Things have been very busy here at Carmichael Gallery lately as we prepare for our Saturday opening with Nina, so I didn’t get a chance to write about a few of the things that were on my “need to post” list yesterday. First up, Faile has released some new prints and original works on paper and they’re some of the nicest I’ve seen in a while. Faile just continue to grow on me and I love what they’re doing these days with their wood pieces. As regards the release, I just checked their site and it appears that the two originals and one of the three prints are sold out. Both my favorite original, No Escape: Return To Faile (the image above), and my favorite print, the same image but in purple hues and entitled No Escape, have gone. Here’s my second favorite, the other sold original, which has the frankly awful-sounding name of Wrong End 86 Katsina (the print version (similar but yellow as opposed to orange) is simply and much more appealingly called Wrong End Of The Rainbow), below.
Over the weekend, there was a large-ish article on JR in The Observer. I think JR is pretty amazing, so I’m excited to see him getting recognition in such a popular magazine. Hopefully it will help him raise some money for whatever his next project is. The article may randomly compare JR to Banksy as the lead, but otherwise it’s very insightful. Odd random tidbit: JR is a bit of a hipster, which might explain why he takes so many photos…
Most of what I was posting while away in Stavanger for Nuart was prewritten so that I could focus on the festival. The downside being that I missed a bunch of cool potential posts over the last few days. So here’s my usual post holiday link wrap-up:
JR released this video about the women who were involved with his project in Kibera, Kenya (Via unurth):
Juxtapoz has details about Woodward Gallery Keith Haring show in New York City (which opened September 12th)
Another photo has been released for Adam Neate’s October solo show at Elms Lesters (via Arrested Motion). “A New Understanding” opens October 9th. This could be the street art exhibition of the year, though I’m not feeling this new work as might as I’d expected.
JR and Sam3 have been working hard in the studio in Grottaglie! JR’s print is based on his piece “Self Portrait in a Woman’s Eye, Kenya” from the Circle Culture show back in June. Sam3’s print is called “Subconscio”. Even though these artists are stylistically very different, the introspective quality of the imagery is quite complementary; I think these prints would look nice on the wall together.
JR is awesome. I could go on about why, instead I’m just going to post this self-portrait by JR that will be at Circleculture Gallery from this Friday. Can’t believe I forgot to put this show in my post yesterday. It is going to be crazy-good and I can’t wait to get to Berlin in a few weeks to see all the work in person. More info at Arrested Motion.
As part of Vandalog’s “Great in ’08” series, which will be running every day for the rest of the month. Check out previous posts here. Street artists from across the world have been offered one post to “gift” to one artist that they feel has been doing great work recently. Today it’s Damon Ginandes‘ turn.
Who is one artist doing really great work right now?