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Beau’s Mechanical Shark Week at Amy LI Projects

Crying Shark
Weeping Shark (All Photos By Gail)

Do you like sharks? I sure do. Amy Li Projects is currently hosting a solo exhibition with a fun shark theme: Mechanical Shark Week, featuring all new paintings by one of NYCs most popular Street Artists/ Taggers, Beau. Shark Week!

I didn’t write down all of the official names of the paintings, so I just made up names that I think describe what is happening in the picture, and then I captioned each photo accordingly, so please enjoy that.

Shark at a Picnic
Shark at a Picnic

Beau’s paintings in this series include many references to other modern and contemporary pop artists, such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Keith Haring and Claes Oldenburg. Beau (who in person, strongly resembles actor James Franco) admits that he enjoys working “in variable styles and mediums,” so of course the influences are going to creep in there. And for that, we say, Good On Ya!

Captain America Shark
Heartbroken Captain America with Shark Sidekick!

Beau says that having dexterity with a broad range of genres allows him to render styles most fitting for any environment. “A lot of my work grows out of necessity,” he reveals. “Usually a client steers me towards something they feel, or that strikes them.”

Bart and Shark
Bart and The Shark

He continues, “I hold myself to a standard approach that an artist must practice in multiple mediums to encourage a rich growth in perception and technique, and in a classically trained manner.” He also just likes to just ‘let the spirit move him,’ as they say, while “trying to find new ways to break the rules that have already been broken many times over.” You Go, Beau.

Floor Shark
Floor Buster Shark

“I also like the challenge of completing paintings and or projects of any media within my reach,” he concludes.

Baron Shark
I Don’t Know What This Means

Bang Shark
Shark Bang!

Greek Diner Shark
Shark and Bunny at the Greek Diner

As you can see, these are all pretty darn great, and the price point is around $300 – $500, so Beau’s work is very affordable for anyone who wants to build their collection with quality pieces from a very up and coming young artist.

Beau’s Mechanical Shark Week will be on Exhibit Through June 3rd, 2015 at Amy Li Projects, Located at 166 Mott Street in Chinatown, NYC.

Gallery View

Shark Week Drinking Game!

Shark Week Drinking Game
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Happy Shark Week, Everybody!

Shark Attack High Heels!

Shark Attack High Heels
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As we wrap up a fantastic Shark (Attack) Week, I must show off these Fierce Shark Attack High Heeled Shoes, which were submitted to The Gig by my cutting edge pal Karl! Thank You, Karl!

Shark Attack Cat Riding a Roomba

Presented Here Without Comment.

Shark Attack Bench!

Shark Attack Bench

Shark Attack at the Bus Stop!

Shark Attack Cocktail!!

Shark Bite Cocktail

In Honor of Shark Week, we present a video of the Shark Bite Cocktail from Joe’s Crab Shack Restaurant. The drink consists of a Blue Curacao based fruity cocktail with Red Grenadine poured into it from a Shark-shaped vial, thus simulating blood in the water post-Shark Attack.

Shark Attack!

Thanks to Tracy Giehl for The Tip!

Shark Attack Sleeping Bag!


Land Shark

Shark Attack themed items are one of our favorite things to feature here on The Gig, but we also enjoy promoting interesting and unusual plush toys. Now you can own an oversized shark plush that’s actually a child’s sleeping bag, courtesy of artist/designer Kendra Phillips and plush manufacturer Patch Together. The ChumBuddy, as it’s being marketed, is a 7 foot long monster plush that will be available to ship in the 4th quarter of 2010. The good news is that you can pre-order this delightful, soft and cuddly menace of the deep right now for just $199.95 (includes free ground shipping to US addresses) at Patch Together DotCom ! Shark attack!

Thanks to Plastic and Plush For the Tip.

Shark Attack Bean Bag Chair

Shark Bean Bag Chair
“Ouch!”

Well, actually this is just the cover for what becomes a pretty swell-looking Shark Attack Bean Bag Chair once filled with 200 litres of beans, which are not included in the sale price of $19.95 plus shipping.

Thanks to Neatorama For The Tip!

Shark Attack Wet Suit, Gnarly

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“Ouch! That Stings!”

Nothing shows the possession of a splendid sense of the morbidly hilarious quite like emerging from the surf in a wet suit designed to look as if you’ve just been mauled and partially eaten by a shark! Ho ho ho! Available in limited quantities, and by request only, from Dornob Dot Com, where they have pictures of other wet suits that are also kind of wacky!

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Shark Attack Tattoo


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Judging from this picture, I’d say somebody has a pretty healthy sense of humor about having his arm bitten off by a shark.