Art News: Street N’ Low Group Show & The Album Cover Art of Shepard Fairey Exhibition

10 Mar

Opening this Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Robert Berman Gallery is the Street N’ Low group show, a select overview of some of the forerunners of the street/graffiti art movement and the new contemporary movement.

Highlights of the exhibition include works by Robert Williams, an original panel from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF) by Barry McGee, rare prints and posters by Robbie Conal, Shepard Fairey and Banksy, a major painting by James Doolin from 1991 of a downtown LA freeway-scape titled “East Wind” and a Retna 12’ x 4’ wood panel from the Seventh Letter Collective show ‘Angels Will Rise’.

Also, from the Dennis Hopper collection, a seminal pastel on paper by John Valadez (pictured below) “Leed’s Shoes”.

The show runs in conjunction withThe Album Cover Art of Shepard Fairey – REVOLUTIONS’.

The REVOLUTIONS exhibition will be on view from March 12 through April 23, 2011 at Robert Berman’s C2 Gallery, and will consist of over 80 pieces of Punk, Rock, New Wave, Jazz, and Hip-Hop inspired artwork based on the 12″ record cover format.

Shepard states “No matter how much I love art, or try to convince myself of its relevance in society, the fact remains that music is a lot cooler and way more able to reach people’s hearts and minds… but I’m a populist and I look at this way: I may not play an instrument, but I’m gonna rock it hard as nails anyway. REVOLUTIONS is a celebration of all the great music and accompanying art that has inspired me over the years.”

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