Storm King Art Center is the most spectacular park, located just 150 km north of Manhattan. Featuring a breathtaking collection of monumental sculptures, from the iconic Mark Di Suvero, Daniel Buren, Alexander Calder to David Smith, Richard Serra, and many more, there are over 500 acres of plush grass and rolling hills to explore and discover. Kadishman’s Suspended is one of my favorite sculptures at StormKing. From a distance the perspecive gives the appearance that there are two sculptures one […]
The newest art work on New York City’s Highline is a billboard by the sardonicly hilarious artist David Shrigley. How Are You Feeling? Remarks “I’m Feeling very unstable and insecure” as the billboard continues on to ramble about feeling anxious and inadequate. Shirgley inverts and redirects the rhetoric around marketing and self image – marketing tries to convince of unrealistic ideals only making the target demographic insecure and anxious about not being able to attain those billboard looks. At this […]
We have all seen the rapid growth of the gourmet Food Truck phenomenon, where entrepreneurs meet foodies rolling out concept food trucks that roam the city with massive foot and twitter followers. If you love mobility, then go check out Truck Yeah: A Mobile Meet Up TODAY, October 2, 2011 from 12-6 pm at The Crown Victoria Bar in Williamsburg. Sponsored by Jalopnik and Gawker Artists, Art Cart NYC™ and Etta Place this initiative brings together an amazing assembly of “mobile […]
French street artist JR has been selected to replace KennySharf’s vividly illustrated grafitti wall with a somber massive black and white wheatpaste. In an ironic contrast – caused by post huricane Irene water damage, JR’s paper began to weaken showing Sharf’s mural through the background.
Titled Cloud Gate, this gorgeous Anish Kapoor sculpture caps the Millenium Park in Chicago. The park is home to various public art pieces, including Crown Fountain, and interactive video sculpture fountain created by Jaume Plensa, as well as bandshell designed by Frank Gehry.
The hallucinogenic playground found at the end of the Highline extension, FriendsWithYou is a creative branding agency that also known for these interactive play spaces. We saw FriendsWithYou at Scope Miami in 2008, and now in New York on a mission as they claim “to spread the idea of Magic, Luck, and Friendship™ around the world, and become Friends-With-You!”
I was pleasantly surprised to see the thriving art and culture scene during a recent trip to Miami. We are all well familiar with the chaos and excitement when the international art world descends upon Miami during the annual Art Basel Miami Beach fair in December. This off season summer visit happened to coincide with the Wynwood Art Walk – a spectacular monthly art event that takes place in the Wynwood Art and Design district. Galleries stay open late to […]
On East Houston, between Billy’s Antiques and Bowery stood the recreated mural by famous NY grafitti artist and AIDS awareness advocate Keith Haring (framed by the contemporary grafitti artist Mr. Brainwash) The weekend of July 4th, these two walls were whitewashed, and a new mural is on its way up. In other East Houston news, the scandal that broke around this threesome Calvin Klein ad created such a stir, that it was taken down and replaced by blond model in […]
Japanese-born artist Tadashi Kawamata transformative public installations, also known as “displacements,” transform the spaces they occupy, as whole environments are turned inside-out. Under Kawamata’s direction, complex and chaotic architectural growths of raw lumber, found objects and construction scraps bloom around existing aspects of the urban landscape. Tree Huts is on view in Madison Square Park until Feb 15.
Public Art Fund, in collaboration with the City of New York commissioned Waterfalls, a major new work of public art by internationally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson. The exhibition of four man-made waterfalls of monumental scale are on view until October 13 at four sites on the shores of the New York waterfront.