Monday, July 25, 2016

Gary Taxali Hand-Painted Prints Available

As part of his upcoming show at Jonathan Levine Gallery opening August 3, Gary is offering new hand-painted multiples (HPM). Each HPM is an original work painted in acrylic on a four-color silkscreen print. Each print is $500, plus shipping.

To purchase contact the Jonathan Levine Gallery, A preview of all 44 HPMs is available online.

Cluster: A Group Show of Groupings
Jonathan Levine Gallery
529 West 20th, Floor 9
New York NY 10011

Opening, August 3, 6-8pm

Monday, May 30, 2016

Seymour Chwast Special Offer for 3x3

We’d like your help in making Seymour Chwast’s new book a reality. We're in the home stretch now, just ten days to go.

You may or may not have heard about the current Kickstarter campaign for At War With War, the 88-page anti-war tome designed and illustrated by Seymour, edited by Steven Heller with an introduction by Victor Navasky, former editor and publisher of The Nation. The hardcover 6.6 × 9.5-inch book prints two-color with letterpress text, three-piece binding, color-printed paper sides, Smythe-sewn and red cloth spine stamped in black.

Designers & Books and Seymour are offering special three pledge tiers for 3x3 supporters, choose one to support Seymour’s book and receive added rewards.

For supporting the book we’re offering a signed edition of the first illustration Seymour did for 3x3. This Issue One OpArt piece will be hand-signed by Seymour and printed as a full-color giclée print and is available on all three tiers. Details about the three levels are below.

Deadline is June 9, 2016
Book and rewards will ship in November 2016

Pledge $33 or more
Receive a signed copy of 3x3 OpArt image 8.5 × 11-inch (21.59 × 27.94cm)

Pledge $99 or more
Signed 3x3 OpArt image
Copy of special edition of At War with War stamped with Seymour’s profile/pipe logo, and signed
Inclusion of your name on acknowledgments page
$99 (this is a substantial discount; the regular price for the special edition alone is $89)

Pledge $299 or more
Signed 3x3 OpArt image
Copy of special edition of At War with War stamped with Seymour’s profile/pipe logo, and signed
Inclusion of your name on acknowledgment page
Seymour chooses a sketch for you from a portfolio of 15 original one-of-a-kind sketches, and signs it. The sketch options will be displayed in a GIF file, promoted first to 3x3 supporters.
Join us in supporting this historic event. Seymour is already at 90% of the goal so don’t delay, act today. Select one of many pledge levels to support Seymour including clicking on the special 3x3 offers above.

Join us in supporting this historic event. Seymour is already at 90% of the goal so don’t delay, act today. Select one of many pledge levels to support Seymour including clicking on the special 3x3 offers above.

More details and additional pledge levels.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Milton Glaser and Beverly Willis To Speak at 92Y

Beverly Willis has dedicated her life to architecture. Milton Glaser has dedicated his life to graphic design. Now both in their 80s and still making vital contributions in their disciplines,Willis and Glaser will discuss their expansive careers and provide inspiration to the new generation of designers.

Moderating the panel will be Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith, authors of Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design. The authors will autograph copies after the discussion.

About the book: Celebrating legends of design in their ninth decades and beyond, this book includes twenty Q&As with designers and architects over the age of eighty who are/were still active in their careers at the time of interview, including Milton Glaser, Beverly Willis, Seymour Chwast, Michael Graves, Jane Thompson, Jack Lenor Larsen, Ralph Caplan, and more. On sale May 24th.

Reserve your ticket now.

Wednesday, June 15, 8pm
Buttenwieser Hall
Lexington Avenue @ 92nd Street

Friday, May 20, 2016

Two American Illustrators Exhibit in Amsterdam

Just received this notice from Hyland Mather about two American artist/illustrator’s exhibit in Amsterdam:

Andenken Gallery is very pleased to announce the solo exhibitions of two American artists; Jaime Molina (Colorado) and Adrian Landon Brooks (Texas). Both of these young artists use found materials and a neo-folk aesthetic in their contemporary and illustrative work.

The concurrent exhibitions will showcase Jaime Molina’s intensely detailed sculptures made from reclaimed wood and salvaged nails and Adrian’s detailed illustrative paintings on found wood.

Over the last 5 years, each of these artists have developed a symbolically rich and character driven pseudo-mythology that defines their work.

For Adrian, Juxtapoz magazine writes, “Adrian Landon Brooks’ drawings are beautiful and nightmarish, utilizing the simple combination of gouache and pen to create haunting illustrations of idols, icons and strange figures. These imaginings have a mysterious and powerful message, yet what that is feels slightly out of reach.”

On Jaime, Max Kaufman for Hi-Fructose magazine writes, ‘Jaime’s work has a fascinating narrative to it — this world he has created continues to become larger, and with his more recent sculptural works in the last few years, the denizens of his world are coming into the dimensional realm. These sculptures are where Jaime shines — built out of anything and everything at hand, they echo traditional folk techniques and ideas with a modern twist. It’s a great testament to using what you have, and making the best of it.’

Jaime Molina - Desolation Slang &
Adrian Landon Brooks - Miracle Worker
July 11th - July 2nd, 2016
Wednesday through Saturday, 2-6pm.
Andenken Gallery
Raamstraat 7-9

Opening Reception: Saturday June 11th, 18-21:00

Follow these artists on Instagram: Jaime Molina @cuttyup, Adrian Landon Brooks @adrianlandonbrooks

Friday, May 13, 2016

See More of Seymour

He needs no introduction, you mention his first name and you know immediately who we’re talking about. And here lately he seems to be everywhere.

There are several upcoming events featuring Seymour Chwast and a new short film that takes you inside his studio and thinking.

On Monday, May 16, as part of New York City’s Strand Book Store series Discovering Design, Chwast, along with Jack Lenor Larsen and Jane Thompson, will take part in the panel discussion Legends of New York City Design—showcasing lifelong design luminaries all in their ninth decade. These icons are included in the newly published book Twenty Over Eighty, by Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016), which will be available at the event. Tickets are available now.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway @ 12th  Street
Rare Book Room

On Tuesday May 24, New York’s esteemed Cooper Union marks the 65th graduation anniversary of one of its most famous alumni, Seymour Chwast, who will spend an evening talking about his life as a designer, activist, and author. Joining him will be design writer Steven Heller. A reception follows the talk, and both Chwast and Heller will sign copies of their most recent books.

The free event is open to the public and takes place in Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m.

Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets

And today, the Art Directors Club (ADC) and design company COLLINS are proud to debut the exciting new ADC Design Masters film series, kicking off today with a short film featuring ADC Hall of Fame laureate Seymour Chwast. The films — conceived and produced by COLLINS — are the first in a series which will take an inside look at the lives and careers of a select group of masters whose work continues to inspire designers and creatives of all ages around the world.

And if you haven’t heard about Seymour’s new book At War With War, there’s a Kickstarter campaign going on and getting closer to its goal. Check out the pledge levels and support this book.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Seymour Chwast At War With War

Designers & Books has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish Seymour Chwast’s new book of antiwar illustrations: Seymour Chwast at War with War: An Illustrated Timeline of 5000 Years of Conquests, Invasions, and Terrorist Attacks.

Seymour turns his pen and sketchpad toward creating a new book on a subject that has been a personal obsession for nearly six decades: the fight against war, humankind's never-ending scourge.

“It’s the ongoing relentlessness of the thing. That’s the nagging notion through the years that keeps bringing me back to the subject of war.” — Seymour Chwast

Join Seymour in his fight and help publish his new book of powerful antiwar images. At War with War visualizes humanity’s 5,000-year-long state of conflict, chaos and violence on a continuous timeline. Thirty-five two-page spreads in stark black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings and woodcuts illustrate history’s most notorious battles.

To support the Kickstarter, Chwast has opened the doors to his archive, offering both new and vintage items to backers. Deadline is June 9, 2016.

Designed by Seymour Chwast
Edited by Steven Heller
Introduction by Victor Navasky, former editor and publisher of The Nation

6.6 x 9.5 inches, 88 pages, 35 original illustrations, hardcover

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Barbara Nessim: Experiments in Art
and Digital Technologies

Consulting Curator Cynthia Goodman has put together an interesting exhibit combining traditional art and new digital technologies in approaching weaving, printmaking, ceramics, painting, photography and interactive installation. It's all a part of Creative Tech Week NYC.

The exhibit includes works by Barbara, Margie Hughto, Darcy Gerbarg, Linda Law, Lia Cook and Vibeke Sorensen. The opening reception is Thursday, April 28th, 6-9pm.

April 29 thru May 8, 2016
149 W 24th Street (between 6/7th Avenue), Suite 5B
New York, New York
Monday-Wednesday, 12-6pm
Sunday 12-5pm, and by appointment