The latest exhibition from Mr. Donnelly seems to play with interpretations of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic Peanuts series, using hints of silhouettes and body parts from recognizable characters such as Snoopy and Woodhouse, yet twisted into a new visual expression that certainly falls within the wheelhouse of KAWS’ past works. The exhibition includes drawings, paintings and sculptures, and is running from September 13 through October 31.
Honor Fraser Gallery 2622 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034
To celebrate the opening of their new flagship in Hawaii, Versace worked with POW! WOW! to provide a large scale mural on one of the key arteries in Honolulu. Located on the intersection of Ala Moana Boulevard and Keawe Street, curator Jasper Wong brought in world-renowned street artist Tristan Eaton to create his own interpretation of the iconic Medusa. Painted over a period of five days, Tristan Eaton employed his unique aesthetics to create a masterpiece that encompasses elements of classic Versace patterns and a variety of textures and styles. In the gallery above, you can see the progress on the beautiful artwork over the five day creation period and of course the final large scale Medusa by Tristan Eaton.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo is hosting a special exhibition of Andy Warhol‘s artworks. Coinciding with the Andy Warhol: 15 MinutesEternal exhibition, the museum has launched a pop-up cafe inside, inspired by Warhol’s works. Serving burgers, hot dogs, fruits and candies, neon-colored tableware and logo-ed bread buns complete the pop culture experience. The exhibition and cafe will run until May 6.
Mori Art Museum 53F Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo
Artist and activist Keith Haring finally gets a monograph worthy of his iconic works:
“Closely based on Haring’s own concept for the monograph he wanted to publish before his untimely death, this volume represents more than a decade of research and contains a wealth of unpublished photographic and written material including drawings, studio photographs, and journal entries. From chalk drawings deep in the New York City subways to murals in Pisa and Berlin; collaborations with William Burroughs and the famous body painting of Grace Jones, this book follows the incredible trajectory of Keith Haring’s artistic career: how a young man from a small town in rural Pennsylvania came to revolutionize the art world–and the course of art history–within little more than a decade. An incredibly prolific artist, Keith Haring created countless bold, provocative, endearing, and unforgettable images that continue to inspire artists–and delight children–worldwide. Tracing the arc from his early subway “tags” to his poignant work on social issues as diverse as AIDS, illiteracy and apartheid, this visually stunning book is the definitive work on Keith Haring.”
Is there a better cross-section of century-spanning architecture anywhere in the country, let alone Cambridge? Take a short walk around MIT’s campus to scope out Frank Gehry’s angular Stata Center and the massive windowed slab, the Green Building, a skyscraper on stilts that helped launch I. M. Pei’s career. Eero Saarinen’s chapel, a block from the river, represents one of the high points of mid-century modernism. Don’t worry: it’s nondenominational.
Albert Barnes, an eccentric art collector in the early 20th Century, built a home for his pieces in the Philly suburbs. One of his main stipulations was that, once he passed away, the collection never be moved from its location. Cut to sixty years later and the need to up attendance, and his foundation decided to move to the heart of the city. While the collection’s focus is on Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso, its holdings are vast. The best part: they maintained the same off-kilter order Barnes had originally hung them in. Pro tip: a limited number of tickets are available each day, so buy yours as far in advance of your trip as possible.
Greek Cypriot industrialist and art collector Dakis Joannou recently commissioned Jeff Koons and Italian yacht designer Ivana Porfiri to design him a mega yacht. A floating piece of art, “Guilty” measures in at 115-feet long and ranks as Koons’ largest project to date. Inspired by British naval camouflage from World War I, the yachts exterior features bold geometric designs that include alternating yellow rhombuses, pink triangles and blue polygons.
The yacht’s interior walls and ceilings are all white, with extremely large windows to maximize natural lighting. Highlighting the space, a central staircase turns from pinkish violet to galactic blue and finally warm yellow. The main cabin encompasses the top deck, with 180-degree views and the word “Feelings” hanging in neon lights above the bed, the master bedroom also has a private terrace. The four guest cabins feature “museum-worthy” works, while the living room is decorated with Italian Radical Design furniture.
The Great Ferraris of Sergio Pininfarina exhibition focuses on the years during which Sergio, the son of founder Battista “Pinin” Farina, made a pivotal contribution to the creation of the Prancing Horse’s most famous models. A collaboration that started in 1952 and which represents one of the great icons of the Made in Italy phenomenon.
The exhibit features 22 Ferraris, all designed by Sergio Pininfarina, and is open now and runs until January 7th, 2013.