Installation | News Stand
       
     
 The News Stand is Ian Berry’s unique and enthralling tribute to a fading relic of New York big city life. Throughout the boom years of the 20th Century, there was a news stand on virtually every street corner, each displaying a kaleidoscope of newspapers and magazines. By 1950, there were 1600 of them. Today, thanks to changing work patterns and the rise of online media, the total is down to a mere 300.  Ian’s lifesize tapestry recreates the news stand in all its glory, featuring a range of instantly recognisable magazine icons rendered joyously in his trademark denim. It’s a wonderful technical achievement with a great deal of heart too.
       
     
 The piece has exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, London, San Francisco, New Orleans, Portland, and at Art Hamptons to great acclaim.
       
     
“A crowd stopper”
       
     
"Clear craftsmanship"
       
     
"Impressive"
       
     
"Carefully Constructed"
       
     
"Takes Textile Art to New Territory"
       
     
"Painstakingly Cut"
       
     
"Most suitable fabric"
       
     
"Amazingly Realistic"
       
     
Installation | News Stand
       
     
Installation | News Stand

Denim on Denim | 2.5 m x 2.8 m

 The News Stand is Ian Berry’s unique and enthralling tribute to a fading relic of New York big city life. Throughout the boom years of the 20th Century, there was a news stand on virtually every street corner, each displaying a kaleidoscope of newspapers and magazines. By 1950, there were 1600 of them. Today, thanks to changing work patterns and the rise of online media, the total is down to a mere 300.  Ian’s lifesize tapestry recreates the news stand in all its glory, featuring a range of instantly recognisable magazine icons rendered joyously in his trademark denim. It’s a wonderful technical achievement with a great deal of heart too.
       
     

The News Stand is Ian Berry’s unique and enthralling tribute to a fading relic of New York big city life. Throughout the boom years of the 20th Century, there was a news stand on virtually every street corner, each displaying a kaleidoscope of newspapers and magazines. By 1950, there were 1600 of them. Today, thanks to changing work patterns and the rise of online media, the total is down to a mere 300.

Ian’s lifesize tapestry recreates the news stand in all its glory, featuring a range of instantly recognisable magazine icons rendered joyously in his trademark denim. It’s a wonderful technical achievement with a great deal of heart too.

 The piece has exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, London, San Francisco, New Orleans, Portland, and at Art Hamptons to great acclaim.
       
     

The piece has exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, London, San Francisco, New Orleans, Portland, and at Art Hamptons to great acclaim.

“A crowd stopper”
       
     
“A crowd stopper”

Doug MacCash, art critic at the New Orleans Times Picayune held the Newsstand in very high regard

“The most wow-producing piece was Ian Berry’s lifesized tapestry of a New York newsstand made from
hundreds of carefully cut pieces of denim in different blue tones. Each individual magazine cover was
stunning; the whole artwork was a masterpiece by anyone’s standards.”

Doug MacCash
The Times Picayune

"Clear craftsmanship"
       
     
"Clear craftsmanship"
"Impressive"
       
     
"Impressive"

One of the most impressive pieces in this new series of work is the News Stand. If you were to pass it on the street, you'd almost expect to be able to grab one of your favorite magazines, and a Snickers Bar right off the shelf. Where things really get lively are in the details. When you look at the close ups of the candy bars, sodas, and magazine covers; you begin to realize just how much time must have gone into recreating each item. His work has been featured on top television shows, magazines, and the best online publications out there, getting the recognition his work truly deserves.

Visual News

"Carefully Constructed"
       
     
"Carefully Constructed"

The impressive newsstand installation is carefully constructed with layers of multiple shades of denim

San Fransisco Art Enthusiast

"Takes Textile Art to New Territory"
       
     
"Takes Textile Art to New Territory"

Ian Berry takes textile art to new territory, assembling detailed, realistic images from bits of discarded denim

San Fransisco Chronicle

"Painstakingly Cut"
       
     
"Painstakingly Cut"

His work is painstakingly cut, stitched, and pasted together.

Juxtapoz on talking about the News Stand

"Most suitable fabric"
       
     
"Most suitable fabric"

His installation captures a fading icon of Americana in the most suitable fabric

Lost at E Minor

"Amazingly Realistic"
       
     
"Amazingly Realistic"

The effect is amazingly realistic

Junk Culture

The News Stand is Ian Berry’s unique and enthralling tribute to a fading relic of New York big city life. Throughout the boom years of the 20th Century, there was a newsstand on virtually every street corner, each displaying a kaleidoscope of newspapers and magazines. By 1950, there were 1600 of them. Today, thanks to changing work patterns and the rise of online media, the total is down to
a mere 300.

Ian’s lifesize tapestry recreates the news stand in all its glory, featuring a range of instantly recognisable magazine icons joyously rendered in his trademark denim. It’s a wonderful technical achievement with a great deal of heart too. The piece has exhibited in Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, London, San Francisco, New Orleans, Portland, and at Art Hamptons to great acclaim.