I see the Street Tag “Sheep” — with the second ‘e’ written backwards — all over downtown. Today I saw it in this variation. Artist unknown. Spotted On Houston walking east from Sixth Avenue.
Oh my, I do love a Pink Room. This corridor will take you to the staircase that leads to second floor location of Meet on Chrystie, a corporate meeting space whose décor could only have been done by an artist. It’s pretty groovy.
I loved how the aesthetics kick in before you even enter Meet, with its bright pink corridor and pink-painted stairs and railing.
The pink accents stop before you continue on to the third floor, so you know there was a bit of branding going in the decision to create these colorful flourishes.
It just makes you feel happy and welcome, as you bask in the glow of the pink.
I’ll be back.
This spotted dog is the brand mascot of PINK, the Victoria’s Secret line of clothing and lingerie that is marketed to college age (and younger). He’s pretty cute.
In dimmer light, you can see that this little guy lights up!
Photographed in the window of the Victoria’s Secret store at the corner of Broadway and Prince Street in NYC.
One of the best places in NYC to see and buy new art, the Affordable Art Fair, kicked off this past Wednesday with a private preview and continues through Sunday, April 3rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
I always have a good time at the fair and I love seeing so much diverse contemporary art — from galleries all across the globe — under one roof. The gallerists are super friendly and I always run into friends. It’s a good time! Since it’s virtually impossible to distill this event due to its massive scope and overall diversity of the art, I decided to do what I did last year, which is to recap by featuring my favorite pink works of art also (including purple and red, just because) to give you an idea of what you’ll see at the Affordable Art Fair, and what the prices are like.
I love the way the bright pink neon extends beyond the background in this sassy piece from La Lanta Fine Art, based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Brooklyn Purple By Lars Tunebo
You gotta love a Pink Elephant taking a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge! Spotted in the booth for Ronen Art Gallery , which is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Eloquen Art Company’s booth included fun works by NYC based realist ‘Gumshoe’ painter, Angela China!
This unique sculpture — a pair of oversize, ripe cherries — was created from ceramic and gold, and was found in the booth for Placenza, Italy-based Palma Arte.
The Madrid-based artist know as dEMO is famous for his playful Bear sculptures of all sizes — some are as tall as a building! He is represented by Soraya Cartategui Gallery, also based in Spain.
Korean-born artist/sculptor Wonsil Kim created a pair light fixtures that he calls the Remembrance Wall Light. I snapped a photo of the one with a pale pink finish, but there is also one in a complementary shade of blue. The glass of each lamp depicts a scene of people playing volleyball on the beach, as bright yellow tennis balls wiz by at high speed! Very beautiful, and nostalgic, even! The top of each light features a pair of white feathers poking upward that somewhat emulates a pair of wings. Here’s another view of this lovely work, which I saw in the booth manned by Park Fine Art in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Price: $600 Each (sold as a pair with one Pink and one Blue Lamp)
These Lips are actually an oil painting and not a photograph! Roh Jae-soon explores aspects of communication by painting lips. He is represented by Lilac Gallery here in NYC.
Joanne Artman Gallery (based in Laguna Beach, CA) always brings along a selection of fun, whimsical artworks for their booth, including the hyper-realist paintings of Pedro Bonnin.
From further away you can see this is a pixelated representation of a woman’s face, embedded with a pink neon heart. Very Modern! Courtesy of Arteria Gallery in Bromont, Canada.
Here’s a gorgeous piece of kinetic art that we saw in the booth for Galerie Envie d’Art,located in Paris.
London’s Bleach Box Gallery is one we look forward to visiting each year. Here are two works, by photographer duo Heidler & Heeps (Richard Heeps and Natasha Heidler), both of which are Silver-C prints dry mounted onto aluminum. Their colorful and contemporary work is priced to own!
Price: $215 (for Vinyl Collection, above)
The Affordable Art Fair Runs Through April 3rd, 2016 at The Metropolitan Pavilion, Located at 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) in Manhattan. Visit This Link For More Information!
Wear Pink Wednesdays: It is a Thing. Right now, you can get this fun On Wednesdays We Wear Pink design by Kuitsuku — and featuring the Jigglypuff Pokemon — in a wide variety of T-Shits, Long Sleeved T-Shirts, Sweatshirts and Hoodies, just in time for the cooler weather. Prices start at just $19.95! Get Your Pink On now at This Link!
The late summer edition of the Affordable Art Fair is back at the Metropolitan Pavilion through Sunday, September 13th! We hit the Preview Night on Wednesday and were thrilled with the variety of artworks for sale and the friendliness of the gallery representatives on hand to help move each piece along to an art-loving home.
We took a ton of photos, as usual, but managed to edit this post down to 10 (or 11, actually) of our favorite Pink Things we saw at the show. Enjoy!
That was fun right? And there is so much more to see, so make sure to go this weekend!
The Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) and the Affordable Art Fair hours are as follows:
Friday, Sept. 11, 11am – 8pm (Free admission Friday: 6-8pm)
Saturday, Sept. 12, 11am – 8pm
Sunday, Sept. 13, 11am – 5pm
Tickets are available at the door, or for a slightly discounted price at This Link!
PK SHOP is pleased to introduce an exclusive new edition by Nir Hod. Inspired by the artist’s Genius series of paintings of precocious and portentous children, the 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch chrome-plated sculpture is produced in editions of seven in four bold colors: gold, pink, and two additional colors that will be announced at a later date.
A meditation on beauty and loneliness, Hod’s poised and alluring young geniuses dwell in a world of paradox, where their cherubic cheeks contrast with their scornful expressions and lit cigarettes. Philosopher Roy Brand describes them as “…little demons without disguises. But they are also yearning, beautiful, and charming, and their narcissism is more a sign of internal happiness than of vanity.”
Entitled Nicolai, the series accentuates the vulnerability of these child prodigies by pairing the knowing expressions and eerie self-possession of the painted geniuses with the sculpture’s three-dimensional diminutive body. Referencing the seductiveness of luxury materials, Hod implements chrome for the first time with this series. The shiny high-polish of the chrome is transformative; the cutting edge medium transforms the traditionally-rendered sculpture into an object of the modern world. The mirrored surface of the work appeals to the viewer’s inner narcissist, while the rich colors reflect the vivid imagery of contemporary life.