JR, who we interviewed several days ago, has been working hard this past week (see Part I), pasting new work all over the city of Berlin for his Wrinkles of the City project and show at Gallerie Henrik Springmann. Just over a week since the French street artist arrived, he leaves the city having produced 18 different pieces in just seven days. As usual, much of the placement is sublime. Here are some photos below that JR sent us of a few of the finished walls. Discuss JR here.
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It’s been a week since JR hit the streets of Berlin, working on almost twenty different walls around the city for his current project, Wrinkles of the City: Berlin, opening Wednesday night at Galerie Henrik Springmann. On day four, JR received a special visit from the elderly couple whose portrait is now pasted on the abandoned railway post office turned nightclub, Postbahnhof. The couple, now in their 80s, grabbed a brush and climbed the scaffolding to help with the pasting. Later, AM joined the French […]
It looks like Jeff Soto (interviewed) is scratching his street art itch again (see Hawaii) with a new mural in Berlin, this time with his friend Maxx242. Bringing back the reoccurring owl that is seen in his work (like last year in Richmond), Soto will be combining his skills with his fellow Riverside-based artist friend Maxx242. The two are in town for Pictoplasma, which starts Saturday (April 13th) – so stop by if you are in town to hear them speak. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
French street artist and photographer JR is in Berlin this week, working on a new project that will span over 15 different buildings within the city limits. In conjunction with his Wrinkles of the City project, his new work will include portraits of elderly individuals who have, over time, witnessed and experienced the upheaval and transformation of the city of Berlin. One of the first pieces already completed shows a hand making a “West Side” symbol on a busy intersection in East Berlin. On April 17th […]
Currently showing through April 28th at the me Collectors Room in Berlin is a show entitled WONDERFUL – Humboldt, Krokodil & Polke. The diverse selection of works on display are taken from Thomas Olbricht’s personal art collection, a modern-day cabinet of curiosities including gems from Maurizio Cattelan, George Condo, Terence Koh, David LaChapelle, Kate MccGwire, Ryan McGinness, Mark Ryden, Ai Weiwei, Kehinde Wiley, and many more. Take a look at some of the photos below but stop by in person if you are in the area, you won’t regret […]
Currently showing in Berlin is Ephemeral, a group exhibition (curated by Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer) held at a temporary space by Circleculture in collaboration with Pret A Diner in Berlin (you may remember their work with Lazarides in 2011). Playing on the theme of the ephemeral nature of life, 14 international artists contributed work for the show including Jaybo, Shepard Fairey, Katrin Fridriks, Kevin Earl Taylor, Stohead, André Saraiva, JR, XOOOOX, Aaron Rose, Lennart Grau, Olivia Steele, Marco Grassi aka Pho, Stefan Strumbel, and Jonathan Yeo. Head over here if you […]
Tomorrow night, the Circleculture Gallery in Berlin will be hosting the opening for Jonathan Yeo’s new solo show entitled (I’ve Got You) Under My Skin. Building on his show in London in 2011 (covered), the UK-based painter known for his portraiture (sometimes done with “creative” collages), will be once again taking on the subject of cosmetic and plastic surgery and its place in modern society – or more simply “beauty and the endless search for perfection – the incredible price that some will pay to achieve […]
Earlier this month, we brought you a preview of uber-collector Selim Varol’s show at me Collectors Room Berlin where a portion of his treasured toys and artwork acquired through the years would be on display. The exhibition opened just this past weekend, and for those in the US celebrating Memorial Day, we thought a glimpse of his USA-themed wall would a good starter image for an update on the setup. Make sure you stop by to see for yourself if you are in the area as […]
Opening on May 26 (and running until Sept 16) at me Collectors Room Berlin is an exhibition featuring the collection of Selim Varol, who is known for being a part of the Toy Giants project, Toykio Cafe and Gallery, and Gallery Springmann.Varol. The exhibition revolves around the theme of the collector and his passion for collecting – and, what a collection it is. Along with artwork, Varol has about 15,000 figures in his toy chest. The show will feature around 3,000 works, including pieces by […]
Last week in Berlin, Gestalten hosted installation artist Mark Jenkins’ (interviewed) first solo show in Germany, Glazed Paradise. The American artist staged his startlingly lifelike sculptural works throughout the space to the delight of showgoers as they bravely roamed the gallery area. Also rounding out the night were limited edition offerings of his famous tape sculptures, photographs of his street work, as well as a lecture presentation from Jenkins. To coincide with the show, Gestalten released the artist’s first monograph The Urban Theater: Mark Jenkins which the […]