RIP Billy Name

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jul/18/billy-name-andy-warhol-factory-photographer-dies-76

Billy Name era fotógrafo, cineasta, e lighting designer. Ele foi o arquivista da The Factory de Andy Warhol, entre 1964 a 1970. Seu breve romance e amizade com Andy Warhol teve uma substancial colaboração no trabalho de Warhol, incluindo seus filmes, pinturas e esculturas. Billy Linich se tornou Billy Name quando se tornou Andy Warhol Superstar. Billy foi o responsável pela criação do design da The Factory, onde viveu até 1970. Suas fotografias da cena The Factory e do próprio Warhol são documentos importantes da era pop art. Em 2001, o United States Postal Service (correios dos Estados Unidos) emitiu um selo comemorativo do artista com uma das fotografias de Andy Warhol feitas por Billy Name.


RAZORTAG will be playing at the opening of WITHOUT RULES!

RAZORTAG will be playing at the opening of WITHOUT RULES in MF Gallery. LINE UP- Greg Maillard VOCALS, Mike Cruz BASS, Frank Russo DRUMS. “Without Rules” combines the works of four artists who, despite coming from very different backgrounds, all share a similar spirit of rebellion and innovation. Brazilian artist Fernando Carpaneda paints and sculpts gay men on the fringes of society; Jesse Mosher tours with punk bands such as CJ Ramone, live painting their portraits on stage; Brooklyn born artist Frank Russo creates colorful sculptural paintings of savage cartoon mutants; and Miestorm Serpent, of Studio 54 fame, makes collages and paintings that are psychedelic and raw. The art in “Without Rules” is anarchic and makes no apologies for its shocking and countercultural nature.

Exposição "Without Rules" (Sem Regras). A exposição abre dia 23 de Abril na MF Gallery no Brooklyn em Nova Iorque.


Jesse Mosher / The Louvre Museum Paris France April 1 2015

A exposição "Without Rules" (Sem Regras) combina obras de quatro artistas que, apesar de virem de diferentes origens, todos compartilham o mesmo espírito de rebelião e inovação. Fernando Carpaneda pinta e esculpe homens gays; Jesse Mosher faz performances com bandas punks como CJ Ramone, e pinta ao vivo seus retratos no palco; Frank Russo cria pinturas esculturais coloridas de mutantes selvagens e desenhos animados; Miestorm Serpent, o famoso bartender da boate Studio 54, faz colagens e pinturas que são psicodélicas e cruas. A arte em "Without Rules" (Sem Regras) é anárquica e não se desculpa por sua natureza chocante e contracultural. A exposição abre dia 23 de Abril na MF Gallery no Brooklyn em Nova Iorque. https://www.facebook.com/events/576039472545553/587702428045924/

Without Rules at MF Gallery Featuring Fernando Carpaneda,Jesse Mosher,Frank Rusoo and Miestorm Serpent!

Without Rules” combines the works of four artists who, despite coming from very different backgrounds, all share a similar spirit of rebellion and innovation.
Brazilian artist Fernando Carpaneda paints and sculpts gay men on the fringes of society; Jesse Mosher tours with punk bands such as CJ Ramone, live painting their portraits on stage; Brooklyn born artist Frank Russo creates colorful sculptural paintings of savage cartoon mutants; and Miestorm Serpent, of Studio 54 fame, makes collages and paintings that are psychedelic and raw. The art in “Without Rules” is anarchic and makes no apologies for its shocking and countercultural nature.
Meet all of the artists at the Opening Party on Saturday April 23rd, from 7 to 10pm. A punk rock band will be playing a set in gallery, and artist Jesse Mosher will be making live paintings of the band as they perform. Admission is free and open to all ages.

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond Street, between Baltic and Butler Streets in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Take the F or G to Bergen St., the A or C to Hoyt/ Schermerhorn, or the R to Union.

After opening night, the gallery will be open by appointment, and the artwork can also be viewed and purchased online at www.MFgallery.net

Contact Martina Secondo Russo by phone (917-446-8681) or email (info@MFgallery.net) for appointments to visit the gallery, for photos, or for any other inquiries.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

JESSE MOSHER is an American Artist, born 1977, who paints in a new style that is a break from traditional European painting techniques, organically incorporating mechanics, and philosophies of Rock N Roll, amateur wrestling and cave painting. The goal of the work is to convert violence, suffering and anger into a physical performance generating a realistic portrait of a powerful artist. By keying into the beat and rhythm of the band, a 3 dimensional aspect of the music plays itself out through the paintings and performance. Since 2006 Jesse has been painting black and white portraits on plywood in performance at music clubs, festivals and Halls from Colombia to Italy, and 35 states with over 740 shows logged. All paintings and print series are numbered, bringing the total number of pieces to 2,525. Over the years Jesse has performed and worked with artists as diverse as CJ Ramone, The Merry Pranksters, The Damned, and The Jabbers. Also doing Commissions for Jack Kerouac's Estate, and The Beat Museum in San Francisco. For the last several years he has collected video of his performances, and is currently working on films, painting and touring out of Bushwick Brooklyn, NY.

FERNANDO CARPANEDA is an underground punk artist. He works with clay sculptures and paintings. His main theme is always the human being. His sculptures and paintings capture subjects that reflect the extraordinary side of the human element. Homeless people, punk rockers, pop stars, unknown artists and outcasts are recreated to the minutest detail in his clay sculptures.  Parts of the artist's own clothing are hand tailored into miniature wardrobes. In the style of the 17th century paintings of secular subjects, human hair and modern day relics are incorporated into each piece to reflect a sense of capturing a moment in time.  Often sexual in nature, his “In your Face” approach to the acceptance of sexuality and the Punk lifestyle are recreated to provoke and inspire the observer. Carpaneda was one of the first Brazilian artists, if not THE first one, to disseminate and systematically display punk art and homoerotic art.  His voracious engagement in the cause of diversity and punk culture led him to exhibit at Art Basel in Miami, the Tom of Finland Foundation in California, The Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis and The Leslie Lohman Museum in New York to name a few. In 2012, his work was selected for “Art Takes Times Square”, and exhibited on LED panels covering 23 floors, seen by over 1 million people.

FRANK RUSSO is a Brooklyn born artist who has been drawing comic books since the age of nine. His art fuses a life-long love for trash culture and fast music with a wide variety of styles and media such as comics, paintings, toys, props and costumes. Aliens, Monsters, Robots, Skeletons, Hideous Beasts, Witches and Grizzly Ghouls are all subjects of his psychedelic and sometimes brightly colored artworks.

Personally pushing beyond societal boundaries from an early age, to touching tender nerves and emotions today, MIESTORM SERPENT's art has always crossed paths with dichotomy and irony, exploring the dark side of sexuality, religion, politics and the macabre.
Born and raised in NY, and currently residing in Atlanta, his work continues to delve into the deepest corners of subcultural habits, beliefs and fears,
A teenage art student from a farm in the Hamptons, Miestorm, or “Lenny 54,” as everyone called him then, worked at the legendary Studio 54 from 1977 to 1982, actor Ryan Phillippe portrayed a character based on Miestorm in the 1998 movie “54”.

Carpazine November/December. Carpazine Underground Art Magazine

Here's a taste of what's in Carpazine November/December. Carpazine Underground Art Magazine Featuring: Ginger Coyote, Magosh, Chris Oleary, Jimmy Woods, Juventude Maldita (punk rock band strongly related to anarchism and antifascism), Piss in the Face of Convention!(a life of paint sex and rock `n` roll), Manoush (apnea), Zombies Attacks Again! (Why do these undead fiends continue to plague MF Gallery with their vile stench?) and much more!!

Punk Globe Magazine Interviews Fernando Carpaneda!

"Believers"  acrylic painting by Fernando Carpaneda

"I don't like to be treated special just because I'm an artist. I prefer still drinking "Pabst Blue Ribbon" than drink "Champagne". Money and fame doesn't mean anything to me."

Check the interview with Fernando Carpaneda on this link:
http://punkglobe.com/fernandocarpanedainterview1015.php