‘Helikon’ – Solo Art Exhibit Featuring the Sensational Poster Art of Artist Chuck Sperry

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The New York-based art venue Spoke NYC will be presenting ‘Helikon’, a new solo exhibition featuring the works of the legendary San Francisco-based artist Chuck Sperry. The show will not only have on display a new set of screen printed posters from his ongoing ‘Muses’ series, but will also have a selection of rare gig posters from the artist’s personal collection.

In addition to the these, a new monograph titled ‘Helikon’ will make its debut at the exhibition. The book will be a fascinating compendium of the artist’s works over the years, which — with their psychedelic art nouveau style — have garnered him legions of raving fans.

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Each image in the book is paired with the prose or poem — from Homer to Nick Cave — that inspired each. Over a dozen photos by Shaun Roberts gives the reader an intimate portrait of the artist at work. Over a dozen photos by Shaun Roberts gives the reader an intimate portrait of the artist at work. Forward by New York Times’ bestselling author, Charles Bock, Beautiful Children, Alice & Oliver (Random House), and Best of NYC Culture 2016, Village Voice.

The show will have its opening today night, November 19, 2016 from 6 to 9pm. The exhibit will be on view until December 11, 2016.

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Bad Dads: 4th Annual Art Tribute to the Films of Wes Anderson

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The-Royal-Tenenbaums-byTracie-ChingThe San Francisco-based Spoke Art gallery is currently presenting the 4th annual art edition of “Bad Dads,” their tribute to the culturally significant and influential cinema of director Wes Anderson.

The show, which opened on Halloween night, features the works of over 100 artists from around the globe, which have all been inspired by Anderson’s films. A wide range of affordable original paintings, sculptures, and limited edition screen prints and posters have been now made available at the gallery’s online store.

The show will be on view until November 23, 2013.

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“Through The Veil” – New Paintings by Tatiana Suarez and Craww

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San Francisco-based art gallery, Spoke Art are debuting “Through the Veil,” a two person art show featuring a collection of new paintings by Tatiana Suarez and Craww, tonight at their Sutter St. gallery location.

While the artistic styles and inspirations of the two artists are quite different (Tatiana is from Miami, and Craww is from across the pond in the UK), the duo are united by their haunting, yet sensual treatment of the female form in all its fragile vulnerability in their works.

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Tatiana’s subjects, doe-eyed vixens depicted through a traditional pop-surrealism lens, expand on the artist’s Cuban heritage with a tropical palate of greens and yellows, interacting with the flora and fauna of the rainforest. The artist’s history as muralist, painter and illustrator come together much like an “ajiaco”, a traditional Cuban stew comprised of diverse ingredients, to inform her new body of oil and acrylic paintings on paper and canvas.

Craww, who was born and raised in the United Kingdom, creates haunting and beautiful works. His subjects have a delicate fragility, depicted with extended matchstick limbs, entwined in a bed of ravens and roses, both recurring elements found throughout his paintings. His women are shown primarily with their eyes closed (a stark contrast to Tatiana’s), resting in what can be interpreted as either a peaceful slumber or a welcome death.

The exhibition will be on view through October 26, 2013. Visit Spoke Art for more details.

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Preview Original Artwork From Spoke Art’s Upcoming Weekend Exhibits

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This weekend, the Spoke Art gallery will be participating and exhibiting artworks at two fine art fairs in San Francisco – ArtPad SF and ArtMrkt San Francisco.

The exhibits will include new and recent works by the following  artists: Alessandra Maria, Casey Weldon, Dan Speight, Derek Weisberg, Crystal Wagner, Erik Jones, Jessica Hess, Joel Daniel Phillips, Scott Hove, Soey Milk, Tatiana Suarez.

Spoke Art will also have two new exclusive limited edition prints by Scott Scheidly and Erik Jones, at the shows.

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Scorsese: An Art Show Tribute to the Cinema of the Legendary Filmmaker

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The Spoke Art gallery held a successful multi-artist art show tribute in NYC to the films of Martin Scorsese, one of the greatest film directors of our times. Acknowledging Scorsese’s decades-old, deep connection with the Big Apple, the San Francisco-based gallery had opted to bring the show to NYC, this past weekend.

To help those of us who were unable to attend the show, the gallery will be putting up paintings, prints and sculptures from the show on sale at 5 P.M. (PST), April 26th, via their online store.

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