Living Proof Magazine Issue 7 Now Available! Featuring Kenny Scharf, Clare Rojas, Tobin Yelland, Richard Colman, And More!
Living Proof Magazine Issue 7 is now available to the masses!
Kicking it off in this issue, iconic and legendary artist Kenny Scharf, who also graces the front cover, tells us tales about the first time he picked up a can of spray paint, how he met Keith Haring, and how New York City has changed over the years. Complimenting our Scharf feature, Clare Rojas, who is featured on the back cover, gives us an intimate look at some of her recent works.
Moving through the rest of the magazine, Tobin Yelland and his photographs are on display as he speaks about his subject matter and Richard Colman dispels the secrets behind his patterns and cone-shaped hats.
Rounding out the rest of the magazine, Jessy Nite (interviewed by Jen Stark) speaks about her work and how she’s not a lesbian, Mint & Serf engage in a conversation about a variety of topics, Othelo Gervacio (interviewed by Erik Foss) humors us with an anecdote about farting in church, Dominic Episcopo gets his hands bloody with meat sculptures, and Ben Pier photographs the soccer-filled day of Mickey from I Am The Avalanche in our fashion story.
Living Proof Magazine Issue 7 will be available soon for absolutely FREE at retailers and galleries such as Supreme, Reed Space, St. Alfred, Ubiq, Subliminal Projects, O.H.W.O.W., and more. The issue is currently for sale for $6 in our online store and will be available for that same price at other retailers. Limited edition of 10,000. Individually wrapped in a plastic bag.
Set to be released by Rizzoli, Fafi will bring a new graphic novel called The Carmine Vault. Here’s the info:
Centered around a character called Birtak and his desire to join the Paris Opéra Ballet, The Carmine Vault brings to life Fafi’s colorful and irreverent world for the first time in a lavish graphic-novel format. Combining comic book elements with the prestige and allure of art books, the book employs elegant compositions and innovative printing effects to reproduce vivid, never-before-seen work from this celebrated artist.
KCDC Skateshop in Brooklyn opened its doors. What’s even harder to believe is that they haven’t released a video. Until now!It’s really hard to believe that it’s been ten years since
This Saturday, November 19th, KCDC will be throwing a big party at their spot to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. The celebration will also see the premier of their very first video “The KCDC Video.” Doors open at 9pm sharp, and it’s for the 21+ crowd as complimentary beverages will be provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Our good friends over at Anonymous Gallery will proudly open a new location in Mexico City when their “Fresh Kills” exhibition will serve as a small survey of 9 important artists that have lived and worked in New York City and that are actively influenced by their surroundings, use materials’ specific to the region and who have directly transformed the landscape of one of the world’s most dynamic cities.
For over 60 years the 2,200 acres known as Fresh Kills Landfill was where 650 tons of garbage was added each day. Now a multi-phase, 30 year, site development for the refuse will become Fresh Kills Park. At almost three times the size of Central Park it will be the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination is described as “a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape.”
The exhibition “Fresh Kills” is inspired not only by artists that come before this group such as Gordon Matta Clarke and Sherrie Levine, but also Mexican contemporaries such as Teresa Margolles, Damian Ortega, Dr. Lakra, and Gabriel Orozco who have been inspired to use materials that reflect their culture, environment and times.
These artists: Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Aaron Young, Agathe Snow, Hanna Liden, Swoon, Barry McGee, David Ellis, and Greg Lamarche on different levels and in different ways, directly give their art and the culture of New York City the same contextualization – through process, presentation, perspectives, character and relevance.
On Thursday, November 17th, Hawaii’s Loft In Space will host a very special evening with none other than Craig Costello, who you might know better merely as KR, the man behind the drips and drizzles of Krink. For this special event, Costello will do a site-specific painting and sculpture, with a VIP viewing happening from 6:30 – 8:30pm followed by a public reception from 8:30 – 11:30pm. After that, the exhibition will be on view until December 9th.
More info here.
Arkitip has announced that they have re-opened Project Space, their event and exhibition home located in Los Angeles. Throughout the rest of the year, Project Space will hold special offers and receptions, but in the meantime, you can stock up on all the available print editions, issue editions, art books, garments, collector’s items, original fine art works as well as the Curated by Arkitip line for Incase and Pendleton will be offered for sale.
After being closed for renovations for much of 2011, Philadelphia’s Bridgette Mayer Gallery has official re-opened today as they usher in “Karmic Abstraction,” a group exhibition reflecting te idea of the karmic cycle of an artist’s history of painting and ideas. Featuring sixteen nationally and internationally-recognized artists, including our good friend Ryan McGinness, “Karmic Abstraction” reflects the notions of how the history of a painting might be apparent on its surface in a number of ways. Some works speak to personal or cultural memory, while others address the traditions of painting or the medium’s capacity to generate a record of its own creation.
For more information, visit here. The show is on view from November 15th to December 31st.
Check out some of the work below.
Exhibition A continues their string of fantastic canvas print releases with their latest offering, which comes from noted photographer Tim Barber. “Untitled (Central Park)” comes in an extremely limited edition of only 50, each one with a signature label that is affixed to the canvas. The archival, inject print on canvas is stretched over a 1″ thick wooden frame and measures 16.5 x 25 inches. Get it here.