Art Truancy: Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on May 21, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Juxtapoz 20 - Alex Gross

Juxtapoz 20 – Alex Gross

New York!  Head over to Jonathan Levine Gallery to celebrate 20 years of Juxtapoz Magazine with their exhibit Art Truancy.

Juxtapoz 20 - Mark Ryden

Juxtapoz 20 – Mark Ryden

The exhibit features so many of my favorite artists who’ve been featured on this site before and a few that are new to me.

Juxtapoz 20 - Brett Amory

Juxtapoz 20 – Brett Amory

The full lists of artists featured are:  Alex Gross, Alex Pardee, Andrew Schoultz, Brett Amory, Camille Rose Garcia, Chloe Early, Clayton Brothers,  Conor Harrington, Craola, Dennis McNett, Don Ed Hardy, Doze Green, Dr. Lakra, Faile, Frank Kozik, Gary Baseman, Grotesk, Horkey, How & Nosm, James Jean,
James Marshall (Dalek), Jeff Soto, Jeremy Fish, Jeremy Geddes, Josh Agle (Shag), Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Maya Hayuk, Miss Van, Neckface, Olek, Parra, Pushead, Revok, Richard Colman, Robert Williams, Ron English, Sage Vaughn, Saner, Scott Musgrove, Seonna Hong, Shepard Fairey,
Swoon, Tara McPherson, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, Todd James and Todd Schorr.  Whew!  What a lineup!

Juxtapoz 20 - Craola Simkins

Juxtapoz 20 – Craola Simkins

You can also see more photos on The Worley Gig.  (Link will open in a new window).

Juxtapoz 20 - Grotesk

Juxtapoz 20 – Grotesk

Art Truancy” is up through June 14, 2014 at two Levine spaces:  557C West 23rd Street and 529 West 20th Street in Manhattan.  Don’t miss it!

Juxtapoz 20 - Jeremy Fish

Juxtapoz 20 – Jeremy Fish

“Uphill Both Ways” by Revok and Pose at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Posted by The G on July 5, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Pose and Revok.

Pose

Pose

Coinciding with their collaborative mural on Bowery and Houston, artists Revok and Pose have their first solo exhibits in New York.

Revok

Revok

The exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery is entitled “Uphill Both Ways” and it’s a colorful and visual treat.

Revok

Revok

While you are at the gallery, make sure you check out Brett Amory’s “24 in New York,” which is located around the corner from “Uphill Both Ways.”

Pose

Pose

“Uphill Both Ways” by Revok and Pose is showing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th, 9th Floor) in Manhattan through July 27, 2013.

 

Revok and Pose Mural on Bowery and Houston

Posted by The G on July 1, 2013 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Revok and Pose.

Revok and Pose on Bowery and Houston (closeup)

Revok and Pose on Bowery and Houston (closeup)

The mural on Bowery and Houston has changed again.  This time it is the art of Revok and Pose (who also have an exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery through the end of July 31, 2013).

See them both!

Revok and Pose on Bowery and Houston

Revok and Pose on Bowery and Houston

Free Revok by Chad Muska

Posted by The G on June 1, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Chad Muska.

Free Revok

Free Revok by Chad Muska

Spotted by my old apartment on Fairfax.  Skateboarder turned street artist Chad Muska is doing his part to help emancipate fellow artist Revok who has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and is facing enormous legal fees.   It’s really great that the art community is stepping up to bail out one of their own.  I wish that kind of love was contagious across the world!

Art Is Not A Crime by Chad Muska

This piece is dedicated to graffiti artist Revok who is currently locked up for creating art.

Free Revok!

“Art In The Streets” at MOCA

Posted by The G on May 31, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Any Person Found Painting Graffiti on These Premises Will Be Reported - To The Nearest Art Dealer by Banksy.

Prior to the opening of the “Art In The Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, there was a lot of controversy surrounding the exhibit.  MOCA’s Jeffrey Deitch ordered the removal of a mural he sanctioned, the final list of included artists was missing many legends in street art and many artists were getting busted by police.  I had mixed feelings going into the exhibit but from the second I set foot until the moment I left, all I can say is that if you are a fan of street art or graffiti, you cannot even think about missing this exhibit.

Keith Haring

First off, the “Art In The Streets” exhibit is enormous!  There are approximately 65 sections featuring different periods and artists in this urban movement and each portion is more amazing than the one before it.  Alleyways and the influential New York art space Fun Gallery have been recreated, large scale murals are featured everywhere, and there are photos, paintings, sculptures and films throughout the exhibit.  This is in fact one of the rare instances where the catalog of the show is worth getting.  Ironic, since they allow photography (without the use of flash) inside the museum.  Typically, museums will not allow photos so that you will buy the book, but I will certainly mention this exhibit the next time I enter a museum and they try and stop me from taking pictures.

Fun Gallery

Some of the artists that are prominently featured are Rammellzee, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Banksy, Jamie Reid, Crash, Futura, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, Lee Quinones, Roa, Eine, Craig Stecyk III, Gusmano Cesaretti, Retna, Chaz Bojorquez, Invader, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Ed Templeton, Kaws, Larry Clark, Craig Costello, Terry Richardson, Mark Gonzales, Cheryl Dunn, Neckface, Freedom, Andre, Os Gemeos, Mister Cartoon, Saber, Revok, JR and so many more!  You will definitely need several hours to attempt to take it all in.

Os Gemeos

 “Art In The Streets” is on display until August 8, 2011 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles and you should not miss it under any circumstance!

Partial view of "Art In The Streets" at MOCA

The Spray Paint Hall of Fame

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