æOver 40,000 rockets blasting off from the wall of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. On Saturday April 7, artist Cai Guo-Qiang marked the opening of his exhibition with Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; a site-specific work created for MOCA.”
CAI GUO-QIANG: SKY LADDER
On view April 8, 2012–JULY 30, 2012
The Gefffen Contemporary at MOCA
Here is a peek at some of the paintings that Sage Vaughn will be exhibiting at our FIFTY24SF Gallery starting Saturday, November 19. Runaways will feature new paintings, some of Vaughn’s signature envelope works, and a hand-finished print in an edition of 24.
Cody Hudson is showing at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago at the moment, and we like this upside down “Punks Not Dead” neon sign. Edition of 5, so you and a few people can all debate the Ramones for an hour.
This is Hudson’s fourth solo at Rafacz Gallery. It continues through Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Showing at FIFTY24SF Gallery this Saturday, June 11 with a solo show called “In My Room,” we look at the photography of Swampy. We think these are what initial drew us to Swampy, and even though we know that the icon has a mystique and a powerful feeling to it, it is the photography that seems to carry the most weight, an authentic, organic essence of open freedom and exploration in an era where we mostly just find ourselves consumed in digital. These are storytellers in the original sense. —Raymond Brown / The Citrus Report staff
Banksy is an artist that everyone can agree on is the most popular kid at school who eventually gets kicked out. He is like “21 Jump Street” or something cool. That doesn’t make sense, but we like Johnny Depp reference to run rampant.
Banksy is releasing a new poster this Saturday, May 7, for the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, with POW noting, “After the recent Tesco riots in Bristol Banksy has produced this fine commemorative souvenir poster. It’s available exclusively from Bristol’s Anarchist Bookfair this coming Saturday. All proceeds go to the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft and associates.
Open 10.30am – 6.30pm
80 Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol.
more information here: http://www.picturesonwalls.com/
Richard Goldstein, in Vogue, wrote about Janis Joplin, “”the most staggering leading woman in rock… she slinks like tar, scowls like war… clutching the knees of a final stanza, begging it not to leave… Janis Joplin can sing the chic off any listener.” And this song proves. This is why we are proud to be from San Francisco.
You know how Saturday Night Live is always funnier in hindsight and in rerun form than when you actually watch it live? This is the case here with Zach Galifianakis’ opening monologue from SNL. We thought it was sort of over-the-top then, now it is legendary.