~WING GLASS STREET ART – VOLUNTEER ART SHOW: WILD BIRD FUND OPENING TO-NITE

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wing_glassstreetart: Check out some art at the WILD BIRD FUND – FIRST EVER – VOLUNTEER ART SHOW.
I have a piece in the show and 50% of all sales benefit . . WBF / WILD BIRD FUND.
FRI DEC 9, 2016 / 6 – 8:30 PM
THE SHOW RUNS THRU JAN 15, 2017
565 COLUMBUS AVE at 87th ST.

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DONATE: WILD BIRD FUND




~BPUO2: I WANT TO BELIEVE / OPENING TO-NITE

Bomb Pop-Up Productions Presents:
‘BPUO2:I WANT TO BELIEVE’
Art & Residency
Coustof Waxman Annex – 10 Montgomery St, Park Slope, Brooklyn.NY
#bpubelive #bombpopup

FRI, DEC 9, 2016 / 6 PM – GALLERY OPENING
with visual artists: BRANDI TWILLEY, CARLOS VELA-PRADO, CONSTANZA ALARCON TENNEN, EDWARD MARSHALL SHENK, ESTEBAN CABEZA de BACA, JAMES MILLER, JEFFREY STUKER, JUNG HEE MUN, KENNY RIVERO, ROBERT NAVA, SHAHRZAD CHANGALVAEE,

also – to-nite:
IMPROV ENSEMBLE – curated by JONAH PARZEN-JOHNSON / 7:30 – 9 PM

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GREAT GRAPHICS / FONT & COLOR / yeah. everything, esp design !!
QUELLE LOGO !!
I’M A BELIEVER !!

they are on FACEBOOK: Bomb Pop-Up – FB




~ALFREDO . . sighting

ALFIE and . . ADRIEN sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G . . !!

if, orange is the new black, then ADRIEN BRODY . . must be the new JOSH HARRIS !!

YES, that is . . ALFREDO MARTINEZ,
the notorious BASQUIAT FORGER, not to mention the mastermind behind the live, assault rifle . . SHOOTING ‘GALLERY’ featured in the Sundance winning . . WE LIVE IN PUBLIC documentary.
in . . this photo of Hollywood celeb ADRIEN BRODY, that just surfaced on artsy, a few days ago.

although, note . . Alfredo is not mentioned at all – – in the text !!
ah, artsy / not so antsy !! after all.

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the photo is by Adrien’s mom, SYLVIA PLACHY. and it is recent, dated 2016.

read the whole article: Adrien Brody on Why It’s Never to Late to be an ARTIST.

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JOSH HARRIS, founder of Jupiter.com, fearless leader of Pseudo.com, & star of Sundance winning . . ‘WE LIVE IN PUBLIC’, with ALFREDO MARTINEZ, who he had just rescued . . from secret incarceration in CHINA !! Williamsburg, Brooklyn, AUGUST 19, 2010.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH

yeah, they are mimicking the famous WARHOL – BASQUIAT photo.
well, at least JOSH . . to his credit, always gave the artists he hung out with, their due respect & publicity credits.




~NICHOLAS STEINDORF: ‘ZACH’ SCREENING TO-NITE / DUSTY CHILDERS’ FASHION TV LIVE, VOX Bizarre, USHWICK

speaking of . . . NICHOLAS STEINDORF.
he will be screening some of his ZACH video / chronicles as part of this wild, wild video FEST !!

DUSTY CHILDERS’ – FASHION TV LIVE
DEIRDRE SARGENT, RACHEL RAMPLEMAN, MATT SPARKS, NICHOLAS STEINDORF
VIDEOS CURATED – BY RANDI SHANDROSKI
PILLOW INSTALLATION – BY FLORENCIA ESCUDERO
THURS, DEC 8, 2016 / 8 – 10 PM
VOX BIZARRE
1080 WYCKOFF AVE – BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN.

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whacky cracky / take – it away !!
best video show poster in long time – so . . OFF THE RAILS !!
and look at ZACH – poor naked nerd boy of the future – there on the right.
he’s so . . . . . . . WTF !!!!!!!!

nothing like being a be-speckled young teen boy / future science bio specimen of the digital realm / animal, in a roomful of . . very sexy, POWERFUL, NUBILE – GLAM GIRLS !!

science experiment: BEAM ME . . UP !!!!

YO, JOSH HARRIS !! – WE LIVE IN PUBLIC – or die !!!!
or, what !!




~JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER

download: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER . . !!

curious . . about where VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER was heading, and wanting to say thanks !!
for his interest in our ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO: Simon Cerigo, Dan Asher, Nancy Smith’ 2015 – NYC pop-up show . .
I wrote the founder & head honcho . . Paris-based artist JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET for a few words.
this is what he had to say, in his lovely French accent:

VDC / VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER . . is basically an artist-run space, internet-based, that express itself mainly through ‘video game’ releases. In the sense our app are made with video game engine (software).
Myself I’m the creator of it, and now the ‘art director’, but this project is a tool for the artists I like, and my role is more to invite some artist and help them to express their visions in this (video game) medium.

It is where it’s an artist-run space: it’s made by and for artists. It’s a place for experimentation, an alternative art center.

I’d like to have new exhibitions every 3 months.

In January we’ll release both a piece of mine, ‘Collage City’, and ‘Under The Volcano’. ‘Collage City’ is really a virtual piece, like an experimental movie made as a virtual exhibition.

For ‘Under The Volcano’, it is mainly Nick (Brooklyn-based Nicholas Steindorf). He recreates the whole Bowery area. I just help him for some final details, like the soundtrack, and some urban interventions (some collages of mine will be inserted here and there.) I’ll help him with the final technical questions also. But he is doing 90% of the job.

For ‘Under The Volcano’:
As an art center, it is very interesting to recreate an exhibition. And I am very proud and honored VDC will present SIMON CERIGO’s work.
Great honor.”

when I asked JEAN-BAPTISTE . . if ‘Collage City’ will also take place on the Bowery, I loved his answer.
so quirky – so unexpected. so strange, so funny.
very international, and new global w-o-r-l-d.

JEAN-BAPTISTE: “Nope! ‘Collage City’ is centered on Phnom Penh, Cambodia.” – !!!!!!!!!

here are some screenshots of a walk through the piece:

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IMAGES: SCREEN GRABS, JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET, ‘COLLAGE CITY’ on the VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER DIGITAL GAME PLATFORM
COURTESY: the artist




~SIMON CERIGO: UNDER THE VOLCANO . . WILLEM DAFOE

SIMON CERIGOO, RIP. under the ground, but just starting to break . . free.

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SIMON CERIGO, ‘WILLEM DAFOE’, early 1990s.
paint on newspaper. 16 x 24 in. framed.
collection: Theo Cerigo
Photo via Instagram @artloversnewyork

just took this photo yesterday.
Simon’s work just keeps getting . . better and better, as the glory days of the Lower East Side, fade further and further away.




~SIMON CERIGO: UNDER THE VOLCANO . . CULTURE WARS

nothing changes.
CULTURE vs THE US / DUMP TRUMP

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KATE & THEO CERIGO in front of their Dad’s wicked wild Lowr esat Side heyday . . painting.
ps: YES, Kate is wearing a MARK ENGER / EXPLODING SKY . . t-shirt.
RIP MARK, too. RIP: Simon, Dan & MARK.
no wonder, I have no one mad crazy to talk to. though there definite a few contenders in the newest generation – to hit the island.
name two ? Nicholas Steindorf, & Nicholas Moenich, lol shroom show. lol virtual dreams !!
PHOTO BY: DOUGLAS TURNER

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SIMON CERIGO, ‘CULTURE VS US, early 90s. acrylic paint, oil stick, collage on found canvas. wall size.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH – installation shot.
‘Under The Volcano: Simon Cerogo, Dan Asher, Nancy Smith’.
June 6, 2015. Chinatown.




~NICHOLAS STEINDORF . . UNDER THE VOLCANO / VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER

DIGITAL . . WORK IN PROGRESS / D-WIP ?!!

NICHOLAS STEINDORF . . is re-creating our ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO: SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER, NANCY SMITH’ pop-up show – for the VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER platform.

see: VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER

the show took place the weekend of JUNE 6-7, 2013 . . in an empty storefront in Chinatown, on the Bowery.
curated by KATE & THEO CERIGO . . who grew up with us, and all our art and drama . . on Rivington St, smack dab in the Lower East Side, when it was raw and truly popping, in the early 80s-mid 90s.
the show was an on-point ‘group’ retrospective, was very well received, and attracted a huge, and young flash mob – at the opening.
it was like all of Brooklyn came out for the . . underground art scene – of days, long past.

it’s really exciting to see the first early advance . . ‘replica’ – digital ‘photos’ – come to life, below.
if you caught the show – you will know . . what I mean !!
bravo – Nicholas !!

& thank you – Paris-based JEAN-BAPTISTE LENGLET !!
founder/art director of VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER, for your interest in our show !!
and allowing it to come to life, again – in the timeless, digital realm.

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the show’s posters, pasted onto the green construction boarding that fronted the empty, and very LARGE storefront, that was under renovation at the time.

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the view from the street – The Bowery, in Chinatown, just south of Delancey.

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the first ‘wall’ inside the show – as you entered.
large ‘Lemon Head’ t-shirt painting by SIMON CERIGO. I did the the title wall, ‘UNDER THE VOLCANO’ – in spray paint, the night of the opening. and a large scroll ‘painting’ by DAN ASHER, black oil stick on paper.

ps: check out the floor & wall baseboard details, Nicholas is really building up the raw storefront – true to it’s character.

all 3 images: digital re-constructions, based on photographs – by NICHOLAS STEINDORF / courtesy of the artist.

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the invite card:
SIMON CERIGO, DAN ASHER, NANCY SMITH, ca. 1981.
archival photo by SHELDON MOSKOVICI, Tribeca loft on Franklin St, NYC. Fall 1981.
the photo was / is mounted to one of Simon’s early, oil pastel . . newspaper collages.
sadly, RIP SIMON, RIP DAN.
KLA / Keeping the Legacy Alive / Nancy: “ya got a platform, use it !!”
funny, how things . . work that way.

‘UNDER THE VOLCANO: Simon Cerigo, Dan Asher, Nancy Smith’
A pop up painting show: Lower East Side 80’s art scene, New York City
June 6 Saturday 2-10pm
June 7 Sunday 11am-6pm
Opening reception: June 6, 2015, 6-10pm
169 Bowery Street New York NY 10002
underthevolcano.les@gmail.com – curated by KATE and THEO CERIGO

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the show’s young curators, KATE and THEO CERIGO – on the night of the opening, June 7, 2013.
in front of their dad, SIMON CERIGO’S . . large acrylic painting, ca late 1980s, on found ‘canvas’, un-stretched.
they grew up right in the thick of it, the glory days of the Lower East Side, in a raw, hardcore art-filled storefront, the west storefront.
5 Rivington St. – just 2 doors up from the Bowery.

great photo by – DOUGLAS TURNER.
read his review: ‘Under the Volcano’ – AOT / ARCHITECTURE of TOMORROW / ART & CULTURE




~DAN ASHER . . NADA, MIAMI

OH, YEAH !!
UNDER THE VOLCANO, watch out !!

MARTOS GALLERY is offering several ‘knock-you-out-of-the-box’ works, of varied sizes & mediums . . .
by the late, great . . DAN ASHER.
they are on view at their BOOTH #2.04, NADA.

ok, so listen up.
DAN ASHER . . has not seen his glory days yet, in terms of the market, but that’s just because – the market is slow, and d-u-m-b.
everybody who is anybody in NYC, has a couple of, if not 10 of . . Dan’s works tucked away.
& filed under: BEST POTENTIAL – TO BLOW UP . . BIG !!
I would take one DAN ASHER – for any 10 pieces YOU are buying.
that’s for sure.

if you have any art ‘eyeballs’ whatsoever, you’d be rushing over & buying them – up.
MARTOS seems to have priced them – as close to the bone as he can.

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DAN ASHER, ‘Untitled’, 1981.
pastel on paper, 16.75 x 13.75 in.
($7,500)

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DAN ASHER, ‘Untitled’, 1980s.
tempera on paper, 25.25 x 19.25 in.
($12,000)

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DAN ASHER, ‘Untitled’, 1982.
oil stick and acrylic on canvas. 48 x 75 in.
($60,000)

see more images: DAN ASHER at MARTOS – scroll down

all images courtesy: MARTOS GALLERY.




~JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . NADA, MIAMI

OBJECT-IVITY . . . . . !!

JEFFREY TRANCHELL, ‘Jankee Bean’, 2016. (lamp.)
Latex paint, spackle, stucco, concrete patch, and faux stone on wood with light bulb, socket and cord.

at THE JOURNAL GALLERY, NADA Miami Beach – Booth 3.03

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image courtesy of the artist.

see: JEFFREY TRANCHELL – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE