Sure you know the music of legendary musician Herb Alpert, but did you know he is also an accomplished artist? Many of his sculptures are on display at New York’s ACA Galleries and also 3 of his really large sculptures are on display at Dante Park (through mid-April 2014.)
You can’t see the detail in these works so it’s recommended you head over to the gallery to see Herb’s art with your own eyes.
Fun fact: Herb Alpert is the only artist to date that has topped the Billboard chart as an instrumentalist and a vocalist.
These works are on display at ACA Galleries (located at 529 West 20th Street, 5th Floor) in Manhattan through March 1, 2014.
Spanish artist Maurizio Cattelan is having quite a year. His recent (and possibly final) exhibit “All” recently closed at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and it was quite a spectacle. Rather than place the objects of the exhibit on the walls, Cattelan did something completely outside of the box (so to speak). His art was suspended from the ceiling of the Guggenheim! Like most people that saw “All,” I spent most of the time wondering how in the world they pulled that off. There were, I’d estimate, close to 100 objects and many of them looked extremely heavy. The band MGMT was so moved by the exhibit, they wrote a 40 minute piece of music which was performed only twice when the exhibit was showing last year. Maurizio was out and about on a night of art openings and I met him. We had a very funny encounter. We were at an extremely crowded Marilyn Minter opening and a crowd had gathered outside to get some fresh air. Unfortunately, it was raining so we had to retreat in a vacant parking lot next door. When I asked Maurizio for a photo he happily obliged and then joked that he was unable to stand still. He was not having it any other way, which was amusing to me as that was a first for me in all my artist/rock star encounters – and you know that I’ve had hundreds! Considering the circumstances, I got a pretty decent photo, I’d say.
Happy birthday to the tremendously talented artist Eric “Eyeball” Richardson. Eric’s paintings are extremely detailed and you’ll find yourself amazed at the worlds he creates in his works. You definitely have to visit his official website to take a look at photos of his works. I know you’ll be knocked out! The work pictured above is done on used subway Metro cards. It measures around 8×10″ in size and I am very proud to have it hanging in my house! Happy birthday, Eric.
As I’ve said previously, 2011 is the year of Olek! The Polish born artist has conquered New York and is set to take over the world! Her exhibit “Knitting is for Pus***” at the Christopher Henry Gallery has been written up by just about every art blog and magazine and has been featured on news programs across the globe. Recently, I wore one of Olek’s crocheted bodysuits for a feature on Polish TV. You can see the clip below. The video is in Polish and at the end of the clip, they reference the day that Olek took over Wall Street. You can see that clip by clicking on the hyperlink in the second sentence of this story. By the way, in the video I’m the one wearing the green outfit, fixing my hair, because it’s a personal rule to look stylish under any circumstance! You can step inside the wonderful world of Olek on her official website.