Rockefeller Center presents SHARE, a sculpture by KAWS, now on view at Rockefeller Center’s Plazathrough October 2021. The 18-foot-tall bronze figure features two of the artist’s iconic motifs,“COMPANION” and “BFF”.
On and Off the Streets: Urban Art New Jersey is the first museum exhibition to examine the duality of New Jersey artists whose creative versatility extends from the street to the studio. The exhibition features Joe Iurato among other 11 artists and it will be on view from September 24, 2021 to February 27, 2022 at Morris Museum.
Tiffany & Co. has launched a new campaign about modern love featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z with a Basquiat painting as a backdrop. Titled Equals Pi (1982), the long-unseen turquoise painting is meant to recall the luxury retailer’s signature shade of blue.
Shepard Fairy's new mural is on a wall of the IMAX Simons Theater at the New England Aquarium. The mural is part of Sea Walls, an environmental public art project based in East Boston to raise awareness about the effects of climate change on the planet's fragile oceans.
SCOPE has partnered with digital marketplace YellowHeart for a diverse curation of innovative NFT minted VIP tickets. Minted tickets will feature unique editioned artwork celebrating SCOPE’s New Contemporary program, presenting artists that define our cultural landscape across a variety of creative disciplines. Logan Hicks and Swoon wil be some of the featured artists at SCOPE Mimami Beach 2021.
Joe Iurato will be one of the artist that participate in the Cow Parede 2021. There will be 75 cows imaginatively transformed by different artists and sculptors. The cows will be on view publicly at different locations throughout NYC from August 18th to September 30th, 2021. After that they will get auctioned off to raise money for Gods Love We Deliver.
The Carousel @ Bloomingdale’s: It’s Game Time celebrates one of this summer’s most-anticipated films, “Space Jam: A New Legacy”, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. It’s Game Time opened June 3 through August 16th and is held at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship in New York City and Bloomingdales.com. Mr. Brainwash created one-of-a-kind pieces especially for The Carousel, including life-sized sculptures of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” stars LeBron James and Bugs Bunny, and basketballs, which were unveiled on June 21 and are now available for purchase.
For the first time Basquiat’s Family Will Organize a Show of Rarely Seen Works by the Artist From Their Personal Collection. The exhibition will share never-before-seen pictures by the artist and it will include an "experience."
Iconic contemporary pop artist Burton Morris will debut his first NFT collection at www.burtonmorrisnft.com entitled The Art of Friends. The collection features the famous gallery of art featured on the set and behind the notorious orange couch in Central Perk coffee shop where best buds Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel hung out. The Art of Friends NFT honors the influential presence of Burton Morris' artwork throughout the show's 10 seasons.
A painting of a skull by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $93.1 million at Christie’s in New York on Tuesday night, becoming the artist’s second-most expensive work to sell at auction and setting a new benchmark for this week’s blockbuster evening sales.
Andy Warhol is synonymous with Pop art and celebrity, Campbell’s Soup and Marilyn Monroe—but one driving force in the artist’s work that people may not know about is Warhol’s relationship to Catholicism.
A new exhibition illuminating the ways Catholic themes appear in Warhol’s work will travel to the Brooklyn Museum this fall from Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum.
American artist KAWS' signature character, Companion, is set to take to the skies across several world cities as a hot air balloon. He announced plans to fly his huge new sculpture above major cities in countries including Australia, China, Turkey and Spain. The exact schedule will be dictated by demand for flight packages, which will see groups of two or three ascend in the balloon for an as-yet-undisclosed price
— Rubem Robierb
"Peace Makers" inspired by the increased call for social justice and activism across America and around the world, Robierb worked tirelessly through 2020 and into 2021 on Peace Makers in attempt to create a modern monument that would visually embody and symbolize the ubiquitous hope for equality.
ABC7 News - May 5, 2021
Taglialatella Galleries is proud to present Peace Makers, an exhibition celebrating the stunning new sculpture series by Brazilian-American artist Rubem Robierb. Inspired by the increased call for social justice and activism across America and around the world, Robierb worked tirelessly through 2020 and into 2021 on Peace Makers in attempt to create a modern monument that would visually embody and symbolize the ubiquitous hope for equality.
TIME OUT, Randall's Island Unveils 2 New Sculptures By Rubem Robierb (May 5, 2021)
MANHATTAN EXPRESS, Two massive sculptures were just unveiled at Randall’s Island (May 5, 2021)
MSN News, Two new works of public art by a prominent sculptor were unveiled this week on Randall's Island (May 4, 2021)
Patch News, The two artworks by the artist Rubem Robierb include a tribute to racial justice protesters (May 4, 2021)
Peace Makers, the new prolific Rubem Robierb work, will be exhibited along with Robierb’s “Dream Machine II” as part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program in partnership with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance from May 2021 – May 2022. In conjunction with the public unveiling, Taglialatella Galleries will unveil table-top limited editions versions of both Peace Makers and Dream Machine at our flagship location in Chelsea, NY. The exhibition will open on May 6th, with a public reception from 5 - 8 pm in the gallery’s dedicated second-floor exhibition space at 229 10th Avenue, New York, NY.
A Banksy painting from 2009 will be a highlight of Christie’s June sales. The painting, which is from a series of oil paintings that were “vandalized” by the artist is estimated at between £3 million and £5 million ($4 million and $6.9 million).
One of the world’s mightiest galleries has handed over its keys to one of the world’s most famous artists. Damien Hirst will organize all the shows at Gagosian’s Britannia Street location in London for the entire next year. The shows will consist of Hirst’s own work.
“KAWS: WHAT PARTY,” curated by Eugenie Tsai, a fast and tight survey of Donnelly’s 25-year career, opening to the public February 26th, 2021 at the Brooklyn Museum. This Retrospective exhibition will run through September 5th, 2021.
Mr. Brainwash, who gained prominence after appearing in Banksy’s 2010 film Exit Through the Gift Shop, is getting his own documentary. The feature-length pic hails from OBB Pictures and will be directed by Michael D. Ratner, who helmed and executive produced Justin Bieber: Seasons for YouTube Originals and its follow-up Justin Bieber: Next Chapter.
RUBEM ROBIERB: TWO INSTALLATIONS AT RANDALL’S ISLAND DREAM MACHINE II and PEACE MAKERS
on view: MAY 2021 - May 2022
Rubem Robierb’s two-part installation by Taglialatella Galleries NY at Randall’s Island is made possible by the NYC Parks Art in the Parks program in affiliation with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance. It is an incredible honor to contribute to this program and see Robierb’s sculpture as public works.
For an artist as renowned for politically-charged works as Shepard Fairey, the conservative United Arab Emirates might seem like an unlikely place for a new gallery show.
And yet the country's glitziest city, Dubai, is precisely where the US contemporary artist -- best known for the iconic Obama "Hope" poster -- is marking his first foray into the Middle East.
The 1982 work, titled "Versus Medici", was painted by the artist when he was only 22 years old. It is estimated to fetch between $35 million and $50 million, automatically vaulting it into the highest echelon of paintings by the late artist. Four of the top five most expensive Basquiat lots were painted in 1982. If the painting achieves its high estimate, it could be the third most expensive sold at auction to date, according to the Artnet Price Database.
Exhibiting the highest quality of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from blue chip names of the secondary market, as well as promoting the work of internationally renowned living artists, Taglialatella Galleries has become a destination for long-time art collectors and newcomers alike.
A New Audrey Hepburn Documentary Reveals the Life Beyond the Glamour.
Audrey Hepburn’s eloquent, unmistakable voice—one that suggests its owner speaks more than one language (she spoke six)—is pulled from interviews and recordings in which she reflects on life and love. Her words carry us through the film, illustrated by lesser-seen photos and videos and interspersed with interview cameos from those who knew her best—the actress Mita Ungaro; her son Sean Ferrer—but it’s her granddaughter Emma Ferrer who delivers the most poignant examination of one of history’s most famous women.
New York – NY – March 11, 2021 – Taglialatella Galleries is excited to announce the first multifaceted gallery program dedicated entirely to NFTs – nonfungible tokens – or digital, collectible artwork. Taglialatella Galleries will launch Tag NFTs this spring, offering an entirely new way in which art enthusiast and collectors can engage, experience, enjoy and even own a piece of this new untethered and unlimited medium of creativity.
The Banksy piece was bought at Taglialatella Galleries a few months ago. “Taglialatella Galleries was not part of the planning of this, but we understand the NFT medium offers unbridled, limitless possibilities for artists and galleries to experiment with creativity,” the gallery president, Brian Swarts says. “While we do not encourage the destruction of rare and important artwork, we do understand the importance and context of performance art in the physical world will surely translate and expand in the world of digital art and NFTs.” (The gallery is preparing its own NFT program.)
Caledonia Curry, aka Swoon, is widely known as the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the male world of street art. She is currently running a new moving installation as part of a national series called American Portrait by PBS. Made in collaboration with Radical Media, the project commissions leading artists to create three large-scale stationary and roaming vehicle public art installations in three U.S. cities including New York. The initiative highlights “poignant messages of community, empathy, and understanding tied to themes explored throughout the American Portrait initiative,” as per a statement.
Brian Donnelly - better knows as KAWS - is one of the Taglialatella Galleries artist, who started out as a graffiti artist in the ’90s, often appropriates recognizable cartoon figures from pop culture, including “Sesame Street” characters, Mickey Mouse and SpongeBob SquarePants. In the last decade, his work has become an increasingly recognizable sight at major art institutions, though his embrace of popular media like streetwear and children’s entertainment have also marked him as a perpetual outsider within the elitist art industrywent from tagger to blue-chip artist, riding the increasingly blurry line between commercial and fine art.
Home to Houssein Jarouche, one of the Taglialatella Galleries artist, this apartment is full of the best from Brazil’s past and present. Open-plan, painted a stark, gallery-like white and filled with some of the finest examples of furniture design – from mid-century Brazilian classics to pieces by Houssein’s hero Jean Prouvé and future icons by the likes of Patricia Urquiola.
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.
Market: Palm Beach Emerges as the Latest Sun-Kissed Mega-Gallery Outpost as Dealers Follow the Money to America’s Resort Towns. Now, with the cooler months approaching, major galleries including Pace and Acquavella, as well as Sotheby’s, have announced plans to launch spaces in Palm Beach. Move over, Hamptons
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 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.
“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.
Taglialatella Galleries New York is one the local New York City galleries to be featured in the February issue of France-based ARTRAVEL Magazine, which highlights luxury goods, architecture, design, and other creative endeavors.
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.
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.
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
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.
Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to announce our collaboration with the Danish born, Los Angeles based street artsit, Mikael B.
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.
"As the popularity of art fairs surges, the thirst for sophistication and true curatorial vision grows. For the last 5-10 years, Hamptonites have been migrating upstate alongside the city’s tastemakers. These three galleries lead the way, as we transition away from the mass-market model and trim the fat to REVEAL a new Art Fair for like-minded collectors in the Contemporary market."
No. 3 Magazine, Chelsea Galleries Flock to REVEAL in Saratoga, July 5, 2018.
June 28th, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – INK Entertainment and Taglialatella Galleries are pleased to announce the gallery’s first Canadian location will officially open Friday, July 13th at 99 Yorkville Avenue in Toronto’s coveted Yorkville neighborhood.
Canada’s first Taglialatella Galleries will feature works from world-renowned artists Banksy, Jeff Koons, Warhol and more!
BlogTO, "Famous New York Art Gallery Opening Toronto Location," May 30, 2018.
Daily Hive, "Renowned art gallery opening its first Canadian location in Toronto," May 30, 2018.
Taglialatella Galleries and INK Entertainment are pleased to announce they have partnered to launch Canada’s first Taglialatella Galleries location this June in Yorkville, Toronto. Adjacent to INK Entertainment’s new fine-dining Italian restaurant Sofia, the space is an elixir of fine art, design and entertainment, transcending the usual gallery experience.
(Follow the link below to read the full Press Release)
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.
Gang’s all here! That was the sentiment shared last night at an intimate dinner celebrating the new Off-White x Jimmy Choo collaboration as every major model of the moment from Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid to Kaia Gerber and Hailey Baldwin came out to the Taglialatella Galleries in Chelsea to fete the most exciting new thing to happen below the ankle in quite some time.
Sunday, February 12, Taglialatella Galleries located in Chelsea, New York hosted a celebratory event, which honored the recent collaboration between two iconic fashion labels: Off-White and Jimmy Choo. In the middle of New York Fashion Week, the star-studded guest list included names like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Naomie Campbell, Kaia Gerber and Hailey Baldwin, among others.
Considering the people whose portraits Nancy Ellison has shot, it’s no surprise that she has a fund of stories to tell. Sting. Sharon Stone. Jack Nicholson. Mick Jagger. Grace Jones. They’re not all in Nancy Ellison: Nancy - Off Color, the show with which Taglialatella Galleries will celebrate the grand opening Thursday through Jan. 17 of Taglialatella Galleries Due, its new second space in Via Bice. Whether or not the subjects are juicy, the stories always are.
Last month, Taglialatella Galleries hosted an opening reception at its flagship New York City location for Burton Morris’ “Painting Playboy,” the latest in the artist’s Icon Series. “Usually my message has been based on what is going on in pop culture,” the artist told Playboy ahead of the exhibition’s opening.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Playboy is likely naked ladies, not art. But the magazine’s historical ties to the art world—specifically within the realm of pop art—are actually quite rich, with artists from Keith Haring and James Rosenquist to Patrick Nagel and Salvadore Dalí (who once posed for the rag in 1973) having created work for Playboy‘s pages. Founder Hugh Hefner, who passed away in September, was a cartoonist himself before launching his empire in 1953, and Art Paul, Playboy’s founding art director and the man behind the iconic bunny logo, commissioned tons of illustrators and artists to contribute works to the publication throughout his 30-year career. Now, Playboy, currently helmed by Hefner’s son, Cooper, can add another artist collaboration to its roster: Burton Morris.
Burton Morris is many things—an American pop artist in the tradition of fellow Pittsburgh native and Carnegie Mellon alum Andy Warhol, a former advertising art director and a lifelong devotee of comic superheroes, which he taught himself to draw at the age of three, when a well-intentioned attempt to imitate Tarzan on the monkey bars put the budding artist in a full-body cast for two and a half months. And come this fall, Morris can add “Playboy artist” to the list. On November 9, the artist will debut an original collection of Playboy-inspired work at Taglialatella gallery in New York City.
Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to present Zevs: Liquid Assets, an exhibition of iconic original and limited edition works by influential graffiti and pop artist Cristophe Schwarz, aka Zevs. Featuring paintings on canvas and board, sculpture, and select works on paper, the exhibition will open on September 14th, 2017 at the gallery location in Chelsea, NY.
GAME ON! The Art of Invader at Taglialatella Galleries...