Flash Invaders, a free phone game popularized in France, seems today like a perfect lockdown pastime: The objective is to walk around one’s city and snap photos of street art. It’s a distinctly outdoor activity and one with a devoted coterie of players whose interactions are largely limited to the virtual realm.
Shepard Fairey's VOTE is TIME's cover. TIME Replaced Its Logo on the Cover For the First Time in Its Nearly 100-Year History. Few events will shape the world to come more than the result of the upcoming U.S. presidential election. As Americans decide if it’s time to reach for a reset button of our own, this issue includes a special report on the closing days of the 2020 campaign. “On Nov. 3 (or, hopefully, soon after), we will finally get an answer to the question of what these past four discombobulating years have meant,” writes TIME’s national political correspondent Molly Ball. “It is a decision not about what policy proposals to pursue but about what reality we collectively decide to inhabit.” The artwork on the cover is by Shepard Fairey, whose work includes two prior TIME covers. “Even though the subject in the portrait knows there are additional challenges to democracy during a pandemic,” Fairey says of the image, the person is determined to use their “voice and power by voting.”
Banksy's 'Show me the Monet' painting sells for nearly $10 million. Banksy's take on a Claude Monet masterpiece has sold for £7.6 million ($9.8 million) following a nine-minute bidding battle, auctioneers at Sotheby's have said. In "Show me the Monet," famed street artist Banksy reimagines Monet's "Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies" as a modern-day scene.
Russell Young's artwork featured in Harper's Bazaar. Ferris Rafauli: Inside The Toronto Home Of The Man Behind Drake's Iconic Interiors. A contemporary classic masterpiece rooted in the finer details, world-renowned interior designer Ferris Rafauli’s Toronto home is a timeless fusion of fashion, art, design and luxury.
Many people looking down the restored Franklin Alley will see new sidewalks, a freshly paved street and the absence of the 16 commercial garbage dumpsters that dominated the connection between River Street and Broadway. Artist Joe Iurato views Franklin Alley differently. The alleyway is a canvas rich with textured brick surfaces, stockpiled with architectural history and a surface calling for stories of Troy past and present to be told.
Taglialatella Galleries & Ink Entertainment is proud to announce an exclusive “We’re In This Together” Canadian pop-up at 87 Yorkville Avenue with global contemporary artist, Mr. Brainwash, from October 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020. Exhibiting Mr. Brainwash’s innovative and fearless style, the soon-to-launch collection combines pop-art with raw elements of street art. With over 4,500 square feet of gallery space, Torontonians will have the opportunity to purchase works by the Hollywood-favoured artist known for collaborating with Madonna, Rick Ross, KYGO, the Pope, the Kardashians and many more.
Isabelle de Maison Rouge interviews artist Lucas Ribeyron at Taglialatella Gallery, Paris ahead of his October exhibition. Ribeyron is a visual artist inspired by CCTV image and how they play with the relationship between self and the world.
The French street artist Invader has taken over the city of Marseille in an artistic invasion that is unprecedented in scale. The artist, who is known for his mosaics inspired by ’80s video games, has installed more than 80 works around the French city as part of an ambitious new exhibition, “Invader Was Here.“ The artist spent the summer surreptitiously installing artworks of varying scales all over the French city as part of a project for the MAMO arts center. The artist has created an “invasion map” to accompany the initiative.
Swoon will be exhibiting at Contemporary Crafts in Pittsburgh, PA starting Sept. 3. The Heart Lives Through the Hands will feature large-scale paper and mixed media artworks. The artwork addresses the relationships between people and their built environment and explores how creativity can positively impact communities in times of crisis and change.
The Keith Haring Foundation and Sotheby’s are holding an online auction Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, 2020 called “Dear Keith,” with all proceeds benefiting the Center, an L.G.B.T.Q. community organization in the West Village. The Foundation's private collections holds nearly 140 artowks by artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein. An exhibition of the works to be auctioned will take place both online and by appointment at the Sotheby’s Manhattan location.
The British street artist Banksy has accused European officials of ignoring maritime distress calls from non-Europeans after he helped fund a rescue vessel to assist migrants stranded in the central Mediterranean for days. About 150 migrants were transferred from Banksy's ship, to another ship after it rescued so many people stranded in the Mediterranean that it could no longer steer.
As the Founder of OBEY clothing and illustrator behind President Obama's famous 'Hope' portrait, Shepard Fairey and Ice Cube proudly reveal their new work of art. Today, Ice Cube, and American artist, Shepard Fairey, reveal the 'A Contract with Black America' logo in wake of the glaring racial injustice and inequality facing the United States. It was incredible to work with Shepard on this logo. I appreciate him donating his time to this cause, we both believe that the pen is mightier than the sword," says Ice Cube.
Russell Young has garnered attention for making Warhol-esque silkscreen paintings of vintage pop culture icons like Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali and Brigitte Bardot. He counts an impressive array of celebrities as collectors of his starry silkscreens, including Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Joaquin Phoenix, Kate Moss, Mark Zuckerberg, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Drake, Jennifer Aniston, Kirsten Dunst, and—naturally—The Kardashians.
Logan Hicks Presents “The Story of My Life” on NYC’s Bowery Wall. All summer, we have enjoyed a plethora of new outdoor murals throughout our five boroughs, but none is more hotly anticipated than the next artist up on the Bowery Wall. Artist Logan Hicks, known for his intricate stencil murals, will be creating a seventy-foot-long mural entitled “Story of My Life.” He began the project by inviting friends, family and fans to Greene Street in Soho one afternoon, where he asked them to simply walk down the street. Perched high on a ladder, he took hundreds (or was it thousands) of photographs that he would ultimately composite into one. The images include people who have most influenced his life during his ten years in New York, now clearly in view within his mural.
Taglialatella Galleries is excited to announce the seventh installment of the Art for Relief campaign, featuring internationally renowned artists seeking to share positive imagery and make a charitable effort to assist those in need at this difficult time through art sales. This installment’s featured artist is New York City-based Logan Hicks.
WRDSMTH created new optimistic and hopeful muruals reflecting on the current global pandemic situation. WRDSMTH debuted three new stencils influenced by quarantine to encourage his neighbors and hope for the future.
As the world continues the fight against COVID-19, it is more important than ever to look for the positives and to give back when possible. INK Entertainment’s Taglialatella Galleries is thrilled to be partnering with legendary pop-artist, Mr. Brainwash, on a limited edition We Love Canada print.
In July 2019, Mr. Brainwash visited Toronto with Taglialatella Galleries as part of the first-ever Yorkville Murals festival, where he painted a 70 by seven-foot mural. Located in the courtyard of 99 Yorkville Avenue, the mural featured vibrant colours and motivating captions including “never give up” and “love”.
Taglialatella Galleries is excited to announce the sixth installment of the Art for Relief campaign, featuring internationally renowned artists seeking to share positive imagery and make a charitable effort to assist those in need at this difficult time through art sales. This week, our release is a special collaboration with our friends from the North in the Toronto gallery, featuring a Canadian-themed release by Mr. Brainwash.
Taglialatella Galleries is excited to announce the fifth installment of the Art for Relief campaign, featuring internationally renowned artists seeking to share positive imagery and make a charitable effort to assist those in need at this difficult time through art.
Celebrity photographer Markus Klinko is selling his entire archive to raise money for NHS workers battling coronavirus. The Swiss-born photographer’s collection includes David Bowie’s last major shoot before his death in 2016, as well as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and Kate Winslet. The campaign, which will run until April 22, will see works of art sold at auction to raise money for NHS Charities Together. Included in the collection are 12 black-and-white photographs taken of the Bowie in 2009.
Original Invader with Taglialatella Galleries provenance, sold at Sotheby's London online for a quarter million dollars today. This unique sculpture was a featured work in Taglialaltella Galleries "Game On! The Art of Invader" exhibition in 2017 and has sold for more than double the estimated price just three short years later! The exhibition displayed over 60 works by Invader including embossed screenprints, and unique pieces including the "Red Rubik Phantom".
British-American artist Russell Young—best known for his diamond-dusted silkscreen paintings exploring fame, artifice, and the complexities of the American Dream—is partnering with Taglialatella Galleries for their Art for Relief campaign. Art for Relief features internationally renowned artists seeking to share positive imagery and make a charitable effort to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Each artist will feature their own campaign and charity of choice.
Taglialatella Galleries is excited to announce the fourth installment of the Art for Relief campaign, featuring internationally renowned artists seeking to share positive imagery and make a charitable effort to assist those in need at this difficult time through art.
Taglialatella Galleries is excited to announce the third installment of the Art for Relief campaign, featuring internationally renowned artists seeking to share positive imagery and make a charitable effort to assist those in need at this difficult time through art sales.
Taglialatella Galleries is excited to announce the second installment of the Art for Relief campaign, featuring internationally renowned artists seeking to share positive imagery and make a charitable effort to assist those in need at this difficult time through art. Following up a successful launch of Art for Relief last week with multidisciplinary artist Joe Iurato, benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of America, Taglialatella Galleries is excited to bring you an exclusive new release by artist Mr. Brainwash.
“When Mr. Brainwash decides to take over a space, it’s unbelievable the amount of attention it receives,” Brian Swarts, president of Taglialatella Galleries, which represents the artist, told Artnet News in an email. “When we opened our new gallery space in Chelsea in 2016, we gave him both floors of the gallery to do whatever he wanted—nothing but white walls. His truck showed up with over a hundred works and he spent the night splatter-painting our staircase, our staff kitchen and completely ‘Brainwashed’ the space.
Kouta Ntadi is among the artists exhibiting in "Embracing" at the AUP Fine Arts Gallery in Paris. In honor of Black History Month, "Embracing" promotes black culture through painting and sculpture in French society. The exhibition ran from February 6 - March 6, 2020.
The New York Times explores Banksy's anonymous rise in the global Street Art scene, and looks ahead to what the legacy of the artist can be in the future.
Joe Iurato is among the group of street art stars who designed fantastic murals to celebrate Super Bowl LIV in Miami, FL. The N.F.L.'s decision to promote street art marks a shift intended to broaden the oganization's appeal.
Russell Young Takes Over London, RUSSELL YOUNG STUDIO
Taglialatella Galleries is honored to announce the installation of Rubem Robierb's large-scale sculpture Dream Machine, Dandara (2019) at Tribeca Park, NYC. This installation was made possible by NYC Arts in the Parks program which has been showing public art in city parks since 1967. Dream Machine, Dandara pays tribute to Dandara, a transgender woman who was murdered in Forteleza, Brazil, in 2017. The large-scale sculpture will be on display through May 4, 2019.
ABC7 NY, Sculpture honoring transgender community unveiled at New York City park (November 4, 2019)
Human Rights Campaign, Equality Tipsheet (November 5, 2019)
The iconic show Friends made its television debut 25 years ago and we have been captivated by it ever since. Even 15 years after its final episode. The show made an impact on pop culture as we know it and brought many things to the Central Perk coffee table including Jennifer Aniston’s signature ‘Rachel’ hair cut. The show made an impact in the art world as well. In particular, for artist Burton Morris and his pop art designs.
Les Carats, The One Where we Celebrate 25 Years with Art, September 29, 2019
Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to present The Art of Friends, an exhibition by Burton Morris in association with Warner Bros Inc., paying tribute to the artist’s creative contributions to the television show that became a pop culture phenomenon.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tuned In: ‘Friends’ turns 25, September 17, 2019
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, Burton Morris and the art of ‘Friends’, September 18, 2019
"Focus On: Alex Katz" is a focused installation of works by the 92-year-old American painter Alex Katz, one of the most recognized and widely exhibited artists of his generation, and presented in celebration of his appearance in Dallas as the honored artist at the 2019 TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art fundraiser gala in October. This unique presentation brings together a number of themes that characterize Katz’s work: portraits, landscapes, cut-outs, and party scenes. The exhibition will include a painting that is planned to be acquired by the Museum and four from local Dallas collections.
Mr. Brainwash is not your average artist with skeptics suggesting his work is part of an extravagant prank staged by Banksy. Lauren Howe catches up with the pop artist.
Mr. Brainwash interviewed by Lauren Howe on Breakfast Television, July 12, 2019.
Street artist Theirry Guetta talks about his larger than life murals that have been enjoyed by millions, including A-list celebrities.
Mr. Brainwash Interviewed by Global News on the Morning Show, July 10, 2019.
Read more about the highly anticipated sale of Koons' "holy grail" work, Rabbit (1986), sold from the estate of late publishing magnate S.I. Newhouse.
Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Danish born, Los Angeles based street artsit, Mikael B.
In an interview with Colter Ruland, Russell Young discusses life, art and his continual growth as a professional artist.
Artists Jerkface and Owen Dippie collaborate on a mural depicting the late iconic comic Robin Williams, surrounded by hundreds of laughing blue genies — the character he voiced in the animated movie “Aladdin.”
Blouin Art Info, Rubem Robierb’s “Metamorphosis” at Taglialatella Galleries, New York, September 24, 2018
Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to announce the exclusive release of new "Ovaltine" print series by the world renowned street artist, Jerkface.
Hypebeast, Jerkface to Release "Krusty the Clown" Works Alongside Two New Prints, August 5, 2018.
Hypebeast, Best Art Drops: Ron English x Compound 'Police Grin,' Jerkface Print & More, August 7, 2018.
The 1986 work had been hidden at the Stedelijk Museum's former storage for decades, until a Dutch street artist pushed for its return.
Artnet News, Hidden for 30 Years, Keith Haring's Largest Mural in Europe has now Returned to View in Amsterdam, June 25, 2018.
The New York Times, Keith Haring Mural in Amsterdam Is Uncovered After Nearly 30 Years, June 26, 2018.
Lonely Planet, A giant Keith Haring mural has just been uncovered in Amsterdam, July 4, 2018.
The New York Times, "Robert Indiana Had all But Vanished in Recent Years. Some Friends Wonder Why," May 22, 2018.
National Public Radio (NPR), "Artist Robert Indiana Dies At 89: The Story Behind 'LOVE,'" May 22, 2018.
Artnet News, "Robert Indiana, the Pop Art Hero Who Gave Us ‘LOVE,’ Dies at 89 Amid Legal Battle Over His Work," May 22, 2018.
Russell Young's "Jimi Hendrix" silkscreen print, which was expected to earn $6,000-$9,000 at Sotheby's "Contemporary Art Day" Auction on May 17, 2018, acheived an impressive $30,000.
Sotheby's, "Jimi Hendrix," Lot 539, May 17, 2018.
ArtNews, "$45.3 M. Basquiat Is Top Lot in Robust $131.6 M. Phillips Sale of 20th-Century and Contemporary Art," May 17, 2018.
The Art Newspaper, "Basquiat’s $20m work takes centre stage in Phillips sale,"May 4, 2018.
Art & Object, "Phillips to Offer Basquiat's "Flexible" for First Time at Auction," March 30, 2018.
Bloomberg, Basquiat's "‘Flesh and Spirit’ Fetches $30.7 Million at Sotheby's," May 16, 2018.
New York Times, "Contested Auction of Basquiat Painting Can Proceed, Judge Rules," May 8, 2018.
Artnet News, "Judge Throws Out a Collector’s Claim to Halt Sotheby’s Planned Sale of a $30 Million Basquiat," May 8, 2018.
InStyle Magazine, "Street Artist Swoon on Why Her Work Can Be Girly and Gritty," May 1, 2018.
Artnet News, Keith Haring’s Art Has a Secret Language—Here’s How to Decode His Most Powerful Symbols, March 20, 2018.
Taglialatella artist, Swoon, in the News: Completely consuming the space of the Zaha Hadid-designed Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, “The Canyon” recalls the celebrated street artist’s beginnings as a guerrilla artist New York. It features, among other works, a new immersive, mixed-media installation, “Medea,” reflecting on Swoon‘s childhood, during which she witnessed her parent’s lifelong struggle with addiction and substance abuse.
This year’s fair highlights include artist Logan Hicks, who is being honored with the fourth Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award, which will be presented by Nick Korniloff, Vice President, Art Miami, and Jessica Goldman, CEO, Goldman Global Arts, during a private four-course dinner at the brand new Boulud Sud on Friday, February 16th.
Rubem Robierb's Juxtaposed opens next week in Houston...
Cincinnati Ballet and Cincinati Contemporary Arts Center to Showcase Street Artist ‘Swoon’ - via CityBeat.
James Rosenquist, who helped define Pop Art in its 1960s heyday with his boldly scaled painted montages of commercial imagery and graphic style, died on Friday in New York City. He was 83 years old. Via The New York Times
Logan Hicks was selected to paint the famous Bowery Wall (on Houston St.), and has just completed it over the weekend. A huge honor for street artists and New York-based artists alike, the wall was once painted by Keith Haring, and has recently been painted by well-known artists such as Swoon, Kenny Scharf, Ron English and others...
Love and War collide in Rubem Robierb's latest show
NY Fine Arts Examiner
In the news this weekend, Taglialatella Galleries recommends reading the following: Polly Mosendz, of Bloomberg Business, assesses the rumor mill's relationship to Banksy sales in an article titled "You Know Who Banksy Is? Pay Up".
Can you spot our cameo?