Openings & Parties: Cruel Summer

This past Wednesday, art & graffiti legends packed the house for the opening of Cruel Summer curated by Roger Gastman at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Christos Katsiaouni was there for the flicks.

Random Bedrooms From the 1980s

Babes of Yore: Katia Christine

Katia Christine is a former dutch actress whose last role occurred back in 1984 as “The Huntress” in TV’s The Fall Guy.

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Blade: King of Graffiti

In all probability, BLADE has painted more subway cars than you have ever ridden on. By 1980, after reaching 5000 or so, the graffiti pioneer stopped counting. In this new 256-page book edited by Roger Gastman, BLADE sits down with Chris ‘FREEDOM’ Pape to reflect on a life of getaways, girls, and the golden years of graffiti. His story is one for the ages, and a must read for those fascinated with the “old” New York.

On a related note for those in NYC: This Friday (8/8) BLADE and Chris Pape will be at the Museum of the City of New York for a presentation and book signing in relation to their new book. More info on that here

Installation View: Summer Mixer 2014

A very nice group show featuring Andrew Schoultz, Sam Friedman, Guy Yanai, Robert Larson, Michael Theodore, Erin M. Riley, and Kristen Schiele. On view at Joshua Liner Gallery through August 27th, 2014.

Ryan McGinness: Signs, 2014

Working with the New York City Department of Transportation who fabricated and installed each piece, Ryan McGinness’s new project Signs, 2014 features a series of fifty vinyl on aluminum signs posted around the streets of Manhattan. While technically on view until August 30, 2014, these public works of art are slowly falling victim to the underground entrepreneurial mindset of NYC, and disappearing from their present locations. Here, we look through some of the “Notes” about each piece published by Ryan McGinness Studios, as this might be the only chance you have to actually see the works.

Openings & Parties: The 2014 VICE Photo Show

Gone are the days of cramming into a sweat-filled box to catch a glimpse of some pictures on the wall, maybe. This is the new VICE; where space is now plentiful, yet the people are the same. Catch this great exhibition at Pioneer Works in Red Hook through August 10th.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Cool Bowl

Jay Howell, Chris Yormick, Rich Jacobs, Zio Ziegler, and Nathaniel Russell painted the Van Doren Invitational Bowl for the Vans US Open of Surfing.

Photos by Brandon Means & Michael C. Hsiung

Glide, Glider, Glide… Up Up to Sky

This Friday, August 1st, 60 artist interpretations of the Benny Gold logo will go in display in the brand’s Guest Artist Glider Plane show. Featuring works by a bunch of familiar names, the show will be on display for one-night only from 6-9pm at the San Francisco store.

Babes of Yore: Ava Gardner

Born on Christmas Eve in 1922, Ava Gardner was considered one of the best and most beautiful actresses of her generation. This physical blessing was most apparent in the company that the actress kept. Ava Gardner was married on three separate occasions to three different men; Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and finally Frank Sinatra. Following her third divorce in 1957, Gardner went to Spain and hung out with Ernest Hemingway. She acted until 1986, and passed away in 1990.

Split Zine

Featuring Ed Templeton’s Make Up Girls and Clint Woodside’s N/E/S/W, this out of print 2-in-1 zine from Deadbeat Club features many faces and places.

Installation View: Dave Schubert – Scattered Scraps of Memory

By painting with light in the darkroom, Dave Schubert turns honest moments in public—captured by a quick eye and shutter finger—into dark, private pictures full of mystery. On view at MUDDGUTTS through August 8th.

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