“A New Republic” by Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum

Posted by The G on March 5, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Kehinde Wiley.

A New Republic by Kehinde Wiley

A New Republic by Kehinde Wiley

I like Kehinde Wiley’s work.  He explores race, gender and politics in his works, which at times appears to be a giant eff-you to the stiff old white people that are running the art world.  His exhibit “A New Republic” at the Brooklyn Museum, is an impressive body of work highlighting his 14 years in the art world.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

With over 60 works of art in the show, what is most striking are the size of the of canvases.  As you walk into the show, you enter the “church of Kehinde Wiley,” if you will, by seeing a handful of his works on stained glass coupled with some paintings.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

As you enter the second gallery, there are dozens of massive, and I mean massive, paintings.  Each work has so much detail and the backgrounds of each painting have a lot going on, even if you are not crazy about the subject matter, you cannot help but being wowed.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

Is that Michael Jackson on on that horse?  Why yes it is!

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

“A New Republic” by Kehinde Wiley is showing at the Brooklyn Museum until May 24, 2015.  Check it out!

Partial Gallery View

Partial Gallery View

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Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum

Posted by The G on July 14, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | 4 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Jeff Koons.

Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff Koons

Michael Jackson and Bubbles by Jeff Koons

If you are a fan of Jeff Koons (and perhaps even if you are not a fan), you should really head over to the Whitney Museum in New York to check out their retrospective on the man who is one of the world’s most famous and also richest artists.

Gazing Ball

Gazing Ball

The comprehensive exhibit covers Koons’ earliest work up through present day with his Gazing Ball series.

Made In Heaven

Made In Heaven

The infamous X-rated “Made In Heaven” series, where Jeff Koons became a temporary porn star with his then wife Ciccolina, are also on display, and you get to see another side of Koons (pun intended), an artist who was not afraid to get naked for his art.

Equilibrium Series

Equilibrium Series

The exhibit is organized by the various stages of Koons’ career and when you see the diversity and vast body of work, I think it might even change the opinion of the haters.  Well, if you’re not a fan and you see the exhibit, tell us what you thought in the comments section.

Celebration series

Celebration series

As a person who likes to take my own photos for usage on this blog, I was thrilled that the Whitney loosened their no photos policy for this show, the last exhibit at their uptown Manhattan location before it moves down to Chelsea in 2015.

Popeye

Popeye

This show will be traveling to Paris in 2014 and Spain in 2015 and I hope there will be some sort of documentary on how this priceless art is transported and hung.   Though it may not be obvious from the photos, in real life, many of these works are absolutely gigantic.

Easyfun-Ethereal series

Easyfun-Ethereal series

Personally, I love Jeff Koons’ work and to see so many familiar artworks as well as so many I’ve never gotten to see in person was really an incredible experience for me.

Hulk

Hulk

And now, enjoy a few more pictures (which are only a tiny fraction of the over 150 works on display at the Whitney).

The New series

The New series

Celebration series

Celebration series

Inflatables series

Inflatables series

 

Pre-New series

Pre-New series

Split-Rocker

Split-Rocker

Luxury and Degradation

Luxury and Degradation

After the jump, see a few images that are not safe for closed minded people (NSFCMP).

If you choose not to go on, know that the Koons Retrospective is on display through October 19, 2014 at the Whitney Musuem, located at 945 Madison Avenue and 75th Street.  Don’t miss it!
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“RRRGGHH!!!” by Jerry Kearns at Mike Weiss Gallery

Posted by The G on July 5, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Jerry Kearns.

Jerry Kearns

Jerry Kearns

Even if you don’t like his art (but as you can see above and below, it’s awesome!), you will surely agree that Jerry Kearns’ latest exhibit “RRRGGHH!!!” will be the best name for an exhibit that takes place in 2014.  The show is a combination of paintings and murals featuring comic book like narratives of good versus evil that feature characters from cowboys to Jesus Christ.  Jinkies!!!!  You must see this show!

Jerry Kearns

Jerry Kearns

“RRRGGHH!!!” by Jerry Kearns is showing at Mike Weiss Gallery (located at 520 West 24th Street) through August 23, 2014.

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“Tête de Femme” by Mickalene Thomas at Lehmann Maupin

Posted by The G on July 3, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Mickalene Thomas.

Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas

New York’s own Mickalene Thomas has a new exhibit at Lehmann Maupin in her home city.  Entitled, “Tête de Femme,” the show features Thomas exploring the intricacies of a woman’s beauty via collage.

Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas

The title “Tête de Femme” means “head of a woman” when translated into English.

Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas

“Tête de Femme” by Mickalene Thomas is showing at Lehmann Maupin (located at 540 West 26th Street) until August 8, 2014.  Learn more about the show here.

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“Art Fare” by Andy Freeberg at Andrea Meislen Gallery

Posted by The G on July 2, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos of Andy Freeberg’s photos by G.

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

“Art Fare” by Andy Freeberg at Andrea Meislen Gallery in New York is so great!  When I first saw his works, I thought they were set up, which would have still made me love this exhibit, but after speaking with the artist at the opening night reception, I learned that he caught these amazing scenes as they happened.

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

Freeberg attended major art fares and was able to capture gallerists, art aficionados and workers in intimate moments setting up their shows, or in most cases – completely ignoring everything except their cell phones!  SO GOOD!!!!    Of course, it would be better if it weren’t this way, but it is and nobody wants to admit it.  But lucky there are people out there like Andy Freeberg who exposes it and shows the world how ridiculous it looks to be in an iPhone coma, especially when you are surrounded by gorgeous works of art.

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

Do not miss this great show!  “Art Fare” by Andy Freeberg is showing at Andrea Meislen Gallery in New York (located at 534 West 24th Street) through August 8, 2014.

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