“Mom & Dad” by Terry Richardson at Half Gallery

Posted by The G on November 12, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos and photos of Terry Richardson’s photos by G.

Mom and Dad by Terry Richardson

Mom and Dad by Terry Richardson. Now showing at Half Gallery in New York through December 4, 2011

Ever wondered what Terry Richardson’s family album might look like?  Wonder no more.  His exhibit “Mom and Dad” at Half Gallery in New York is here!  The photos are taken from a 2-volume coffee table book that was published earlier this year.  The photos could only be Terry Richardson’s parents as the artsy photos range from touching portraits to desperate times.  Terry’s parents divorced when he was young and his father has since passed on so this was Terry’s way of bringing his folks back together – even if only for the duration of an exhibit.

The opening night reception (on 11/11/11) was quite a scene and I spotted former REM singer Michael Stipe in the crowd.

Michael Stipe at Mom and Dad by Terry Richardson

Michael Stipe at "Mom and Dad" by Terry Richardson

And of course, Terry Richardson was also in attendance.  As always, he’s a really cool guy.  In other Terry Richardson news, Terry and Lady Gaga are releasing a collaborative book and they are going to be signing copies at the New Museum in New York on November 22, 2011.  You have to purchase the book in person on November 15, 2011 beginning at 10 am.  That’s going to be quite a scene.  Find out more details on the New Museum’s website.

Terry Richardson and Geoffrey Dicker

Terry Richardson and Geoffrey Dicker

Thanks Terry!  Love you, man!  “Mom and Dad” by Terry Richardson is showing at the Half Gallery (located at 208 Forsyth) in Manhattan until December 4, 2011.

Lynda Benglis at the New Museum

Posted by The G on February 9, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  All art by Lynda Benglis.

Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis at The New Museum in NYC. Exhibit dates are February 9 - June 19, 2011

The New Museum in Manhattan has a very special exhibit that opens to the public today, February 9, 2011: the first ever career retrospective of artist Lynda Benglis shown in New York!  Lynda Benglis has just about done it all and this must see exhibit has something for just about everyone: sculpture, video installations and photographs, many of which are on display for the first time.  Benglis has been at the forefront of the women’s lib movement, conquering the world of art, which had previously been ruled by men.  She broke down so many boundaries for women, including a huge victory when she responded to the male-dominated art world by posing completely naked (except for a pair of sunglasses) with a giant latex dildo as an advertisement for her 1974 exhibit.  A photo of that can be seen after the jump, but please be warned it contains nudity.

You might recognize this poured wax sculpture as it is regularly on display at the Whitney Museum.  There are many different variations of this sculpture in the retrospecitve and each one will leave you wondering how she made it.  One of my favorite parts of the exhibit was a room lit with only black light featuring some very cool wall sculptures.  The below picture will give you a frame of reference, but please take my word for it and see this with your own eyes!

Lynda Benglis at the New Museum runs from February 9, 2011 through June 19, 2011.  The New Museum is located at 235 Bowery in New York.

After the jump, see two pictures that may not be safe for closed-minded people.

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George Condo: Mental States

Posted by The G on January 26, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by George Condo

George Condo

George Condo: Mental States. Now showing at the New Museum in New York through May 8, 2011

Artist George Condo’s work has been exhibited in museums throughout the world.  For those that follow the music scene more-so than art, you might even recognize George Condo’s work on the cover of the new Kayne West album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”  The New Museum in New York has “a conceptual survey” of Condo’s work in the exhibition “Mental States.”  Ranging from abstract paintings to sculpture, social commentary and people on the verge of a nervous breakdown are common themes in George Condo’s works.

Female Figures Composition by George Condo

The exhibit is located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the museum and as you walk through it, you’ll see Piscasso-eque figures from his 1980s “fake old masters” series.  The distorted figures are not just an homage to the great abstract artists – they are a commentary on a society that is on the brink of doing itself in.  As you can see in the very top picture, the 4th floor has a really cool ceiling to floor arrangement of no less than 50 paintings. With names such as “Artificial Love,” “The Executioner,” and “The Psychoanaltyic Puppeteer Losing His Mind,” you’ll definitely see subjects that range from the abstract to the absurd.

You cannot possibly see the fantastic detail of Condo’s work in these pictures, so check out the exhibit for yourself at the New Museum, located at 235 Bowery in New York.  “Mental States” by George Condo runs until May 8, 2011.  Don’t miss it!

Urs Fischer Exhibit

Posted by The G on November 9, 2009 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

All photos by G.

Urs Fischer exhibit at the New Museum - NOW!

Urs Fischer exhibit at the New Museum - NOW!

At the New Museum in New York, there’s a cool exhibit by artist Urs Fischer.  Using silkscreened images on steel boxes, there are dozens of pieces that will wow you.

On another floor, huge pieces of aluminum in twisted shapes occupy the floor.  There’s also some Dali-inspired melting objects (a lamp-post and piano) in this exhibit.  It’s definitely worth checking out if you are in the New York area.  The exhibit runs through February 7, 2010.

See a couple more photos after the jump.

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Dorothy Iannone: Lioness

Posted by The G on August 29, 2009 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Dorothy Iannone: Lioness now at the New Museum.  Photos by G

Dorothy Iannone: Lioness now at the New Museum. Photos by G

The work of American born artist Dorothy Iannone is currently being featured at New York’s New Museum (now through October 18, 2009).  This is the first exhibition of her work in New York since 1967, so if you like the prospect of erotic images running through your head, this is the exhibit for you.  You can read more about Iannone here.

See another not-so-safe-for-closed-minded-people image after the jump, but first let me remind you – it’s only art, so lighten up!

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