Parla and JR ‘Wrinkles of Havana’ video by Nowness

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Jose Parla and JR are two of my favorite contemporary artists. I like not only their art, but their philanthropic influence. On top of all of that, they are both super nice guys. Last year they collaborated on a project in Cuba. It was documented and later exhibited at the Wolkowitz Gallery in NYC. I ended up covering the opening. You can still peep a large wheatpaste piece on the wall of the Getty Mart parking lot at 24th and 10th, that was originally placed to promote the show. I was pretty excited when I saw that Nowness released this short video documenting the project. Check it out below.

JR & José Parlá: Wrinkles of the City

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JR and Jose Parla “Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba”

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Stopped by a pretty fantastic art opening last night at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. It was an exhibit showing the collaboration between JR and Jose Parla that went up recently in Cuba. The project is titled “Wrinkles of the City, Havana Cuba.” The show featured large format prints of photos that were taken of the pieces in Cuba. My favorite, is below.

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They also installed a large mural on the side of the gallery (below)

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Definitely worth checking out.

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 West 24th Street
New York, New York 10011

The Wrinkles of the City, Havana
JR / José Parlá
May 7 – July 12