NYC: Save The Date – “What Works” Pop Up Art Show at ArtStar

Posted by The G on July 9, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photo courtesy of ArtStar.

Katherine Newbegin, Hotel Slavija, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009, photograph 30x40

Katherine Newbegin, Hotel Slavija, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009, photograph 30x40 is a new way for everyone to discover and collect contemporary art from around the world regardless of their budget and location. ArtStar Limited Editions range from $25 to $250 and Special Collection original works from $300 to $5000. announces their first pop-up show in their unique gallery space on the Lower East Side on July 14, 2011. Featuring the work of six artist couples exploring the influence they have on each other, each artist will present a work that reflects, either consciously or unconsciously, the influence of their partner. The show includes photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, video, tapestry, baked goods, and alien encounters from ArtStar and LittleCollector artists and their talented paramours who will take over the ArtStar gallery space for a three day exhibition. Says Creative Director Rich Hendricks, “Having launched just over five months ago it is our mission to create new opportunities for artists and collectors. Transforming our office space into a temporary gallery to showcase our artists and curators is just another platform for more art lovers and collectors to engage with contemporary art.”

The artists featured in “What Works” include:

Kate Sullivan & David Levinthal
Langdon Graves & Nick Van Woert
Erin Kornfled & Charlie Schultz
Ginger Schulick & Don Porcella
Katherine Newbegin & Todd Knopke
Colette Robbins & Micah Ganske

Opening Reception: July 14, 2011 6-9 pm
By Appointment: July 15-17, 2011
ArtStar’s Space: 195 Chrystie Street 801B, NY NY 10002


“It Ain’t About The Filling/The Truth About The Occult” by BEAU

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

Photos by G.  Art by BEAU.

On February 25, 2011 I received a cryptic invitation to cover a pop-up art show.  I’m always up for an adventure, so I showed up at the address at the designated time.  To my delight, the show was “It Ain’t About The Filling/The Truth About The Occult” by BEAU.  Loyal readers of the site are no stranger to the talents of artist Beau as he is one of the most prolific street artists in New York.  He leaves presents for Manhattan residents to discover constantly.  What many people might not know is that in addition to making great politically charged street art, Beau has another side – he’s an extremely gifted fine artist.

He often uses found objects where he applies his mastery of all styles.  In the work above, Beau has carved all the lines you see surrounding the tea pot.

In any work of art from Beau, you’ll see influences from artists as diverse as Basquiat to Salvador Dali, yet each piece has a style that uniquely belongs to Beau.

Beau was recently profiled by Complex and I recommend checking out the article.  You’ll see some great action shots of the mysterious artist as well as some rarely seen works that will make you agree that Beau is a force to be reckoned with in the art world.  You can read the article at this link.

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