Photos and photos of Terry Richardson’s photos by G.
Mom and Dad by Terry Richardson. Now showing at Half Gallery in New York through December 4, 2011
Ever wondered what Terry Richardson’s family album might look like? Wonder no more. His exhibit “Mom and Dad” at Half Gallery in New York is here! The photos are taken from a 2-volume coffee table book that was published earlier this year. The photos could only be Terry Richardson’s parents as the artsy photos range from touching portraits to desperate times. Terry’s parents divorced when he was young and his father has since passed on so this was Terry’s way of bringing his folks back together – even if only for the duration of an exhibit.
The opening night reception (on 11/11/11) was quite a scene and I spotted former REM singer Michael Stipe in the crowd.
Michael Stipe at "Mom and Dad" by Terry Richardson
And of course, Terry Richardson was also in attendance. As always, he’s a really cool guy. In other Terry Richardson news, Terry and Lady Gaga are releasing a collaborative book and they are going to be signing copies at the New Museum in New York on November 22, 2011. You have to purchase the book in person on November 15, 2011 beginning at 10 am. That’s going to be quite a scene. Find out more details on the New Museum’s website.
Terry Richardson and Geoffrey Dicker
Thanks Terry! Love you, man! “Mom and Dad” by Terry Richardson is showing at the Half Gallery (located at 208 Forsyth) in Manhattan until December 4, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
“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
Photo by G.
Twin Peaks vs. Lady Gaga. I think the Log Lady could totally take her out!