Photos by G except where noted. Art by Judith Supine.
The back story of street artist Judith Supine is quite interesting. He was unable to speak until the age of 17 and he adopted his mother’s maiden name as a persona and for the duration of his career has kept his actual identity hidden. Until now! At his exhibit “Golden Child” at MECKA Gallery in Brooklyn, the artist showed his face for the first time. And a good looking face it is.
The exhibit is located in the heart of Brooklyn (read: far for Manhattanites), but if you are a lover of street art, it will be worth the trek. Unfortunately, it’s unclear if this exhibit is a one night only affair or not (read: if you want free publicity or people to show up, you should at least put the who, where, what on your goddamned website!)
Speaking of Anthony Michael Sneed, whose work I am a huge fan of, he was kind enough to take a photo of Judith Supine and myself. Full disclosure: I attempted a selfie but Judith is tall and I am very short and the photo I took was a hot mess!
See what Judith Supine looks like, after the jump!
I have to gush a little. When I first “discovered” Mac Demarco, I was on my way to interview him for a show on MTV called “Weird Vibes.” I was unfamiliar with his music and from the second we met, we hit it off famously. I found him to be such a cool person and once I heard his music, I became an instant fan. His music is mostly guitar based and he’s got a smooth voice (see video below to get a taste). Flash forward to present day, where Mac Demarco is releasing his 3rd album “Salad Days.” He celebrated the release with an in-store live and acoustic performance at New York’s Other Music on March 27, 2014 and I was like a proud little parent watching fans lose their shit to take their photo with Mac, who is seriously one of the coolest dudes in Rock and Roll. Mac – I wish you more and more success and it fills my heart with joy to see so many people responding so positively to your music! So please check out “Salad Days” and go see Mac live when he comes to your town. You will leave his concert in stitches, I promise! He’s not just a great musician, but he’s a funny dude who will do literally anything and everything to get his audiences engaged and it works every time! Love you Mac!
There’s a lot going on in Friedrich Kunath’s latest exhibit “The Temptation To Exist (May Contain Nuts)” at Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York. From the carpeted gallery to the exquisite imagery in his paintings, you should not miss this show.
Friedrich Kunath – “We Better Stop Pretending”
What is not discernible from this photo is the fact that the canvas you see here is enormous and is painted to look like notebook paper. The words “We better stop pretending” are painted at the top and in the center is a gorgeous ‘daydream.’
I love Friedrich Kunath’s work for the diversity and the vivid colors he uses. An artist friend of mine that I love introduced me to his work and coincidentally, on two different trips to Los Angeles, I was able to catch an exhibit of Kunath’s at the Hammer Museum (which was excellent) and on another trip Friedrich was doing a book signing at a gallery. He has the distinction of possibly being the only “selfie” I’ve ever taken with an artist that features my parents in the background of the photo! You may not realize the significance of that now, but one day you will. Well done!
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing two acts this week that are under the age of 20 and are MEGA-TALENTED! The first were Ireland’s The Strypes and last night on March 19, 2014, I saw 19 year old (as of press time) British singer Chloe Howl. It was Chloe’s first proper gig in the United States and her first in New York and it happened at The Box. Chloe’s music is pop/dance hybrid with the soul of Adele, the wise-beyond-her-years wisdom of Lorde with a splash of the dancefloor ready tunes of Betty Who. According2g, that is a good thing! Check out a video of her single “Rumour,” and remember the name Chloe Howl! She’s poised to be big and has the talent to live up to that expectation. Just press play and I think you’ll agree!