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Street Art Eames for the Windows!

Street Art Eames for the Windows! Window Shopping for Street Art at Barneys
Street Artist Billi Kid and Street Art Photographer Luna Park pair 20 hot street artists with the Classic Chair
American designers Charles and Ray Eames worked and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture during their life together, which stretched 4 decades or so in the last century. During that time they created many classics – like this, this, and this. As with most things that become classic, they also can use an update periodically.

And so it came to be that Mr. Kid and Ms. Park summoned 20 of the current crop of rebels on the street to reface one of the Eames classics for a fundraiser auction benefitting Operation Design, which puts architects, artists and related professionals in mentorship programs with NYC public school students. The whole enterprise, which includes a film crew, and auction, and parties, involves a number of players. But the aesthetically thrilling part is to me is that it is freely available by walking down the street – specifically walking by the Barney’s windows starting May 11th – June 1st.

The MOMA has the original in it’s permanent collection, and TIME magazine named their dining chair the best design of the 20th century, but for us the real deal is in these 2010 versions that erupt with new life and the D.I.Y. spirit that is alive and well on the streets.

The chairs have been rocked! Here are a few examples.

Aakash Nihalani
Aakash Nihalani

Billi Kid
Billi Kid

Elbow Toe
Elbow Toe

Joe Iurato
Joe Iurato

NohJColey
NohJColey

Peru Ana Ana Peru
Peru Ana Ana Peru

Skewville
Skewville

Sofia Maldonado
Sofia Maldonado

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT PRESENTS

“EAMES INSPIRATION”

CURATED BY BILLI KID AND LUNA PARK

ON VIEW AT BARNEYS WINDOWS FROM MAY 11th THROUGH JUNE 1st

Operation Design

Billi Kid

Luna Park

The Eames Office

Public Works Dept.

See the whole collection of chairs HERE

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
presents
EAMES INSPIRATION

A unique collection of iconic Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chairs, as re-imagined by some of today’s most celebrated graffiti and street artists, will be auctioned online
to benefit OPERATION DESIGN.

Operation Design organizes architects, graphic artists, design, construction and related professionals to work with public school students to create motivating and inspiring spaces and projects.

Featured in BARNEYS NEW YORK windows on Madison Avenue at 61st Street
May 11th through June 1st.

Bidding begins May 11th at opdesign.org and ends June 1st.

Curated by Billi Kid and Luna Park.

Featuring
Aakash Nihalani, Billi Kid, Blanco, Cake, Celso, Cern, Damon Ginandes, Darkcloud,
David Cooper, Elbow-Toe, James and Karla Murray, Joe Iurato, Matt Siren, NohJColey,
Peru Ana Ana Peru, Skewville, Sofia Maldonado, Stikman, UR®New York and Veng.

Logan Hicks Sneak Peeks from His “Opera” Show Next Week

Stencil Artist Logan Hicks finishes prep for his new solo show at Opera Gallery. His new multi-layer stencilled canvasses are a healthy 3 feet by 4 feet in size, and feature some of the cleanest lines he has created – sometimes giving them a liquid effect, like big reflecting pools in a monochromatic subterranean tableau. [...]

Weekend Roundup: Winds, Swoon, Woodward, Brooklynite, & TrustoCorp Hipster-Feeding

It’s the month of May and this weekend you couldn’t bear to be on the streets of NYC -
Even though we managed to see new stuff INDOORS by Swoon, Matt Siren, Royce Bannon, Michael DeFeo, Stikman, Celso, DarkCloud, LAII, Deekers, M-City, and Dolk – The cold, high winds made street walking quite uninviting and threatened to blow the top off of Swoons’ Konbit shelter installation along the East River while she signed copies of her new book inside Urban Arts Projects.

Along Williamsburgs’ fabled Bedford Ave. yesterday you would have expected hipsters and the college kids who emulate them to be slavishly completing their brunches and slumpingly parading to a stylized dodgeball game at McCarren Park. There they would be chugging from giant styrofoam cups of beer purchased from The Turkey’s Nest and texting friends about their TOTES crazy life.

Instead all that could be found were hearty Polish ladies with corsages pinned on their heavy woolen coats from the Mother’s Day Services at church, a few of the regular lumpy neighborhood drunks slouched and drooping off the park benches, and some miserable young families forced out of their apartments by sheer child-driven insanity.

That’s why this newly discovered sign by TrustoCorp almost seemed like a cheery promise of warm weather, asymmetric haircuts, neckbeards, and hand-rolled cigarettes just around the corner.

This place is a zoo. Trustocorp anticipates an ironic kickball game to come… (crappy phone photo © Steven P. Harrington)
They Don’t Eat Much Anyway —This place will soon be a zoo, and Trustocorp anticipates a number of ironic kickball games yet to come… (crappy phone photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Dark Clouds at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Dark Clouds at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Matt Siren at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Matt Siren at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Stikman at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Stikman at Woodward (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

At Brooklynite the crowd was pumpin’ to the sounds of DJ Evil EE in the backyard and looking at new work from M-City and Dolk,while this fellow and his boyz were banging out a street rhythm on the sidewalk in front of the gallery. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
In BedStuy, Brooklynite the crowd was pumpin’ to the sounds of DJ Evil EE in the backyard and looking at new work from M-City and Dolk,while this fellow and his boyz were banging out a street rhythm on the sidewalk in front of the gallery. (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

Dolk and M-City at Brooklynite (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Dolk and M-City at Brooklynite (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

In the backyard gallery at Brooklynite this Dolk was lit from below quite effectively (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
In the backyard gallery at Brooklynite this Dolk was lit from below quite effectively (photo © Steven P. Harrington)

M-City and Dolk at Brooklynite (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
M-City and Dolk at Brooklynite (photo © Steven P. Harrington)