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Art From the New World

Gary Baseman, Buff Monster, Camille Rose Garcia and other American street artists get a show at Bristol's City Museum

by Phuong-Cac Nguyen
on 13 May 2010

In a well-timed moment of cross-cultural exchange, the Corey Helford Gallery partnered with the Bristol City Museum and Gallery to put on a mega American show at the latter's space, featuring some of today's heaviest hitting street, pop and fine artists, including several never-before-seen works. Aptly called "Art From the New World," the exhibit (opening this Saturday, 15 May 2010) includes work from Ron English (pictured), Gary Baseman, Mark Ryden and Camille Rose Garcia, among others. Check out the slideshow below for more images.

"Like the Arts Decoratif of Paris in 1925 or the bright, poppy England of the 1960s, America is gushing forth a new wave of taste and style born of Pop Iconic culture, expanding American diversity, resistance to the mainstream art world and a need to communicate to an art audience looking for relevance in America's Age of Uncertainty," said Corey Helford's owner and curator, Jan Corey Helford, in a statement.

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Buff Monster, in addition to painting murals, built a 15-foot-tall ice cream cone balloon sculpture. Bug-eyed characters from Baseman's works will attend the opening (pictured above) and mingle with patrons.


Museumgoers can also expect to see Mike Stilkey's painting done on the spines of 2,000 stacked books and Todd Schorr's "An Ape Allegory," a surreal artwork full of creative interpretations (pictured top right). AJ Foski (pictured above), Shag and Kent Williams also make up the lineup of works will be spread throughout the museum.

The show runs through August 22.

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