Gallerygoers were blessed with something special this past Saturday night. Not only was Aiko’s new show at Brooklynite Gallery superb but, the Soul Sonic Force featuring John Robie gave the crowd some extra energy with a performance to close down the night in front of a dope mural by Chris Mendoza. Joe Russo caught some flicks for us. After the jump
“I came here to do two things, kick ass and wheat-paste, and we’re about all out of wheat paste.”
Michael Slenske writes a great piece on Shepard Fairey for Radar
This Tuesday we are lucky to have Andrew Jackson give us a personal tour of two nights of festivities in San Francisco for Shepard Fairey’s Duality of Humanity. The fun begins after the jump.
Julia Staples, who has some great work in a group show at Lost Horse Gallery in Iceland
Because 21 lots into his auction, Damien Hirst is cleaning up. The above piece, THE GOLDEN CALF, hit a nice sum of money £10,345,250 or in american banking figures $18,540,757.00. Damn.
I just saw a friend of mine was featured notcot. It’s funny, I just saw him on the train the other day and I was wondering what he’s been up to. Anyway, you should all check out the work of Bobby Neel Adams. His age portraits are amazing, but his mine victims work entitled “broken wings“ are truly powerful
You may have noticed the recent proliferation of Obey Giant street art around San Francisco, and for good reason. Shepard Fairey was in town to open up his solo exhibit The Duality of Humanity on Friday, Sept. 13 at White Walls.
View pics from the exhibit at sketchypad.com
“watching you waste away”
“please lie to me”
A new Triptych by David Choe is being released through Outer Edge Studio tomorrow and word is that, in person these prints are amazing.
18×18″ images on 22×22″ paper
signed & numbered giclee edition of only 50 sets $1000.00
this edition will be released this tuesday.
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I had the chance to stop by Ad Hoc Art‘s new group show over the weekend. Included in the show were a bunch of stellar pieces by Ben Eine. I especially dug this one, END OF THE FRENCH MYSTIQUE. More info here
Jill Greenberg just made every “celebrity” portrait photographer’s future life more miserable.
“Good. I want to stir stuff up, but not to the point where I get audited if he becomes president.”
That said, she goes on to explain that she’s thought about replacing McCain’s mouth with bloody shark teeth and displaying the image on a billboard with the message that the candidate is a bloodthirsty war monger.
Read more about the story here.
via;PDN Thanks Constant Siege for the head’s up.
Could there be a better time for Damien Hirst’s Epic Fail Auction?
Edit: (The answer is yes but, the world’s collectors don’t seem phased)
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Rare Prints Gallery is offering amazing anatomical prints. There are some really strange ones. They date back to the late 1600′s. I feel like i saw these the last time I was in Florence at the Museum’s. Your buying a piece of history.
Check out Popdeck Stores, where you can find really cool custom decks. Even if your not a skater, you will find some amazing looking works. For example Calavera Comics. Illustration by Alexis Ziritt.
The enchanting artist Rita Ackermann has a new show, “Don’t Give Me Salad (Nurses)”, opening at Andrea Rosen this Saturday.
Text by Agathe Snow
So much can be said of nurses so much can be said of the job, the outfit, the functions, the takings, the checks, the codes, the patients, so much can be said of nurses as a core, never as one a monster of method, standardized motion, a monster that looks exactly like a perfectly normal woman and somehow anyone who has ever dared a real look can testify that they could not believe their eyes or that they felt their vision blurry, a certain blindness, felt their pupils dilating and retracting at great speed.