I was in Milan on Monday night for the opening of “Nos Braços de um Anjo,” Os Gêmeos’ solo show at Galleria Patricia Armocida. The gallery was packed with a who’s who of the street/low-brow/graffiti art world. It felt like every other person there was massively important and respected for some reason or another. And, of course, the twins did not disappoint. Brazil’s most important street artists (or perhaps just “artists”?) have created another series of stunning paintings, sculptures and installations (and rumor has it the entire show was sold out or at least on hold before the doors even opened). I took a few photos:
Yes! The first big event of the new year and it’s one of my favorite artists: Os Gêmeos. The twins are having a solo show in Milan at Galleria Patricia Armocida. The show, called Nos Braços de um Anjo, opens on January 25th. Definitely check out Arrested Motion for more photos of new artwork and details about the show.
As you may have noticed, Seth and I have been spending most of our free time away from SCOPE (not that we’ve had a whole lot so far – see what we (Carmichael) and the other galleries were busy with yesterday) down the street at Deitch’s Wynwood Walls, where many of our friends are hard at work on their murals for Thursday’s opening (Nina, osgemeos and Finok haven’t stopped since they arrived). Here are some pictures of what Nunca, Aiko and Clare Rojas’ walls were looking like last time we checked.
We also paid a quick visit to Al from O.H.W.O.W. the other night. This is a cool space. Here are some set up shots.
First, a peek at It Ain’t Fair, large group show. The Parla is beautiful.
This girl gave me one of her lollypop rings.
Here are a few of the pieces in Dark Night of The Soul.
And here’s where I wrote this post from, in case you were wondering. It’s super busy in here (it’s the SCOPE preview day) so I better get back to work!
Things are really taking shape at the osgemeos/Nina/Finok wall on NW 2nd Ave here in Miami. If you liked the twins’ work in NYC back in the summer (also made possible by Deitch Projects and Goldman Properties), you are going to love this. Check out more progress shots of the foursome in action below!
Seth and I haven’t even been in Miami twenty-four hours yet, but I wanted to quickly share a few of the things we’ve seen so far. There’s still time to buy a plane ticket if you haven’t already – this year is going to be one of the best yet and you don’t want to miss it. The piece above is by Nina, one of the artists participating in Deitch’s Wynwood Walls. osgemeos are beginning their work alongside her below (that’s Otavio in the pic).
A block away is the Barry McGee building.
Then Shepard’s wall, the first of several he’ll be working on in Miami.
Then there’s the main complex; when we were there last night, Nunca, Aiko and Clare Rojas were hard at work.
Then there’s SCOPE, not too far down the street. This is the Vandalog fair! Gaia’s piece is looking amazing outside.
And here’s a peek at our booth, #127. Just waiting for Nunca’s piece to come back from the framers, then we’re ready to hang!
This year the art fairs in Miami are going to be complimented with two massive mural projects.
First, the classic: Primary Flight came out with their promo video yesterday. PF have been doing a mural project in Miami for a few years, and their line up is a grab bag of awesomeness with artists like Ron English, The London Police, Logan Hicks and Revok. Here’s the video:
And then there is a the guy in town: The Wynwood Walls is a project by Jeffrey Deitch. The line up isn’t as expansive, but the names are all international superstars like Swoon, Barry McGee, Futura, and Os Gemeos.
There’s even a lot of overlap between the projects with artists like Shepard Fairey and Aiko painting for both groups.
Naturally, I’ll be there filming for Babelgum and taking photos for Vandalog.
Yesterday was the opening of the New York City leg of the Nike/Livestrong Stages exhibition which also had a stop in France. While some of the work was the same, there were some new artists in this show like Os Gêmeos. Arrested Motion was there and took plenty of photos.
The lineup for stages is full of some of the best artists in the world. José and Rosson Crow are two of my favorite artists who aren’t “street artists.”
Photos from Arrested Motion. AM also has a bunch more photos from the show including artwork from Kaws, Futura and JR.
There are street artists who are really just unskilled designers with nothing better to do at night, there are street artists who are good within this small genre of art, there are great street artists who make some interesting pieces indoors, and then there is Os Gêmeos. These Brazilian twins are without a doubt two of the most talented artists in Brazil (or anywhere I can think of for that matter) today. A few days ago they had a show called Vertigem open at the Museu da FAAP in São Paulo, Brazil. This might be the best art I’ve seen all year; it’s definitely up their with Swoon in Venice and Banksy versus The Bristol Museum. Here are some images:
Months late, I’ve finally uploaded all the photos from my 3 week holiday traveling through Europe in June/July to flickr. You can see the full set of street art photos here, but I thought it would be fun to pick out a few highlights.
First, Venice. The Swimming Cities were gone this time I was in Venice, but the Biennale was still on, and Miranada July’s sculptures deserve a mention. Here’s a photo of me with one of July’s sculptures.
And if anybody knows who painted this piece, let me know. It was also in Venice:
But most of the street art I found was in Berlin. Here’s some of that: