Hendrik ‘ecb’ Beikirch recently opened a show in Cologne, Germany and painted a large mural to accompany the show. Beikirch’s show, Transsib – Greyhound. Paintings from train and bus rides, is on now through May 19th at Ruttkowski:68 in Cologne, but I want to focus on his beautiful new mural.
To learn more about Beikirch and his process for this body of work, check out this video:
Happy almost Halloween. It’s been a week of wasted energy, or so it seems. A potential legal wall that I was organizing has fallen through for the time being, but hopefully things are just delayed rather than cancelled. Here’s some of what I should have posted about this week:
Reported, this sculpture at Occupy London was made and left there by Banksy, but that claim is unconfirmed by Banksy so far. Nonetheless, Zeus added this modification to the piece. And Above has also made some work in solidarity with the Occupy movement. Similarly to K-Guy’s work at Occupy London, I’m conflicted here. On the one hand, it’s great when artists who know how to get headlines do so in solidarity with a political movement of sorts, but on the other hand these artists are of course latching on to the movement and associating themselves with it in a way that they know will get headlines and potentially help them sell some paintings. Of course the same could be said of many of the celebrity speakers who have been generally well-received at Occupy events. So there’s that dilemma to think about.
Last time I was in NYC, I saw this billboard for Hennessy cognac with designs by Kaws. Just interesting to see the flip from a decade ago when Kaws would have modified that billboard illegal to insert his work onto it in an effort to associate with the Hennessy brand, and now Hennessy pays Kaws to associate with their brand. Also, this new Kaws/Snoopy toy goes on sale today on Kaws’ website. Okay, one last bit of Kaws news: I love this new painting by him.
ECB and Claudio Ethos have a two-man show on now at 101/exhibit in Miami, Florida called Between Night and Day. The show is open now and runs through July 31st. Looks pretty damn cool to me, and I think ECB and Ethos are a great pairing. Here’s some of what’s at Between Night and Day…
The Robots Will Kill crew has a show in Philadelphia opening on April 1st. Never Say Die, a 10th anniversary show for the crew, will be at Vincent Michael Gallery. ChrisRWK, KevRWK, veng, ecb, peeta, JesseRobot and Flying Fortress will all be in the show.
I will definitely be at the opening of Never Say Die. Here’s a flyer: