Following his art debut at Alanna Heiss’s Clocktower space in New York this summer, James Franco is set to hold his first solo art exhibition at the Peres Projects gallery in Berlin in February, during the Berlin Film Festival. The show wil be an elaboration on the NYC Dangerous Book Four Boys exhibition.


Why Berlin and not a more recognised US gallery? Gallery owner Javier Peres tells ArtInfo, “Generally speaking, the notion of celebrity in Germany is not what it is in New York or Los Angeles. We don’t have the same general fixation on it in Germany. In Berlin, really famous people can walk down the street without problems or bodyguards. Here, James will be judged based on the merits of work. There are a gazillion cases of people who have celebrity from other things but make art, but James is a real artist.”