Photos by G. Arty by David Datuna.
Michael Jackson by David Datuna
At first when you see “Elements” by David Datuna at Birnam Wood Galleries, you think to yourself “oh God! How original to use some of the most famous pictures of icons in an exhibit. That’s never been done before… NOT! The artist couldn’t even be bothered to use an obscure picture of an icon? UGH!” But you immediately forgive that crime when you see David Datuna’s spin on things – his works feature hundreds of pairs of eye glasses!
Let’s have a closer look…
Jackie O, John Lennon
Many other instantly recognizable iconic images are on display including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John Lennon and Andy Warhol.
“Elements” by David Datuna is on display at Birnam Wood Galleries (located at 514 West 24th Street) in Manhattan through June 7, 2014.
Photos by G. Art by John Grande.
Ian Curtis by John Grande
If you like pop art, Damien Hirst, Damien Hirst’s spot paintings, or Andy Warhol, Whitney Houston, Judy Garland, Ian Curtis of Joy Division, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix or Truman Capote and you live in New York, you should head over to Jim Kempner Fine Art in Chelsea to see John Grande’s exhibit “Oh You Pretty Things,” which superimpose Damien Hirst’s spot paintings over these icons.
Damien Hirst by John Grande
Jim Kempner Fine Art is located at 501 West 23rd Street and the exhibit is up through February 23, 2014.
Warhol and Friends by John Grande
Truman Capote by John Grande
Photo by G. Art by Thank You X.
Thank You X – We Want More
One of our favorite street artists, ThankYouX has already made the transition from the streets to galleries. He’s made another leap and this time, it’s into the music world! Already a quite successful DJ (under the moniker Hi Deaf), he’s getting ready to release his debut single with LA Riots titled “Rewind” coming out next month on Dim Mak Records. Prior to the release of “Rewind,” ThankYouX and Jam3s K3nn3dy have teamed up with Jurassic 5’s Chali2na and you can download their track “Gonna Lose My Mind” on ThankYouX’ official Soundcloud page (along with several other mixes… all for a limited time!) ThankYou for the free downloads ThankYouX!
P.S. ThankYouX has not retired from art and in fact, the above mural you see was painted live at a recent event in New York celebrating the new MotoX phone. X Marks the spot!
Photo by G.
Taylor Mead and Geoffrey Dicker
Sad news! New York artist, poet and former Warhol Superstar Taylor Mead has died at age 88. Taylor was a great lover of art and you’d often see him in Downtown Manhattan supporting his friends and local artists. He could also be spotted at the Bowery Poetry Club reciting verse. I can’t believe we won’t be seeing him around anymore, but his spirit will live on forever in New York. RIP Taylor.
Photos by G. Art by Thank You X.
Thank You X
The street art scene in LA seems to be taking a little nap since I’ve last been there, but these wake it up. Thank You X!
Thank You X
Thank You X