10 Years of Wooster Collective at Jonathan Levine

Posted by The G on August 12, 2013 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Trustocorp

Trustocorp

If you are a fan of street art and are in the New York area, you must check out “10 Years of Wooster Collective” at Jonathan Levine Gallery.  Wooster Collective was at one time the go to site on the web to see street art from across the world and this exhibit celebrates the glory days.  Some of the participating artists include:  ABOVE, AIKO, Anthony Lister, Bast, Ben Eine, Blek le Rat, Bo130, Buffmonster, C215, Chris Stain, Cope2, Crash, D*Face,  DALeast, Dan Witz, Daniel Sparkes, Dark Cloud, ELBOW-TOE,  Eltono,  Faile,  Faith 47, Galo,  How & Nosm, Hyuro,  Invader, Jace, Jordan Seiler, JR, Kenny Scharf, Logan Hicks, Liu Bolin, Ludo, Mark Jenkins, Martha Cooper, Mcity, Michael De Feo, Microbo, Miss Van, Olek,  Paul Insect, Ron English, Skewville,  Skullphone,  Stikman,  Swoon,  The London Police, TrustoCorp, Vhils, Vinz, Will Barras, WK, xoooox and Zevs.

Skewville

Skewville

This exhibit is only up for a limited time (August 24, 2013 to be exact) so don’t miss this!  The gallery space is in a pop-up location – 525 West 22nd Street in Manhattan.

Liu Bolin, Kenny Scharf

Liu Bolin, Kenny Scharf

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“Kolors” by Kenny Scharf at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Posted by The G on April 5, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G (except for the ones I am in).  Art by Kenny Scharf.

Kenny Scharf - Kolors.  Showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York through May 4, 2013

Kenny Scharf – Kolors. Showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York through May 4, 2013

There are some nights in New York that get more epic by the second and the opening night reception for Kenny Scharf’s latest amazing exhibit “Kolors” at Paul Kasmin Gallery on April 4, 2013 was one of them.

Kolors by Kenny Scharf

Kolors by Kenny Scharf

First off, you have to wonder how in the world Will Ryman’s exhibit was removed from the same gallery space.  See photos of that exhibit here (link will open in new window).  But I digress… Seeing Kenny Scharf’s art is more than enough to make your night, but the opening for “Kolors” was so much more.  Kenny is a donut enthusiast, so naturally, there were free donuts at the opening.

Kenny Scharf Eating a Donut

Kenny Scharf Eating a Donut

And of course, the donuts were served on golf cart featuring Kenny’s art.

Kenny Scharf - Kolors

Kenny Scharf – Kolors

But that’s not all!  The guest list for “Kolors” included so many legends, the Paul Kasmin Gallery was bursting with creativity and inspiration.

Kenny Scharf and Fab 5 Freddy

Kenny Scharf and Fab 5 Freddy

Moments later, I found myself in a conversation with two of the most creative people I’ve ever encountered (and please know that I’ve been going out in the art and music scene nearly every night for over 20 years, so this speaks volumes!) – Joey Arias and Mark Kostabi!

Joey Arias, Mark Kostabi, Geoffrey Dicker

Joey Arias, Mark Kostabi, Geoffrey Dicker

These final two photos are too heavy for words.  All I can do is express my gratitude to Joey, Mark and Kenny for being such major inspirations in my life!  THANK YOU!!!

Kenny Scharf and Geoffrey Dicker

Kenny Scharf and Geoffrey Dicker

Do not miss seeing “Kolors” by Kenny Scharf for any reason!  “Kolors” is on display at Paul Kasmin Gallery (located at 515 West 27th Street) in New York through May 4, 2013.

Kenny Scharf – “Squirtz” at The Standard in New York

Posted by The G on March 23, 2013 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Kenny Scharf.

Kenny Scharf - Squirtz

Kenny Scharf – Squirtz

New York!  Head over to the Standard Hotel in the Meat Packing District to see a really awesome sculpture by Kenny Scharf entitled “Squirtz.”

Kenny Scharf - Squirtz

Kenny Scharf – Squirtz

You can think of this sculpture as a teaser for Kenny’s upcoming exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery entitled “Kolors,” which opens on April 4, 2013.

Kenny Scharf - Squirtz

Kenny Scharf – Squirtz

 

 

According2g.com All-Stars Tell Us Their 2013 Resolutions (Part 2)

Posted by The G on January 1, 2013 under The G Spot | Read the First Comment

Photos by G (except where noted).

If you can see this, you’ve survived the Mayan apocalypse. 2013 is here!  I took a brief survey of some of According2g.com’s All-Stars in the fields of art, music and publishing to find out what their 2013 New Year’s Resolutions are.  For those, like me that don’t make resolutions anymore, I asked them to tell us what they are looking forward to in 2013. Click on their name to be directed to their websites to learn more about these great minds.  Thanks to everyone that participated and I hope 2013 exceeds your dreams, goals and visions!

Mark Kostabi in front of his art.

Mark Kostabi in front of his art.

“I’m looking forward to a continuing Obama Presidency and an improving global economy due to less wasteful, more intelligent and focused behavior. I’m also looking forward to spring weather.” – Mark Kostabi, Artist.

Jill Jones (right) performing with Jeremy Gloff

Jill Jones (right) performing with Jeremy Gloff

“I am looking forward to being the bitch I always knew I could be and to just go rogue this year!” – Jill Jones, Singer

Michael Musto

Michael Musto

“My resolution is to let go of old grudges and start developing some new ones. For the new year, I’m looking forward to human rights, cultural enchantment, and social bliss, but I’m not looking forward to any action film sequels.” – Michael Musto, Writer

Don Porcella

Don Porcella

“1. I am looking forward to the rest of the country realizing that all people have the right to love who they want and to celebrate that relationship in marriage.
2. I am looking forward to the rest of the country realizing that Muslims are not to be feared and in fact they are just like us.
3. I am looking forward to alternative forms of health care that utilize what is already here on earth. We are cutting down the rain forests and yet there are a lot of plants that can benefit mankind.
4. I am looking forward to humans embracing nature in everything we do. I want advertisements (ie., car commercials where the car dominates nature) to embrace nature not destroy it. We need this planet more than it needs us and if we don’t embrace it and take care of it, it will get rid of us for it’s own survival.

As far as new years resolutions… those are hard because most people who make them don’t keep them and then they feel guilty. My New Year’s resolution is to be nice to nature and humans and to lead by example. My job is to make new things and to not copy others. I want people to celebrate the hand made and to value it over technology. I want people to start talking to each other again instead of texting. Let’s return to the real next year.” - Don Porcella, Artist, Musician, Coffee Maker

 

Kenny Scharf at the West Hollywood Library

Kenny Scharf at the West Hollywood Library

“I’m looking forward to continuing health no matter what happens in 2013.  If you’re not healthy and feeling good you can’t enjoy the good times or battle the bad.  I’m having a show in late April of new sculptures and paintings at Paul Kasmin Gallery (in New York).   Also I’m involved in a futures show at the Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama, which will include murals, installations and paintings, and  a large outdoor mural in Santa Monica, California, as well as other fun and big stuff (more work) that I don’t want to announce just yet.   Most of all, I hope the world makes the huge changes (wean off petroleum, for example) that need to take place in order for the children to inherit a better place!” – Kenny Scharf, Artist

#CLOUDZbyTY

#CLOUDZbyTY

“I am finalizing on designs for a t-shirt, cell phone cases, sticker sheets and the Summer 2013 Graphic Sunglasses! I’ll also be honing in on a location to paint my first public mural as well as my first public art show on my own in Manhattan. Some important first steps for the burgeoning artist – ALL of which G will be present and covering…i hope.” – TY, Artist

Jon Burgerman

Jon Burgerman

“I’m looking forward to making more stuff, being in New York more, traveling a little less and meeting more people – friends, neighbours, peers and pizzeria owners.  My Visa will expire in 2013 so I need to make the most of being in America before I’m shipped off back to the UK.  Cheers + happy holidays” – Jon Burgerman, Artist

Painting by Ari Lankin

Painting (and photo) by Ari Lankin

“My New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier” – Ari Lankin, Artist

Nir Hod

Nir Hod

“2012 was an amazing, special year. I wish 2013 will be a year of correction –  we have to discover new things and understand that many things we like or want are not necessary any more. We have to wake up from some dreams and create a new one better and powerful one. I want to be surrounded with great people in a beautiful places that will bring me inspiration and magic always to touch other people’s hearts and minds.  I want the summer to be longer and time to be slower.” – Nir Hod, Artist

Scooter LaForge

Scooter LaForge

“My Resolution for 2013 is to surpass my creative limits and to learn to speak fluent Spanish! Also, to have my project at the Bronx Museum (fall 2013) blow people’s minds! Hope to see lots more of you this coming year too!” – Scooter LaForge, Artist

Eric Eyeball Richardson

Eric Eyeball Richardson

“My resolution for the New Year is less porn and more painting or is that backwards damn it!?!
Happy New Year’s, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa!” – Eric ‘Eyeball’ Richardson, Artist

 

Thanks again to everyone who participated and I hope 2013 exceeds your goals, dreams and visions!

What are you looking forward to in 2013?  What are your New Year’s Resolutions?  Tell us in the comments section and most importantly, HAPPY 2013!!!!

Kenny Scharf for Kiehl’s

Posted by The G on November 9, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Kenny Scharf.

Kenny Scharf Kiehls

Kenny Scharf for Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s continues their holiday tradition of putting the work of artists on their product and 2012’s artist du jour is Kenny Scharf!  Even cooler than seeing Kenny’s art when you make yourself prettier is the fact that in the US Kiehl’s, 100% of net profits will support RxArt, a non-profit national organization, committed to fostering artistic expression and awareness through the challenging, yet rewarding task of engaging young patients through contemporary art in pediatric hospitals.  RxArt is dedicated to placing original fine art in patient, procedure and examination rooms of healthcare facilities, for the engagement and comfort of patients.

Pretty cool, according2g.

Kenny Scharf Kiehls

Kenny Scharf for Kiehl’s

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