10 Years of Wooster Collective at Jonathan Levine

Posted by The G on August 12, 2013 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Trustocorp

Trustocorp

If you are a fan of street art and are in the New York area, you must check out “10 Years of Wooster Collective” at Jonathan Levine Gallery.  Wooster Collective was at one time the go to site on the web to see street art from across the world and this exhibit celebrates the glory days.  Some of the participating artists include:  ABOVE, AIKO, Anthony Lister, Bast, Ben Eine, Blek le Rat, Bo130, Buffmonster, C215, Chris Stain, Cope2, Crash, D*Face,  DALeast, Dan Witz, Daniel Sparkes, Dark Cloud, ELBOW-TOE,  Eltono,  Faile,  Faith 47, Galo,  How & Nosm, Hyuro,  Invader, Jace, Jordan Seiler, JR, Kenny Scharf, Logan Hicks, Liu Bolin, Ludo, Mark Jenkins, Martha Cooper, Mcity, Michael De Feo, Microbo, Miss Van, Olek,  Paul Insect, Ron English, Skewville,  Skullphone,  Stikman,  Swoon,  The London Police, TrustoCorp, Vhils, Vinz, Will Barras, WK, xoooox and Zevs.

Skewville

Skewville

This exhibit is only up for a limited time (August 24, 2013 to be exact) so don’t miss this!  The gallery space is in a pop-up location – 525 West 22nd Street in Manhattan.

Liu Bolin, Kenny Scharf

Liu Bolin, Kenny Scharf

Crash’s Popeye Mural on Bowery and Houston

Posted by The G on March 21, 2013 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Crash.

Crash

Crash

Is this strong to the finish?  Does it make you want to eat your spinach?

Let us know!

Crash

Crash

“Street Artists Unite!” at Dorien Grey Gallery

Posted by The G on June 28, 2012 under Street Art | 3 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Various artists.

Hank O'Neil and Crash

Hank O’Neil and Crash using art from Happy Famous Artists and Cali Killa

At the Dorien Grey Gallery in New York, they are showcasing an exhibit called “Street Artists Unite” which features works by Army of One, AV ONE, BTA, COPE2, CRASH, ENX, Fumero, Kid Lew, Screwtape, SEE One, Chris Stain, TMNK, and Robots Will Kill and collaborations with Hank O’Neil (also known as XCIA).

Hank O'Neil and TMNK

Hank O’Neil and TMNK

If you are a lover of street art, the show is definitely worth checking out.  If you are a collector of street art, you’re not going to be too fond of this show.  Some of these doctored photo canvases are selling for upwards of $8,000!  Is the gallery delusional or are they just trying to capitalize on the stupidity of inexperienced buyers?  I am not really sure which it is but I assure you if $8,000 is your contemporary/street art budget, I can hook you up for that kind of money.  Hell, you can get some type of work of art from Banksy, arguably the most famous street artist in the world, for a cheaper price!

Hank O'Neil and Army Of One

Hank O’Neil and Army Of One

Not all prices in the gallery will make your butt hole hurt, however.  I invite you to form your own opinion at the Dorien Grey Gallery, located at 437 East 9th Street at Avenue A.

Screwtape

Art by Screwtape. Reasonably priced!

“Street Artists Unite!” runs through August 5, 2012.

Group Graff at Dorian Grey Gallery

Posted by The G on April 30, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

A photograph of BEAU's tag over a Mr. Brainwash by Mares.

The “Group Graff” show at Dorian Grey Gallery in New York is both interesting and perplexing all at the same time.  As an avid lover of street art, it’s always great to see works in person by Banksy and Keith Haring.  Mixing those legendary names with some relatively unknowns who are allegedly making an impact on the street scene (at least according to the press release), was a bit confusing to me.  Keep in mind, I enjoyed seeing the art and would recommend this exhibit to fans of street art, but in some cases, a cropped photograph of a graffiti tag is more expensive than purchasing an original work of art from the actual street artist!

Group Graff - Keith Haring

Group Graff - Keith Haring

Did the curator just happen upon a stack of street art and decide to launch an exhibit or was there more thought involved?  That’s for you to decide.   I think that putting a work of art by Banksy and one by imitator Hanksy in the same room is a crime!   If you need help curating next time, please give me a call!  An international fan base of readers will agree that I know what I am talking about!

Group Graff - Jeremy Penn

Group Graff - Jeremy Penn

The artists featured in the show are: Keith Haring, LA 2, Futura, Richard Hambleton, COPE 2, & CRASH, Bansky and DOLK, XAM, SeeOne, Penn & AVone.

“Group Graff” runs until May 16, 2012 at Dorian Grey Gallery in New York (located at 437 East 9th Street at Avenue A).

“Art In The Streets” at MOCA

Posted by The G on May 31, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Any Person Found Painting Graffiti on These Premises Will Be Reported - To The Nearest Art Dealer by Banksy.

Prior to the opening of the “Art In The Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, there was a lot of controversy surrounding the exhibit.  MOCA’s Jeffrey Deitch ordered the removal of a mural he sanctioned, the final list of included artists was missing many legends in street art and many artists were getting busted by police.  I had mixed feelings going into the exhibit but from the second I set foot until the moment I left, all I can say is that if you are a fan of street art or graffiti, you cannot even think about missing this exhibit.

Keith Haring

First off, the “Art In The Streets” exhibit is enormous!  There are approximately 65 sections featuring different periods and artists in this urban movement and each portion is more amazing than the one before it.  Alleyways and the influential New York art space Fun Gallery have been recreated, large scale murals are featured everywhere, and there are photos, paintings, sculptures and films throughout the exhibit.  This is in fact one of the rare instances where the catalog of the show is worth getting.  Ironic, since they allow photography (without the use of flash) inside the museum.  Typically, museums will not allow photos so that you will buy the book, but I will certainly mention this exhibit the next time I enter a museum and they try and stop me from taking pictures.

Fun Gallery

Some of the artists that are prominently featured are Rammellzee, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Banksy, Jamie Reid, Crash, Futura, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, Lee Quinones, Roa, Eine, Craig Stecyk III, Gusmano Cesaretti, Retna, Chaz Bojorquez, Invader, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Ed Templeton, Kaws, Larry Clark, Craig Costello, Terry Richardson, Mark Gonzales, Cheryl Dunn, Neckface, Freedom, Andre, Os Gemeos, Mister Cartoon, Saber, Revok, JR and so many more!  You will definitely need several hours to attempt to take it all in.

Os Gemeos

 “Art In The Streets” is on display until August 8, 2011 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles and you should not miss it under any circumstance!

Partial view of "Art In The Streets" at MOCA

The Spray Paint Hall of Fame

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