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Images of the Week 10.04.09

Images of the Week 10.04.09

Our Weekly Interview with the Street

Bast Krsna
$469? I can’t pay that much for a sports coat!  I just need it for an interview anyway, I’m not going to wear it hardly. (Bast, KRSNA) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Super Tanned Bangel. Bishop 203
A flash of calf makes me flushed and tingly with excitement (Bishop 203)

(photo Jaime Rojo)

Blu at Deitch Studios LIC
Blu at Deitch Studios

(photo Jaime Rojo)

Blu (detail)
Blu (detail) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Blu (Detail) Money Does Not Grow on Trees
Blu (Detail) Please make your rent payments in crisp unmarked one-hundred dollar bills. Sincerely, Acme Landlords Inc. (photo Jaime Rojo)

Celso and the Bridge
An odd little blue tarp that reminds you of those Mexican decorations – Papel Picado. (Celso) (photo Jaime Rojo)

From the International Folk Museum, an example of papel picado
From the International Folk Museum, an example of papel picado

Chris Uphues
My heart is so bluuuuuuuuuuue without youuuuuuuuuuuu. (Chris Uphues) (photo Jaime Rojo)

GreedAnd now, a word from our sponsor. (photo Jaime Rojo)

The siege of Obey by lightining and serpents. Shepard Feirey Hellbent Christian Paine
The siege of Obey by lightning and serpents. (Shepard Fairey, Hellbent, Christian Paine) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Hellbent

Blaaaaaaaa! Me hates bad coffee! (Hellbent) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Hugh Leeman Shin Shin Billi Kid
Yeah, this skinny-butt anchor lady said I needed a makeover before I could go on her interview show.  I said, “Fine, but I’m not putting out my cigarette.” (Hugh Leeman, Shin Shin, Billi Kid) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Matt Siren
It is our fervent hope that New York never stops being a freakshow. (Matt Siren) (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Dude Company

The Dude Company

Shin Shin Cornucopia
Autumn’s bounty of genetically modified apples, and a box of DickChicken McNuglets  (Shin Shin, Dick Chicken) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Yep, the leaves are just starting to turn in the Big Apple – a little color in the trees, temperature is a little cool so you might feel a bit frisky in your 70’s shorts now. Sunny day like this is a good time to go running in the park – you never know who you gonna meet.  Hopefully, she’s not already taken…

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Swoon Flotilla Arrives

Swoon Flotilla Arrives

Ahoy Matey! Swoon's Switchback Swashbucklers (photo Laina Karavani)

Ahoy Matey! Swoon’s Switchback Swashbuckers       (photo Laina Karavani)

After weeks on the mighty Hudson River, the peace-loving pirates of Switchback Sea made their heralded entrance at the Port of Deitch in Long Island City, with their effervescent captain at the helm.

Captain Swoon at the Helm (photo Laina Karavani)

Captain Swoon at the Helm (photo Laina Karavani)

Flotilla on the East River with The Manhattan Island Behind (photo Alison Dell)

Flotilla on the East River with The Manhattan Island Behind (photo Alison Dell)

The grand undertaking involved a veritable fleet of talent and beauty to successfully launch and land these ships of dreams, and the eagerly gathered crowd of friends and fans cheered wildly and gaily as each sculptural spectacular made it’s entry to land.

A Jubilant Marching Band Kept the Anticipation High (photo Alison Dell)

A Jubilant Marching Band Kept the Anticipation High (photo Alison Dell)

The boats, built by Swoon and compatriots, harken back to a place we’ve never been, except in childhood fantasies, and the multitude of shipmates aboard them were cleverly clad in ship-chic that alerted others.

Just swashbuckling steps away, the action continued inside the massive ship-hanger, where fans and friends were treated to a massive display of Swoon’s prints, woodcuts, paper, paint, and constructions.

A Cavernous Display of Swoon's Work inside the Gallery (photo Laina Karavani)

A Cavernous Display of Swoon’s Work inside the Gallery

The installation continues through October 18, and will include music and dance performances on selected days until then.

Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea

Images by Laina Karavani and Alison Dell

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