Photos and words by G. Art by Various Artists.
Spring has arrived in New York (thank god!) and now that you can leave your dwelling without wearing 10 layers and still freezing your ass off, take yourself on an art adventure! Here’s a handful of exhibits you should see, According to G.
David Shrigley by David Shrigley at Anton Kern Gallery, located at 532 West 20th Street. Now showing through May 23, 2015.
Beau – Mechanical Shark Week
“Mechanical Shark Week” by BEAU at Ami Li Projects, located at 66 Mott Street in Chinatown through June 3, 2015.
Cecily Brown at Maccarone
“The English Garden” by Cecily Brown at Maccarone, located at 98 Morton Street through June 20, 2015.
Ron English “Baby Hulk” Mural Bowery and Houston
Ron English’s “Baby Hulk” Mural at the corner of Bowery and Houston. Ongoing (at least until June, 2015) and viewable 24/7.
Closeup of “Baby Hulk” by Ron English. Click to enlarge!
Click on the photo to see all the awesome (and hilarious detail).
Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine (Chelsea exhibit pictured)
Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine. Located at 531 West 24th Street in Manhattan and 25 Knickerbocker Ave., Brooklyn. Through June 20, 2015.
Yayoi Kusama – Give Me Love
“Give Me Love” by Yayoi Kusama at David Zwirner, located at 519 & 525 West 19th Street through June 13, 2015.
Brancusi: Pioneer of American Minimalism (Featuring historically significant works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Ryman and Frank Stella), at Paul Kasmin Gallery located at 515 West 27th Street until July 10, 2015.
The Luminous Poem by Airan Kang
“The Luminous Poem” by Airan Kang at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, located at 505 West 24th Street through June 13, 2015.
The Whitney Museum. Now Located in the Meat Packing District. Photo by Gail Worley.
The Whitney Museum, now located at 99 Gansevoort Street in New York.
Spring 2015 Tulips
Photos by G. Art 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.
The comprehensive exhibit covers Koons’ earliest work up through present day with his Gazing Ball series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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Dan Graham: Beyond. Now showing at the Whitney Museum. Photo of and by G.
There’s a very cool exhibit at the Whitney Museum in New York right now called Dan Graham: Beyond. You’ll never think of mirrors in the same way after this. Read more about the exhibit here. The exhibition runs until October 11, so come to the Whitney and check it out.
Here comes the mirror man.
This exhibit is likely to cause seizures
New Yorkers listen up! The amazing Jenny Holzer exhibit at the Whitney Museum is closing this weekend. Check it out before it’s too late. Holmzer uses an array of LED displays that not only have interesting messages, but also makes you feel like you are tripping. What could be better?