Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Exhibition Recap: Kyle Goen @ DD172

Kyle Goen's exhibition opening was a great success. His politically charged, silk-screened and one-of-a-kind pieces marks The Dash Gallery's (a.k.a. DD172) second art exhibition opening. The opening was hosted by Damon Dash and Erykah Badu, who also promoted her new album.

“Kyle Goen’s work is what might have happened if Andy Warhol and Emory Douglas collaborated. Using extremely enlarged halftone patterns to abstract photographs of radical and revolutionary leaders, his work probes viewers memories to recall vaguely familiar iconic images.  They draw on the pop notion of celebrity, but his images aren’t about fame. They challenge viewers to remember a time when resistance was cool and liberation struggles just. And it encourages us to dream about making this part of a contemporary landscape.”  

--Dread Scott

Artist: Kyle Goen | Exhibiting at DD172 Gallery

10 Days

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A typography time-lapse video by RIPO entitled "10 Days."

Artist: RIPO | Source: The Junction

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Way Past Due

Ok. So I went to this supercool event in Paris during Thanksgiving holiday (hence, the title Way Past Due), and words cannot explain how insane this Born in the Streets exhibition was. I loved every single part of it. I must say, The Foundation Cartier nailed it to the heart with this one, covering the history of graffiti rising alongside the birth of Hip Hop in New York. I worked my way up from the basement floor to the outside terrace. No photography allowed I heard. I went on a lucky day I guess. Quite memorable. Oh and another exciting addition was I got to watch some kids work on the outer façade. Thanks to my friend Julien Breton for the heads up! Too bad I didn't get to stop by Nantes on my short visit. Check out Julien's work here.

Artists included:

Basco Vazko, JonOne, Olivier Kosta-Théphaine, Barry Mc Gee, Nug, Part 1, Evan Roth, Boris Tellegen/Delta, Seen, Vitché, Gérard Zlotykamien, L'Association Le MUR, Cripta, Coco 144, Quik, Koor, Toxic, Alan Ket, Charlie Ahearn, Manfred Kerchheimer, Maripol, Paris Joao & Roberto Wainer

Read more about Né dans la rue on Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain.

Again, apologies for the delay but its better than just keeping it to myself.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Disco Truck

Stumbled upon this video on vimeo. Definition: Awesome.

Artist/Source: Re-Animatr

BUA Exhibition at Pop Gallery


Opening Reception:

March 25th 2010,  8:30 pm

Internationally acclaimed artist Justin BUA known for his groundbreaking contribution to the Hip-Hop world will be having his first major solo exhibition in Manhattan at Pop International Gallery. The cutting-edge gallery, located at 473 West Broadway, will open its doors to the public with a preview and reception on March 25th, at 8:30 PM.

Born and raised on the very streets of New York where Hip-Hop was born, BUA brings an intimate knowledge of the world he celebrates in paint. He was fascinated by the raw, visceral life of the city. His rhythmic brushstrokes and urban feel is captured throughout his work including his best-selling collection of fine art posters from the series "Distorted Urban Realism," which was also included in the pages of The Beat of Urban Art: The Art of Justin Bua. 

Nevertheless, aside from showcasing his masterful collection of paintings from his noteworthy series (click here to view some), BUA will be unveiling his latest work, a portrait of the legendary Hip Hop mogul Jay Z and DJ Kool Herc. The exhibition will also introduce his upcoming second book envisioning the hustle and bustle of urban city life to be published by Harper Collins later this year.

Pop International is a cutting edge gallery known for showcasing revolutionary artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Keith Herring. For more information on gallery click here.

Pop International Galleries | 473 West Broadway, NY NY | 212-533-4262 |


Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Artist: Spencer Finch | Represented by Nordenhake

The Big 20+1

In conjunction with their 20th year anniversary, Plaza Indonesia in Jakarta welcomes Art Festival, curated by Harper's Bazaar Indonesia. The exhibition, opened by Indonesia's Minister of Trade, Mari Eka Pangestu includes works from 21 carefully selected participants coming from different parts of Indonesia. The exhibition will be on view until March 31st, 2010.

20+1 artists packed in one.
Adi Gunawan, Arya Pandjali, Benny Messa, Budi Adi Nugroho, Deden Hendan Durachman, Dita Gambiro, Edo Pillu, Erwin Windu Pranata, George Timmorason, Gusmen Heriadi, Hedi Hariyanto, Heri Dono, Ichwan Noor, Irawan Karseno, Irman A. Rahman, Kokok P. Sancoko, Manuel Heischel, Meizan Diandra Nataadiningrat [TellThem], Septian Harriyoga, Wilman Syahnur and Yani Halim

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