Judith Schaechter – Beauty and the Beef

Posted by The G on May 23, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Judith Schaechter.

Beauty and the Beef by Judith Schaechter @ the Claire Oliver Gallery in NYC. Now showing through June 26, 2010.

On May 22, 2010, I attended the opening of American artist Judith Schaechter’s latest exhibit – Beauty and the Beef – at the Claire Oliver Gallery  in New York and it was quite a scene!  This exhibit is her fourth solo exhibition at the gallery and it’s really cool.  She makes stained glass lightboxes that fuse medieval images with current day themes.  I was drawn in immediately by the vivid colors she uses in her work that are melded seamlessly with notions of sex and death.  I encourage you to see this for yourself and draw your own conclusions.  Beauty and the Beef runs from now through June 26, 2010 at the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York and is located at 513 West 26th Street.

See another image of Schaechter’s work as well as images from the opening night reception after the jump. Perhaps you can spot the artist in one of the pictures.

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Jocelyn Wildenstein by Paul Richard

Posted by The G on under Street Art | 3 Comments to Read

Photo by G.  Art by Paul Richard.

Jocelyn Wildenstein by Paul Richard.

Blog confession:  The other day when I passed Shepard Fairey’s May Day mural on Bowery and Houston in New York, I was less than pleased to see that it had been tagged.  The culprit was Paul Richard and when I took a closer look at what he left behind, it brought a smile to my face.  I visited the wall again to see what the response to Richard’s “improvement” was, and I was horrified to see that it had been tagged by a really uninteresting graffiti artist. Flash forward to a few days later when I am on my way to an art opening in Chelsea and I see Paul Richard’s latest work, just sitting out on the street.  I instantly fell in love.  Jocelyn Wildenstein aka the Cat Woman, immortalized for all to see.  Genius, according2g. I’ll bet that one of the two following things happened:  1) Some art wanker stole the painting that was just out there for the taking or 2) Paul Richard was on the top of a building somewhere nearby watching everyone react to his latest work.  I’m hoping it was #2. I’m also hoping he took video of the event!  It was quite a site to behold.

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