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01.23.13 Andy Cush

In August of 2012, the Brooklyn Academy of Music unveiled a new set of bike racks designed by none other than David Byrne, each of which is shaped like a letter of the alphabet. The letters can be rearranged to form various words, and Byrne, in typical Byrne-ian fashion, chose the surrealistic phrases “Pink Crown” […]

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06.14.12 Andy Cush

I’m just going to get right to it. Former Talking Heads vocalist, Luaka Bop boss, and general life champion David Byrne and slyly sinister art-pop songstress St. Vincent are teaming up for a full-length collaborative album, due out this fall. Byrne’s credentials are unassailable, and St. Vincent’s music continues to get more twisted and interesting […]

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03.30.12 Marina Galperina

David Byrne made more art. Hurray! He stayed at A Room for London for three days and wandered about the London Town with field recording equipment. This is a train at Southwark, a strawberry seller at the Borough Market, a jackhammer near Waterloo, an organ at the Southwark Cathedral, Thames waves, street Evangelists and his footsteps. […]

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09.14.11 Marina Galperina

Artist and bike hero David Byrne has wedged a giant, inflatable globe into the Pace Gallery-owned lot at 508 West 25th Street, right under the High Line. It’s not bloated. It’s confined! The Tight Spot installation also makes “filtered and processed” moans with the Talking Heads frontman “trying to make [his] voice sound like a […]

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08.18.11 Marina Galperina

Oh-so-much-more-than-a-Talking-Head David Byrne created this series of fantasy smart phone apps for the upcoming social media-themed show at Pace Gallery. I know they’re meant to be faux-widget funnies, but someone get me that Weaselface. “Adds snark and satire to any written text” and comes with a “Libel Check?” Just imagine the clever shit you could […]

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04.07.10 Marina Galperina

David Byrne blogs about P.S.1 director Klaus Biesenbach burning Lady Gaga in person by telling her no, she is not a performance artist. And an old flame of Marina Abramović should know, right? […]

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03.04.10 Marina Galperina

We should see some sunshine by Saturday, so here’s your free, sad art fair alternative: a recently updated, self-guided walking tour of public art/monumnets/etc of LES, including Jeff Koons’ spin on Lucky Cheng’s genital balloonery. Even better, here are some maps of David Byrne’s winsome bike racks and NYC bike lanes. […]

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02.04.10 Marina Galperina

Hats off to the city. You’ve managed to piss off David Byrne, LES’s cycle-lover, art conjurer of all forms and, arguably, eye-candy. Those minimalist-kawaii-esque bike racks we’ve been seeing around were recently almost banished by the very Department of Transportation that commissioned them in the first place, but they decided they want to be cool. […]

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11.27.09 Will Sherman

Though decorative wall calendars are pretty much obsolete, the Swiss Institute is releasing a “cutting edge” version at next week’s art world clusterf#$% in Miami. Fulfilling basic timekeeping needs, the 2010 calendar features portraits of “today’s most famous artists on their bikes,” including David Byrne, Ryan McGinley and Terry Richardson and others. Shot by photographer […]

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10.16.09 Will Sherman

All types of two-wheelers have taken over The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum for “Bike Rides: The Exhibition.” Curated with the assistance of musical bike advocate David Byrne, the mixed media show features working bicycles, both functional and artistic, as well as pedal-inspired pieces by Lance Armstrong, Bamboo Bike Studio, Tom Sachs, Puerto Rico Schwinn Club […]

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