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SWOON BOOK SIGNING AT URBAN ART PROJECTS

SWOON Saturday, May 8th from 6-9PM Urban Art Projects 136 Wythe Ave. at 8th Street Brooklyn, NY. 11211 Free beer and music! Swoon will be creating an installation with the books themselves, and they will be sold right off the wall so be sure to stop in and get an exclusive piece of this project. [...]

MAYHEM! Crowds Jam the Streets for Shepard Fairey’s show at Deitch Projects

Well, it happened. May Day Arrived.
The immigration reform marches
in major cities across the U.S.?
The day that the British Petroleum oil spill
started lapping up on gulf shores?
The occasion of a mis-fired car bomb in Times Square?
No, silly, the END OF AN ERA – Deitch Projects Final show featuring America’s Top Street Artist – Shepard Fairey.

Part of the MayDay Mural piece – replicated on the Houston Street (photo © Reana Kovalcik)
Part of the MayDay Mural piece displayed – a mirror image of the mural on Houston Street nearby. (photo © Reana Kovalcik)

The crowds bloated the streets outside, possibly dwarfing the crowd inside. Some old-timers said attendance may have also dwarfed the famed Haring and Hirst shows of years past and there was plenty of visual stimulation on the pavement, including a motorcycle gang and a fair amount of actual street art to gander, so even those hapless who were penned outside the formal show didn’t seem to mind.

The artist signing work for his fans (photo © Reana Kovalcik)
The artist signing work for his fans (photo © Reana Kovalcik)

The artist and the gallerist were in attendance, which is always nice, and minions of fans and insiders mixed with assorted downtown celebrities and catty journalists. Mr. Fairey, in an interview with BSA earlier in the week had told us that HYPE is everywhere, one could say that the air felt kind of summery thick with it.

(photo © Reana Kovalcik)
(photo © Reana Kovalcik)

And fun! Did I mention Fun?

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A wall of framed rubyliths (photo © Reana Kovalcik)
A wall of framed rubyliths (photo © Reana Kovalcik)

John and Yoko in the foreground (photo © Reana Kovalcik)
John and Yoko in the foreground (photo © Reana Kovalcik)

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Looks like Brooklyn style made it to the show too. (photo © Reana Kovalcik)
A little Brooklyn style was in the house. (photo © Reana Kovalcik)

See more photos by Reana Kovalcik HERE

SIGNAL GALLERY PRESENTS: JEF AEROSOL “GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS” (LONDON)

SIGNAL GALLERY PRESENTS: Signal Gallery is delighted to be presenting the second solo show in London, by legendary French street artist Jef Aerosol. Jef is well known to London audiences, having appeared in a large number of group shows and in other venues for many years. Jef is a household name in his native land.  [...]

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