Wednesday, July 22, 2009

FUN Gallery

If ya'll know you know! Patti Astor, who co-founded The FUN Gallery in the early 80s will be re-opening FUN Gallery in Los Angeles. Oh yeaaaah!

The FUN Gallery was located in the East Village in New York. It was amongst one of the first galleries in that area and it was responsible for some of the first graffiti art exhibitions.
Artists such as: Fab 5 Freddy, LEE, Zephyr, Dondi, Lady Pink, and Futura 2000. Just to name a few. And also great art icons such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat showcased there.

People Magazine once called The FUN Gallery “The most famous art gallery in the world”

Patti was heavily involved in the underground movement. It is also said she is responsible for popularizing Hip-Hop. If you have seen Wild Style she is the blonde reporter who plays Virgina in the movie. And if you have seen Style Wars it is the gallery featured in the movie.

I can go on about her. Watch this trailer. It is for a documentary she is currently working on.

To know more about her, you can read this interview too - CLICK HERE

Anywho - She will be having an art show soon that I am excited I will be participating in. i will post more info about the show soon.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Purple Rain 25th Anniversary

Read it and weep, people. This summer marks a quarter-century since the release of Purple Rain—both the seminal Prince album and the movie of the same name. While it’s hard to imagine today, this slight man in eyeliner and his nine songs—especially the dramatically explicit Darling Nikki—struck fear in the hearts of parents everywhere, as he managed to subversively educate a generation of teenagers about masturbation, grinding, and Minneapolis.

If you live in New York City, consider yourself lucky, as there are many anniversary showings of Purple Rain on the horizon, starting this very weekend at the venerable Lincoln Center. (What's more American than Purple Rain on 4th of July weekend?) And THE free musical event of the summer will happen in Prospect Park on August 6: the Purple Rain Singalong. If you don’t live here, why not plan your own party? Get out the eyeliner, scare up some purple food, rent the DVD, and invite your friends.

Rather than wax cinematic about the lasting impact of the film (directed by Albert Magnoli—who?), the rousing power of the music, or the mercurial appeal of the man himself, we’ve decided to let the original fans (now "of a certain age") speak for themselves.

to read more click HERE

Can't wait for this to come to my town!!