Ryan McGinness Loves ‘Women’

Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)

Last night Ryan McGinness
continued his winning streak (because let’s be honest – any guy who gets to make art for a living & paints his own strippers is clearly winning at something) at the opening of the second installation of his Women: The Blacklight Paintings at the Le Bain in The Standard Hotel. While this may not exactly be street art, it strikes me as being in the same ‘grand’ tradition as
graffiti on girls. Plus it was a damn good time and I was thinking that maybe a few of you would enjoy the view:

Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGuiness (photo by Becki Fuller)
Ryan McGiness (photo by Becki Fuller)

How & Nosm: Wonder Twin Powers, Activate

How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)

Os Gemeos aren’t the only twins in the graff game – born in Spain, raised in Germany and now residing in New York City, twin brothers How & Nosm have painted together for years. After wreaking havoc on European trains, they were invited to become members of Tats Cru in the late 90s. Together, they have developed a unique style, sticking largely to a red, black and white color scheme. Much like Os Gemeos, they are capable of producing intricate letterforms as well as incredibly elaborate, highly detailed fantasy worlds. Their characters bend and fold into themselves with details that often only reveal themselves after much study. I can only imagine how much time went into this massive, 3-story wall, titled “Chaos Rescue”, completed in the Bronx this summer. If you’re not already familiar with their work, I can highly recommend losing yourself for an hour or two looking through their portfolio on into their website.

How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)
How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)

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