Famed street artist and respected illustrator Parra opens his first exhibition in Germany tomorrow, 27 August 2009, called "I like the tee shirt but I will get the painting." Presented by Arkitip, the Dutch image-maker's brightly colored typographic illustrations are showing at the Pool Gallery in Berlin, an achievement that comes in addition to Parra's work plastered on clothing, sneakers, record sleeves, flyers and streets worldwide. (See install shots and a mystery sculpture wrapped for delivery below.)
Full of the self-taught artist's distinctive hand-drawn look, often somewhat racy subject matter and unusual color combos, the exhibition runs in tandem with a corresponding Parra Pop Up at Wood Wood Berlin, named "I like the painting but I will get the tee shirt." As Parra makes clear, for those who can't dole out the big bucks for something framed, the shop offers more affordable works.
"I like the tee shirt but I will get the painting"
28 August-10 October 2009
Opening Reception: 27 August 2009, 7pm-12am
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