“Spirit of California”

September 18 to October 12
Vernissage: Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 pm

l’Oeil Ouvert
74 rue François Miron
75004 Paris (metro St-Paul)

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L’Oeil Ouvert kicks off Indian Summer with “Spirit of California.”

This is the season when Parisiens re-enter The City. Though most Parisiens have returned to anchor at home port,“Spirit of California” will fill your sails with freedom and space!

From September 18, photographers, printmakers, lino-engravers will exhibit together in the Gallery, sharing their most beautiful California drenched visions of light, heat and beautiful energy. Discover the work of each artist as he envisions California, immersed in this innovative, dynamic and creative region, and of other artists, who have traveled the great spaces of California and were inspired by it’s wonders.

FICO, Robin Santus, Ingrid Sissung, Chuck Sperry, will accompany new artists Eric Rewitzer and Annie Galvin of 3 Fish Studios with Thierry Lewenberg-Sturm. Together they exhibit new works available in limited editions prints.

On the occasion of this exhibition, l’Oeil Ouvert offers a workshop with Californian artist Eric Rewitzer.



Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, North American Tour 2014
18 x 35
Artist Edition of 100
6 colors on archival cream paper
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!



Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, North American Tour 2014
18 x 35
Blue Opal Edition of 30
6 colors on blue opal metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!



Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, North American Tour 2014
18 x 35
Gold Opal Edition of 25
6 colors on gold opal metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!


It has been deeply rewarding working with Nick Cave to produce this poster for his wildly successful North American tour. Mr. Cave contacted me directly in June 2013 in regard to a t-shirt design for Grinderman based on a poster I made for him in 2010. Nick opened the email by saying he had finally framed his Grinderman at The Warfield poster and put it in his kitchen; he also mentioned that it is the only rock poster he had ever framed and put in his house. Conversation over the next few months lead to my design for Nick Cave & The Bad Seed’s North American Tour. I based my design on “The Lyre of Orpheus,” depicting Eurydice, Orpheus’ lover. Wouldn’t you know it, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds belted out this song at the end of their incredibly great concert at The Warfield!

Had a fantastic meeting with Nick after the show in sanctum sanctorum of The Warfield. Thanks go out to my bros Justin Katz and Tony Zoffman for a super warm welcome at The Warfield. And what followed was a great conversation about future projects with Mr. Cave (photos by Ben Clarke):

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Founded in 1979 by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, World War 3 Illustrated is a labor of love run by a collective of artists (both first-timers and established professionals) and political activists working with the unified goal of creating a home for political comics, graphics, and stirring personal stories. Their confrontational comics shine a little reality on the fantasy world of the American kleptocracy, and have inspired the developing popularity and recognition of comics as a respected art form.

This full-color retrospective exhibition is arranged thematically, including housing rights, feminism, environmental issues, religion, police brutality, globalization, and depictions of conflicts from the Middle East to the Midwest. World War 3 Illustrated isn’t about a war that may happen; it’s about the ongoing wars being waged around the world and on our very own doorsteps. World War 3 Illustrated also illuminates the war we wage on each other—and sometimes the one taking place in our own minds. World War 3 artists have been covering the topics that matter for over 30 years, and they’re just getting warmed up.

Contributors include Sue Coe, Scott Cunningham, Eric Drooker, Fly, Sandy Jimenez, Sabrina Jones, Peter Kuper, Mac McGill, Kevin Pyle, Spain Rodriguez, James Romberger, Nicole Schulman, Chuck Sperry, Art Spiegelman, Seth Tobocman, Tom Tomorrow, Susan Willmarth, and many more.

The “World War 3 Illustrated 1979 – 2014″ book is available through PM Press HERE 


World War 3 Illustrated is the real thing. . . . As always it mixes newcomers and veterans, emphasizes content over style (but has plenty of style), keeps that content accessible and critical, and pays its printers and distributors but no one else. If it had nothing more than that kind of dedication to recommend it, it would be invaluable. But it has much, much more.“
New York Times

“Reading WW3 is both a cleansing and an enraging experience. The graphics remind us how very serious the problems and how vile the institutions that cause them really are.“
Utne Reader

“Powerful graphic art and comic strips from the engaged and enraged pens of urban artists. The subjects include poverty, war, homelessness and drugs; it’s a poke in the eye from the dark side of America, tempered by what the artists describe as their ’oppositional optimism.’“
Whole Earth Review

“This is art—not marketing—on the newsstand. It represents the sort of creativity too rarely given an outlet in comics. It’s the best and longest running alternative comics anthology around.“
Comics Journal

“The artists of World War 3 have forged a space by turns harsh and exciting, honest and rowdy, boisterous and straight-forward, always powered by the wild and unruly harmonies of love. It’s a space where hope and history rhyme, where joy and justice meet. Their voices provoke and soothe and energize. I want to hear more.“
—Bill Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground


Spoke Art is excited to announce the release of “Sisters”, a fine art diptych by artist Chuck Sperry. Earlier this month our sister gallery, Hashimoto Contemporary, debuted the oak variants of this edition at the Art Market San Francisco fine art fair, where they sold out quickly.

“Sisters” will be available on Friday, June 6th 2014. Each print is limited to only 80 signed and numbered copies, one per household. Available at approximately 3pm PST via Spoke Art’s online store.



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