Tags archives: pop-art

Foreword Story: Molfetta Pops The Question

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Pop Art, like all good pop has really stood the test of time. Kinda like Madonna, one of Andy's prophecies, what's dismissed early on as frivolous and momentary finds a way to stay relevant has more "fine art" drifts in and out. In his recent show Pop Fiction at Toy Art Gallery, Francesco Molfetta keeps the tradition going. Sometimes meticulous an[...]

Foreword Story: Copywritten, Don't Copy Me

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When the tabloids went to town, Andy Warhol followed. The late pop artist who has been described as an artistic voyeur was of course a noted news junkie. You can keep your books of Job and David, The New York Post was Andy's Bible. Warhol: Headlines, a new exhibit running at The National Gallery of Art focuses on Warhol's so-called Headline paintings. [...]

Nostalgia In Full Color, Hernando Alzate's "American Icons" At Cristina Chacon Gallery

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American Icons, a recent solo exhibition by Hernando Alzate was nothing new under the sun. But that isn't saying much. What is new these days? All forms of creation rely heavily on the work made before it. However, what American Icons lacked in new ideas, it made up for with visually stimulating images and an in depth process that if anything is a techni[...]

We Love Sneaky Sound System

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Sneaky Sound System is our latest sonic obsession. Part Neptunes era Kelis, party Vanity Six, part Marilyn Monroe, their video for their single 'We Love' is a quirky, bright video that gives tongue and cheek a very literal meaning. The track is insanely catchy, and nods to the 80's while managing to ooze everything contemporary. Andy would be proud. [...]

Girls, Jackson Pollock & Typography Are Just A Few Of Marcelo Daldoce's Favorite Things

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Marcelo Daldoce started painting at 16. Three years later he dropped out of school to as he simply puts, “stay home to paint by myself.” “I always liked to draw when I was a kid, but I never really thought about pursuing it,” the artist explains. "In high school, a friend suggested I apply to a Magnet School for the arts. I guess when I actually got acce[...]

Greg Gossel & A Different Type Of Mash-Up

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Imagine there’s this sad soul whose never seen Greg Gossel’s work. Let me paint that person a picture. The Minneapolis based artist combines expressive interplay of words, images and gesture through a combination of mediums including silkscreen, transfers and found objects. Consider it visual intertextuality. With every piece is not only adding to the dial[...]

PaperFrank's "Afro Picks & Bunny Suits 2" at Archive Gallery

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The force is strong with this one. On June 1, Artist/graphic designer PaperFrank will debut new works in an exhibition entitled "Afro Picks and Bunny Suits 2" at Archive Gallery. All work and merchandise will be for sale. If you're in Atlanta and want to know where the art scene is heading, you need to make it out to this show. Sponsored by Art Nouvea[...]

'Want To See A Sad Boy Smile? Pay Him' Opens At Studio 900

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On April 14, Art Nouveau Magazine presented Want To See A Sad Boy Smile? Pay Him, the debut solo exhibition by artist/designer GreatEclectic at Studio 900 in Atlanta, GA. GreatEclectic gave viewers a glimpse into his elaborate rants and musings on fame, power, money, love, the rise and the fall and our generation’s obsession with celebrity. His signat[...]

The "Girls, Girls, Girls" Issue Available Now

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It's officially spring. The birds are chirping. Pimps and players are flirting. And the girls? Well depending on who you ask, they run the world. It wouldn’t be spring without a tribute to the girls, girls, girls. Art Nouveau’s Spring issue, entitled Girls, Girls, Girls is a tribute to the art of vintage pin-ups. You can see traces of the influence in[...]

Preview GreatEclectic's Show Before It Opens Thursday

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  I've never met GreatEclectic, but I know him quite well. I've never felt more innately connected to someone with whom I've never shared conventional contact; but that is the beautiful mystery that is the Great Mister Daye. He conveys and connects with the world and the one individual alike, because he is his work; as with any masterpiece,[...]

PaperFrank Piece In Atlanta

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Atlanta based artist PaperFrank has been killing the arts scene in Atlanta. From RockSmith Clothing to City of Ink his signature style, a mix of neo pop and anime, is everywhere. You Mad? If you have a great photo of “Art is Everywhere” email it to info@an-mag.com with the subject message “ART IS EVERYWHERE.” Click here for everything we've got on [...]

Spray Paint Can Art by Dillon Boy

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While browsing Flickr I came across these spray paint can art pieces by Dillon Boy. Witty and political his cans are bright as the sun but the messages are grim as a Charlie Sheen drunken voicemail. At once there is Mickey Mouse splattered in blood on one can and Hello Kitty with sex on the brain--literally. Take a closer look at Dillon Boy's Spray Paint[...]

Artist of the Week: Risa Marie

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Risa Marie is your number one fan. At least if you're a hip musician. The painter graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a BA in Illustration and currently lives in Minnesota where she creates beautifully rendered portraits of everyone from Pharrell Williams, to Kid Cudi and Chester French. Risa Marie is Art Nouveau Magazine's Artist o[...]

Greg Gossel's Four Pieces For 'Quentin vs. Coen' Show

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Remember when Bill Murray was Greg Gossel's muse. Gone is that chum face. The violent and cult followed directors Quentin Tarantino and The Coen Brothers are the artists latest inspiration. At least for this group show they are. On April 7, Spoke Art will present Quentin vs. Coen - a tribute to the films of Tarantino and the Brothers at Bold Hype [...]

Ted Mikulski's 'Color For Color's Sake' Opens This Weekend

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Ted Mikulski’s break out solo exhibition Color For Color’s Sake will debut this Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. The exhibition finds the Connecticut based artist departing from his style of abstract expressionism and evolving into a neo-pop style filled with vibrant pop imagery of his favorite character, the mis-adventured TEEM[...]

Ron English Designs Cover For Chris Brown's 'FAME'

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Don't call it a comeback--especially if you're Chris Brown. But the R&B crooner seems to be on the right track with this new project. Even if the material sucks, I haven't listened to a full Chris Brown song honestly, he's winning with this cover art. The work which features a masterfully rendered portrait of Breezy was created by Pop art king Ron En[...]

Hometown Glory: Amy Ahlstrom's Pop Inspired Quilts

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Amy Ahlstrom is leading a growing trend of ultramodern fiber-based art better known as quilting. Affectionately referred to as, The Urban Quilter, Amy acts as “part documentarian, part DJ,” to create pop-art inspired postcards of her favorite urban places. Growing up in a family of quilters, sewers, and knitters gave the San Francisco based artist her st[...]

The Curious Case Of Mr. Brainwash

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Who says that there is rules in art today? Who says what you cannot do? Learn about my past and tell me what I am in the present -Mr. Brainwash Since the debut of the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop produced by the London famed artist Banksy, great popularity has been garnered to the man known as Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash. The opening of his[...]