Photos: Saturday Night Live – The Exhibit

Posted by The G on August 19, 2015 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Weekend Update Desk - SNL Exhibit

Weekend Update Desk – SNL Exhibit

It’s hard to believe that the sketch comedy TV show Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th year on the air in 2015.  A major retrospective exhibit was put together to honor this milestone, and naturally, it’s in New York.  Entitled SNL – The Exhibition, if you have ever been a fan of the show, you are sure to get your money’s worth as you will be taken through the process of putting the show together, see all kinds of cool ephemera from the 40 years of the show as well as major set pieces and costumes of a lot of the most beloved characters.

Bass O Matic

A display case featuring many SNL commercial parodies including Super Bass O Matic and Colon Blow

Before I leave you to enjoy a lot of pictures from the exhibit, let me say that you will be reminded of the brilliance of the show and you will laugh out loud as you relive clips from some of the funniest moments of the shows illustrious history.  The exhibit will take about an hour to go through it all and you are allowed to take non-flash photos of all of the items and you can even sit on the actual “Wayne’s World” set or the Weekend Update anchor desk (but they charge an extra fee for that one), plus there is a gift shop (which you exit through – ha!), so you can buy your loved ones SNL-themed merch if that floats your boat.

And now, live from According2g.com…. It’s Saturday Night… the exhibit!

SNL (Good for photo ops!)

SNL (Good for photo ops!)

Church Lady Costume

Church Lady Costume

Coneheads Mask

Coneheads Mask

Dick in a Box costume

Dick in a Box costume

SNL Costumes including Barry Gibb costume, Matt Foley Motivational Speaker, Opera Man, Coneheads

SNL Costumes including Barry Gibb costume, Matt Foley Motivational Speaker, Opera Man, Coneheads

 

Baby Spanx / Oops!  I Crapped My Pants Adult Diapers

Baby Spanx / Oops! I Crapped My Pants Adult Diapers

Eddie Murphy Buckwheat Costume - SNL Exhibit

Eddie Murphy Buckwheat Costume – SNL Exhibit

G on the Wayne's World Set

G on the Wayne’s World Set.  Photo by Gail.

Gilly Costume - SNL Exhibit

Gilly Costume – SNL Exhibit

Celebrity Jeopardy Set

Celebrity Jeopardy Set

Cast Member Photos of the Not Ready For Prime Time Players

Cast Member Photos of the Not Ready For Prime Time Players

Layout of the hosts and musical guests for the 1993 season.

Layout of the hosts and musical guests for the 1993 season.

Click to enlarge so you can see the list of amazing musical guests that were on in the 1993 season.  One of my only complaints of the exhibit was they were very light on the music guest ephemera.  Aside from a Lady Gaga costume and mini TV screens that showed some performance highlights from each season (but positioned in a way you couldn’t really watch them for too long), there was almost nothing of the historical music performances that took place on the show.

The Opening Monologue Stage

The Opening Monologue Stage

Stuart Smalley

Stuart Smalley

The Control Room

The Control Room

Wayne and Garth Costumes - SNL Exhibit

Wayne and Garth Costumes – SNL Exhibit

Turd Furguson

Turd Furguson (Photo by Gail)

SNL Merch

SNL Merch

The Merch!

The Merch!

SNL Exhibit

SNL Exhibit

The Saturday Night Live exhibit is showing through the end of 2015 at 417 5th Avenue in Manhattan (between 37th and 38th Street).  You can probably find cheaper tickets than the suggested price on the official website if you do a little googling.  These pictures are just a sample of what is on display, so if you are an SNL fanatic, do not miss this exhibit!

A2G’s Art Picks for New York in May 2015

Posted by The G on May 12, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos and words by G.  Art by Various Artists.

Spring has arrived in New York (thank god!) and now that you can leave your dwelling without wearing 10 layers and still freezing your ass off, take yourself on an art adventure!  Here’s a handful of exhibits you should see, According to G.

David Shrigley

David Shrigley

David Shrigley by David Shrigley at Anton Kern Gallery, located at 532 West 20th Street.  Now showing through May 23, 2015.

Beau - Mechanical Shark Week

Beau – Mechanical Shark Week

“Mechanical Shark Week” by BEAU at Ami Li Projects, located at 66 Mott Street in Chinatown through June 3, 2015.

Cecily Brown at Maccarone

Cecily Brown at Maccarone

“The English Garden” by Cecily Brown at Maccarone, located at 98 Morton Street through June 20, 2015.

Ron English Mural Bowery and Houston

Ron English “Baby Hulk” Mural Bowery and Houston

Ron English’s “Baby Hulk” Mural at the corner of Bowery and Houston.  Ongoing (at least until June, 2015) and viewable 24/7.

Closeup of "Baby Hulk" by Ron English

Closeup of “Baby Hulk” by Ron English.  Click to enlarge!

Click on the photo to see all the awesome (and hilarious detail).

Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine

Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine (Chelsea exhibit pictured)

Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine.  Located at 531 West 24th Street in Manhattan and 25 Knickerbocker Ave., Brooklyn.  Through June 20, 2015.

Yayoi Kusama - Give Me Love 5

Yayoi Kusama – Give Me Love

“Give Me Love” by Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner, located at 519 & 525 West 19th Street through June 13, 2015.

Dan Flavin

Dan Flavin

Brancusi: Pioneer of American Minimalism (Featuring historically significant works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Ryman and Frank Stella), at Paul Kasmin Gallery located at 515 West 27th Street until July 10, 2015.

The Luminous Poem by Airan Kang

The Luminous Poem by Airan Kang

“The Luminous Poem” by Airan Kang at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, located at 505 West 24th Street through June 13, 2015.

The Whitney Museum.  Now Located in the Meat Packing District.

The Whitney Museum. Now Located in the Meat Packing District.  Photo by Gail Worley.

The Whitney Museum,  now located at 99 Gansevoort Street in New York.

Happy Spring!

Spring 2015 Tulips

Spring 2015 Tulips

 

“Metazoa” by ROA at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Posted by The G on April 6, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by ROA.

Metazoa by Roa

Metazoa by Roa

Belgian street artist ROA has a new exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York entitled “Metazoa.”  ROA specializes in the portrayal of animals, specifically those that have been forced to dwell in the outskirts of urban society, not unlike street artists, whose work once released into the wild can often get them arrested.

Metazoa by Roa

Metazoa by Roa

Within each panel of ROA’s works, you can move pieces around to reveal the carcass of each animal.

Metazoa by Roa

Metazoa by Roa

It’s definitely worth a look if you are gallery hopping.  “Metazoa” by ROA is showing at Jonathan Levine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street) in New York through May 2, 2015.

Review: Paul Banks of Interpol Headlines “Put Your Sad Down” Benefit

Posted by The G on August 23, 2013 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Paul Banks

Paul Banks

On August 22, 2013, New York’s rock and roll elite joined forces for a special concert at the Bowery Hotel.  Benjamin Curtis of the band School of Seven Bells has been undergoing treatment for T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and the event “Put Your Sad Down,” (named after a song by School of Seven Bells) helped raise money for his medical costs.  Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes and Paul Banks of Interpol performed solo sets in the swanky hotel, while Alexa Chung and actor Danny Masterson DJed in between sets.  Paul Banks performed tracks from his solo albums including “Summertime Is Coming,” “Games For Days” and “I’ll Sue You.”  There were some great items that were auctioned off (including items signed by The Black Keys and Radiohead).  Spotted in the crowd were members of School of Seven Bells and Joe Jonas (who, along with his brothers had donated merchandise to be auctioned off).  Based on the packed crowd, I really hope the event raised a lot of money for Benjamin Curtis.  I’ve seen him in concert and met him several times and he has been extremely personable each time.  Get well soon Benjamin!!!

“ahatfulofrain” by Richard Butler at Freight + Volume

Posted by The G on April 19, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Richard Butler.

noisymouth by Richard Butler

noisymouth by Richard Butler

New York!  Make sure you head over to Freight + Volume to check out a new collection of paintings entitled “ahatfulofrain” by Richard Butler.  Yes, the same Richard Butler of the band Psychedelic Furs!  Being a fan of his music and his paintings, it’s so exciting to see a new body of his works on canvas because it shows off  a completely different side of the artist and you will see just how prolific he is.

Richard Butler - ahatfulofrain

Richard Butler – ahatfulofrain

His paintings, all inspired by his daughter, have a quality of mystery and darkness to each work and like I did at his last exhibit, I stood in front of each painting and imagined a back story as to what went down before the moment was captured.  My imaginary stories differed, but recurring theme stood out and that is, the person in these paintings have been through some crazy stuff!

Richard Butler - hatfulofrain

Richard Butler – hatfulofrain

Create your own backstories at this really cool exhibit, which is on display though May 25, 2013.

extreme closeup

extreme closeup

I spoke with Richard Butler at the opening night reception and as always, he was a very nice guy.  His art really moves me and I was able to express that to him as well as asking him if all of these works were created since “hypochondriacatthegrammercyparkhotel” which exhibited in 2011.  He told me yes, that all of these paintings (and some more that are not on display in the exhibit) have been created in the last 2 years!  So impressive.  Even more impressive was that I asked him if he paints on the road. Psychedelic Furs have been playing a lot of shows in the last few years and he told me that it’s too difficult to bring the supplies on the road and create the art.  Obviously, his time management skills are impeccable and I have even more respect for him than I already did.  Thanks again Richard.  I love your art (both music and paintings) so much!  It was really great to talk with you.

Richard Butler and Geoffrey Dicker.  Photo by Richard's friend.

Richard Butler and Geoffrey Dicker. Photo by Richard’s friend.

“ahatfulofrain” by Richard Butler is on display at Freight + Volume (located at 530 West 24th Street) in Manhattan through May 25, 2013.  Don’t miss it!

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