“The Sinatra Experience” at Morrison Hotel Gallery

Posted by The G on March 10, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos of photos by G (originally by various artists).

The Frank Sinatra Experience  at Morrison Hotel Gallery

The Frank Sinatra Experience at Morrison Hotel Gallery

In 2015, Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years old, so what better way than to celebrate his legacy than with a photo exhibit of rare and iconic photos of Ol’ Blue Eyes?  Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo, New York is showing a exhibit entitled “The Frank Sinatra Experience,” and if you are a fan of the man, you should not miss this show.

The Frank Sinatra Experience at Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York.

The Frank Sinatra Experience at Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York.

Photos from every stage of Sinatra’s career are on display and whether you were a fan or not, one thing is cannot be denied, Sinatra oozed charisma, whether performing for a large crowd, or even in intimate moments such as the pictures above and below.

The Frank Sinatra Experience  at Morrison Hotel Gallery

The Frank Sinatra Experience at Morrison Hotel Gallery

You can see even more photos from “The Sinatra Experience” at this link.

The Frank Sinatra Experience  at Morrison Hotel Gallery

The Frank Sinatra Experience at Morrison Hotel Gallery

“The Sinatra Experience” is showing at Morrison Hotel Gallery (located at 116 Prince Street) through March 26, 2015.

Frank and Nancy Sinatra

Frank and Nancy Sinatra

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum

Posted by The G on July 14, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | 4 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Jeff Koons.

Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff Koons

Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff Koons

If you are a fan of Jeff Koons (and perhaps even if you are not a fan), you should really head over to the Whitney Museum in New York to check out their retrospective on the man who is one of the world’s most famous and also richest artists.

Gazing Ball

Gazing Ball

The comprehensive exhibit covers Koons’ earliest work up through present day with his Gazing Ball series.

Made In Heaven

Made In Heaven

The infamous X-rated “Made In Heaven” series, where Jeff Koons became a temporary porn star with his then wife Ciccolina, are also on display, and you get to see another side of Koons (pun intended), an artist who was not afraid to get naked for his art.

Equilibrium Series

Equilibrium Series

The exhibit is organized by the various stages of Koons’ career and when you see the diversity and vast body of work, I think it might even change the opinion of the haters.  Well, if you’re not a fan and you see the exhibit, tell us what you thought in the comments section.

Celebration series

Celebration series

As a person who likes to take my own photos for usage on this blog, I was thrilled that the Whitney loosened their no photos policy for this show, the last exhibit at their uptown Manhattan location before it moves down to Chelsea in 2015.

Popeye

Popeye

This show will be traveling to Paris in 2014 and Spain in 2015 and I hope there will be some sort of documentary on how this priceless art is transported and hung.   Though it may not be obvious from the photos, in real life, many of these works are absolutely gigantic.

Easyfun-Ethereal series

Easyfun-Ethereal series

Personally, I love Jeff Koons’ work and to see so many familiar artworks as well as so many I’ve never gotten to see in person was really an incredible experience for me.

Hulk

Hulk

And now, enjoy a few more pictures (which are only a tiny fraction of the over 150 works on display at the Whitney).

The New series

The New series

Celebration series

Celebration series

Inflatables series

Inflatables series

 

Pre-New series

Pre-New series

Split-Rocker

Split-Rocker

Luxury and Degradation

Luxury and Degradation

After the jump, see a few images that are not safe for closed minded people (NSFCMP).

If you choose not to go on, know that the Koons Retrospective is on display through October 19, 2014 at the Whitney Musuem, located at 945 Madison Avenue and 75th Street.  Don’t miss it!
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10 Years Ago This Week

Posted by The G on June 19, 2011 under The G Spot | Be the First to Comment

Photo by Prince and the NPG.

G (with hand in the air on the left) on Stage With Prince (on the far right)

Where does the time go?  I just want to give a shout out on the 10 year anniversary to remember one of the craziest weeks I’ve ever had.  When Prince’s career was seriously in the toilet, he opened up his recording studio complex, Paisley Park, up to his fan club for a week of love and music.  From June 12 – June 17, 2001, Prince fans from all over the world flocked to Minneapolis, Minnesota to have the chance to hang out in the ultimate Prince mecca – Paisley Park.  The rules were simple – Paisley Park would be open during the day and fans could just hang out inside the grounds.  In the evenings, live music at Paisley Park would be provided by the likes of Erykah Badu, Maceo Parker, Common, Alicia Keys, The Time, George Clinton, Nikka Costa and of course, Prince!  Afterwards, an all night dance party would be held in the sound stages of Paisley with Prince DJing!

On the very first day, my brother and I were first in line to enter Paisley Park (I know, some things never change), and immediately upon entering the grounds, we were taken into one of Prince’s soundstages.  After we entered the soundstage, the door closed behind us and there were my brother, myself and Prince, by ourselves!  Prince was just converting to the Jehovah’s Witness religion and he and I got in a heated argument about religion.  He was trying to tell me that there was only one way to believe and I respectfully disagreed.  I got upset that he wasn’t even listening to me and instead was just trying to tell me how “it is.”  That was the first 5 minutes of my week long trip!

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Mr. Brainwash’s Icons Exhibit – Remixed

Posted by The G on May 10, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G. Art by Mr. Brainwash.

The Doors - Remixed by Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash has done it again.  On the heels of his extremely successful Icons art show in New York, he’s remixed the exhibit.  For those who have already seen this exhibit, you are going to have to go back and see all the changes.  The top floor is completely different.  The pieces have been traded out for newer models.  The Madonna wall, the Matchbox taxi  and the extremely large paint can are still in tact, but the images above and below (and many more) have been added to the exhibit.  Gone from the bottom floor are the Iconic rock stars made out of broken vinyl record pieces and instead the exhibit has become interactive where cans of spray paint are left out for visitors to make their own art on the walls of the gallery!  I attended the exhibit on opening day as I did for the initial “Icons” exhibit and like the first time, it was quite a scene.  The first 300 people received a free “Charlie Chaplin Love” print, hand signed by Mr. Brainwash and people lined up as early as 6 o’clock in the morning to get their hands on MBW’s latest work.  The print distribution system was slightly better organized than the February opening, but it was still mayhem as New Yorkers stood outside on an extremely windy and cold day.  Mr. Brainwash got a chance to mingle during the opening and he was gracious enough to autograph a few pictures that I took of him during the February opening.  Once again, he was super nice and he was pretty impressed by my photography skills as he made the comment to me during our encounter.  There’s been quite a bit of controversy about MBW in the art world as the movie Exit Through The Gift Shopis being regarded as “Banksy’s biggest prank,” but the great thing about the film is that you can judge for yourself after you see it.  Either way, I am one of the many that’s been Brainwashed.

Heart made out of spray paint cans

See more of MBW’s remixes after the jump.

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Madonna – It’s So Cool video

Posted by The G on March 19, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

The track “It’s So Cool,” by Madonna was only released as an Itunes bonus track from her latest album, “Celebration,” and according2g, it’s one of the best tracks she’s done in years.  What you are about to see is a fan-made video, and it’s so cool. I think this is a fun little way to kick off the Spring season.

Enjoy!

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