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Monday, June 14th, 2010

Rosson Crow’s Bowery Boys in Print

Along with Kristin Baker’s exhibit last December, Rosson Crow’s Bowery Boys was easily the best thing to grace the walls of Deitch’s main space during the gallery’s final season, and certainly their best of 2010 – and no, I have not forgotten about Shep or Kehinde’s shows – actually, maybe I have. Painted fast and free, the loose dripping paint of the Bowery Boys series captured and celebrated the history, creativity and renegade debauchery of several decades of the downtown New York scene, in a show that should have been Deitch’s last.

Whether you missed it when it happened, or saw it when it did, you should go buy Crow’s latest publication from the OHWOW imprint. 56 pages, hard-cover, with an essay by former Deitch director Kathy Grayson, who we expect and are eager to see working with Crow in the future.  Get it  here

The Nest, 2010 (Image via Deitch Projects)

The Cock, 2010 (Image via Deitch Projects)

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Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The Hole Opens for Business

After keeping the art geeks guessing, the official word on former Deitch directors Kathy Grayson and Meghan Coleman’s hit the masses today via the Wall Street Journal. On June 26 The Hole will open its doors at 104 Greene St. with the playfully titled, Not Quite Open for Business. With so much excitement over the shape of things to come, we’re eager to see who the pair have selected for their much-anticipated inaugural group show. So far, WSJ reports future exhibits with Mat Brinkman, Kenny Scharf and Dearraindrop, as well as several side projects including a back-room shop and a dating service for artists.

Our sincere congratulations go out to Ms. Grayson and Ms. Coleman as they take the plunge.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010

New York Weekend

Scott Campbell (detail), 2010 (Image via OHWOW)

Lots of events appealing to the younger art crowd in NY this weekend. Tonight, the often-imitated Mark Ryden premieres The Gay 90s Old Tyme Art Show at Paul Kasmin. From there, head over to the new (temporary?) OHWOW gallery space, where tattoo master and artist Scott Campbell unveils his first NY solo. If you can see past all the hipster hats, anticipate being impressed by Campbell’s newest batch of laser-cut money reliefs. The rest of the weekend belongs to the street-art mega-stars. FAILE and BÄST open their Deluxx Fluxx Arcade in a vacant downtown store front on Friday night. If the interactive exhibit lives up to its initial run in London, expect to be shoulder to shoulder with eager fans trading in dollars for custom tokens, awaiting a shot at one of the modified classic arcade and tabletop games. If you aren’t tired of the crowds by then, Shepard Fairy’s May Day opens Saturday night at Deitch Projects (the gallery’s last exhibit before its permanent closing and bidding Jeffrey Deitch farewell to MOCA), and will be followed by an afterparty with DJ sets by Fairey and others.

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Here We Go Again :: Fairey Preps for NYC

(All Houston Street mural images © Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors)

Out with the old, in with the new. After a bit of neglect, I suppose now is as good a time as any for me to pick up on posting again. We’ll see how it goes.

Shepard Fairey and co. have descended on New York City in preparation for the artist’s much talked about upcoming show at the soon-defunct Deitch Projects. Word is Fairey is looking for anyone who can offer up walls, and with an opening reception scheduled for May 1, we expect the Obey crew to have plenty of time to make their presence know.

A temporary Obey Pop Up Shop will be open April 30th – May 16, and promises a full line of items from the clothing label as well as “many surprises not to be missed.”

Check out our images of Fairey working earlier today on the beginnings of this new Houston Street piece (which replaces Os Gemeos’ mural), as well as studio shots (via Obey) of the crew prepping materials for both the gallery exhibit and store.

Shepard Fairey – May Day
May 1 – 29
Deitch Projects
18 Wooster St.
NY, NY 10013

Obey Pop Up
April 30 – May 16
151 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10002


Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Haiti Benefit featuring McGee, Fairey, Parla, Auerbach, Faile + more

Anonymous Gallery opens an exhibition to benefit Haiti on March 7. The show is shaping up to be quite an opportunity to pick up work by some very respected artists, while supporting a worthy cause.

Participating artists: Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Crash, Lee Quinones, Dondi White, Tauba Auerbach, Swoon, Futura, Jose Parla, Todd James, Eric Haze, David Ellis, Doze Green, Faile, Bast, Greg Lamarche, Kostas Seremetis, Rostarr, Chris Mendoza, Yuri Shimojo, Kenji Hirata, Cope2, Indie 184, Erik Foss, Henry Chalfant, Dan Witz, Ricky Powell, Shelter Serra, Eric White, Jamel Shabazz, Michael Holman, Eve Sussman, Joseph Ari Aloi, Kenzo Minami, Daze, Aaron Sharp Goodstone, Taylor McKimens, with more to come.

The gallery is also participating in SCOPE NY, and will feature works by Eric Haze, Greg Lamarche, and Kostas Seremetis, along with operating a mobile pop-up-shop out of an airstream trailer, where they will be selling artist products and editions.

N’Ap Boule – A Benefit for Haiti
Opening Reception – March 7
Anonymous Gallery at Collective Hardware
169 Bowery
NY, NY 10002

Anonymous Shop at The Standard Hotel
13th and Washington Street


Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Coming Soon :: Rosson Crow at Deitch

Rosson Crow is set to unveil a show at Deitch Projects on March 4. For the series, the young painter relocated to New York City to research and submerge herself into the downtown art scene. Like the image above recalling Haring’s Pop Shop, we anticipate the other large-scale oils to drip from the canvas, conjuring up spaces past and present and the renegade debauchery and free spiritedness of this movement.

The show is Crow’s first solo with the gallery, and one of the last before it permanently closes later this year.

Rosson Crow – Bowery Boys
March 4 – 27
Deitch Projects
18 Wooster Street
NY, NY  10013

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Details of Controversial Koons-Curated Joannou Exhibit Emerge

Jeff Koons’ One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (1985) was the first major art acquisition by collector Dakis Joannou, and the only piece of the artist’s work to be shown in the collector’s forthcoming New Museum survey, Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection (Image: the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens)

The New Museum of New York has just released the details of an already debated exhibition of works from the treasure chest of billionaire collector Dakis Joannou.  Though parts of the collection have previously been on view at Joannou’s own DESTE Foundation in Anthens, as well as in Paris and Vienna, the upcoming New York exhibit has skeptics voicing concerns of nepotism. Critics say the show is an obvious conflict of interest, arguing that Joannou, who is one of the museum’s trustees, could easily see the notoriety and value of his collection catapult.

Titled Skin Fruit, the show, which runs March 3 – June 6, will include 100+ works by 50 international artists, selected from the Joannou Collection by guest curator, Jeff Koons (whose work will also appear in the exhibit). Koons’ very first solo showing with a museum was held at the New Museum in 1980, when his Hoover vacuum cleaner installation was displayed in the windows of their former 5th Ave. location.  The artist has also been heavily supported by Joannou, who owns 40 of Koons works, along with his 2008 yacht commission.

For more thorough investigative journalism regarding the debate over the exhibit, check out the always enlightening Culturegrrl here

The 50 selected artists are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »


Monday, February 15th, 2010

Mark Ryden Coming to New York

Paul Kasmin Gallery will unveil a much anticipated show of new paintings by Mark Ryden on April 29, 2010. Pictured above, is Incarnation (#100), one of Ryden’s most recent works. The 6 ft. x 4 ft.  painting was on display at this past December’s Art Basel Miami and sold for a reported $900,000.

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Mr. Brainwash in New York City

This week, master of his own hype, Mr. Brainwash opens his first New York show in 15,000 of trendy downtown Meat Packing District real estate. With invites delivered and location already revealed for the private preview this Thursday, expect plenty of  hype to disseminate prior to the general opening on Sunday, Feb. 14.

We’ll let you be the judge.

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Last Chance :: Josh Keyes’ Fragment

(All Images Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors)

Over the past few years Josh Keyes has fast built an almost fanatic collector base, with his last four shows selling out prior to opening. With Fragment, the Portland based painter further solidifies his appeal, as a waiting list of over 400 eager fans clamored for a chance at the ten 40″ x 30″ acrylic panels on view. Most of these paintings continue the familiar themes Keyes’ has been honing in on, with one piece taking on new ground – the plainly titled  Self Portrait as an Old Man.

What makes Josh Keyes great is his mastery of both the overt and covert. First, there’s the hook. Through meticulously rendered and graphically compelling imagery, with obvious environmental and political connections, his works are instantly accessible. Yet, the complexity of these works, with deeper concerns borderlining on the metaphysical, is what makes them so compelling.

Josh Keyes – Fragment is on view until Feb. 13 at Jonathan LeVine, New York. Read on for our images from the show. Read the rest of this entry »

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