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BARRY MCGEE x BROOKLYN

Yay! Brooklyn has a new Barry! I was super psyched to hear that one of my favorite artists, Barry McGee, was returning to New York to paint a mural. In a collaboration with Vanity Fair, Cadillac, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Academy of Music, the ginormous 96 x 67 foot painting (called Untitled 2012) was installed in Downtown Brooklyn earlier this fall. This new mural is in so much more of the McGee style that first made me a fan back when he showed at Deitch Projects than his last on Houston in 2010- which was a series of red tags paying tribute to other graf writers.

The mural, which is on the side of the Mark Morris Dance Company, has turned Downtown BK into a faux-gallery, looking just like a giant version of his signature cluster paintings. I think my favorite part of the eight story painting is the giant red square on the lower left which has a string of geometric shapes with his iconic patterns (I’d love a t-shirt of this…ahem)

What’s even more awesome, is that the mural will be the backdrop for a photo shoot by Jason Schmidt for this month’s Vanity Fair. Here’ s a behind the scenes vid of the making.

The mural also coincides with McGee’s retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum which goes on until December 9.

Who: Barry McGee

What: Untitled 2012 Mural

Where: 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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3 Responses to “BARRY MCGEE x BROOKLYN”
  1. We LOVE the BARRY MCGEE mural in BROOKLYN http://t.co/OhmaPK8H via @artnerdnewyork @cadillac @vanityfair

  2. We LOVE the Barry McGee mural in BROOKLYN http://t.co/q5bEaE8l via @artnerdnewyork in collabo with Vanity Fair… http://t.co/BY3LQ81j

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