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It’s not even June, but it already feels like the galleries are winding down for a summer of dormancy. Opera Gallery in Soho just launched a group show, Contemporary Masters, that contains a few interesing pieces but had a surprisingly low Wow Factor. Here are a few pieces that stood out for me.
It’s always fun to see a Warhol and a Haring. Their stuff never gets old to me.
French artist/sculptor Arman, perhaps best known for his deconstructed violins, has this awesome piece made with broken china suspended in plexiglass. Really gorgeous.
Sculptor David Mach has a few interesting works in the show, including two sculptures made from wire coat hangers. This towering Standing Gorilla is in the front window but I could not get a good shot of it from the street. It’s pretty cool though.
If you’ve been to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx then you’ve seen the seven gigantic replicas of the statue above, by Spanish artist Manolo Valdes, scattered about the grounds. The title translates to “Head with Silver Butterflies.” I like it.
When I think of Calder, I mostly assosciate his name with playful, minimalist mobiles. This painting by him is lovely.
Opera Gallery is Located at 115 Spring Street in Soho, New York, NY 10012.
The Frieze Art Fair took over Randall’s Island in NYC this past weekend and it was quite an event! Here are ten awesome Pink Artworks I saw there.
This was the first art work I saw when I walked into the tent. Wow, what a great first impression!
Greetings friends and fiends. You may have noticed that we underwent a facelift over the weekend. What you see now is leaner, meaner Gig where we will bring you even more rad Pop Culture Happenings, News and Event Reports in a virtual environment with much less clunk in the trunk.
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You should stash your drugs in this.
Here we have a ceramic storage case shaped like a human head and adorned with markings that harken back to the long abandoned “science” of phrenology, which you can read about here. Because, why not? Then you can buy this rad Phrenology Head Hinged Case (measurs 4″ x 6-1/2″ x 3-1/2″), which you can open and put stuff in, for just $39.95 at This Link. It makes a great House Warming Gift!
Pace Gallery is currently hosting its first exhibition of Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, who joined the gallery in 2011. The exhibition features new paintings, bronze sculptures and works on paper.
I liked his paintings more than the large bronze sculptures. Here are couple of my favorites from Friday night’s opening reception.
This one really resonated with me, as I’m sure it does for many people.
I like this one as well because the girl could be dead or she could be just sleeping. Probably sleeping.
The Yoshitomo Nara Exhibit will run through Jun 29th, 2013 at Pace Gallery, Located at 534 West 25th Street, NYC in the Chelsea Gallery District. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.