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Disappearing Act by Liu Bolin in Scharf Camo

By - Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This morning the Chinese artist Liu Bolin was painted into Kenny Scharf’s mural on Houston Street. Liu’s assistants precisely matched the colors and patterns of Kenny’s mural and painted them onto the artist’s khaki fatigues. This piece is part of a “Hiding in New York” series which in turn is part of a worldwide “Hiding in the City” series. Stay tuned for more New York pieces. The Scharf camouflage project was dreamed up by Wooster Collective’s Marc and Sara Schiller and brought to fruition by gallerist Eli Klein who shows Liu’s work in New York and Goldman Properties, the owner of the Houston Street wall. Kenny Scharf showed up to watch the disappearing act and even painted a stroke or two with a brush although he would have preferred a spray can. Invisible Man Liu is renown for his ingenious camouflage pieces. You can see photos of many here. Be sure to catch his show at Eli Klein, 462 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012 opening June 29th. bCooper0541-600x399 bCooper0519-600x399 bCooper0487-350x526 bCooper0465-350x526 bCooper0446-600x399 bCooper0354-350x509 bCooper0920-350x526 bCooper0337-350x526 bCooper0319-600x399 bCooper0306-350x526 bCooper02451-600x399 bCooper0264-350x479 bCooper0958-600x410 bCooper09421-350x511 bCooper0930-350x526 bCooper0928-350x516 bCooper0896-350x526 bCooper0881-600x399 bCooper0830-350x526 bCooper0677-600x408 bCooper0554-600x399

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