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POPprolific: The PIQ Justin Alan Volpe Interview

Art Show Artist GCT NYC PIQ POP Prolific Signing

POPprolific: The PIQ Justin Alan Volpe Interview

Justin Alan Volpe, creator of POPprolific and the master of mash-ups, talked with us in advance of his limited-edition release at PIQ Grand Central. As an illustrator, sculptor, and designer, Justin makes toys that bring together fine art, comics, and childhood obsessions. The new release, The Priors of Chaos, shows the core of the POPprolific aesthetic, to be both detailed and dynamic. These 5.5” clear resin blue-glow figures are the result of a decade of sculpting, collecting and casting. Realizing the layers of technique involved, we asked Justin about the skills and processes he uses in creating characters. The qualities...

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PIQ Interview: Seamus Mullarkey aka “Rashers Tierney” Author of F*ck You I’m Irish

Book Signing GCT NYC PIQ Signing St Patrick's Day

PIQ Interview: Seamus Mullarkey aka “Rashers Tierney” Author of F*ck You I’m Irish

PIQ Interview: Seamus Mullarkey aka “Rashers Tierney” Author of F*ck You I’m Irish Seamus Mullarkey is an Irishman living in New York who like many transplants loves the city but found himself missing and talking constantly about home. Luckily for us Seamus is writer with a deep sense of history and the skill to make everything entertaining. Under the pseudonym Rashers Tierney, he wrote the history and social impact of the Irish people in a short book F*ck You I’m Irish that will leave anyone laughing. Seamus will join us at PIQ Grand Central Terminal on St. Patrick’s Day Friday...

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Questions with Jordan Matter: Shooting Dancers After Dark

Book Signing Dancers After Dark GCT Jordan Matter NYC Photographer PIQ

Questions with Jordan Matter: Shooting Dancers After Dark

Photographer Jordan Matter traveled the world to create his new book Dancers After Dark. Now he is back home in New York and talked to us about creating images of human sculpture with artists of motion. Jordan will be appearing at PIQ in Grand Central Terminal Shuttle Passage, NYC on Friday November 4. Dancers After Dark so beautifully expresses the joy and vulnerability of performance. Do you consider yourself to be a performer, and how did you start working with dancers? I am not a performer. I started working with dancers because I was an athlete in college and was...

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Questions with Andrea Kang: Cute Subtle Anxiety

Andrea Kang Art Show Artist GCT NYC PIQ Puff Puff

Questions with Andrea Kang: Cute Subtle Anxiety

Many of us at PIQ would love to live in the world created by artist Andrea Kang, populated by adorable creatures who are trying to figure things out just like the rest of us. For two weeks the PIQ store in Grand Central Terminal NYC becomes a corner of her world with her solo show of new works, Puff Puff. Andrea was kind enough to talk with us about her art, process, and those little animals inside the balloons. Puff Puff, Oct 29- Nov 12 PIQ Grand Central Terminal NYC Your beautiful color palette unites all of your work, yet...

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