~FREDDY’S DEAD . . . GET THE T- SHIRT !!

FREDDY . . is a curatorial project by New York based artist, JOSHUA ABELOW.

this t shirt was produced to celebrate 5 years of programming / 2014-2019.
please visit: FREDDY / for more info
Artwork by: TED GAHL
Layout Design by: JONNY CAMPOLO
Silkscreen & production: ANDY MISTER aka HELEN SAID THIS
6 oz. 100% ring spun cotton tee
free shipping in the USA
from . . . $34

to order: FFREDDY’S DEAD – HELEN SAID THIS

the back is like a band tour T . . . it lists all the FREDDY shows & projects.

ALL IMAGES via: FREDDY’S DEAD – HELEN SAID THIS




~GRUMPY BERT . . RED ENVELOPE SHOW 2020 / YEAR of the RAT / last week !!!!!!


above:
JON CARLING, YEAR of the RAT . . !!!
each envelope is . . 3-1/2 x 6-1/2 in. / with flap down
($100 ea.)


above:
MAKE WEN, YEAR of the RAT . . !!!
each envelope is . . 3-1/2 x 6-1/2 in. / with flap down
($28 ea.)


POSTER IMAGE by . . SHIN (YEON) MOON / @shinnyoni on IG

FINAL WEEK to catch the always . . . incredible, fantastic !!

‘RED ENVELOPE SHOW’ – presented by GRUMPY BERT
this year happening in both NYC & LA !!
the NYC presentation is at CITY POINT BROOKLYN, DEKALB MARKET HALL / 445 ALBEE SQUARE, BROOKLYN, NY
the last day is: Presidents Day, MON FEB 17, 2020 – don’t blink !!

see: GRUMPY BERT !!!!




~PETER SUTHERLAND . . JOE / JIM MORRISON / THE DOORS / METROGRAPH X ABSOLUT ART

you say . . . bananas ?
I say: JIM MORRISON !!!!

& while we are on the topic / of how clueless – the mainstream art world is:

Y’all . . . can call art: visionary, rebel, formal / even theory, skills & functional, but please leave
‘practice’ . . . to the doctors who take out your appendix / thanks.

“There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors …”
~JIM MORRISON

PETER SUTHERLAND . . .
‘re-imagined’ a new movie poster . . . for OLIVER STONE’S classic film, ‘THE DOORS’, 1991.
using his friend Joe – as a stand-in.
now up, in an exhibit series / in collaboration with ABSOLUT ART / at METROGRAPH, LES / LOWER EAST SIDE / NYC.
see: METROGRAPH X ABSOLUT ART
see: PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘JOE MORRISON’ / ABSOLUT ART – LIMITED EDITION


PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘JOE MORRISON’, 2019.
ABSOLUT ART / RE-IMAGINED LIMITED EDITION MOVIE POSTER / OLIVER STONE / ‘THE DOORS’
limited edition of 30 / signed & numbered
23.6 x 31.5 in.
($195)


@petersutherland: my very talented friend Joe as Val as Jim @metrographnyc / @absolut_art movie poster series,
now up at Metrograph.

2 images via Instagram @petersutherland




~PETER SUTHERLAND . . GX1000 BOARDS

you say . . . CATTALAN ?
I say . . . SUTHERLAND.

PETER SUTHERLAND / new GX X PS BOARDS . . .
available now / GX1000store.com / @GX1000
or, at your local skate shop.
$55 ea. / size 8.5 in. / raised logo beneath transfer / manufactured at PS Stix / Costa Mensa, California
original artwork by PETER SUTHERLAND

image via Instagram @petersutherland




~RED ENVELOPE: DIANNA XU . . GRUMPY BERT, FLUSHING TOWN HALL / OPENING RECEPTION SAT JAN 5

RED LIGHT / GREEN LIGHT . .
LET . . DIANNA XU come over !!!!!!!

2019 . . is the ‘CHINESE YEAR of THE PIG’ & once again, GRUMPY BERT . . .
presents this wildly popular group show, showcasing a wide and diverse range of illustrators – at their creative & imaginative . . BEST !!!!

working on traditional ‘lucky’ red Chinese New Year coin envelopes, these glorious pieces can usually be yours – for the taking, starting at $50 each / all of which are one-of-a-kind.

GRUMPY BERT, ‘RED ENVELOPE SHOW’ – OPENING RECEPTION SAT JAN 5, 2019 / 5 – 7 PM
show runs thru . . . JAN 27, 2019
FLUSHING TOWN HALL, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, N.Y. 11354

more info: ‘RED ENVELOPE SHOW’ – GRUMPY BERT / FB

see: “PIGS have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life” . . . . (!!) / 2019 EARTH / YEAR of the PIG

so, 2019 could be . . . SWEET & MEATY ?!!!!
I’m in.


DIANNA XU – PORK BELLY for YEAR of the PIG
image via Instagram @diannaxu




~ANDREW GUENTHER . . ‘NEW PAINTINGS’ / SOFT OPENING, BROOKLYN / OPENS FRI DEC 28

RAINY DAY – PARADE !!!!!!!

ANDREW GUENTHER WELCOMES . . . ‘SOFT OPENING’.
NEW LOCAL BROOKLYN / GREENPOINT SPOT for all things . . HAND-MADE & ORGANIC, incl . . ART !!

ANDREW GUENTHER – ‘NEW PAINTINGS’
OPENS TO-NITE FRI DEC 28 / 7 – 10 PM
SOFT OPENING, 570 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222

see: SOFT OPENING PLANT STORE & GALLERY SHOP – PLANTS, CERAMICS, BOTANICALS/ HOME GOODS & ART / FACEBOOK
IG: @softopeningbk


@andrewguenther_art: “Pick up some real plants when you get my fake ones.”
image via Instagram @andrewguenther_art


@andrewgueenther_art:”Okay, okay. I’ve added a few photographs . . This one was taken in
Berlin several years ago.”
image via Instagram @andrewguenther_art


def, checkout: ANDREW GUENTHER – ARTIST PORTFOLIO WEBSITE


when he’s not doing ‘art’, Andrew is making jewelry, where his line is known as . . ‘EAT THE LEAF’.
def, checkout: EAT THE LEAF – by ANDREW GUENTHER

ps: if you ever wondered where I got that shiny, hand-made / golden “ALREADY DEAD” (!!!!) pendant that hangs around my neck, now – you know !!
and . . FOR REAL / THAT’S HOW I FEEL – in 2 words !!
plus obviously I got a GHOST ARMY – many dear, now departed friends . . in that big ole / DEAD ARTIST CLUB – UP IN THE SKY.

FLASHBACK . . . !!!!!

since, it’s a super rainy day, after a false alarm “Alien Invasion over Manhattan” night . . . it was a utility sub-station explosion, or so they – say.
(I’m personally waiting for the big headline . . “ALIENS – HAVE LANDED” !!!!)

here’s something to divert ya, a little digital trip !!!

ANDREW & ME – go far back. he was the intern at the now defunct Daniel Silverstein Gallery, on 21st St. in Chelsea, when I was showing there, in late 1990s.

I have a ton of pix of him, and his WORK !! over the decades.
he’s such a colorful and super talented figure, who wavers like a flame, about to spark – on the fringes of the ever-changing underground.
I hope one day, before I am REALLY DEAD / that some gallery will finally wake up – and show them ?!!

here’s one:


ANDREW GUENTHER . . . with his paintings, in his home studio.
GREENPOINT OPEN STUDIO WEEEKEND, OCT 5, 2014.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

I picked that one, because, well !!!!!!! no words needed !!!!!

but also because, it’s in a nice run of artlovers articles, covering topics & with photos of:

1. a great, early – “FADE” piece . . by ROB PRUITT.
2. PAUL McCARTHY – offends PARIS !!
3. MATT LEINES painting . . in an early, big GREENPOINT TERMINAL GALLERY – group show.
4. WALTER ROBINSON – his big RETROSPECTIVE – was just setting out – to conquer the art scene.
5. archival pix of SIMON CERIGO, R.I.P. & his work . . . truly already dead & representing the splendor of the DEAD ARTIST CLUB / still, just short of taking over big time / ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO’, and, most def . . a ring leader of my own personal . . GHOST ARMY.
SIMON a was the director of the DANIEL SILVERSTEIN Gallery in the late 90s, and as such, was the one to give a young Andrew Guenther, fresh out of some university art school, his first job in NYC.
5. and finishes up with . .
an extensively documented STUDIO VISIT, with ANDREW GUENTHER, including that photo above / GREEN POINT OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND. OCT 5, 2014.

SURPRISE BONUS . . ?
NICHOLAS STEINDORF . . . new wave ‘ringleader’, in his own right / shows up !!!

most def: SCROLL DOWN / ARTLOVERSNEWYORK – 2014 !!!!


SIMON CERIGO, ca. early 1990s.
toy model with custom paint job. if this image doens’t ‘encapsulate’ Simon,
I don’t know what – would.
a huge lover of art, and it’s . . ‘fanciful, yet meaningful’ flight.
it’s best, is most often . . it’s most elusive – in a broad-based, dumbed-down mass market.
talk about . . . ‘soft’ openings (!!!)
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH


WALTER ROBINSON, ‘REVENGE’, 1982.
acrylic on canvas.
SIMON was a big, and very early fan . . of both Andrew Gunther, and Walter Robinson.
we owned a stack of early Andrew Guenther 1990s drawings, and ‘Revenge’, was among our first early Walter Robinson purchases.
PHOTO: HELENE CERIGO LUPATKIN




~TAYLOR McKIMENS . . PAPER HOLI-DAZE !! ORNAMENTS !! at MUDDGUTS . .

the other reason to swing by MUDDGUTS – TODAY !!

A WILD !! ASSORTMENT !! of PAINTED, PAPER / ONE-OF-A-KIND, ORNAMENTS BY . . TAYLOR McKIMENS !!!!!!
$150 – $200 a pop.


image via INSTAGRAM STORY @taylormckimens


image via Instagram @muddguts


image via Instagram @muddguts


image via Instagram @muddguts


image via Instagram @muddguts




~TOM SACHS . . NASA CHAIR / WORLD WIDE WEB / ORDER YOURS NOW !! THE CLOCK IS TICKING !!

lol, meanwhile b-i-g switch-up . . from car travel – to SPACE !!

from $250 to . . $1,000 / but, s-t-i-l-l worth every penny !!

if I had $200 x 5 !!!!!!!

Bad Boy, TOM SACHS . .
is offering up a limited release of his NASA ‘chair’, for $1,000. a pop.
limited time only . . .
“available for 24 hrs on our webstore” / and, the clock started ticking 35 mins. ago. FRI DEC 7 2018 – 12:43 PM

def, check out: TOM SACHS / STORE / NASA chair & where you can order YOURS !!


image via Instagram @tomsachs

@tomsachs: Space program / NASA Chair, 2012
Mars ‘Flown’ Chairs available for 24 hrs on our webstore.
Limited release of Samsonite Model 2250 Mission Control and audience NASA chairs.
Each 31.25″ x 17.25″ Samsonite folding chair was used during the mission (i.e. ‘flown’ that took two astronauts
to the surface of Mars at the Park Avenue Armory, NYC 2012.
Each High Density Polyethylene (H.O.P.E.) and zinc plated, powder coated steel chair is made in U.S.A.
screen printed with NASA, and and labeled with an individual hero’s name and unique serial number.
Chairs contain dust from the Martian surface, and signs of use.
No choices, no returns.
Signed by the artist.
Each NASA chair comes with “Chairs” zine.
Published July 12, 2012

NASA Chair
($1,000.00)


TOM SACHS SWISS PASSPORT DESK

def, see: TOM SACHS WEBSITE

FROM THE ARTLOVERS ARCHIVE: JAN 21, 2003 !!!! 15 YEARS – AGO !!!!


TOM SACHS at his NUTSY’S INSTALLATION / BOHEN FOUNDATION, JAN 21, 2003
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH




~LOW BROW ARTIQUE . . RUSTY, OLE SPRAY PAINT CAN / ‘SUCCULENT’ PLANTERS

IN-YOUR-FACE / DIY . . TAKE 2 !!!!

UP-CYCLE . . THOSE RUSTY OLD SPRAY PAINT CANS !!

LOW BROW ARTIQUE
143 CENTRAL AVE, BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN, NY 11221
HRS: WED-FRI 12-8 PM / SAT+SUN 11-7 PM
CLOSED MON +TUES / WINTER


@lowbrow_nyc: “Fucking white people with their arts & crafts…
Now making a bunch of these. For sale in the shop.”
image via Instagram @lowbrow_nyc

only $20 !! a pop !! / & NOT an edition.

damn. I had to get me one !!!
is the friggin’ L train running ?
yes . . it’s Thanksgiving weekend !! Praise the Lord.
I’m on !! Jersey to Bushwick . . in a hard-core heartbeat.

everything is so damn fraught . . today.
bring on the DAMN . . DIY !!!

the more in-your-face, and HOMIER !! the BETTER !!!
radical contrarians unite . .
in a new age of rebel arts & crafts !!!

Red rover, red rover, let the insider / outsiders . . . take over.


right in the heart of still authentic Bushwick – a rebel heart grows.


re-purposed rusty old SPRAY CANS bearing succulents – line one shelf.


a seed grows in . . Brooklyn


a radical ‘graff’ artist & purveyor of Spray paint supplies . . blossoms into a pop-up pocket DIY gardener.


take an old empty spray paint can.
the rusting is accelerated by an immersive water bath, first.
then . . “let them dry. Spray (the interior) with a clear varnish by either 94 or Gold.”
then throw in some dirt, & a baby succulent, and you are good to go.


this one is . . . mine.
best $20 – ever !!!!!


BISHOP.
artist/store owner. entrepreneur and . . gardener.
damn, check out the rows & rows . .
of color tonality on the wall / if that ain’t . . ‘pretty little maids all in a row’ / OG ‘garden’ metaphor !!
I don’t know what is.

oh yeah. somebody on your list, wants this.
so, take that brisk trek over to outer Bushwick,
take that lonely $20 bill in your pocket, and fork it over. no brainer.

or better yet, if you are flush.
pull that dirty, well-worn, w-i-d-e elastic band, off that wad of $20s, or if it’s:
Real-fake Basquiat forger / Alfredo Martinez style $100 bills burning a hole in your pocket /
my sincere advice is: flash the cash,
peel off those greenbacks . . & buy out the store.

def, check out: LOW BROW ARTIQUE

they have other merch, including logo t-shirts, graff-centered artworks, Boundless Brooklyn water tower & billboard kits, ink markers and, hands-dpwn,
. . “the largest aerosol color selection on the east coast.”
to peer upon that wall of cans, is to tremble / every time.

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH / logos: LOW BROW ARTIQUE




~DEVIN TROY . . COLOURED PUBLISHING / CLAY PIPES & . . . !!!

IN-YOUR-FACE . . .
GLORIOUSLY OVER-THE-TOP, WICKED / BOLD & BEAUTIFUL.

IT’S NOT JUST THE SOCIAL POLITICS BUT, THE ‘VICTORY’.
THE ‘VICTORIOUS’ TRANSCENDING . . of the CULTURE, GENRE & ART HISTORY, that went before.
trampled. done. over.
I dunno, maybe that is .. politics ?
well, it damn well puts art history – in it’s place, anyways.
I’m for anything / but most esp. anything supremely ‘outsider/insider’. heavy with the w-i-t, & flat-out . . inspired.

plus . . it’s FUNCTIONAL.

most of these are already sold-out, so duh, it seems,
I’M not, the lonely & only . . one.

‘CULTURAL RECEPTACLE’ – SOLD OUT !! / was $250 ea.
HAND-MADE by DEVIN TROY STROUTHER / & founder of COLOURED PUBLISHING.
one-of-a-kind . . . NOT AN EDITION !!
‘GLAZED CERAMIC . . THAT FUNCTIONS AS AN ASHTRAY’, 6 x 5-7/8 x 1-1/8 in.
images via . . ‘CERAMICS – COLOURED PUBLISHING’

def, check out: CERAMICS . . COLOURED PUBLISHING

there are still some “PIPES” – LEFT !!


‘CULTURAL INSPIRATION (BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT) #20’
HANDMADE BY DEVIN TROY STROUTHER / ONE-OF-A-KIND / NOT an edition / each one is different.
‘GLAZED CERAMIC SCULPTURE . . THAT FUNCTIONS AS A PIPE’.
4-7/8 x 1-1/2 x 1-1/4 in.
$300.
image via ‘CERAMICS – COLOURED PUBLISHING’
to order, check out: Cultural Inspiration – COLOURED PUBLISHING

DEF, CHECK OUT: COLOURED PUBLISHING, BOOKS, etc