The French street artist and photographer seems to be everywhere. After our interview with JR last month, he has since brought his Wrinkles of the City project to Berlin (streets and in the gallery), premiered his latest film at the Tribeca Film Festival, got up on Riker’s Island, and gifted New York with a new collaborative show and mural with José Parlá. As if that was not enough, the self-styled “photograffeur” also found time to bring his mobile photobooth van (first seen in Japan) to the […]
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On May 9th, the Gagosian Gallery in New York (555 West 24th Street) will be presenting paintings and sculptures from contemporary art giant Jeff Koons. The works selected for this show come from several of his series of works including the Antiquity paintings and sculptures (Balloon Venus seen above), as well as pieces from his Hulk Elvis and Celebration line of works. Love him or hate him, opening night promises to be a spectacle… Photo credit: DiePresse. Discuss this show here. Discuss Jeff Koons here.
Above image: © Dennis Hopper (Courtesy of The Dennis Hopper Art Trust) – “Irving Blum and Peggy Moffitt”, 1964, Gelatin-silver print mounted on board, 6 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (16.7 x 24.9 cm). Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery Tonight in New York, the Gagosian Gallery (980 Madison Avenue) will be presenting work from the late Dennis Hopper that has not been exhibited in the United States since 1970. The Lost Album includes photographs from the legendary American actor, filmmaker and artist taken during a period of […]
Tomorrow night (May 7th), the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York will be presenting a a collaborative showing between JR and José Parlá. Entitled The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba, you can see from these photos that the works will be focused on their time in Cuba (covered), where they created stunning joint murals as part of JR’s continuing project of photographing senior citizens and pasting their portraits on the walls of city buildings. New Yorkers were already given a taste of things to come when […]
Last week, Bristol based painter Ian Francis (featured) returned to New York for a solo exhibition with Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Season 1 Episode 0, this new body of work dives deeper into Francis’ fascination with contemporary television, exploring both the reality and unreality of the storylines that captivate legions of fans around the world. Long known for his ability to combine elements of abstract & figurative in both paintings & drawing, Ian shows another level of dreamy dimensions in the artwork created for this […]
Opening alongside SABER (covered) a couple weeks ago was the New York-based artist Rostarr (featured). Premiering an entirely fresh body of work for his solo debut with the gallery, the Brooklyn native wowed the packed opening night crowd at the NY Opera Gallery. Utilizing his unique graphically charged visuals, Ro gave us a look at his new direction which held both metallic and oxidized textures, which paired nicely with his tribal-esqe repetitious optical vocabulary. It ended up being a very energizing showcase that exemplified the range and […]
West coast graffiti legend SABER (interviewed) recently stopped by the Big Apple to showcase a new body of work at Opera Gallery. Taking another step in his abstraction style, the street titan created a series that was quite moving with paintings that blurred the boundaries between sharp & tactical and smooth & strategic. Certain pieces focused on the razor sharp corners coming off exquisite line-work whereas other works drew you in with their muted and buffed textures hinting gently at a subtle vision that lies beneath. […]
Currently showing at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery through May 4th is Thursday’s Girl from painter Josh Agle, otherwise known as SHAG (interviewed). For his fourth solo exhibition with the Chelsea showspace, the Socal-based painter presents a new body of work inspired by “All Tomorrow’s Parties, the classic Velvet Underground song in which lyrics written by Lou Reed spoke to New York’s downtown art scene found in places such as Warhol’s Factory.” The pieces reflect an aesthetic strongly influenced by mid-century modern design and are rendered in his distinctive style and palette. […]
Over the past few decades, graffiti and fine artist Futura has long been successful at fusing his art form with influential brands by carefully selecting partners and products that form a meaningful synergy. His most recent collaboration is with iconic headphone makers Beats by Dre. AM attended the packed launch event at the Beats’ flagship store in SOHO to catch the premiere of their next artists series featuring the New York legend. Utilizing a blue and white base, Futura lines the Solo HD model with a […]
In preparation for their joint show opening on May 7th at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, JR and José Parlá worked on a mural together in Chelsea over the weekend. The piece is a followup to the epic series of walls they collaborated on in Cuba last year (covered) and will be the subject of their exhibition – The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba. Check out more of the action in our photos below… Discuss this show here. Discuss JR here. Discuss José Parlá here.