NYC – Meet Kylie Minogue At Her “Kylie Fashion” Book Launch

Posted by The G on June 10, 2013 under GNN | Read the First Comment

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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

New York!  Here’s your chance to meet Kylie Minogue!  The true queen of pop is launching her book “Kylie Fashion,” a coffee table book of her iconic looks on June 17th, 2013.  She’ll be at Sak’s 5th Avenue from 5:15 – 7:15 PM, signing books purchased at the event.  RSVP is required so call 212-940-4372 or email to reserve your spot.


Trespass Book Launch Party

Posted by The G on September 30, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Comments are off for this article

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Trespass (published by Taschen). Out Now. (Art on both sides by Michael DeFeo).

The Taschen store in SoHo was the hottest place to be in New York both literally and figuratively on September 29, 2010 as the store celebrated the release of its latest book: Trespass.  A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art.  There were so many wonderfully talented artists in the store, it was really a site to behold.  I spotted some of my heroes Alex Grey, Ron English and Elbow Toe (and had great conversations with each of them).  In addition, I saw The Me Nobody Knows (TMNK), Steve Lambert, Jack Napier, Fumero, Tony Serra, Joshua Allen Harris, Michael DeFeo, Linus Corragio, Laura Keeble, Texual Healing, Charlie Ahearn, Martha Cooper, WK Interact and Milton Kalman, just to name a few.

Ron English, Steve Lambert

There were many more artists present tonight that are not listed, but as a lot of them are ‘renegade,’ nobody knows what they look like.  I spoke with several artists who recognized me from this site and a few others thanked me for writing about them!  It was a very special night.  I urge you to click on the link above as you can leaf through the book and it’s wonderful.  Thanks to all the talented artists whom I spoke with tonight.  There’s going to be a lot more pictures of my encounters with these artists in the coming days, so stay tuned.  Evenings such as this one really make you stop and think about the fact that some of these artists are wanted by the feds for vandalism when all they’ve tried to do is bring their art to the masses and yet the true criminals on Wall Street are allowed to roam freely.  Chew on that for awhile.

The opening night crowd at Taschen.

An Encounter with Maripol

Posted by The G on September 18, 2010 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Maripol and G

Maripol is a legend!  In addition to having her Polaroid pictures of some of the biggest stars in the world exhibited all over the globe, she is responsible for the looks of another one word celebrity – Madonna.  Maripol styled Madonna’s first and second albums (the debut self-titled album and “Like A Virgin”) that inspired legions of Madonna-wannabees across the globe. She’s directed videos for Elton John and Cher and produced “Downtown 81” with Jean-Michel Basquiat.  I met her at a party celebrating the release of her awesome coffee table book Maripol: Little Red Riding Hood.  She was extremely nice and she was very receptive to me taking the picture of the two of us.  You never know how a photographer is going to react.  Thanks again Maripol!

Maripol: Little Red Riding Hood. Out Now!

An Encounter with Artist Adam Wallacavage

Posted by The G on August 3, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Adam Wallacavage and G

The Beyond the Street book launch at Deitch Projects in New York was by far one of the coolest events I’ve ever been to (which is saying a lot if you’re a daily reader and see all the cool stuff I go to) and over a month later, I am STILL writing about it!  One of the many geniuses I shared my soul with, was artist Adam Wallacavage.  He makes chandeliers that are beyond incredible.  (See photo gallery here.)  In addition to creating really awesome art, he is also an accomplished photographer and his 2006 book Monster Sized Monsters, is extremely cool.  The book is a document of over 16 years of photos encompassing encounters with artists, musicians, daredevils and “all things weird.”  Adam was anything but weird when I met him and I am grateful for the encounter!  Thanks again, Adam!

G Meets Artist Dzine

Posted by The G on July 17, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Dzine and G.

At the launch party for the ultra-amazing book Beyond the Street, I met artist Dzine. Dzine’s work is so amazing and he’s done it all!  From bike designs to sculpture to paintings, there is not a medium that Dzine has not mastered.  Check out a gallery of his work here.  It’s awesome!  Thanks to Dzine for being so cool and for making such great art!

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