To be honest, I’d never really taken much interest in or a good look at Dr. Lakra’s work, but when Henrik Haven sent me photos of Dr. Lakra’s recent show at Nils Stærk in Copenhagen, I’ve finally taken the chance to look at the work and I’m blown away. It’s no wonder he is in MoMA’s collection. The show runs through December 15th, but for those of us who cannot make it to Copenhagen, here are photos of a portion of the show:
I know I mentioned this show in the Invasion of San Diego post, but I figured I would go into a little more depth with it, since it is opening July 18th to the public.
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will be hosting one of the first street art museum exhibits in the middle of July. Citing the cultural influence of art in cities, “Viva La Revolucion” brings together some of the most high profile street artists today that have made an impact on city spaces with their socio-political works. Not only will the exhibit be one of the broadest street art museum displays ever curated, but the city of San Diego will also pay host to several public works created in currently unknown locations by some of the featured artists. Invader’s pieces are just one of the public works, with more pieces surly to follow by the likes of Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, and Blu and David Ellis, and possibly Banksy. I cannot wait to see what comes of this.
Here is a complete list of the artists participating: