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This spring in NYC we recommend Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing - Work from the Schorr Family Collection at Acquavella Galleries through June 13th.  18 East 79th Street.  The gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Galerie Swanström will exhibit the painting titled MISS MALALA by the female street artist, gilf! Please join us at the gallery in SoHo for a cocktail reception on Monday, July 15 from 6 to 8 pm. 136 Sullivan Street, 3rd Floor, New York City.    
A portion of the sale of this painting will be donated by the artist to the MALALA FUND
Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators; SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons.
A N N E   L I L L Y  
interactive kinetic sculpture


a solo exhibition 

Thursday, April 18 

5 to 9 PM

136 Sullivan Street, 3rd floor
(W. Houston + Prince St.)


Anne Lilly, (detail) Chiasmus, 25" x 25" x 25", machined stainless steel, 2013



Galerie Swanström


A N N E   L I L L Y

interactive kinetic sculpture

T E M P O R A L   T I N C T U R E 

a solo exhibition

Friday, March 22, noon to 5 PM

Reception with the artist:  5 to 8 PM

ANNE LILLY, (detail) The Hole of Rose's Heart,
18" x 18" x 25", machined stainless steel, 2013


136 SULLIVAN ST. 3rd Floor

(between Prince and West Houston St.)

NYC 10012


Galerie Swanström is pleased to exhibit at the SCOPE Art Show NYC 2013, Booth H-08. SCOPE is celebrated as the premier launching pad for contemporary art, join us for First View on Wedensday March 6th from 3 to 9 p.m. VIP and Press only -  $100 donation at the door.  Proceeds benefit THE SCOPE FOUNDATION.


Galerie Swanström is pleased to exhibit works by female street artist GILF! and interactive kinetic sculpture artist Anne Lilly at the SCOPE Art Show at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, Booth H30. Celebrated as the premier launching pad for contemporary art, SCOPE Miami will run concurrent with Art Basel Miami, December 4 – 9th, 2012 at N.E. 36th St and Midtown Blvd.

Interactive Kinetic Sculpture

Eleven Miles Above Virgin

by Anne Lilly

'The ART of Comedy' Gallery Crawl - November 8th

As a pre-New York Comedy Festival event, The Art of Comedy presents a Gallery Crawl in SoHo and the LES on Thursday, Nov. 8th to include artist Ron English at Opera Gallery, 115 Spring Street; gilf! at Galerie Swanström, 136 Sullivan Street, 3rd Floor; and Hanksy at Krause Gallery, 149 Orchard Street.

Oh Yeah!  by gilf! 

The artist gilf! depicts herself as The Statue of Liberty in the painting titled Oh Yeah?
which discusses Americans ‘drinking the Kool-Aid’ (so to speak) as our
government, corporations, and police forces may take advantage of a
complacent society. The hand written text quoted in the background is taken
from a speech given by Aldous Huxley in 1962.

From November 7-11th, the duration of the NY Comedy Festival, work by Ron English, gilf! and Hanksy will be on display inside of Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway), the legendary Times Square comedy venue.

Galerie Swanström presents


Join us for a private gathering at the gallery Wednesday, Oct. 24th from 6 to 8 p.m.  Kindly RSVP:


Galerie Swanström presents


Join us for an intimate gathering at the gallery Tuesday, June 26th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Wendy Richmond: Navigating the Personal Bubble

Visual artist, writer, and educator Wendy Richmond documents and exposes how portable digital technology creates mobile zones of privacy—what the artist calls “personal bubbles”—that change the social experience of being in public. Using photography, video, and interactive media, she documents and exposes, as she wrote in a New York Times column, “the steady and mundane urban choreography that we all perform together.”

Friday, May 25 through Sunday, November 4, 2012

Museum of Art  Rhode Island School of Design



March 9 - March 11, 2012 view Joe Iurato's large scale, 20x8 foot mural at THE FOUNTAIN ART FAIR, NYC

Fountain is an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during ADAA Armory week.


69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street
March 9 - March 11, 2012
View or Download directions here

Hours & Special Events

Friday, March 9, 7pm–11pm – Artlog presents: Public Opening Night Reception, Fab 5 Freddy (DJ set)
Saturday, March 10, 7–11pm – Art For Progress presents: Saturday Night Party and a night of multimedia art
General Hours: Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11, 1pm–7pm

$10 day pass / $15 weekend pass at the door


Galerie Swanström, a new boutique gallery located in the heart of SoHo, will host a private opening this March  featuring work by celebrated street artists Billi Kid and Joe Iurato. 

PLEASE PHONE/TEXT (347) 326-3259 in advance of your visit:
Gallery hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 1PM to 6 PM
And by appointment.  For additional information about the gallery and this exhibit, email Beth Swanström at

Galerie Swanström
136 Sullivan Street (between West Houston and Prince St.)
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012
Please follow us at ArtScout At GalerieSwanström on Facebook or ArtScout_Beth on Twitter.

'BREAKING AND ENTERING is a demonstration of UR New York’s vast range and ability to continuously produce groundbreaking urban inspired art. Artists Michael Baca - aka “2ESAE” and Fernando Romero aka “SKI” are committed to “breaking and entering” into the mainstream –“letting their art loose on the world, all the while breaking the status quo and entering the art world on their own terms”– offering a synergy of intensely personal and colorful works of art with an amazingly beautiful and compelling yet universal appeal.'  December 1st - 15th; 2412 North Miami Ave (@24th Street) • Miami, FL 33127

Innovator, artist and curator Billi Kid is combining forces with Sushi Samba at ArtBasel Miami 2011 - Graffiti Gone Global fifth consecutive exhibition of urban contemporary art and design is running parallel to Art Basel Miami Beach.  This year’s show presents the designs of famed architect Marc Fornes, accomplished designer and architect Volkan Alkanoglu, creative artist and curator Billi Kid, innovative digital agency Branger_Briz and the work of other prominent artists who have challenged and continue to challenge the status quo in urban contemporary art and design. The inventiveness that permeates their respective processes of design – from their original visions to the unique methodologies they employ in the fabrication of their work – reflect the philosophy upon which GGG was founded.

The Rotunda Space
3252 NE 1St Avenue, Suite 101
Midtown Miami, FL, 33137


Artist Joe Iurato is heading to Miami for Art Basel Dec 1 through the 5th where he’ll be part of The Underbelly Project, Graffiti Gone Global, and Fountain exhibits.'  The Underbelly Project '.... fashioned to simulate the rawness of the abandoned station four stories beneath the bustle of New York City, the exhibit will attempt to capture the experience of artists’ that were invited leave their creative mark four stories beneath the city streets. The show will feature video footage of artists at work, still documentation, as well as recorded sounds heard in the tunnel.'

After a studio visit with artist Joe Iurato, we'll be featuring some of his most powerful paintings, here at my gallery, Galerie Swanström, beginning December 3rd.  So if you cannot get to ArtBasel, MIAMI - you can certainly visit SoHo to have a first hand look. Iurato's style as exemplary, contemporary portaiture at its finest. Here is a peek...  December 3, 2011 


We're heading to South Beach for ArtBasel MIAMI and Graffiti Gone Global - Looking forward to seeing you there!  -  December 2011

Past Events

ArtScout, Beth Swanström and social strategist Lou Sagar, co-chair PONGTOPIA!'s live art auction with Lark Mason of Antiques Road Show and featuring graffiti inspired Ping Pong tables!  -  November 2011

BERLIN uncovered:  ArtScout visits art fairs BERLINER LISTE and PREVIEW, discovering work by Marc Fromm - September 2011

ArtScout TV features THE DOORS PROJECT and EAMES INSPIRATION footage at The Int'l Contemporary Furniture Fair, JAVITZ CENTER, NYC - May 2011


Rended Flag Series by Artist, Jeremy Dean at VOLTA, NYC 

HERO/HOSTAGE, 2012, by Jeremy Dean, American Flag Threads, Needles and Gold Leaf Paint on Paper, 4''x12''(diptych)

For this series Dean has taken apart single Americans flags string by string, completely deconstructing and reassembling them into two separate flags made only of vertical and horizontal strings respectively. The end of each string is threaded through a needle and then placed over prints of polarizing imagery. Dean feels that the extreme polarization our society is currently experiencing: socially, economically, and politically is literally rending the fabric of America, so this work is a physical representation of the state of the Union, that once polarized as opposites can never fully reintegrate. Source: The Cynthia Corbett Gallery

With artist, Jeremy Dean at The Cynthia Corbett Gallery at VOLTA, NYC

New Century, Jeremy Dean, 2012, American Flag Threads and Needles on Paper, 34''x46''



INDEPENDENT - Installation by Mac Adams

During the Armory Arts Week this Spring in NYC, our intern, Lin Xu scouted this installation by artist Mac Adams.  Lin shares with us this installation:

As a fan of mystery novels, the installation by artist Mac Adams, on view  at the INDEPENDENT during March 8-12, 2012 immedietly caught my eye. I suspect any other mystery fan would find this work facisinating as well. Lin Xu

Black Mail, by Mac Adams, 1976, Installation, variable demensions (Photo © Lin Xu)

Mac Adams created “environments” setting up three-dimensional scenarios that were the sets for incidents—often violent—that might have taken place. By the same time, his installations turned into pictures, meticulously staged photographs. The process is cinematographic as much as photographic. The audience’s view is guided and a near theatrical synopsis is created that puts as much information as possible into the image. Mac Adams is the director of “actors” and a set that he brings together for the moment when the picture is taken. Diptychs or a broken mirror effect are techniques he uses to demonstrate the passage of time: before and after. The witness is creator, and the viewer can only interpret what he sees in contradictory ways. ( Source: the INDEPENDENT art fair)

Below are two close shots of this installation. Time to gather the evidence and solve the mystery... 

details, Black Mail, by Mac Adams, 1976, Installation, variable demensions (Photo © Lin Xu)

details, Black Mail, by Mac Adams, 1976, Installation, variable demensions (Photo © Lin Xu)


New City Art Fair 2012 - Dreamlike Photographs from Eye Ohashi 

During the Armory Arts Week this Spring in NYC, our intern, Lin Xu, scouted an emerging Japanese photographer. Belows she shares with us some of his works.

I discovered some dreamlike and vivid photographs by the up-and-coming young Japanese photographer, Eye Ohashi, at hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK, during the NEW CITY ART FAIR - Japanese Contemporary Art, 2012, in Chelsea New York City. Eye Ohashi captures an amazing and dreamlike world. The photographer releases soap bubbles into the air, which float through various natural and artificial settings, recording their light reflections and myriads of colors against different backdrops. Below are two photographs by Eye Ohashi.  Lin Xu

Untitled from the series of UNCHAINED, by Eye Ohashi, 1000 x 1000, print, mouted on alpolic

Untitled from the series of UNCHAINED, by Eye Ohashi, 2000 x 2000, print, mouted on alpolic

Courtesy of FOIL GALLERY.



New City Art Fair 2012 - Meguru Yamaguchi, the Digital Impressionis

 During the Armory Arts Week this spring in NYC, our intern Lin Xu, scouted an up-and-coming Japanese artist at the NEW CITY ART FAIR. Below she shares with his artwork.

Painting by Artist Meguru Yamaguchi  (Photo © Lin Xu)

This visually striking and colorful painting, layered numorously with different collages, sprays, acrylics, and plasctic, is created by the Japaneses artist Meguru Yamaguchi. Along with some of his other works, this piece was on view at the recently  held (from March 7 to March 11) NEW CITY ART FAIR - Japanese Contemoprary Art, 2012 in hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK. 

Meguru Yamaguchi was born in Shibuya Tokyo and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His artistic style has undergone a mixture of influence from both the east and the west. While deeply influeced by Japanese animations and manga, he also credits his inspirations to a varity of western artists, from Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat and Warhol, to Vincent Van Gogh. Especially, his flower motif artworks are hugely inspired by Van Gogh's "Sunflowers". Like Van Gogh, Meguru uses vivid and intense colors to portray people and the landscapes around him.  Lin Xu

THE WORLD IS IN THE FACE OF THE BELOVED, 2011, by Meguru Yamaguchi. Acrylic, epoxy resin glass and spray paint on canvas, 60x48inch. Photo courtesy of the artist's website.

His recent works are depictions of his friends’ photos spread on SNS and sceneries, as an exemplification of the transient world. He evokes this virtual communication through contemporary floating world (the traditional Japanese paintings of everyday life). Thus, he states himself, Digital Impressionist. Urban Landscape painter. (Source: Artist's website)


Iurato's work at FOUNTAIN ART FAIR and Galerie Swanström

Bluebird by Joe Iurato, 2012.  Spray paint on wood, 13" x 17"  --  This new work is available at Galerie Swanström --

LION by Joe Iurato, 2012.  Stencil, spray paint and latex on wood panels.  20' x 8'   On exhibit at THE FOUNTAIN ART FAIR, NYC  March 9 - March 11, 2012


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