Photos by G. Art by Banksy.
"Stop & Search" by Banksy
Road trip! New York Banksy fans will want to make their way to the Hamptons to see a very cool exhibit of Banksy’s “Street Works” at the Keszler Gallery in Southampton. The gallery has acquired a number of Banksy’s original street works – some weighing several tons (such as “Stop & Search” which you can see above) and in addition many vintage Banksy prints are on display.
The exhibit is housed in the Southampton town powerplant (located at 200 North Sea Road) due to the size and weight of many of the pieces. It’s a very rare opportunity to see these works in person so this exhibit should not be missed under any circumstance! I know what you are thinking – the Hamptons is a vile place. Even though it’s pretty, it’s filled with rich people who think that tying a sweater around their neck and dressing in the most unoriginal preppy clothing looks good. You are thinking – the Hamptons is contrary to everything that Banksy stands for and if Banksy’s identity were known – his collective would not be caught dead at the opening mixing with these kinds of people. Yes, you are correct on both counts, but let’s get back to the matter at hand – where else are you going to see a piece of the wall from Banksy’s mural in Bethlehem that weighs close to a ton in person?
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Art by John Ross Rist
The Murphy and Dine Gallery in New York has a really interesting exhibit that is currently showing called “Generations Collide.” As the title suggests, this group show is displaying work by artists of many different generations and the result is a feast for the eyes and mind. The exhibit features the works of William Wood, John Ross Rist, Lisa de Kooning, Matisse Patterson, Bob Colacello and Daniel Fuller and is being curated by Tripoli Patterson. You’ll see trippy photography, sculptures, classic paintings with a modern edge as well as vintage photos of the New York social scene from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Admission is free, so don’t miss out. I talked with curator Tripoli Patterson when I went to see this cool exhibit and he was very nice and offered up a lot of background information on each artist. If you don’t get the chance to talk to Mr. Patterson, you can find out more about each artist in the exhibit by clicking here. The Murphy and Dine Gallery is located at 520 West 27th Street and Generations Collide runs through May 27th, 2010. If you cannot make it, don’t worry. You’ll have another chance to see this collection at the Tripoli Gallery of Modern Art at Job’s Lane in Southampton from May 27 – June 16, 2010.
Partial Gallery View of Generations Collide at the Murphy and Dine Gallery in New York (through May 27, 2010) and at the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton (May 27 - June 16, 2010).