Saturday, November 21, 2009

Jeanne-Claude 1935-2009

Jeanne-Claude was born in Casablanca, Morocco June 13, 1935. Working with her husband Christo Claude, their endeavors together brought 51 years of contemporary art all over the world.

The purpose of their art, they contend, is simply to create works of art or joy and beauty and to create new ways of seeing familiar landscapes. In February 12, 2005, The Gates opened in Central Park in New York City. A total of 7,503 gates made of saffron color fabric were placed on paths in Central Park.

The cost of the project was $21 million US dollars which was raised entirely by Christo and Jeanne-Claude selling studies, drawings, collages, works from the 1950s to 1960s. Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg described "The Gates" as "one of the most exciting public art projects ever put on anywhere in the world - and it would never have happened with Jeanne-Claude."

The new big project is Over The River, fabric panels suspended horizontally clear of and high above the water level will follow the configuration and course of the river. This will take place between mid-July and mid-August of 2013. The art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude will continue.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Walking down the street...

in the neighborhood and came across this great piece of work. Asked the owners of the work a couple of questions about them. Says he purchased them from a Cuban artists that lives out of Arizona. He makes a trip out to his studio to purchase his art work before it ever comes out. As you can see, it well worth the trip. STAY DIRTY!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

La MISSION featuring Benjamin Bratt

Benjamin Bratt plays Che, a reformed inmate from the seedy streets of the Mission District of San Francisco. A haunting story of healing and transformation: the healing of a broken man, of a father’s relationship with his son, and of a neighborhood struggling to break the chains of violence. Poster art StreetLow's Tyrone Diaz.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Get them while they last...

Just received our first shipment of DIRTY SKINS that are now available at our webstore. We will be selling theses skins for $8.99 thru the 2009 holiday season. So get them while they last cause we have a feeling they will be gone. STAY DIRTY!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Roy Decarava 1919 - 2009

Roy DeCarava worked as a  freelance photographer for magazines and commercial, but he consciously approached photography as an art, not as a form of journalism or documentary history. He was trained as a painter, printmaker, and commercial illustrator and with his photographs often had the composition and gravity of painting. Roy was drawn to photography by “the directness of the medium,” and soon found himself communicating the themes and ideas of his paintings photographically.

DeCarava and a poet, Langston Hughes, would collaborate on publishing a book titled, The Sweet Flypaper of Life, documenting the lives of Harlem residents. Between he and  Gordon Parks are often considered the foremost African American photographers of the 20th century. Roy DeCarava died October 27 at the age of 89.

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