According2g.com All-Stars Tell Us Their 2013 Resolutions (Part 2)

Posted by The G on January 1, 2013 under The G Spot | Read the First Comment

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If you can see this, you’ve survived the Mayan apocalypse. 2013 is here!  I took a brief survey of some of According2g.com’s All-Stars in the fields of art, music and publishing to find out what their 2013 New Year’s Resolutions are.  For those, like me that don’t make resolutions anymore, I asked them to tell us what they are looking forward to in 2013. Click on their name to be directed to their websites to learn more about these great minds.  Thanks to everyone that participated and I hope 2013 exceeds your dreams, goals and visions!

Mark Kostabi in front of his art.

Mark Kostabi in front of his art.

“I’m looking forward to a continuing Obama Presidency and an improving global economy due to less wasteful, more intelligent and focused behavior. I’m also looking forward to spring weather.” – Mark Kostabi, Artist.

Jill Jones (right) performing with Jeremy Gloff

Jill Jones (right) performing with Jeremy Gloff

“I am looking forward to being the bitch I always knew I could be and to just go rogue this year!” – Jill Jones, Singer

Michael Musto

Michael Musto

“My resolution is to let go of old grudges and start developing some new ones. For the new year, I’m looking forward to human rights, cultural enchantment, and social bliss, but I’m not looking forward to any action film sequels.” – Michael Musto, Writer

Don Porcella

Don Porcella

“1. I am looking forward to the rest of the country realizing that all people have the right to love who they want and to celebrate that relationship in marriage.
2. I am looking forward to the rest of the country realizing that Muslims are not to be feared and in fact they are just like us.
3. I am looking forward to alternative forms of health care that utilize what is already here on earth. We are cutting down the rain forests and yet there are a lot of plants that can benefit mankind.
4. I am looking forward to humans embracing nature in everything we do. I want advertisements (ie., car commercials where the car dominates nature) to embrace nature not destroy it. We need this planet more than it needs us and if we don’t embrace it and take care of it, it will get rid of us for it’s own survival.

As far as new years resolutions… those are hard because most people who make them don’t keep them and then they feel guilty. My New Year’s resolution is to be nice to nature and humans and to lead by example. My job is to make new things and to not copy others. I want people to celebrate the hand made and to value it over technology. I want people to start talking to each other again instead of texting. Let’s return to the real next year.” - Don Porcella, Artist, Musician, Coffee Maker

 

Kenny Scharf at the West Hollywood Library

Kenny Scharf at the West Hollywood Library

“I’m looking forward to continuing health no matter what happens in 2013.  If you’re not healthy and feeling good you can’t enjoy the good times or battle the bad.  I’m having a show in late April of new sculptures and paintings at Paul Kasmin Gallery (in New York).   Also I’m involved in a futures show at the Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama, which will include murals, installations and paintings, and  a large outdoor mural in Santa Monica, California, as well as other fun and big stuff (more work) that I don’t want to announce just yet.   Most of all, I hope the world makes the huge changes (wean off petroleum, for example) that need to take place in order for the children to inherit a better place!” – Kenny Scharf, Artist

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#CLOUDZbyTY

“I am finalizing on designs for a t-shirt, cell phone cases, sticker sheets and the Summer 2013 Graphic Sunglasses! I’ll also be honing in on a location to paint my first public mural as well as my first public art show on my own in Manhattan. Some important first steps for the burgeoning artist – ALL of which G will be present and covering…i hope.” – TY, Artist

Jon Burgerman

Jon Burgerman

“I’m looking forward to making more stuff, being in New York more, traveling a little less and meeting more people – friends, neighbours, peers and pizzeria owners.  My Visa will expire in 2013 so I need to make the most of being in America before I’m shipped off back to the UK.  Cheers + happy holidays” – Jon Burgerman, Artist

Painting by Ari Lankin

Painting (and photo) by Ari Lankin

“My New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier” – Ari Lankin, Artist

Nir Hod

Nir Hod

“2012 was an amazing, special year. I wish 2013 will be a year of correction -  we have to discover new things and understand that many things we like or want are not necessary any more. We have to wake up from some dreams and create a new one better and powerful one. I want to be surrounded with great people in a beautiful places that will bring me inspiration and magic always to touch other people’s hearts and minds.  I want the summer to be longer and time to be slower.” – Nir Hod, Artist

Scooter LaForge

Scooter LaForge

“My Resolution for 2013 is to surpass my creative limits and to learn to speak fluent Spanish! Also, to have my project at the Bronx Museum (fall 2013) blow people’s minds! Hope to see lots more of you this coming year too!” – Scooter LaForge, Artist

Eric Eyeball Richardson

Eric Eyeball Richardson

“My resolution for the New Year is less porn and more painting or is that backwards damn it!?!
Happy New Year’s, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa!” – Eric ‘Eyeball’ Richardson, Artist

 

Thanks again to everyone who participated and I hope 2013 exceeds your goals, dreams and visions!

What are you looking forward to in 2013?  What are your New Year’s Resolutions?  Tell us in the comments section and most importantly, HAPPY 2013!!!!

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Must Have Item: Nir Hod’s Mirrored Coasters

Posted by The G on September 17, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Nir Hod.

The Night You Left by Nir Hod

The Night You Left” by Nir Hod

Too cool for words.  Artist Nir Hod’s latest work are a set of coasters entitled “the Night You Left.”  These mirrored coasters are lined with digitally printed white powder to look like lines of cocaine.  Genius!  You are guaranteed to get any party started if you put these coasters out as they are a guaranteed conversation starter. A set of coasters is only $95 from The Paul Kasmin Store and you can get this functional must have work of art at this link (which will open in a new window).

“Mother” by Nir Hod at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Posted by The G on March 29, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Nir Hod.

"Mother" by Nir Hod. Now showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York through April 28, 2012.

Nir Hod’s latest exhibit, “Mother” at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York is one that will definitely bend your noodle!  It features 10 paintings referencing an iconic photograph of Nazi soldiers clearing out the Warsaw Ghetto called “Boy From Warsaw” taken by the Nazi photographer Franz Konrad in 1943.  Nir Hod’s twist is that the paintings focus on the anonymous woman rather than the iconic boy!

"Boy From Warsaw" by Franz Konrad

By removing the boy from the paintings, it’s up to the viewer to come up with their own interpretation of what is going through the mind of this tragically beautiful woman.  Each painting has subtle differences and when you see the set of 10 paintings side by side, be prepared to be moved!

"Mother" by Nir Hod

“Mother” by Nir Hod is showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery (located at 525 west 27th Street) in New York through April 28, 2012.  Don’t miss it!

“Genius” by Nir Hod at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Posted by The G on May 20, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Nir Hod.

Nir Hod

"Genius" by Nir Hod. Now showing at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York through June 18, 2011

“Genius” by Israeli artist Nir Hod is just that.  At first glance, you see beautiful portraits of children.  As you do a little further examination, you notice one thing that is a little odd – the children are smoking cigarettes!  The Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, where “Genius” is currently on display, has the paintings hung in clusters so when you peruse the gallery, you feel as if you are in another age, where perhaps a Thomas Gainsborough painting would not feel out of place amongst the portraits.

Partial gallery view

Mixing sculpture with paintings, Nir Hod has created an exhibit that juxtaposes innocence and glamour with addiction and darkness.  With each painting, you will find yourself wanting to know the back story of the characters Nir Hod has created.  I recommend you carve out some time, let your imagination run wild and head over to Paul Kasmin Gallery(located at 293 Tenth Avenue in Manhattan).  “Genius” by Nir Hod runs until June 18, 2011.

Genius by Nir Hod

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