A group of renegade art bandits calling themselves the Underdogs are proving themselves to be quite a powerhouse with one large scale art project after another. This latest gathering of the minds produced a group show titled “TRAINS & GENERATIONS” at the Underdogs Gallery in Lisbon featuring the imagery of three iconic graffiti photographers over the coarse of more than three decades – from Martha Cooper’s pioneering photos depicting the underbelly of New York City graffiti of the 70’s and 80’s to the works of Alex Fakso and Smart […]
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Over the weekend, Galerie Perrotin in Paris presented 20 new works from photographer Ryan McGinley. Entitled Body Loud, the selection of photos are a continuation of the New York-based artist’s signature imagery taken during summer road trips with his friends, staging and posing them in natural settings with his recognizable aesthetic. Take a look at more shots of the exhibition below… Photo credit: Karl Hab. Discuss this show here. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.
Tomorrow (November 16) in Paris, the local branch of Galerie Perrotin will be hosting an opening reception for Ryan McGinley’s Body Loud. His first show with the gallery will feature 20 new primarily large format photographs created last summer as part of his ongoing series of works where he takes a crew of friends with him on a road trip and shoot them in natural settings. Arguably the young New York-based photographer and artist’s most famous imagery, the sessions have now evolved into more complex […]
Currently showing in Lille, France through January 12th, is a birthday celebration for Galerie Perrotin. French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin has been invited by lille3000 to take over the spaces of the Tri Postal along with a selection of artists he has worked with in the course of his 25 year career. As you can see from this small sampling of sculptures, installations, paintings and more, you definitely want to stop by if you are in the area. Artists included in this exhibition: Chiho Aoshima, […]
Stephen Webster was busy last weekend as it hosted The Last Supper series of events at its No Regrets Lounge in Beverly Hills location and also at Soho House in West Hollywood. The events included a discussion at Soho House on November 8th called The Cook, The Artist, The Jeweler, and Their Lady Friend, which involved Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, Stephen Webster himself, and chef Mark Hix. They spoke about their unique paths to success, their struggles and triumphs, what drives them, and intimate private stories […]
Quam Odunsi’s second solo exhibition at Design Matters Gallery in Los Angeles, The Reagents (previewed), recently closed and we have images from the exhibition installation for you here. The show highlighted the artist’s versatility in media and included sculptures, photographic prints, signature collages, silkscreen works, video, and paintings on canvas from images taken on analog (the artist’s preferred recording medium) Super8, 35mm, 120mm, and Polaroid film. This body of work sees Odunsi transforming himself into the role of a government surveillance official who takes his […]
On Thursday, Nov. 7, Stephen Webster (in its No Regrets lounge) in Beverly Hills, CA will open a show of works by Mat Collishaw featuring his Last Meal on Death Row works. This series features meticulously-arranged staged photography still lifes based on death row inmates’ last meals before they are executed. The eerie subject of the images conflict with the style in which they are depicted: 17th century Vanitas paintings – a manner traditionally used to explore the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, […]
For their 25th anniversary issue, British GQ enlisted the help of Damien Hirst to design the cover along with Rihanna. Styled with snakes entwined on the R&B singer’s body and on her head as well as slit eye contacts, the spread certainly has references to the mythical Medusa. For those who want a copy, the December 2013 issue hits the newsstands soon. Via Highsnobiety. Discuss Damien Hirst here.
For those who missed it, Ryan McGinley recently presented a new body of work at Ratio 3 in San Francisco, his third solo with the gallery. The photographs were arranged in a site-specific installation, featuring the NY-based artist’s first series of full-color studio portraiture. Hundreds of images were wheatpasted on the walls of the showspace, creating an immersive experience for viewers as they are bombarded with a visual constellation of faces and bodies. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.
Street artist and photographer Slinkachu recently was in Paris where he set up his Why is it so hard to find a job? series of work (construction worker, guard, saleswoman, scientist, and electrician) around town. These new street installations were created to promote ReAct Paris, “a conference organised by the European Parliament to tackle the problems of unemployment in Europe, particularly youth unemployment, which in some parts of Europe stand close to a miserable 30%.” Hidden in plain sight all around the City of Light, the miniatures play with […]