“New Work” by Barry McGee at Modern Art

Barry McGee’s latest show, simply titled New Work, opened this week at Stuart Shave/Modern Art in London. While not the craziest show Barry McGee has ever done, pretty much everyone I spoke with came away thinking this show is one of the best things they’ve seen recently (except for maybe the Miro show at Tate Modern, apparently that’s going to be a difficult one to top). As usual, McGee straddled the worlds of graffiti and fine art, high-brow and low-brow, concept and aesthetics.

This is a close-up of a table full of zines and sketches by McGee
A number of pepole I spoke with said this was their favorite piece
But this was my favorite

New Work is on now at Modern Art through August 13th. For more photos, check these photo sets.

Photos by RJ Rushmore

Barry McGee solo show opens tomorrow in London

From Barry McGee's show at Modern Art in 2005

Barry McGee’s first exhibition in London in 6 years opens this Thursday evening at Stuart Shave/Modern Art. Do. Not. Miss. This. Show. The private view is Thursday from 6-8pm, and the show will be open through August 13th. We’ve got no idea what to expect, but it’s McGee, so it’s fair to expect something pretty damn interesting. His Street installation with Steve Powers and Todd James is a definite highlight of Art in the Streets right now at MOCA in LA. See you there. And if you’re not in London, I plan to take plenty of photos so check back later this week for those.

Photo by What What