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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Philly Valentine :: Steve Powers Completes Year Long Love Letter

(All Images via A Love Letter for You)

Steve Powers celebrates the completion of his ambitious Philadelphia-based Love Letter project with a series of weekend-long events. On Friday, Feb. 12, a special exhibit documenting the year long planning and creation of the multi-site public mural project will open, followed by a book signing on Saturday at Exit Skateshop. But the real treat will go down on Valentine’s Day, when Powers himself hops aboard a privately chartered elevated SEPTA El train to MC (“working on my train announcer chops,” he hints) a special Love Train Tour of the 50 rooftop murals that comprise the installation. The tour will be followed by a reception at SEPTA’s Grand Mezzanine. Space is limited for this event and tickets are required.

More info on Love Letter here and here and check these images of some of the final touches on the project.

Event and ticket info below.

A Love Letter for You art show opening
Friday, February 12th, 5:30-8:30

1226 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA.

A Love Letter for You book signing
Saturday, February 13th, 5 – 7pm
Exit Skateshop
825 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 425-2450

Valentines Day  Love Train
February 14th, 3-6pm
Departs from Love Park, Fairmount Park Visitor’s Center
16th St. at JFK Blvd.
Tickets: $40 per person/$75 per couple.
To purchase contact the Mural Arts Tour Office at 215.685.0754

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Saturday, October 31st, 2009

STAGES NY Premiere

JR and Geoff McFetridge (All Images © Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors)

The Lance Armstrong Foundation and Nike’s STAGES opened yesterday at Deitch Projects temporary gallery space in New York. The traveling exhibition (which premiered in Paris in July) brings together a heavy hitting list of contemporary art’s biggest names including Richard Prince, Cai Guo- Qiang, Ed Ruscha, Kenny Scharf and Andreas Gursky, with the most respected artists who have crossed over from street and graffiti cultures. Ranging from painting and sculpture, to modified bikes, the works on display have been influenced by (some more literally than others), and will raise proceeds for the LIVESTRONG mission of raising awareness and fighting cancer.

Futura, Jules de Balincourt, Dustin Yellin, Eric White, Tom Sachs, Shepard Fairey, Jeffrey Deitch, Lance Armstrong, Nike CEO Mark Parker, Geoff McFetridge, Rosson Crow, Jose Parla. and Dzine in front of Cai Guo Qiang’s gunpowder painting. (All Images © Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors)

In attendance were Lance Armstrong, Nike CEO Mark Parker, Jeffrey Deitch, as well as many of the contributing artists including Tom Sachs, KAWS, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Jose Parla, Dustin Yellin, Eric White, Rosson Crow, and Geoff McFetridgeStages opens to the public Saturday, Oct. 31 and will be on view until Nov. 21. The exhibition will then travel to Miami during Art Basel, before heading to Los Angeles and its final destination at the Portland Art Museum early next year.

TAC was on hand for the afternoon press preview, followed by a private opening night reception. Read on for our extensive photo recap, click for larger images. Read the rest of this entry »


Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Preview :: Herakut @ Red Flagg

as_we_dress_them by herakut

“Most things in life are just as bad as we dress them”, 2009

Courtesy of Campbarbossa, a preview of Herakut’s offerings for their upcoming show. Opening May 21 at Red Flagg, interest for the work is high. Details for the image are:

“Most things in life are just as bad as we dress them”, 2009
Spray paint, acrylic and charcoal on canvas
55 x 39.5 inches

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Thursday, February 12th, 2009

GLIMPSE :: Matt Furie @ New Image Art

Matt Furie participates in New Image Art’s upcoming show, The Fucking Crap of Life (alongside Megan Whitmarsh and CF), opening this Saturday, Feb. 21. We’ve been admiring Matt’s darkly humorous illustrations since our friend Cheryl (shameless shout out) first introduced us to him through the Giant Robot NY group shows she regularly curated. Rendering up the nostalgia of childhood movies, television, and even fast food, Matt has created a fantasy world where bat boys ride BMX, luck-dragons get their fur tagged, teenage monsters smoke cigarettes while playing video games, and Skeletor can bring out his feminine side.

Matt was nice enough to answer some questions for TAC, so on with the Q+A.

For those not familiar, who is Matt Furie?

I’m that kid in the back of the class half listening to the teacher while drawing swords and creatures in his notebook. Except nowadays I roll out of bed and draw pictures at my own desk in my underwear while listening to skinny puppy or terry riley or the smiths. I just bought this album called “Trans” by Neil Young and it’s pretty amazing. Listening to loud music and drawing weird shit all day is a gift from god.

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

GLIMPSE :: Everlast x Futura x KRUNK

Everlast x Futura

TAC had the pleasure of visiting Everlast’s new recording studio (in partnership with DJ Lethal), whereupon he took delivery of his Futura prints, released by KRUNK. Boston should be on the look-out for some very exciting events coming to town, involving Mr. Whitey Ford and gang…

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

GLIMPSE :: Nouar @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery


TAC had the pleasure of witnessing some of the final preparations for the second solo show by LA-based Nouar dropping at the Jonathan LeVine Galllery. Her exhibition, “You Look Good Enough To Eat!” opens February 21, 2009 and the anticipation is palpable. Nouar’s unique voice was previously unleashed at LeVine’s in 2006, to much critical and commercial acclaim. Since then, she’s been quietly working on a new evolution in her painting – her largest scale works yet. In addition, limited edition prints will be available at the show. Her ‘sweet’ visual treats carry a subversive undertone and traverse the dark corners of the mind, all the while being some of the most finely rendered paintings outside of the likes of Mark Ryden. For those fortunate enough to acquire her work, it’s an opportunity to breathe some much needed fresh air into their collections.

An interview and some sneak peeks of her new paintings follow…

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Monday, January 5th, 2009

GLIMPSE :: Thinkspace Gallery + Andrew Hosner


It is our pleasure to present a look into the world of Thinkspace Gallery in Silverlake and its proprietor, Andrew Hosner. Thinkspace has been a real springboard for emerging artists who have amassed a global following in the past couple of years. With a ‘collecting’ perspective, Andrew carefully shapes the future of his art endeavors. Having such a solid foundation patiently built, it’s easy to say that Thinkspace will be among the leading authorities in the ‘movement’ for a long time to come.

We had the opportunity to visit the gallery, as well as Andrew’s home, all in one afternoon. The passion supporting the effort is manifested in what can only be called a ‘comprehensive’ personal collection – a visual symphony that is part of everyday living. It’s extremely rare that we obtain such insight into the life of a substantial player in the burgeoning contemporary art scene in Los Angeles.

Together with an in-depth interview, we present a litany of photos, edited from much more, forming our first in a series of focused profiles. Thanks, Andrew, for letting us see behind the curtain.

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