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James Franco’s Art Exhibit Opened In New York City

James Franco's Art Exhibit Opened In New York City

James Franco’s art exhibition “The Dangerous Four Boys” opened last night at the Clocktower Gallery in New York City.

 

 

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Last night, film star James Franco debuted his first solo art exhibition, “The Dangerous Four Boys” at the Clocktocker Gallery in New York City. The website On Location Vacations had a sneak peek of some of the star’s creations.

Alanna Heiss curates the exhibit, which includes sculpture, photography, drawing, film and video. During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Franco discussed the thought process behind his work. “I like the idea that I can make people look at entertainment in a different way,” Mr. Franco said, slouching on a red velvet bench during an interview in the Clocktower. “And to the extent that my public persona allows me to do that, I’m doing it.”

Below are two images from Franco’s exhibit. For more visit OnLocationVacations.com


Having worked at a non-profit art gallery for a few years, I’ve seen my share of “off the wall” exhibitions. Art is subjective and though his work seems a little strange I wouldn’t be opposed to checking out the exhibit.

Next month, “General Hospital” will tape an episode at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) that will feature James Franco’s character Franco, a serial killing artist obsessed with the Port Charles bad boy Jason Morgan (Steve Burton).

In this special episode, Franco (the character) will be having an exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center, during which time Jeffrey Deitch, the new director of MOCA, and the characters from Port Charles’ “General Hospital” wil be making their West Coast debut. The character’s exhibition will include full-scale models of the locations in which he encountered mobster Jason Morgan. To the musical accompaniment of his artistic collaborator Kalup Dashinel, played by critically acclaimed video and performance artist Kalup Linzy, who will perform live during the taping, Franco will attempt to lure Jason and others into his art-trap. If all goes to plan, mastermind Franco will turn both Jason Morgan’s life and his own death into art, a performance to end all performances.


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