Smashing Art Basel

Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)

A stone’s throw away from the official halls of Art Basel lies an entirely different showcase for contemporary art: a rail loading dock along the Basel Rhine Harbor features a style hall of fame anchored by abstract works by Basel graffiti legend Smash137. I cannot put into words the excitement I felt at stumbling across this place and having the privilege to witness this wall in person.

Basel Rhine harbor (photo by Luna Park)
Basel Rhine harbor (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor spot (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor spot (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Jers Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Jers Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Dosek Shez (photo by Luna Park)
Dosek Shez? (photo by Luna Park)
Besk Sweet Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Besk Sweet Smash137 (photo by Luna Park)
Hims Graff Sucks Shez (photo by Luna Park)
Hims Graff Sucks Shez (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Smash137 Aley (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Rois (photo by Luna Park)
Gold Rois (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor (photo by Luna Park)
Harbor (photo by Luna Park)

Sweet Toof’s ‘Dark Horse’ opens at Factory Fresh 4/29

Sweet Toof's Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof’s Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)

Last spring London’s Sweet Toof came through New York just long enough to paint a few roof tops & murals and to charm just about everyone and anyone who he met. This spring he’s back again, with the promise of more painting, more charming, and his first New York solo exhibition at the Bushwick gallery Factory Fresh.

Dark Horse, which opens this Friday, will showcase Sweet Toof’s more classical painting chops in works heavily influenced by the Vanitas paintings of sixteenth century Europe, Mexican Day of the Dead iconography, Subway Art, and the underground comics of Vaughn Bodé. All made complete, of course, with plenty of his signature ‘gummy chompers’!

Sweet Toof's Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof’s Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof's Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof’s Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof's Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof’s Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof's Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)
Sweet Toof’s Dark Horse (photo by Becki Fuller)

Sweet Toof presents Dark Horse

Opening April 29th, 7-10pm
On view till May 22nd, Gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday from 1-7pm

at Factory Fresh
1053 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(917) 682-6753