Disappearing Act by Liu Bolin in Scharf Camo
This article was posted by Martha Cooper 3 years, 2 months, 4 weeks, 1 Day, 11 hours, 11 minutes ago.
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.
© Martha Cooper & 12ozProphet - Tuesday June 21, 2011