RIP Louise Bourgeois

Posted by The G on May 31, 2010 under GNN | 3 Comments to Read

Photo by G.  Art by Louise Bourgeois.

I had a flashback of something that never existed by Louise Bourgeois.

I am saddened to hear the news that artist Louise Bourgeois died today.  At the ripe age of 98, Bourgeois had been making art since she was 12 years old and the woman mastered a variety of styles from painting to sculpture.  Last year I saw a retrospective of her work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and I was really impressed with the breadth of her work.  She literally did it all and that entire museum was filled with her works of art.  After the exhibit, I had a dream about Louise Bourgeois that was really surreal and luckily our friends at The Worley Gig recorded it for posterity.  A few fun facts about Louise Bourgeois:  She became “famous” at the age of 70 when the first retrospective of her work was shown.  She was born in France, but lived and worked in New York until her death today.  Her works explored the themes of women’s sexuality and death.  If you are unfamiliar with her work, I encourage you to check it out.  It’s really diverse and really cool. Louise Bourgeois will be missed.  RIP!

G Meets Morgan Spurlock

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Morgan Spurlock and G

The other night at the book launch for the most excellent Beyond The Street at the recently deceased Deitch Projects (RIP) in New York, I met film-maker Morgan Spurlock.  Spurlock is most famously known for his documentary “Super Size Me,” in which he exposed the grotesque food that McDonalds sells.  He recently completed an adaptation of the uber-popular book Freakonomics and he is currently filming a documentary on Comic-Con.  Both should be very interesting.  Thanks to Morgan Spurlock for making great documentaries and also for being super cool!

G Meets Singer James Graham of The Twilight Sad

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James Graham of The Twilight Sad and G.

Moments after leaving the stage for a brilliant set, I met lead singer James Graham of the Scottish band The Twilight Sad at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on May 30, 2010.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I was unfamiliar with the band’s music and by the end of the performance, I snatched up two albums that were being sold at the merch table.  The Twilight Sad’s music is very dark with screeching guitars, slow builds and climactic endings, but lead singer James Graham was extremely nice.  If you like the Velvet Underground, you should check out this band on the rise.  Thanks again to James Graham for being really cool and for turning me into a fan!

Street Art of the Day

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Photo by G.  Art by Dint Wooer Krsna.

A friendly chap by Dint Wooer Krsna

I found this little guy on the streets of Manhattan on a recent adventure and I think it’s adorable.  The artist is Dint Wooer Krsna and not much is known, but I did find a website that has more pictures of Dint Wooer Krsna’s work that can be seen by clicking here.

And after the jump, see another image that Dint Wooer Krsna has left on our mean streets.

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Mono live at the Bowery Ballroom

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On May 30, 2010, the Japanese rock instrumental band Mono played the Bowery Ballroom in New York.  Their music is moody, atmospheric and rockin’ and I had a great time as their music took the crowd on a aural journey of vast soundscapes. Mono’s style  is both experimental and shoe-gazing, a genre perfected by Asobi Seksu.  Throughout the hour long set, the mood turned from joy to sorrow and from screeching guitar noise and back to being very minimal.  If you like any of those descriptions, you should check out their music.  Plus, one of the band members is named Yoda.  Cool stuff, according2g.

See another photo of Mono as well as the set list after the jump.

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