“There’s A Riot Goin’ On” by Erik den Breejen at Freight + Volume

Posted by The G on May 12, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Erik den Breejen.

Lou Reed by Erik Den Breejen

Lou Reed by Erik Den Breejen

I love Erik den Breejen’s work.  As you are about to see from the photos, his latest exhibit “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” at Freight + Volume in New York pays tribute to many 1970s icons but with den Breejen’s signature twist – text makes up most of the painting.

Let’s take a closer look…

Closeup

Closeup

As you can see, lyrics to “Walk on The Wild Side” make up most of the painting!  So cool!

Liza Minnelli by Erik Den Breejen

Liza Minnelli by Erik Den Breejen

Richard Pryor by Erik Den Breejen

Richard Pryor by Erik Den Breejen

You can see photos from Erik’s 2011 exhibit “Smile” here.

There’s a Riot Going On” by Erik den Breejen is on view at Freight + Volume (located at 530 West 24th Street) in New York through June 7, 2014.

“Smile” by Erik den Breejen at Freight + Volume

Posted by The G on December 13, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Erik den Breejen.

Good Vibrations by Erik den Breejen.

You’ll pick up some good vibrations when you see Erik den Breejen’s latest exhibit, “Smile,” at Freight + Volume in New York.  Den Breejen has painted the lyrics to the Beach Boys album “Smile.”  The album was recorded in 1966 following the release of the seminal album “Pet Sounds.”  Some of the songs eventually saw the light and Brian Wilson even recorded a new version of the album in the early 2000s, but 2011 finally saw the official release of the shelved album.  The lyrics are more alive than ever in den Breejen’s exhibit.  Fuse art and rock when you see “Smile.”

Smile!

“Smile” by Erik den Breejen runs until January 14, 2012 at Freight + Volume (located at 530 West 24th Street) in Manhattan.

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