“Unforeseeable” by Rafael Silveira at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on June 30, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Rafael Silveira.

Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira

Brazillian artist Rafael Silveira has just opened his debut exhibit “Unforeseeable” at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York.  His art combines classical painting with a twist of surreal imagery.

Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira

I loved the ornate frames and I loved the Travis Louie meets Mark Ryden absurdest characters in his paintings such as the Popsicle girl featured above.  Silveira says that he was inspired by walking around in his native Brazil where he encounters the bizarre and preposterous on a daily basis.  I can totally relate!

Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira

“Unforeseeable” by Rafael Silveira is showing concurrently with Anthony Lister’s also great exhibit
“Power Tripping,” (more on that one soon).  Both shows are at Jonathan Levine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor) in New York through July 26, 2014.

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RIP, Meshach Taylor

Posted by The G on June 29, 2014 under Celebrities | Comments are off for this article

Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.

Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor

Sad news out of Hollywood.  Actor Meshach Taylor has died from cancer.  I met Meshach several times during the height of his run as Anthony on “Designing Women,” and he was always extremely nice towards his fans.  As you can see above, he had a beautiful autograph too.  Rest easy Meshach!  Thanks for all the laughs you’ve given us!

“Always Shameless” by Eugenio Merino at Unix Gallery

Posted by The G on June 27, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Eugenio Merino.

Always Shameless by Eugenio Merino

Francisco Franco by Eugenio Merino

New York!  Head over to Unix Gallery to see a great and controversial exhibit by Spanish artist Eugenio Merino entitled “Always Shameless.”  In the exhibit he takes the bodies of world dictators and preserves their bodies not in a cryogenics chamber, but instead inside a Coca-Cola refrigerator.  Genius!

Always Shameless by Eugenio Merino

Always Shameless by Eugenio Merino

Merino has been under fire in his native Spain several times for his depiction of Fransisco Franco and twice has been had to go to court to defend his freedom of speech and twice has been victorious!  Go Eugenio!!!

Always Shameless by Eugenio Merino

Always Shameless by Eugenio Merino

“Always Shameless” by Eugenio Merino is showing at Unix Gallery (located at 532 West 24th Street) in Manhattan through July 12, 2014.

Modern Day Zelig: An Accidental Encounter with Kim Kardashian

Posted by The G on June 26, 2014 under Encounters with G, The G Spot | Read the First Comment

Paparazzi Photos.

Kim Kardashian.  G Cameo in the top right corner.

Kim Kardashian. G Cameo in the top right corner.

In case you needed more proof that I am a modern day Zelig, who is always at the right place at the right time, here’s another one for ya!  Yesterday I was out and about in SoHo with a friend when all of a sudden, we saw a TON of paparazzi on the street about to strike.  As I am no stranger to these types of scenes, we decided to see who it was.  It turned out to be Kim Kardashian.  What a let down!!!!  I thought it was going to be someone really good.  You can see the look of disappointment in my face in these paparazzi shots that ended up on the interweb.  Pretty funny.

Kim Kardashian.  G looks on in horror on the right

Kim Kardashian. G looks on in horror on the right

It’s no secret that I think Kim Kardashian has absolutely ZERO talent and should not be famous AT ALL, let alone be the subject of international headlines every day, but I will say this – being subjected to that much paparazzi is almost as vile as her being famous enough to warrant that much.   There is no doubt in my mind that these kinds of scum of the earth (and those that enable this behavior by reading gossip sites and supporting these people are equally as guilty) will be responsible for someone’s death just for a picture.  These paparazzi were SCREAMING at passersby on the street to move out of the way with profanity and when Kim K. walked out of the building, it felt unsafe because there was so much chaos going on, a wise criminal could easily slip in and slip out after causing some sort of damage.

It’s a matter of time.  You can quote me on that.

“Split-Rocker” by Jeff Koons in Rockefeller Center

Posted by The G on June 23, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Jeff Koons.

Split-Rocker by Jeff Koons

Split-Rocker by Jeff Koons

New York!

If you find yourself in the Rockefeller Center area between now and late September 2014, make sure you check out Jeff Koons’ massive work “Split-Rocker.”   The piece is over 37 feet high and features over 50,000 flowering plants!

It will be on display 24/7 through September 25, 2014.

Split-Rocker (Side View)

Split-Rocker (Side View)

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