Dreweatt’s Urban Art Sale

Yes, this auction is today.  No, it should not be taken as a market indicator. Yes, That Gemeos painting is dope.  The good pieces will sell, the not-so-great ones probably will not.

Shepard Fairey Tuesday: Vivi La Revolucion

Available on the 15th of October will be Shepard Fairey‘s most recent print, Vivi La Revolucion.  The portrait of his daughter Vivienne holding a dove, is really crisp and very family friendly.

World War Two propaganda posters

Headovmetal has a great collection of World War 2 propaganda postersThe world has gone so soft, there is no way we could get away with any of this now. Although now that I think of it, isn’t this a billboard in the south?

photo: current

laser cut papermonsters

The Limited:: PaperMonster Laser Skateboard Deck based on PaperMonster’s “He’s Here” design will be released at 1pm Eastern on October 13th (Monday) click below:

There are a total of 10 original decks for sale, each on 100% Canadian maple with incredible detail.

Read their blog here.

Images from Jose Parla’s Adaptation | Translation show

File this under shows that we wish we could see in person.  Luckily, Wallkandy has an eye for detail and delivers some extensive shots of Jose Parla’s latest show.

See all of the images here

Paper Mag’s For The Love of Art

PaperMag.com has just published an enjoyable read titled ‘For The Love of Art.’ I especially enjoyed Marc Schiller’s piece on Commerce.

In their words…

“Here our favorite artists and players in the art world tell us who and what they care about now and why, and by doing so, give us much to think about in the wider community of ideas and sensibilities that ultimately bind us together. Terence Koh and Cecily Brown talk about sex and sexuality in art; the inimitable Tauba Auerbach writes a passage of scientific genius; Shepard Fairey visits the increasingly provocative and populated terrain of political art; and more — RoseLee Goldberg on Performance Art, Anne Pasternak on public art, Mark Tribe considers the world of digital art and representation, James Fuentes interviews Rob Pruitt on humor, Michael Nevin explores his love of drawing, Shirin Neshat addresses feelings of exile, and Marc Schiller talks art and commerce by revisiting his earlier thoughts on “The Banksy Effect.””

Read it all here

Outsiders to stay open until october 26th

Good news for the lazy and travelers who thought they would miss the show, Outsiders is extending its stay on the Bowery for two more weeks and will close on October 26th.  This certainly quells rumours of other plans for the space…

See all of our coverage here.

Photos From Lazarides’ Outsiders Show

Artorialust: Hot Chicks at Art Openings

Video of ZEVS performance

Quality of Life

When I first heard of this show, I thought back to my first encounters with the photographers.  It wasn’t in person (as most aren’t these days) but, through the internet.  More specifically Flickr.  Life in New York can be contained to specific neighborhoods as time is never on our side, yet somehow these four seem to be everywhere all of the time.  As contemporaries of each other in a new generation of New York documentarians, they capture moments that are immediately rendered timeless and beautiful.  More deeply familiar with each others persona and work than I am of theirs, I asked Sam Horine, Jake Dobkin, Luna Park, and Street Stars to select a favorite photograph of another and explain what makes the work so good.  Luckily, being the nice folks that they are, they agreed.  After the jump words and photos from them all.

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Mike Giant at White Walls

I first became familiar with Mike Giant‘s work in 1993 when a package arrived in the mail from San Francisco.  The contents of said package included a bunch of 11″ x 17″ photocopies of drawings made on freight trains, from that moment on I was sold.  Fast forward to 2008, those drawings are lost but Mike Giant keeps on.

His latest solo show at White Walls in San Francisco opens tomorrow night and contains a vast amount of his crisp, black on white drawings that have come to define his style.  After the jump, some of my favorites that are still available for purchase.

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Peruvian Spraypaint

Motivation for many burners.

via, hurtyoubad

Josh Keyes at OK OK Gallery in Seattle

Opening tomorrow night at OK OK Gallery is Josh Keyes‘ latest show ‘Mist’.  Half of the pieces in the show reference the areas native population in various studies of totem poles, my favorite being the one above.  If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, make the trek out to see this. No disappointments.

Dan Witz at Stolen Space

Previewing tonight and opening tomorrow is Dan Witz’s latest show ‘Night Paintings’ at Stolen Space in London.  Witz’s oil paintings are unbelievable in person, so if you happen to be in the future capital of finance stop by for a look.  A quick preview and press release after the jump.

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Village Pet store and charcoal grill: New Banksy Show in New York

One night out with some friends and then Caught Sleeping.

Banksy has a new show in NYC that apparently has been softly open for four days. Wooster Collective has a run down, as does the GothamistThe New York Times also has a great slideshow.

One great quote about the billboards via the Gothamist

“I wanted to play the corporations at their own game, at the same scale and in the same locations. The advantage of billboard companies is that they’ll let you write anything for money, even if what you write is questioning the ethics of letting someone write anything because they have money.”

Just go see it for yourself.  Open until the 31st of October

89 Seventh Avenue South (Between West 4th and Bleeker)

game over little buddy

Giant Robot presents “Game Over”, Art of the Gamer Generation. opening Oct. 11th. I totally want like 10 of these! The show includes:

Apak. Leif Goldberg. PCP. Rob Sato. Maxwell Loren
Holyoke Hirsch. Sasha Barr. Tim Gough. Le Merde. Scrappers. Feric.
Chris Bettig. GUNSHO. Jesse LeDoux. Seth Scriver. Munkao.
Sean Boyles. Matt Haber. Daniel Lim. Snaggs.
Aaron Brown. Lizz Hickey. Matt Lock. Hannah Stouffer.
William Buzzell. Andrew Holder. Alexis Mackenzie. Ryohei Tanaka.
Ako Castuera. David Horvath. Aaron Martinez. Daria Tessler.
Martin Cendreda. Jordin Isip. Mylan Nguyen. Elisabeth Timpone.
Ethan Hayes Chute. Yellena James. Brian Ralph. Joe To.
Theo Ellsworth. Kaori Kasai. Albert Reyes. Aiyana Udesen.
Matt Furie. Ben King. Emilio Santoyo. Derek Yu.
Event Details:

Opening Reception: 6:30pm to 10pm, Oct. 11, 2008.
Address: 618 Shrader St., San Francisco, CA 94117

for more info click here

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Barry McGee x KQED Art

KQED Art’s Gallery Crawl has a video of the exhibit A Moment for Reflection: New Work by Lydia Fong at Ratio 3. Lydia (aka Barry McGee) has some interesting observations about the show, including why he assumed the Lydia persona and his obsession with trying to create a traditional gallery show. Peep the video.

José Parlá at Elms Lester

José Parlá‘s much anticpated show Adaptation | Translation opens this Friday at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in London.

Chris Mendoza and Damon Soule at Joshua Liner

This Saturday sees the opening of two respective solo shows at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC.  Amused Loon is an exhibition of new paintings by Damon Soule and Chris Mendoza’s Daily Habit is comprised of twenty ink-on-handmade paper and carving-on-Masonite works.  Both are talented artists and these shows are a must see.

mortality check

Stockholm’s Natalia Goldin current exhibit, WHISPERS OF IMMORTALITY features GL Brierley, Andy Harper, Sam Branton, Masaki Yada, Rebecca Stevenson, Maurizio Anzeri, the show was curated by: Joakim Borda.

“The show takes its title from a poem by T.S. Eliot. But the theme is more succinctly expressed by Philip Larkin’s description of death: “Most things may never happen: this one will.” Working from this awareness, the six young British artists on view mix morbidity and sensuality to create arrestingly beautiful results. ”


Jason Jägel – 73 Funshine

If you haven’t yet made it over to Electric Works to see Jason’s Jagel’s solo exhibit, be sure to swing by this Saturday, Oct 11th. An artist walk through kicks off at 4 pm, and from 6 – 10 pm there’s a book signing party and night of DJ’ing – the inimitable Egon, Kamau Amu Patton, Aaron Terry, Jäges and Ala Ebtekar will be spinning.

Be sure to pick up a copy of 73 Funshine, which by a stroke of coincidence, costs $73 with tax. This artist monograph weighs in at over 200 color pages and is accompanied by a 10” vinyl record with 3 jazz tracks by Madlib. The book focuses on Jägel’s endeavors since 2001,  the year that music took hold as a driving force of Jägel’s narrative gouache paintings. Check out pics of the show.

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