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Thursday
Jun302011

one of a finds: le chiot

First discovered in a 2009 gallery exhibition, French Ink by TT Crew staged at the Babù Gallery, le chiot—a papier mâché dog—made a lasting impression and two years later, have finally made it to CB2’s one of a finds.

Babù Art Co. Ltd is a professional art institution located in the Art Zone of Shenzhen, China. With a commitment to contemporary and concept art, it consists of Babù Gallery and Babù Space.

Babù Gallery is focused on the dissemination of contemporary art and Babù Space covers a wild range of contemporary fashionable arts like Street culture, design, installation and video, as it’s been promoting international art.

Featuring the four artists that make up the TT Crew, it was the drawings by one artist in particular that were so compelling and which were later added on to the papier mâché dogs.

Made by hand of wood and layered with Chinese ink paper, each is unique as are the small scale drawings embellishing them.

One of a Finds original works are offered one time only as a limited edition for collectors and enthusiasts—le chiot has a release of 448.

Note: this one of a find will be available mid-October.

Thursday
Jun302011

one of a finds: fluorescent lips and eyes painting

With the film industry of India’s move to digital vinyl billboards, sadly, the talents of an almost extinct community of Bollywood artists—known for their kitschy, glamorous movie posters and sets—is no longer in high demand.

Once required to produce up to 20 posters a day, this special initiative provides the artists not only a new source of income, but also the opportunity for a slower pace focused on their skills and passion for painting.

In an effort to keep their art alive, each fluorescent lips and eyes painting is a collage of details that takes its inspiration from the most vibrant and colorful vintage posters and is hand-painted and signed by these original masters.

One of a Finds original works are offered one time only as a limited edition for collectors and enthusiasts—the fluorescent lips/eyes painting has a fall 2011 release of 624.

Thursday
Jun092011

one of a finds: accept and be poster

CB2 is honored to present a limited-edition of accept and be posters in celebration of Gay Pride Month, June 2011.

Created in collaboration with Kennedy Prints!, a one-man letterpress printery in Gordo, Alabama, each poster is created using handset wood type and oil-based inks on eco-friendly chipboard made from lumber industry salvage.

Three simple words—accept and be—are transformed into a powerful graphic mantra radiating optimism and confidence. Each unique poster is to be appreciated for its spontaneous colors mixed by sight and variations in layout and font.

One of a Finds original works are offered one time only in a small reserve for collectors and enthusiasts. This special poster has a limited edition release of 1139—271 available online; remainder available in CB2 stores while quantities last—and Kennedy Prints! guarantees no two prints will be the same.

free download: Accept and Be desktop image
Kennedy Prints! and CB2 share the mission of making art and design accessible to all. We invite you to download this free “Accept and Be” graphic by Kennedy Prints! as your desktop image. Spread the good words and share.

Thursday
May122011

gertrude stein: san francisco

photo by: permanently scatterbrainedStarting today, the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco celebrates Gertrude Stein—specifically her tremendous influence on modern art, literature, and culture—with a variety of events, locations and collaborators.

If you don’t live nearby, book a flight, a train or bus and pack your bags—this is a rare series not to be missed.

What: Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
When: May 12 thru September 6, 2011
Where: the Contemporary Jewish Museum

An art-filled biographical exploration of Gertrude Stein as a literary pioneer, transatlantic modernist, Jewish-American expatriate, American celebrity, art collector, and artists’ muse.

What: Words + Voices Free Outdoor Series
When: May 17, August 16, and September 20, 2011
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Poets Litquake and TODCO will pay tribute to, and reflect on, the poet and writer Gertrude Stein.

What: The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde
When: May 21 thru September 6, 2011
Where: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA

As American expatriates in bohemian Paris when the 20th century was young, Gertrude Stein and her family were among the first to recognize the talents of avant-garde painters like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso—and collect their early works.

This landmark exhibition offers a rare, in-depth chance to view the artworks and learn more about these extraordinary people behind the birth of modern art.

What: UC Berkeley Extension Course on Gertrude Stein
When: June 2, 16, 23, and 30; July 7, 2011
Where: UC Berkeley Extension

An educational experience that will examine the way Stein presented herself—and how others depicted her throughout her life. Sessions will be held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and SFMOMA.

What: Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation
When: August 18 (preview), 19 - 21, 2011
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

In association with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA presents Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s opera, ‘Four Saints in Three Acts’. An experimental milestone in 20th century music—and a Broadway hit in 1934—the chamber opera organization Ensemble Parallèle, composer Luciano Chessa, and video and performance artist Kalup Linzy are in on this new production.

Friday
Apr152011

milan 2011: audience participation

Coming to Milan for the Salone, is not just about the Salone. Time spent outside the fair—walking the streets of Zona Tortona, Brera and Lambrate—is equally important.

Each area is an extension of the fair with large and small scale exhibits in old factories, city apartments, on the streets… this is what fulfills the declaration that ‘the city is the Salone’.

Yesterday we walked a few miles in Zona Tortona, today we will see Brera and Lambrate. We know we’ll see many new designs, colors, artwork…but it’s the audience participation projects that draw in the visitor, making us part of the Salone as well. Bravo and mille grazie Milan!

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