Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Liu Bolin will camouflage himself in the Kenny Scharf mural today

Well, all sorts of things happening this week at the Houston/Bowery Mural Wall ... To the news release!

Liu Bolin Camouflages Himself in Popular Kenny Scharf Mural

On June 21, world-renowned Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin will camouflage himself into a popular Kenny Scharf mural for his first live painting/ performance piece in the United States. The work will mark the first time Liu Bolin will collaborate with another contemporary artist. Kenny Scharf's colorful, spray-painted Houston Street mural has received an incredible amount of both attention and accolades since it went up on the corner of Houston and Bowery in Lower Manhattan on December 10, 2010.

"Bringing together two of the most influential contemporary artists of our generation, both who truly represent their cultures, is an important moment in New York City’s art world” explains Marc and Sara Schiller from Wooster Collective. "We're thrilled that this once in a lifetime project has come together and can't wait to see the results."

The performance was conceived by the New York based curatorial group Wooster Collective, and Eli Klein Gallery who is bringing Liu Bolin from China. It is supported by Goldman Properties, the owner of the property and longtime supporters of public art throughout SoHo.

We don't know what time this is happening just yet...

Bolin at work in Paris:

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Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Great picture! Marc and Sara maybe got a little carried away in their pr, but this guy's work is pretty cool. More here.

Clotilde said...

From what time?

EV Grieve said...

I'm afraid we don't know exactly what time, Clotilde.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

Ah, this guy is cool - I'd really like to catch this.

Jeremiah Moss said...

has this happened yet? i want to see.