Wednesday morning, one of the city’s graffiti removal trucks power washed away the LEGAL street art that street artist, @phoebenewyork, has been maintaining on this exterior wall of @thebeannyc for a while now. This despite employees and customers speaking up to let the city workers know that it was not illegal street art. But the artist proved her resilience the very next day when she went right up on the very same wall with these brand new pieces that I got to snap yesterday.
Mood ♀️. No matter how busy life gets, always find time to be silly.
I was with a bunch of first graders at the airport on Tuesday. The teacher gave them 1 minute to get the sillies out before they had to be quiet and pay attention. They ran around the room doing flips, yelling, screaming and laughing with each other. And then they all lined up and got on their best behavior. . PSA: Make time to get your sillies out!
I'm so excited to be launched as an artist by @asylum.artist.management. They will be showing incredible works by over 10 artists (inc. @theartfulgreen & @timjfowler ) at their premier Launch exhibition at The Crypt Gallery. PV on May 31st.
...featured image: Detail from "Bree" which will be on show for the first time!
In tribute to the genius that was Robert Indiana. He died a few days ago at age 89 and leaves the most amazing legacy. We usually have to explain his work in the gallery as ‘Do you know that ‘Love’ logo, in a square…’, but we think this overshadows the rest of his incredible work. His graphic work at once portrays both the light and dark of the American Dream. We now live in a world where graphic statements have become ‘normal’ to hang on your wall. But the impact of Indiana’s text strike much deeper than ‘Love’. What are we being told to do by these words? ‘Yield’ ‘Eat’ ‘Die’ … even ‘Love’? Is there a 1984 element to the American Dream and its freedoms? A question even more relevant today than in the 60’s…
Funnily enough, we just got a new work in by him that needs cataloging. Expect a blog soon. In the meantime - you can check out more works by him for sale on the website. The image is ‘Yield Brother’ from the 1990’s American Dream Screenprint portfolio. We currently have ‘Parrot’ hanging on the gallery wall. The last remaining of the American Pop Art Icons?
Greetings to everyone and hope all is well.
I will be showcasing some of my work in the upcoming hArtlem World event hosted by @hartlem_ . This is one you will not want to miss. Join us on June 24th as we will be celebrating hARTlem's 3rd year anniversary and Harlem's diverse and illustrious culture. There will be food, music and more. I hope to see you all there! For more info and tickets follow the link in my bio. .