Kaws at Mary Boone Gallery

Posted by The G on November 12, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Kaws.

Kaws at Mary Boone

Kaws at Mary Boone

NYC!  Head over to the Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea for a new exhibit by Kaws.  Inside the gallery are 3 gigantic sculptures (not unlike a recent exhibit by Paul McCarthy) and some new paintings.

Kaws

Kaws

See these works of art for yourself at Mary Boone Gallery (located at 541 West 24th Street) in Manhattan through December 21, 2013.

Kaws

Kaws

“Pretty on the Inside” at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Posted by The G on July 6, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Ahhhhh... by KAWS

Ahhhhh... by KAWS

The Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York is currently showing an exhibit called “Pretty on the Inside.”  The exhibit is organized by Erik Parker and KAWS.  Although I enjoyed all the art inside the exhibit, I struggled to find a thematic cohesion, so I’ll just snip what the press release tells you you are supposed to feel:  “At first glance, these artworks challenge the viewer through their visual intensity, but upon closer inspection, they reveal an inner beauty. Many of the artists included make ironic or subversive works, hijacking the language of cartoons and comics to both celebrate and criticize contemporary culture.”

Tony Matelli - Meat Head

Tony Matelli - Meat Head

The exhibit features works from 7 American artists: Todd James, KAWS, Tony Matelli, Erik Parker, Joyce Pensato, Peter Saul, and Karl Wirsum.  As I said before, I enjoyed all the art inside the exhibit even if I don’t agree with the literature that was handed to me.

Erik Parker - Untitled

Erik Parker - Untitled

“Pretty On The Inside” is showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York (located at 293 Tenth Avenue) until August 19, 2011.

An Encounter with KAWS

Posted by The G on June 11, 2011 under Encounters with G, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by KAWS.

KAWS and Geoffrey Dicker

KAWS and G

The other day, I went by The Standard hotel in New York to check out KAWS’ first outdoor sculpture entitled “Passing Through.”  It was still being installed for the grand opening being held on June 11, 2011. When I arrived, my good luck found KAWS celebrating his great work.  The sculpture was first exhibited in Hong Kong, before it passed through to the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.  It’ll be in New York all summer, and it’s really cool, so definitely check it out in person if you are passing through the Meat Packing District.  Thanks KAWS!

Passing Through by KAWS

Passing Through by KAWS

 

KAWS Statue at The Standard in New York

Posted by The G on June 9, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by KAWS.

Kaws Statue

KAWS Statue

Head on over to The Standard in New York to see this enormous statue by KAWS.  When I went to check it out, they were literally putting the finishing touches on it.

Side view.

 

“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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