“Do It (Outside)” at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

Posted by The G on June 4, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

The Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

The Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

Recently, the Happy Famous Artists were in town and they turned me on to the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens.   Gail and I went on an urban adventure to sunny Queens and checked out a really cool exhibit entitled “Do It (Outside).”  [Side note: you can see more photos of this exhibit from Worley Gig, Happy Famous Artists or the official Socrates website by clicking the links above.]

Socrates by David Barry

Socrates by David Barry

A selection of artists (including Robert Ashley, Darren Bader, Nairy Baghramian, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, Robert Barry, Jerome Bel, Mel Bochner, Minerva Cuevas, Tacita Dean, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, William Forsythe, Paul-Armand Gette, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Konstantin Grcic, Anna Halprin, Cristina Iglesias, Koo Jeong-A, Joan Jonas, Ilya Kabakov, Mike Kelley, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Adriana Lara, Bertrand Lavier, Xavier Le Roy, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Anibal Lopez, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Enzo Mari, Paul McCarthy, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Albert Oehlen, Yoko Ono, Clifford Owens, Lygia Pape, Nicolas Paris, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cedric Price, Tobias Rehberger, Pedro Reyes, Martha Rosler, Eszter Salamon, Tomas Saraceno, Peter Saville, Kazuyo Sejima, . Shimabuku, Gabriel Sierra, Andreas Slominski, Michael Smith, Nancy Spero, Hugo Suter, Anton Vidokle, Hannah Weinberger, Ai Weiwei, Franz West, Erwin Wurm) have  written out  instructions to be interpreted by other artists, performers, community groups, and the public, as you can see above.

"What Would Tracey Do" by Tracey Emin

“What Would Tracey Do” by Tracey Emin

If you are looking for a fun getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, take the N train out to Queens and enjoy this beautiful park with nice views of the city and in addition, if sculptures are your thing, you are walking distance from the Noguchi Museum (more to come on that).

David Lynch

David Lynch

Gail For Rent

Gail For Rent

Gail and I had fun interacting with the art on an extremely hot but gorgeous day.

G inside Konstantine Grcic art.

G inside Konstantine Grcic art.

“Do It (Outside)” curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist only runs through July 7, 2013, so don’t miss your chance to see and interact with a lot of great art.

Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy

Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City and is open 365 days a year from 10 am to sunset.

John Baldessari Billboard at the High Line

Posted by The G on December 4, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Billboard by John Baldessari.

The First $100,000 I Ever Made by John Baldessari

Head over to the High Line in Manhattan (10th Avenue and 18th Street specifically) to see the enormously cool billboard “The First $100,000 I Ever Made” by John Baldessari.

Happy 80th Birthday, John Baldessari

Posted by The G on June 17, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by John Baldessari.

John Baldessari

John Baldessari

Happy birthday to American artist John Baldessari.  The artist is best known for his work featuring found photography and appropriated images.  I’ve seen his exhibit “Pure Beauty” in both Los Angeles and New York and I loved it in both cities.  Happy birthday John!

Pure Beauty by John Baldessari

Posted by The G on September 2, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by John Baldessari.

Pure Beauty by John Baldessari at LACMA now showing through September 12, 2010

Los Angelinos – head on over to LACMA to see a wonderful retrospective of American artist John Baldessari’s work.  The exhibit entitled “Pure Beauty” showcases over 150 works dating back from 1962 to present day.  The mixed media exhibit features photos, paintings, videos and the artist’s books.  Photography is not allowed in the exhibit, so you’ll have to be sneaky and wait for the security guards to send text messages as I did if you want some snaps.  “Pure Beauty” runs until September 12, 2010 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

See more from “Pure Beauty” by John Baldessari after the jump.

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