Posts Tagged ‘art’

Puerto Rico Street Art + Graffiti

July 15th, 2017 by chocko

On a recent trip to Puerto Rico, Chocko roamed the streets for the vibrant graffiti and street art scene armed with his dusty camera. The first 3 photos of the bunch were taken in Hato Rey which is the financial district of San Juan, the capital and largest city in Puerto Rico. Beware of the […]

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Alessandro Gallo art exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery : FOR SOME REASON runs until 12/17

December 3rd, 2016 by Mr. C

————————————————————————————————— We usually make a bad habit of attending must see art exhibits on the last day of the show but not this time! Italian artist Alessandro Gallo is currently showing his 2nd solo exhibit of ceramic sculptures at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. The show runs from November 19 – December 17, 2016. Gallo’s 2 […]

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Bolt-Ups and Brooklyn Ups

June 7th, 2016 by chocko

K-NOR is a Brooklyn based artist and who’s absolutely killing it on the streets with creepy images of drippy skulls and skeletons oozing in brighter than day colors. A couple of months ago K-NOR collaborated on some bolt-ups with another Brooklyn artist CB23 and Staten Island’s Robots Will Kill. The bolt-ups were placed in different […]

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Shepard Fairey Invades New Jersey

October 8th, 2015 by chocko

The Planet Chocko crew followed the progress of the 147 foot wide Shepard Fairey mural, “Natural Springs” located at Monmouth and 13th Streets in Jersey City, New Jersey. Just a quick note on Shepard if you don’t know who he is…his roots are in the skateboarding and punk scene and in the late 1980’s, he […]

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DMC Signed Comics at Forbidden Planet NYC

September 15th, 2015 by chocko

DMC arriving at Forbidden Planet The legendary King Of Rock, DMC signed recent issues of his comic book DMC at Forbidden Planet in early September. DMC brought along a posse which included writer Amy Chu and DMC Comics’ Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels’ comic book company Darryl Makes Comics recently published issue #1.5 of […]

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CBGB Music and Film Festival

September 23rd, 2014 by chocko

The Ramones The CBGB Music And Film Festival 2014 will take place in New York City from October 8 through 12. I went last year and checked out a few events during my limited schedule at the time. Blank Generation was being screened at Anthology Film Archives with director Ivan Kral in the house. The […]

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Comic Arts Brooklyn 2013

January 1st, 2014 by chocko

Last November, Desert Island presented the first annual Comic Arts Brooklyn which looked and felt a lot like last years now defunct Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival. The event which celebrates indie comic books, art and self publishing took place at the usual spot, Mt. Carmel Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Both floors were packed with […]

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Comic Arts Brooklyn is happening today!

November 9th, 2013 by chocko

Come on down to Comic Arts Brooklyn, the FREE annual festival of comics and cartoon art presented by Desert Island which happens in a couple hours on Saturday November 9 from 11 AM to 7 PM. It all goes down in Brooklyn, NYC at Mt. Carmel Church and the Knitting Factory. Click HERE for a […]

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PULSE Contemporary Art Fair NYC

May 15th, 2013 by chocko

PULSE Contemporary Art Fairs are annual events that take place in Miami and New York. The art fair set up shop last week in New York City from May 9-12, 2013 at The Metropolitan Pavillion with various galleries from around the globe displaying a dazzling mix of paintings, photographs and sculptures. Shout out to Ariela […]

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Olek: THE END IS FAR – art exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery

March 24th, 2013 by Mr. C

It came down to the wire but we did end up making it to Olek’s exhibit – The End is Far at the Jonathan Levine Gallery on the last day of her installation and live performance! The show started on February 23rd and ended last Saturday. Olek is a crochet artist who is known to […]

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The Sketchbook Project 2013

March 1st, 2013 by chocko

Chocko has done it again…managed to last minute doodle his way into The Sketchbook Project, a global art project that involves creating art in sketchbooks and having your work exhibited across thousands of miles to different cities in North America and eventually finding its permanent home to be displayed at the Brooklyn Art Library. Here […]

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Detournement : Signs of the Times – art exhibition at Jonathan Levine Gallery

August 28th, 2012 by Mr. C

———————————————————————————————————————— Being the slackers that we are, we made it to the last day of the Detournement : Signs of the Times art exhibit. Thanks to @mondocurry for forcing the action. I had no idea that last Saturday was the end of the run. The Signs of the Times is a group exhibition that celebrates […]

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