September 23, 2017


by Conor Harrington

Born in Cork, Ireland, Conor Harrington has come a long way from his teenage “hip-hop nights” tagging and doing graffiti. Now working out of an East London studio he has incorporated inspiration from old masters into paintings that straddle classic and contemporary. Harrington painstakingly sets up photos of subjects for reference and in 2008 began to use historical costumes and re-enactments to reflect and comment on current affairs. In April, 2017, in the weeks leading up to the French election, Harrington joined the lineup of more than 20 international artists who had already participated in the Galerie Itinerrance-curated Street Art 13 project, to paint this 8-story building on Boulevard Vincent Auriol in Paris. Representing the duplicity “historically omnipresent in the world of politics” Harrington purposely does not reveal whether these two figures are locked in confrontation or friendly greeting.  @conorsaysboom  @galerie_itinerrance


Ben and Leslie + the box
Was the box [Ben] gave Leslie the ring in the same box he used to give her the Knope 2012 pin? Yes. And it was the box in which Leslie gave him the Washington Monument figurine. Additionally, we might see it again – in the series finale. “At the end of the show we’re all going to jump into the box and fly away,” jokes Poehler. [x]