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

 

“Layers of Life” by Tali Lennox at Catherine Ahnell Gallery

Posted by The G on March 20, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Tali Lennox.

"Layers of Life" by Tali Lennox

“Layers of Life” by Tali Lennox

Prior to her exhibit “Layers of Life” at the Catherine Ahnell Gallery in New York (which opens to the public on March 20, 2015), artist Tali Lennox already has an impressive resume.  In her early 20s, Tali Lennox has had a successful modeling career and she’s also the daughter of one of my favorite singers of all time, Annie Lennox of Eurythmics.  Don’t let those impressive credentials fool you into thinking her art is a vanity project that is only made possible because of her fame.

Layers of Life by Tali Lennox

Layers of Life by Tali Lennox

In “Layers of Life,” Tali Lennox reacts to the social media generation by creating a series of ‘selfies,’ but instead of hiding behind a computer to express herself as so many of us do, Tali has used paint and canvas as the medium.  To be so young and to be such a deep thinker is very impressive and this is expressed perfectly in her work.

Layers of Life by Tali Lennox

Layers of Life by Tali Lennox

Like with things we post online, we can only judge what we see in that moment and what happens before and after is a mystery.  It would be fascinating to hear mother and daughter discuss their thoughts on this topic in relation to the iconic images they’ve been a part of.  And if Tali or Annie are reading this, I volunteer to conduct said discussion.

Tali Lennox poses in front of her work at the "Layers of Life" opening.

Tali Lennox poses in front of her work at the “Layers of Life” opening.

I spoke with Tali at the opening night reception for “Layers of Life” and she was kind enough to pose in front of one of her works.  She was embodying the emotion in her painting, hence her covering up her absolutely gorgeous face.  You can see exactly what I mean after the jump.

Congratulations to Tali Lennox on a great exhibit and I have no doubt that we will be hearing her name a lot in the years to come.

“Layers of Life” by Tali Lennox is showing at Catherine Ahnell Gallery, located at 66 Grand Street in New York, through April 19, 2015.

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“Heaven and Hell” by Keith Haring at Skarstedt Gallery

Posted by The G on March 11, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Keith Haring.

Keith Haring at Skarstedt

Keith Haring at Skarstedt

I never get tired of looking at the work of Keith Haring.  Skarstedt Gallery in Chelsea, New York has unearthed 5 rarely seen works of the late master in their exhibit “Heaven and Hell.”

Keith Haring

Keith Haring

The exhibit runs through April 18, 2015.

Keith Haring

Keith Haring

For more information, click here.

“View of Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings, 1989–1990” by Julian Schnabel at Gagosian (Chelsea)

Posted by The G on May 4, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Julian Schnabel.

Ozymandias by Julian Schnabel

Ozymandias by Julian Schnabel

New York!  If you are a fan of Julian Schnabel, you are in for a treat.  An exhibit entitled “”View of Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings, 1989–1990” is being shown for the first time in 25 years at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea (the 555 West 24th Street location to be exact).

Sculptures

Sculptures

What is hard to see in these pictures is just how gigantic these works are, so check out the next image to get an idea…

G and Julian Schnabel

G and Julian Schnabel.  Photo by Gail Worley.

This is not the first time I’ve been photographed with Julian Schnabel. Ha!

“View of Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings, 1989–1990” by Julian Schnabel at Gagosian (555 West 24th Street in Chelsea) is on view through May 31, 2014.

1977 Prince Photos by Robert Whitman at Mr Musichead in Hollywood

Posted by The G on February 27, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos of Robert Whitman’s photos by G.

Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman

Los Angeles!  If you are a fan of Prince, you must head over to Mr Musichead in Hollywood to check out a photo exhibit of the singer (circa 1977) by Robert Whitman.  A year before Prince’s debut album “For You” was released, photographer Robert Whitman conducted a series of photo shoots with the soon to be iconic singer in Minnesota for inclusion in Prince’s press kit as he searched for a record deal.  Only 15 press kits were ever assembled and they are one of the most sought after items amongst fans.

Partial gallery view

Partial gallery view

The photographs in this collection are stunning as it’s nearly unfathomable to imagine a time where Prince was merely a 19 year old unknown singer with some songs and a dream.

Close-up of a proof sheet of Prince by Robert Whitman

Close-up of a proof sheet of Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman

Many of the photos from these shoots have never been seen before, so you will not want to miss your chance to see these iconic photographs in person.

Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman

Mr Musichead is located at 7511 West Sunset Blvd.

Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman

Prince by Robert Whitman will be on display through March 7, 2014.

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