Amsterdam-based artist Parra is working day and night on a mural installation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, set to be properly unveiled next Saturday, March 31. We went to check up on the progress and preview the gigantic wall and catch up with a former Juxtapoz cover artist.
The wall, done entirely in acrylic and cleverly titled Weirded Out (based on two sentences), takes over the second-floor landing of the SFMoMA, just about 100-feet away from a Picasso. Wanted to throw that in. (And be sure, if you check out the Parra mural, you must see the Buckminster Fuller exhibition opening the same day).
Stay tuned for a full interview with Parra next week on Juxtapoz.com.
A bit of press from the SFMoMA:
With its vibrant color, curvaceous lines, and eccentric, distinctive imagery, the bold and playful work of Dutch graphic artist Parra has garnered a substantial cult following since it first appeared in the 1990s. Parra's cartoonlike, hybridized characters and free-form typography have become iconic, while his hand-drawn approach to graphic design has landed him high-profile collaborations with companies like Nike and InCase. For this exhibition, his first in a U.S. museum, Parra is taking over SFMOMA's second-floor landing with an expansive mural that showcases his irrepressible post-Pop design style.
March 31—July 29, 2012