“Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series” by Shawn Barber

Posted by The G on July 3, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Shawn Barber.

Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series

Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series by Shawn Barber. Showing at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC through July 28, 2012.

Los Angeles based artist Shawn Barber has a new exhibit at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York and it’s cool!  “Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series” is presented in conjunction with the forthcoming hardcover release of a book with the same name. This is the third volume in Barber’s ongoing series documenting the world and artistry of contemporary tattoo, as seen through the eyes and art of a classically trained portrait painter as well as a tattooist for the last five years.

Shawn Barber

Shawn Barber

The works in the exhibit are extremely detailed so I urge you to check these out in person.  I spoke with Shawn at the opening night reception and he was cool.  We talked about his great art, Los Angeles – his current and my former home as well as some artist friends we have in common.  Those topics always make for a great encounter with G.  🙂

Shawn Barber

Shawn Barber

“Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series” by Shawn Barber runs through July 28, 2012 at Joshua Liner Gallery (located at 548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor) in New York.  Don’t miss it!

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Teaser Posters for “World Dictators Unite!” by Happy Famous Artists

Posted by The G on February 16, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos courtesy of the Happy Famous Artists.

The other day, I told you that the international artist collective Happy Famous Artists are set to launch a traveling art show called “World Dictators Unite!”  I loved the trailer so much, I reached out to the HFA and asked for more information.  I received 3 teaser posters for their upcoming world tour and as you can see, this is going to be a show you will not want to miss.  The World Dictators project will shine a light on the former grey area between the divine and the divinely appointed.

You can see the trailer for this exhibit here.

As soon as more information is known, I’ll let you know!  Unite!

Save the Date (LA): Destroy 7 Heds

Posted by The G on January 4, 2011 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G. Art by Destroy All Design and Septerhed, respectively.

Septerhed and Destroy All Design (Top)

Los Angeles!  You’re going to have to attend this art opening and send my regrets that I am in New York unable to make it.

Destroy 7 Heds

Featuring art by Destroy All Design, KH No. 7 and Septerhed.

Opening Reception: January 14th at 7 pm (running through February 17, 2011).

Location:

2 Bad! Refresh

The Non Gallery

1228 West 7th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90017

More information can be found here.  The first 20 visitors get a limited edition serigraph!  Color me jealous!

Destroy All Design

Destroy All Design

Here’s the poster:

Now by Robert Indiana

Posted by The G on November 21, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Robert Indiana.

Now by Robert Indiana. Now showing at Woodward Gallery in NYC through January 22, 2011

If you are a fan of artist Robert Indiana and live in New York, you will not want to miss his exhibit “Now” at the Woodward Gallery.  The exhibit features 29 works from the artist best known for his “Love” sculpture that has become a worldwide icon.

The Woodward Gallery is located at 133 Eldridge Street.  Now by Robert Indiana runs until January 22, 2011.

Glamour Redefined by Robert W. Richards

Posted by The G on October 26, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G. Art by Robert W. Richards.

Robert W. Richards - Glamour Redefined

On October 25, 2010 in New York, I attended the opening night gala of artist Robert W. Richards’ latest exhibit “Glamour Redefined.”  The exhibit is so fabulous, he is celebrating two nights in a row!  If you are around on October 26, 2010, head over to the NP Contemporary Arts Center in New York (located at 131 Chrystie Street).  As the name of the exhibit suggests, Richards has redefined our common definitions of the word glamour with illustrations that will question the traditional meaning of the word.

I spoke with Mr. Richards and as you can see from the above picture, he was super cool.  We chatted about art, our definitions of glamour as well as one of my favorite works of his, an illustration of “Chelsea Boys” creators Glen Hanson and Allan Neuwirth.

After the jump, see a picture of my encounter with Robert W. Richards, his take on Marilyn Monroe as well as fashionista Patrick McDonald posing with his artistic likeness.

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