Lazarides Gallery, which opened in 2004 and now has four spaces in the UK, opened The Outsiders, a special “hit-and-run” show at 282 Bowery (at Houston Street) in New York City. Open Sept. 26-Oct. 12, 2008.
Featured artists include Faile, one of the most recognizable international street artist collectives; Paul Insect, France’s JR, Antony Micallef and the refreshingly controversial Jonathan Yeo. Also on display are works by Vhils, Invader, Conor Harrington, David Choe, Zevs, Mark Jenkins, Todd James, Miranda Donovan, Blu, Polly Morgan Borf, BAST, Mode 2 and Ian Francis.
THE OUTSIDERS -LAZARIDES
282 Bowery (at Houston St)
September 26 to October 12, 2008
Lazarides – The Outsiders
Graffiti Adorns New Gallery [New York Sun]
JR Gets Large in NYC [The World’s Best Ever]
Video of Zevs Performance [The World’s Best Ever]
Paris Hilton portrait is made of Porn [AP]
Portraits of President Bush, Paris Hilton exhibited in NYC are made of porn mag images [Chicago Tribune]
Photos: Outsiders NY at Lazarides in NYC [C-MONSTER]
Giant Girl Reclines on Houston Street [NyTimes]
Paris Hilton, by Jonathan Yeo, via Gawker; collage made from pornographic magazine clippings
During the opening, a live re-creation of one of Zevs’s best known pieces, a Chanel logo dripping paint, was painted on a model’s back before an amused group of downtown art enthusiasts. Other works on display include Jonathan Yeo’s notorious collage portrait of George W. Bush put together from porn magazine clippings. A similar, more recent portrait of Paris Hilton is also included in the show. Yeo is giving the proceeds from the sale of the piece to Hilton, citing that the heiress never received any proceeds from the sale of her now infamous sex tape. Lazarides is known for sucessful and creative promotion a select group of international street artists over the years, many of whom have crossed over to the forefront of contemporary art.
Street art by Conor Harrington, at ‘The Outsiders’ via C-MONSTER
More street art by Conor Harrington, at ‘The Outsiders’ via C-MONSTER
A piece by Ian Francis at ‘The Outsiders,’ via C-MONSTER