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.
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.
Under The Influence. July 13 – August 7, 2011. Click on photo to enlarge!
New York! Save the date for an art show that is going to be epic. “Under The Influence” is the first curated art event to be held in conjunction with the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Opening Tuesday, July 12th as part of the Festival’s week-long programming at The powerHouse Arena (located at 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY) The exhibit will celebrate the influence Hip-Hop has had for multiple generations within the artistic community. “Under the Influence” will be curated by street art legend Royce Bannon and Alex Emmart of Mighty Tanaka Gallery.
The artists featured are: 212 Magazine, 907 Crew (UFO, SADU, DROID, Tony Bones, OZE 108 and GEN II), Ader, Ak5, Alice Mizrachi, Avoid, Cash4, Darkclouds, Destroy & Rebuild, Don Morris, Endless Love Crew (Royce Bannon,Matt Siren, Celso, Infinity, Abe Lincoln Jr), Ellis G, Eric Jordan, Jesus Saves, Joe Conzo, John Brenner, KA, Keely, Kosbe, Martha Cooper, Miguel Ovalle, Mike Screiber, Moody, Pesu, Robots Will Kill, Rodeo, The Me Nobody Knows, Toofly, Tuxedo, URNewYork and Vanessa Chew + more TBA.
The opening night reception will be on July 12, from 6 – 10 PM and the exhibit will run through August 7, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
“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!
The other day I told you about the ever evolving mural on the corner of Bowery and Houston in New York. As my good fortune would have it, while taking a walk to see the latest progress on the mural, artist Kenny Scharf was there making it! Check out a little clip of Kenny Scharf (with legendary street art photographer Martha Cooper) taking photos of the event.
Chalk it up to my uncanny sense of being at the right place at the right time (and thanks Universe for your guidance!), because it has landed me in an another amazing situation. On August 8, 2010, I was on a walk through Chelsea in New York when I saw two of my favorite artists, Os Gemeos, the Brazilian brothers, working on their latest mural! At the same time as I arrived on the scene, photographer Martha Cooper was also arriving. The Pandalfo brothers took a quick break to greet Martha and when I’d asked for a photo op, she volunteered to take my picture with them! Wow! That is a double bonus of epic proportions! Go to Google Images to check out more pictures of Os Gemeos’ work. The murals they make all over the world are truly amazing. For those who don’t speak Portuguese, the correct pronunciation of Os Gemeos is “ose zhe’-mee-ose.” Thanks again guys and thanks to Martha Cooper for the great photos!