Barry McGee x Beats by Dre | Pill 2.0 Speakers

February 13 2015 . 07:59pm

 
As a part of the Apple Artist Series, Barry McGee has unleashed his creativity on a limited edition version of the Beats by Dre Pill 2.0. With a bold and distinctive design, in a white and red colorway, McGee’s signature geometric patterns adorn the speaker. One of McGee’s trademark characters are exclusively painted on as well, as a part of this rare partnership. Enjoy your music through a specially designed Pill 2.0, which retails for $199 USD, sold exclusively at Apple retail stores and Apple.com.

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San Francisco Art Institute | ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND | MISSION SCHOOL: CHRIS JOHANSON, MARGARET KILGALLEN, ALICIA McCARTHY, BARRY McGEE, RUBY NERI

November 05 2013 . 10:10pm

 

SEPTEMBER 12–DECEMBER 14, 2013 » CURATED BY NATASHA BOAS

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND features over 130 early and formative works by five artists—Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, and Ruby Neri—who began their careers in the early 1990s in San Francisco’s Mission District and, by the early aughts, had been identified and celebrated as key members of the so-called Mission School.

The exhibition connects work and ephemera produced at the beginning of the artists’ careers, much of which has remained in their personal or peer collections, with vibrant new work created for this show.

WALTER AND McBEAN GALLERIES

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE

800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA 94133

GALLERY HOURS

Tuesday, 11 am–7 pm Wednesday–Saturday, 11 am–6 pm

415.749.4563

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND will travel to Grey Art Gallery, New York University, April 15–July 12, 2014.

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Barry McGee | TRANSFER Sao Paulo, Brasil

December 21 2010 . 09:20pm

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New Barry McGee book

November 11 2010 . 06:28pm

Barry McGee
Edited by Aaron Rose.
Published by Damiani

Barry McGee’s art buzzes with an infectious street vitality that celebrates the rich pageant of city living, while lambasting its ills, overstimulations, frustrations, addictions. His early years as a graffiti artist, tagging on the streets of San Francisco under such monikers as Ray Fong, Twist and Twisto, still nourish his drive to inscribe the blank face of modern life with the personal and the handmade. A part of the early 1990s art and graffiti boom associated with San Francisco’s Mission School (others include Clare Rojas, Chris Johanson and Aaron Noble) and with the Beautiful Loser generation, McGee synthesizes a wide range of resources, including the Mexican muralists, anonymous street art and San Francisco Beat poetry, all of which are notably characterized by a sense of public address that McGee never neglects to convey in his own work. His paintings, drawings and installations spill over with graphic energy and political anger, and direct exhortations to his audience to respond to the life around them. This hardcover artist’s book takes the form of a visual collage, incorporating photographs, drawings, paintings and documentation of past and present installations. It is the definitive volume on a much-loved artist.
Barry McGee was born in San Francisco in 1968 and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. He continues to live and work in that city. He has had solo exhibitions at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, Deitch Projects in New York and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.
 

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Barry McGee and friends on the news

June 24 2010 . 02:58am

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