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Banksy – The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill Opening in NYC

Looks like Banksy’s made his stay in New York a longer one than anticipated, long enough to open up his own store. Featuring animals out of their norm, or at least what animals look like after been processed, the store boasts a unique collection. A vastly different approach than the usual work associated with the British street artist, his latest endeavors give the Banksy fan a similar message in a different way, which is certainly a trait very few artists possess. The store can still considered street art according to Banksy, since it can be seen from the street everyday until October 31st. For those located in NY be sure to stop by and see what all the talk is about.

89 7th Avenue
West Village
New York, NY 10011

Check out also the BBC video here.

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October 13, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, raw art gallery | , , | Leave a comment

Collette and Gap New Concept Store in NYC

Beginning September 6th 2008, GAP will team up with Parisian boutique Colette to create an installation for GAP’s concept store in New York City. Items that are currently carried by Colette will be available for purchase, including very hard to find product from all over the world. Located next to the NYC GAP Flagship store, they will be showcasing the first US based Colette store, releasing new stock every week for the month long opening. This collaborative effort will run until October 5th, 2008.

July 22, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Design, News, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

“Provoking Magic”: Lighting of Ingo Maurer

ingo maurer provoking lighting at cooper hewitt

For more than forty years, Ingo Maurer has been one of the most celebrated and imitated designers in the world. Part designer, part artist, part enterpreneur and magician, whose work defies easy categorization, Maurer has spent four decades taking risks as a technical innovator, shrewd manufacturer, and inspired dreamer.

Maurer’s art installations, public projects and exhibitions at design fairs have made him a legend in the design world.

Provoking Magic, Maurer’s first solo exhibition in America – and the first major exhibition by a living designer at Cooper-Hewitt in nearly a decade-Maurer and his team have created a dozen brand new objects and site-specific installations, all of which evoke the humor, emotion romanticism, and optimism for which he is revered. 

On view at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, NYC, September 14, 2007–January 27, 2008

October 8, 2007 Posted by | Architecture, Art Exhibitions, Artists, Design | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Art & Fashion – Damien Hirst shows in Prada’s NYC Flagship Store.

damien hirst at prada nyc

In collaboration with Prada for New York Fashion Week Spring 2008, Hirst transformed their SoHo flagship store into an overtly graphic funhouse, using wallpaper, digital projections, and window decals to cover the upper level of the store in an infectious pattern of visual symbols. Weaving a motif of skulls and timepieces throughout, Hirst alternated his 2-D design with pills, hourglasses, coo-coo clocks, praying hands, and hazard symbols resulting in his signature rambunctiousness. The store’s stairs and sunken lower level were cleared of high-end merchandise to make way for a late night concert by British rockers, The Hours. Performing under Hirst’s hanging centerpiece, a dazzling skull replete with disco ball mirrors and menacing timepieces for eyes, the event had the feeling of an exclusive art happening that would have made Warhol proud.

October 4, 2007 Posted by | Architecture, Art Exhibitions, Artists, Design, Fashion | , , , , | Leave a comment