Photos by G. Art by Jeff Koons.
Split-Rocker by Jeff Koons
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)
Photos courtesy of Morley.
“If You’re Reading This, There’s Still Time.” by Morley. Out NOW!
Artist Morley has not only made the leap from the streets to galleries, but he can also add ‘Author’ to his list of career highlights. His first book “If You’re Reading This, There’s Still Time.” is out now! If you are unfamiliar with Morley’s work, you can remedy that by reading a Q&A Morley and I did in 2011 (wow, where does the time go?!) and you will instantly fall in love with his wit (and as a bonus, he sent us a photo of his cat Nelson wearing a sweater!). Morley’s art has been seen all over the world and he is equal parts Banksy and Steven Wright. Needless to say, I’ve loved his work for years and I am ecstatic about this book! Congratulations Morley!!!
IF YOU’RE READING THIS, THERE’S STILL TIME — MORLEY BOOK PROMO from Morley on Vimeo.
Morley on Tour!
Morley is embarking on a book tour (with unique free gift at each stop) and you will not want to miss your chance to meet him in the flesh.
The dates are as follows. Click on the above photo for more details.
4/19/14 Lab Art, Los Angeles, California
4/21/14 Skylight Books, Los Angeles, California
4/24/14 Book Soup, Los Angeles, California
5/1/14 Campfire Gallery, San Francisco, California
5/2/14 The Phoenix Theater/Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma, California
5/4/14 Powell’s Bookstore, Portland, Oregon
5/6/14 Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Washington
5/9/14 The 11:11 Gallery, Tarzana, California
5/24/14 The Art in Public Panel, Tarzana, California
5/29/14 The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, Maryland
5/30/14 Atmosphere, Arlington, Virginia
5/31/14 Prarie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa
If you attend any of these events, tell him “According2G sent you.” And he’ll no doubt reply to you with “Who in the hell is that?”
“If You’re Reading This, There’s Still Time.” by Morley can be yours at this link (which will open in new window)!
Get it now and tell a friend!
Photos by G. Art by Jef Campion/Army of One.
“Adam and Eve” by Jef Campion aka Army of One
Castle Fitzjohns Gallery in New York is currently paying tribute to one of the art world’s fallen soldiers – Jef Campion aka Army of One. Campion’s most recognizable work as street artist Army of One was a message to give peace a chance, to stop violence and to end all war. On the streets of New York or Los Angeles, you could often see Diane Arbus’ iconic “Grenade Boy” image mashed up with messages of love and peace from Army of One.
Give Peace A Chance!
Jef Campion was more than an artist – he was also a firefighter, who was one of the first respondents in the 9/11 tragedy, and he worked tirelessly with the Ronald McDonald House to help sick children. Though in person Jef was one of the sweetest guys you’d ever want to meet, in private, he battled a lot of inner demons and Jef passed on in early 2014.
This exhibit showcases many pieces that his fans are familiar with, as well as many unseen works that show a completely different side of his art. During his life, he invited me to his studio many times, but our schedules could never coordinate and I am sad that I will never get to speak with him about these great works of art, most of which I was seeing for the first time at this retrospective exhibit.
Ball of Confusion
I’ve known Jef for several years and of course we bonded over having the same name (though different spellings) and we also lived in the same neighborhood, so I’d see him out and about at art functions and of course, his art is all over the streets of Los Angeles and New York, so his presence was always felt. This exhibit is a beautiful and touching tribute to a beautiful man. I hope you go see it. If you can’t make it, at least ponder Jef’s mission statement: Give Peace A Chance! Rest in peace, my friend.
Gone but not forgotten – Army Of One aka Jef Campion.
Castle Fitzjohns Gallery is located at 98 Orchard Street.
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!)
The opening night party was awesome and at it, I spotted artists Icy and Sot, Insurgency Inc., WK Interact and Anthony Michael Sneed.
A “hidden” work in the exhibit. Location unknown.
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!
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Photos by G. Art by Maya Hayuk.
Maya Hayuk Mural on Bowery and Houston
If you look closely, you can see the artist admiring her work.
Maya Hayuk Mural on Bowery and Houston