recently James has been painting his cartoonish mix of pirates, girls, and war-infused imagery with this show being no different. In addition to these colorful pieces, James also created an installation reminiscent of what he did for the Art In The Streets exhibition at the MOCA in Los Angeles – Vandal’s Bedroom (more on this […]
Fans of the New York-based Todd James will be able to greet their hometown hero 6-8 pm on Thursday night (September 20th) at The Standard in New York where he will be releasing his new book - Yield to Temptation. The NYC legend, otherwise known as REAS, will have original candy sculptures on view as well as will be available to sign the new publication, which includes images of 60 of his drawings featuring his cartoon-like graffiti style, all created exclusively for the volume. Photo by saL. Discuss […]
A couple weeks ago in Toronto, the newly renamed Cooper Cole Gallery hosted the opening for Brothers of the Weird. Anchored by the ever entertaining Todd “REAS” James, the group show also featured the colorful works of associates and friends Joe Grillo (Dearraindrop), Billy Grant, Devin Flynn and Ian Flynn. More openings shots after the jump…
Todd “REAS” James, whose show at ICY signs along with Steve “ESPO” Powers featuring a exhibition of signs from their historic Street Market installation (sans Barry McGee) we just attended, has a new curatorial project coming up next month. Taking a group of friends up north to Cooper Cole Gallery (formerly Show & Tell Gallery), Brothers of Weird will include the also include the artistic stylings of Joe Grillo (Dearraindrop), Billy Grant, Devin Flynn and Ian Flynn.
On Saturday afternoon, Steve “ESPO” Powers and Todd “REAS” James hosted an dizzying one-day reinterpretation of their legendary Street Market exhibition, without Barry McGee, at ICY Signs in Brooklyn. ICY was Powers and crew’s 5400 sq. feet downtown sign-painting studio on Livingston Street while working on his Brooklyn Love Letters project (covered). With that finally completed, Powers and James took the chance to fill the enormous space with many of their paintings and signs from LA MoCA’s widely popular Art In The Streets show (covered), […]