Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cope2 X Ben Frost = Killer Exhibit At Krause Gallery

Last night, Krause Gallery on the Lower East Side presented Legends: Cope2 x Ben Frost to a packed gallery who came out to see two "legends" from opposite sides of the globe.  A few weeks ago the gallery featured both artists at SCOPE building excitement for this exhibit with many new pieces that I'm sure have all sold.  
For this show, COPE2 displayed his famous tags and new abstracts and Frost delivered a wall of McDonald's and prescription drug packages covered in explicit cartoons which were a big delight! 
Have a look a few of them below....
COPE2: (Right) Fernando Carlo (also known as Cope2) is an artist from the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, New York. He has been a graffiti artist since 1978-79 and has gained international credit for his work, known worldwide as a NYC graffiti legend. It's not possible to pick up a graf or street art book without viewing many pages on COPE2.
Ben Frost: (Left) (born Brisbane, Australia) is a visual artist whose work seeks to challenge contemporary norms and values of Western culture and society. Frost’s hand painted visual work places common iconic images from advertising, entertainment, and politics into startling juxtapositions that are often confrontational and controversial. His work has been featured in numbers publications as well, and has a huge range of subject matter that's hysterical, edgy and just spot on. You can't help but love it. It's priceless.

COPE2 with beautiful fellow artist OLEK
COPE2 above / Ben Frost's work below
Wall of Ben Frost....
This is one of my favorite Ben Frost pieces (above), as I love Twiggy.  It was not at the show and I'm sure it sold long ago, but I can dream....
The show runs through April 20, 2014 at 149 Orchard St. (L.E.S.), NYC.
For more information visit the gallery and Ben Frost at and COPE2 at and read up on art the legends.  

VNA Magazine Launch #25 WithFeat. Swoon At SUPRA!

Last week SUPRA held the Very Nearly Almost magazine release #25 featuring the artwork of Swoon.  This, on the trail of her upcoming mega exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum which everyone in the (street) art world is awaiting and anticipating.  Supra, located on Prince St. in Soho was packed to capacity as tons of artists, art enthusiasts and few well known graffiti writers packed the house.  
The collectors package...
VNA is a UK-based independent magazine printed quarterly which features interviews with some of the world’s best urban artists, illustrators and photographers.  They cover it all, from the wheat pastes,  murals, paint and stencils to the gallery shows and events that bring together artists from around the world.   Each issue features in-depth feature articles and interviews with the biggest names on the scene and many coming artists. Previous cover artists include Shepard Fairey, Paul Insect, Faile, Retna, Invader, Eine, ROA, Anthony Lister, The London Police & D*Face.
Looking in, massive Swoon posters...
Roly from VNA Magazine...
Taylor selling the books again!
DJ Miranda Maxwell
Lots of artists (who may wish to remain anonymous) and art enthusiasts in the crowd...
Yoav Litvin, author and photographer of Outdoor Gallery
Pick up your copy today!