Photos by G except where noted. Art by Judith Supine.
The back story of street artist Judith Supine is quite interesting. He was unable to speak until the age of 17 and he adopted his mother’s maiden name as a persona and for the duration of his career has kept his actual identity hidden. Until now! At his exhibit “Golden Child” at MECKA Gallery in Brooklyn, the artist showed his face for the first time. And a good looking face it is.
The exhibit is located in the heart of Brooklyn (read: far for Manhattanites), but if you are a lover of street art, it will be worth the trek. Unfortunately, it’s unclear if this exhibit is a one night only affair or not (read: if you want free publicity or people to show up, you should at least put the who, where, what on your goddamned website!)
The opening night party was awesome and at it, I spotted artists Icy and Sot, Insurgency Inc., WK Interact and Anthony Michael Sneed.
A “hidden” work in the exhibit. Location unknown.
Speaking of Anthony Michael Sneed, whose work I am a huge fan of, he was kind enough to take a photo of Judith Supine and myself. Full disclosure: I attempted a selfie but Judith is tall and I am very short and the photo I took was a hot mess!
See what Judith Supine looks like, after the jump!
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Photos by G. Art by Adam Green.
Adam Green “HouseFace” now showing at The Hole NYC through August 25, 2012.
Singer and artist Adam Green has a new exhibit called “Houseface” at The Hole NYC and if you like Green’s music or art, you’re in for a treat. As the title of the show suggests, Adam has created a house out of art inside the walls of the gallery in a multi-media presentation which features painting, sculpture and Adam’s infamous movie “The Wrong Ferrari,” shown on a continuous loop in one of the galleries.
Art by Adam Green
The opening night reception was super crowded and filled with many of Adam Green’s famous friends including Macaulay Culkin (see spy photo after the jump), Har Mar Superstar, Dev Hynes and members of the band Real Estate.
Adam Green at HouseFace
See a couple more pix after the jump.
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Photos by G. Art by Robert W. Richards.
Robert W. Richards - Glamour Redefined
On October 25, 2010 in New York, I attended the opening night gala of artist Robert W. Richards’ latest exhibit “Glamour Redefined.” The exhibit is so fabulous, he is celebrating two nights in a row! If you are around on October 26, 2010, head over to the NP Contemporary Arts Center in New York (located at 131 Chrystie Street). As the name of the exhibit suggests, Richards has redefined our common definitions of the word glamour with illustrations that will question the traditional meaning of the word.
I spoke with Mr. Richards and as you can see from the above picture, he was super cool. We chatted about art, our definitions of glamour as well as one of my favorite works of his, an illustration of “Chelsea Boys” creators Glen Hanson and Allan Neuwirth.
After the jump, see a picture of my encounter with Robert W. Richards, his take on Marilyn Monroe as well as fashionista Patrick McDonald posing with his artistic likeness.
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Photos by G.
Trespass (published by Taschen). Out Now. (Art on both sides by Michael DeFeo).
The Taschen store in SoHo was the hottest place to be in New York both literally and figuratively on September 29, 2010 as the store celebrated the release of its latest book: Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art. There were so many wonderfully talented artists in the store, it was really a site to behold. I spotted some of my heroes Alex Grey, Ron English and Elbow Toe (and had great conversations with each of them). In addition, I saw The Me Nobody Knows (TMNK), Steve Lambert, Jack Napier, Fumero, Tony Serra, Joshua Allen Harris, Michael DeFeo, Linus Corragio, Laura Keeble, Texual Healing, Charlie Ahearn, Martha Cooper, WK Interact and Milton Kalman, just to name a few.
Ron English, Steve Lambert
There were many more artists present tonight that are not listed, but as a lot of them are ‘renegade,’ nobody knows what they look like. I spoke with several artists who recognized me from this site and a few others thanked me for writing about them! It was a very special night. I urge you to click on the link above as you can leaf through the book and it’s wonderful. Thanks to all the talented artists whom I spoke with tonight. There’s going to be a lot more pictures of my encounters with these artists in the coming days, so stay tuned. Evenings such as this one really make you stop and think about the fact that some of these artists are wanted by the feds for vandalism when all they’ve tried to do is bring their art to the masses and yet the true criminals on Wall Street are allowed to roam freely. Chew on that for awhile.
The opening night crowd at Taschen.
Photos by Sark.
G and Buff Monster
At the opening for his latest solo show, “Beyond the Pink,” I met artist Buff Monster. His exhibit is now showing (through September 23, 2010) at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles and it’s really cool, so I highly encourage you to check it out. When I initially tried to take a photo of myself and Buff Monster, I had a hard time getting his hair in the frame, so I asked my friend to take the picture that you see above. Little did I know, when I was attempting to take the first photo, he was documenting what it looks like from behind. Genius! Special thanks to Buff Monster and Sark for the fabulous photos!
G and Buff Monster - taking it with my hand.