The main reason for me to visit Stockholm last July was seeing the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Moderna Museet. I’m a fan of the japanese artist since 2012 when I was in New York during the “Summer of Kusama“: the Whitney Museum held a retrospective of the Japanese artist, there were 2 public installations of her… Read More Stockholm. Yayoi Kusama “In Infinitiy” at the Modern Musuem.
1. The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens The Unisphere was built by the United States Steel Cooperation for the World’s Fair in 1964/65. It’s “dedicated to man’s aspirations toward peace through mutual understanding and symbolizing his achievements in an expanding universe”. A smaller version of it can be found at Columbus Circle in… Read More NYC. The 15 best public art pieces in New York City.
A few street art snaps from my visit in May. Here’s the recap of the first weekend and here’s the second weekends recap.
As mentioned in my Chicago recap the Millenium Park was what made initially think about going to Chicago and it did not disappoint! This was one of the very rare moments where I took pictures with my camera instead of my phone (I had packed the wrong battery charger, so I had to use the left… Read More Chicago. The Millenium Park.
Pirelli HangarBicocca is an old industrial plant in the north of Milan that is now used as an exhibition hall for contemporary art. It’s in the middle of an industrial area but easy to get to by public transport: just take the purple line M5 to Ponale and walk along Via Chiese for about 10… Read More Milan. Pirelli HangarBicocca. Carsten Hoeller, Anselm Kiefer & Os Gemeos.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton opened in October 2014 in Paris’ forest & park Bois de Boulogne. It is one of Frank Gehry’s latest buildings and a true masterpiece! When I first visited the foundation in December 2014 it look like this: And it was absolutely stunning! But now with the addition of Daniel Buren’s “Observatory… Read More Paris. “Observatory of Light” by Daniel Buren at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Most of the murals in Downtown West Palm Beach were created for CANVAS WPB – an outdoor museum show in 2015. On their website you can find a map that lists all artists and locations. The mural pictured above is by 2alas. I had never seen an artwork of the Miami-based duo before but I… Read More Florida. Murals in Downtown West Palm Beach.
I’ve been following Wrdsmth on Instagram since about two years and I just love his art: it’s sometimes cute, sometimes funny but most of the time inspirational and uplifting and can be found all over Los Angeles. For Canvas WPB 2015 he left his mark in Downtown West Palm Beach – so while I was visiting South… Read More Florida. Streetart by WRDSMTH in Downtown West Palm Beach.
Another entry for my ‘art underground’ series even though in this case the art is not undground but overground: The highlight of the Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre station are the arches made of colorful beads that bring some Mardi Grass flavour to the metro entrance at Place Colette.
Most of the murals in Little Italy and surrounding neighborhoods are curated by The L.I.S.A. Project; a “non-profit organization bringing together a diverse group of street artists to historic Mulberry Street in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City to create Manhattan’s first and only mural district”. More information here: lisaprojectnyc.org