Barry McGee is perhaps the biggest and best respected street artist to ever come out of California (sorry Shepard Fairey). This last week, he’s been on my radar for a few things.
First of all, I started seeing his name popping up for his part in American Realities, the latest show at New Image Art (he was working under the alias Lydia Fong). Check out some photos of that show below (more at Arrested Motion):
And then there is the group show that McGee is involved in at CircleCulture Gallery in Berlin…
Aaron Rose of Beautiful Losers is curating this show, so it’s sure to be something very cool. Images when I get some.
Here’s the PR:
Barry McGee, Ed Templeton and Raymond Pettibon are pioneers and icons of the contemporary urban art movement. Their work can be found in the collections of major museums and has been shown at large exhibitions and biennales worldwide, but all three have repeatedly emphasised their roots in youth subculture – in the worlds of skateboarding, graffiti, punk and hip-hop.
These three sought-after artists are brought together by curator Aaron Rose, whose urban art documentary Beautiful Losers is currently touring the world, in the intimate atmosphere of Berlins Circleculture Gallery.
Special bonus Barry McGee video after the jump…I found this thanks to photo-bank of WallKandy, and old video of Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen. One of the best art videos I’ve seen in a long time.
Photos from Arrested Motion