Graffolution at the Soapstone Gallery

Posted by The G on July 19, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

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Nemo - Untitled

The Soapstone Gallery in New York has an amazing exhibition currently showing called “Graffolution – The Evolution of Graffiti and Street Art.”  The exhibit boasts 44 works from artists such as Billi Kid, Matt Siren, The Me Nobody Knows (TMNK), Royce Bannon, Fumero, and more.  It’s really fantastic.  The pieces in the exhibit are extremely affordable too (ranging from $350 – $8,000).  The pictures above and below are just a tasty little sample of the coolness you’ll see at the Soapstone Gallery, so head on down before August 15, 2010 when “Graffolution” closes. The Soapstone Gallery is located at 11 West 36th Street, 5th Floor in New York.  Special thanks to Frankie Velez who gave me so many insights into these wonderful works!

Juan Carlos Pinto - Michael Jackson

Juan Carlos Pinto made a young Michael Jackson out of NYC Subway Metrocards!  Wow!!!

See more amazing works after the jump.

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M.I.A. is a L.I.A.R.

Posted by The G on June 28, 2010 under Encounters with G | 4 Comments to Read

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M.I.A.

On June 26, 2010, I saw singer M.I.A. rehearsing for her “secret show” at the Creators Project launch party event at Milk Studios in New York.  Though I’ve heard her name being mentioned a lot in the blog-o-sphere a lot, I’d never heard her music before seeing her rehearsal (and I was thoroughly unimpressed with what I heard).  As soon as she walked off the stage, I asked to take a photo with her and she told me that because she wasn’t wearing any make-up (which judging by the above photo – it would not make any difference!), she would put on some make-up, be right back and come find me to take a photo with me.  Yeah right!

Let me just remind you M.I.A. that real superstars such as Keifer Sutherland, Amy Winehouse, Chris Martin, Lady Gaga and Mr. Brainwash were more than happy to oblige for a photo with a fan.  I completely understand that a famous personality does not owe a fan the time of day and in such cases, they can just refuse instead of lying and thinking that story wouldn’t end up on the internet.  Please feel free to forward, though I suspect that M.I.A.’s own name is a prediction of her own fate as to where she’ll end up in the universal mind with the music she makes.

M.I.A. is a L.I.A.R. and she has a permanent home in the According2g Hall of Shame.

Interpol and M.I.A. perform at The Creators Project Launch in NYC

Posted by The G on June 27, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy, G Reviews | 5 Comments to Read

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Art Installation at The Creators Project Launch in New York.

The Creators Project is an initiative that brings together innovators across the world that push artistic boundaries.  The project sponsored by Intel and Vice Magazine is planning a series of launch events in the UK, Brazil, South Korea and China.  The first launch took place on June 26, 2010 at Milk Studios in New York and I was there to catch all of the action!  The event was 12 hours of art and music aka Heaven for G. There were art installations, workshops, film screenings, live music and free food and alcohol all day long!  The music consisted of Interpol, Mark Ronson, M.I.A., Die Antwoord, The Rapture, Neon Indian, Tame Impala, Golden Filter, plus a few I had to miss because I was seeing the above mentioned groups. In the coming days there will be lots more about this launch party as well as my encounters with a lot of the creators I’ve just mentioned, so stay tuned.

This invite only event was extremely cool for all of the above reasons as you can imagine.  I’d say several thousand people showed up and it was fairly civilized as the event was spread out across the entire building (on 4 out of 8 floors).  Lines for food and alcohol tended to be long but they moved fairly quickly and almost every person working the event was eye candy, so that made everything that much nicer.  By the end of the night, since it was extremely hot and people had been drinking all day long, it was getting a little bit tiring, but considering all the music and art I saw for free, I have no complaints!  I can’t wait to attend future parties for the Creators Project and if you live in the above mentioned territories, find a way to make sure you get on the list!

After the jump see a preview of things to come with photos of Mark Ronson, Paul Banks of Interpol and M.I.A.

Performance by Radical Friend

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