sad news & second obituary this week… louise bourgeois died aged 98.
Blog archives: May 2010
cameron platter‘s quirky interpretations of contemporary urban african life play on stereotypes associated with the city through fantasy characters. with wit and satire, they recall and combine associations of both hollywood and africa. his latest solo show, had times great expectations, opens this wed @ whatiftheworld gallery in woodstock capetown, south africa.
(hat tip according2g)
so today, i really wanted to get hfa stickers on a “bne was here” sticker.
there’s a bne on my street, so i went and got 3 stickers.
sticker 1 – great.
sticker 2 – great.
sticker 3 – placed.
getting my camera out for a photo (you know, to take it with my hand) when i get a tap on my shoulder.
it’s a cop!
he says “do u mind defacing something other than a government mail box.”
i say “there’s already a sticker on it and mine are much better looking”.
i peel off all 3 and he lets me go.
(just happen to read that the san francisco mayor allegedly offered a 2.500$ reward for any information leading to the capture of the bne guy… so i guess we better keep the identity of our collaborator secret …)
during our recent trip to nyc, we happened to come across some street art pranks by paul richard. paul creates small signs, the same kind you would find describing an artwork in a museum, and attaches them to objects on the streets. his other creation are ‘dripped portraits’ to be found on pavements, like the ones u can see here on flickr. one of his last ‘interactions’ was a sign asking not to tag sheparf fairey’s mural. unfortunately in vain…
if u happen to be in milan these days, & are fan of pop surrealism, lowbrow and urban art, here’s a tip for a cool show. the don gallery presents editions of posters & ceramic toys the fabulous ron english (pic above), together with bo130, microbo, the london police (tlp), alëxone, san, above, dave the chimp, galo, zedz, jeremy fish, dem, 2501, ozmo & ryan s. dooley. the expo closes this friday – so last chance!