Photos by G. All art by Alben.
Luke Save The Queen by Alben
I had seen images of French artist Alben’s work online, but had never seen them in person. When I attended the gala opening of Alben’s latest exhibit “New Paintings & Sculptures,” at gallery nine5 in New York on October 14, 2010, I don’t think I was prepared for how cool his works are. He marries the worlds of street art, graffiti, pop iconography, irony and humor in all of his paintings and sculptures. As I toured gallery nine5, I found myself discovering more and more symbols in each piece and the more I uncovered, the more I fell in love.
Buste Inbox by Alben
In addition to wonderful paintings, there were equally awesome sculptural pieces filled with common objects from toys to silverware (as you can see above). I spoke with the artist and I attempted to gush over how much I love his work. He told me that his English was not very good, so it was hard for him to converse, so I pointed around the room and put my hand on my heart. Alben cracked a big smile. If you are not in New York, you can see an online catalog of Alben’s work at this link. If you are in New York, do not miss “New Paintings & Sculptures” which runs until October 29, 2010 at gallery nine5 and is located at 24 Spring Street. Thanks to Alben for being a nice guy and creating wonderful art and also thanks to Rebecca at gallery nine5 for always being so welcoming and telling me the backstories on so many of the works.
See 2 more images from Alben as well as the artist himself, after the jump.
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By now, you’ve already had a chance to purchase your very own copy of George Michael’s “Live in London” and surely, you are loving it as much as I am. Here’s something you won’t see on the DVD: a performance of his classic “Faith” track “Hard Day.” Until now… enjoy!
Photos by G.
George Michael - Live In London - Out Today!
George Michael fans have been waiting for this day for a long time. His first and only live release “Live In London” is released today. The set is taken from his final two shows in London last year. There was an exclusive one-night-only screening last week in New York and of course I attended. It was almost as good as seeing the show in person. The concert is shot beautifully and when you see this DVD, you will be taken to the edge of heaven. The DVD features hits such as “Fast Love,” “I’m Your Man,” “Everything She Wants,” “Freedom,” “Spinning The Wheel,” “Roxanne,” “Faith,” “Father Figure,” “One More Try,” “Feeling Good,” “An Easier Affair,” and “Careless Whisper.” I just hope George comes out of semi-retirement and continues to release more music. Let’s all put that thought out there, because I know he reads my blog 🙂
Ya gotta have faith!
George Michael live at Madison Square Garden. Photo by G.
When I met George Michael backstage after his concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden, he told me that he was planning on releasing a live document of his “25 Live” tour. He advised that it would be released by Christmas of 2008. A year later, he has officially announced that “Live In London” will be released on December 7, 2009!
There is no word what the final tracklist will be, but after the jump, you can see the set list for both of his final two London shows from August of 2008 and we can all salivate on the prospects…
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