Domino Set By David Shrigley

Domino Set By David Shrigley
All Photos By Gail

Ah, David Shrigley, we love his heavily-warped worldview and sense of the absurd! This Domino Set designed by Shrigley is part of the new Play collection, a collaboration between the artist and Third Drawer Down Studios, as offered by the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Domino Set By David Shrigley
Domino Tile Details

There’s rarely a dull moment when you’re playing games with David Shrigley. Instead of the traditional uniform of matching dots and tiles, you’ll find characters such as Skulls, Grumpy Old Men, and Raggedy Cats on each tile, which makes this 28-piece set a perfect diversion for when you or your partner are plotting your next move.

Available in the Gift Shop at the New Museum of Contemporary Art on Bowery and Prince Street in lower Manhattan, priced at $65 per set, $55.25 for Members.

Domino Set By David Shrigley

Rmutt Urinal Pez Dispenser

Rmutt Pez Dispenser
Photos By Gail

In the tradition of Marcel Duchamp’s Ready-Mades, this 3D printed Pez dispenser by British artist Tom Burtonwood (in the likeness of Duchamp’s Fountain sculpture) combines high and low, pop and populous, and art and kitsch.

Available in the gift shop at the New Museum of Contemporary Art for $70, discounted to $59.50 for Members!

Rmutt Pez Dispenser Detaiil
Rmutt Pez Dispenser Detail

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Bambi at the Affordable Art Fair!

Pink Bambi
Photo By Gail

Hey what’s up. The annual Affordable Art Fair, which officially opens today, hosted a super crowded preview last night with free drinks and lots of amazing art that is, admittedly subjectively, priced to own. To the Fair’s creators, this means art priced up to $10,000, so your mileage may vary. I know that I admired perhaps a dozen works that I’d love to have in my collection, priced from between $400 to $3,000, so that certainly fits my budget — and that’s exciting!

This 3D Lenticular print depiction of a Hot Pink Giant Bambi wandering along a NYC street is by artist Paco Raphael, represented by the Ronen Art Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and sells for just $2700, which is a steal! There are also versions of this artwork where Bambi is Orange, and one where he is Purple. So, something for every taste!

What’s extra cool about AAF is that it hosts galleries from all over the globe, so you can see works from Europe and Asia that you otherwise might not be exposed to, all in one place.

Affordable Art Fair takes place at the Metropolitan  Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street in NYC, through Sunday March 29th, 2015. Visit This Link for more information!

Distant Feel by Antoine Catala

Distant Feels 2
All Photos By Gail

This past weekend, Geoffrey and I finally made it to Surround Audience, the Triennial at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit fills nearly every floor of the museum and, as such, is a bit overwhelming with all of its fabulous, arty things to take in over just one visit. Rather than recap the entire show, I decided to write about a few of my favorite individual pieces, one of which is this aquarium-like sculpture creation called Distant Feel, by NYC-based French artist Antoine Carala.

Distant Feel Detail

Distant Feel (2015) features a new symbol for empathy — E3, or two Es facing each other — and a communication campaign for a message with no product except feeling. Recognizing how an inundation of the various causes that are blared on the news and on social-media feeds can inure us to the pain of others, or the urgency of issues and movements around the world, the artist set out to rebrand Empathy and devise and distribute a more effective expression of this feeling. The project was inspired by the genesis of the peace sign and conceived as a potential generational update.

Distant Feel Detail

There are no fish in this tank, but the organic sculpture closely resembles a coral reef, supporting an assortment of live plants in pastel shades of pink and violet. It’s really lovely and calming to look at. I don’t remember if this piece is on the second  or  third floor of the exhibit, but I am pretty sure it is adjacent to the gallery with NSA Teletubbies — which is a must-see..

Distant Feel Detail

Find out more about the Triennial, on through May 24th,2015, at This Link!

Dasani Air Batman on Bowery and Houston

Dasani Air Batman
Photo By Gail

I’m not sure who does the Dasani Air street art — which has been floating around the east village since 2013 — but this one (spotted on Bowery just below Houston) was new to me. I’ve seen it with Queen Elizabeth sucking on a canister of Dasani Air (clearly parody of Coca Cola brand’s Dasani Water) but Batman is pretty popular as well.

Julian Lennon Horizon at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

Horizon
Horizon (All Photos By Gail)

Emmanuel Fremin Gallery is currently exhibiting a portfolio of 15 large photographs shot by Julian Lennon during his travels through Kenya and Ethiopia as part of his involvement in the Water and The White Feather Foundation initiative for Africa.

Reverence
Reverence

Top Happy Girl Bottom Wheels of Fortune
Happy Girl (Top), Wheels of Fortune (Bottom)

While I was admiring these, a guy standing behind me asked if I knew where they were taken. “I think they were taken in Africa,” I replied, “No,” he interjected, “They were taken on the Moon.” What an ass.

Haven
Haven

I really like this one.

Secret Way
Secret Way

You can see that Julian has an amazing talent for composition and capturing the human spirit.

Follow
Follow

This exhibit will be up for all of April so make a point to check it out.

Julian Lennon Horizon will be on Exhibit Through May 2nd, 2015 at Emanuel Fremin Gallery, Located at 547 W. 27th Street #510, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Julian Lennon Horizon Signage

Fashionable Child’s Spring Outfit

Biggie Smalls T Shirt
Photo By Gail

We’re not feeling the spring weather quite yet, but once it warms up a bit, I think any hip five year old girl would love to rock this Biggie Smalls T-Shirt paired with a White Tulle Tutu and accessorized with a novelty Ice Cream Cone Pendent. I wish this outfit came in my size, is all I’m sayin’. Available at Piccolini NYC on Mott Street.