FIRST LOOK | KEHINDE WILEY “A NEW REPUBLIC” RETROSPECTIVE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSUEM

April 16, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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For over 13 years, L.A. native Kehinde Wiley has been mashing up classical old master compositions with modern black subjects to create his own brand of modern neo-classicism that is equally loved and reviled by fans and critics alike. Polarizing as his intricate, kitsch-laden grand-scale paintings may be, their place in the annals of modern art history has been firmly solidified by Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | TOMOO GOKITA “BESAME MUCHO” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

April 14, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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The must-see show in LA at the moment is by none other than Supertouch buddy Tomoo Gokita whose newest body of tonal paintings, Besame Mucho, opened its doors at Honor Fraser's esteemed gallery over the weekend. Acclaimed for his black and white gouache canvases that incorporate exceptional draftsmanship with surreal Read More

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FIRST LOOK | JASON WILLIAMS (REVOK) AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, LA

April 10, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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Renowned for his prodigious output as a graffiti artist under the moniker REVOK for more than two decades, 38-year-old LA native Jason Williams has been quietly distinguishing himself in recent years with an accomplished and elegant body of abstract geometric assemblage paintings that draw heavy inspiration from the tradition of Read More

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PSYCHEDELIA | FRIENDSWITHYOU’S “LIGHT CAVE” INSTALLATION AT THE DALLAS CONTEMPORARY

April 10, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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Supertouch superhomies FriendsWithYou (aka: Sam Borkson & Tury Sandoval) brought their most ambitious domestic installation to the west with the debut of their magical Light Cave installation at the Dallas Contemporary this week as part of Dallas Art Week. Created with the support of the Art Production Fund NY, and having premiered last year in NYC at the Standard Hotel, the giant experiential sculpture is a Read More

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MUST SEE SHOW | “BASQUIAT: THE UNKNOWN NOTEBOOKS” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

April 6, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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The Brooklyn Museum has done much to memorialize one of its most famous sons over the years, most notably with the epic career retrospective Basquiat in 2005. With the newly-opened Basquiat: The Unseen Notebooks, the Museum offers viewers an incredibly personal look at the painter by bringing together pages of his Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | BARRY McGEE’S NEW MURAL AT FACEBOOK HQ

April 1, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the lesser-known valley trends is the current rush for tech companies of all sizes to procure artist murals for their offices. The craze has been a boon for artists—most specifically, street artists—with the likes of Dave Flores, Tim Biskup, Maya Hayuk, and Tristan Eaton all creating major works for several firms in recent months. Now longtime Supertouch buddy Barry McGee joins those ranks with his new Read More

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ROCK OF AGES | XAVIER VEILHAN “MUSIC” AT GALERIE PERROTIN, NYC

March 31, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up next week at Galerie Perrotin in NYC is French multimedia artist Xavier Veilhan's Music, featuring an impressive array of wood sculptures depicting Veilhan's favorite music producers. Known primarily for his figurative works, Xavier Veilhan has developed his own formal vocabulary, often reinterpreting classical sculptural and architectural elements with the aid of high technology. Read More

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LAST LOOK | “A STRONG SWEET SMELL OF INCENSE” AT PACE GALLERY LONDON

March 31, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Closing in London at Pace Gallery is A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense, a momentous exhibition that takes as inspiration the character and career of celebrated art dealer, cultural pioneer, and Beatles associate Robert Fraser, who was better known to his 1960s contemporaries as "Groovy Bob." For the uninitiated, the exhibition presents  Read More

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TOKYO POP | YOSHITOMO NARA “STARS” AT PACE GALLERY, HONG KONG

March 30, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Japanese Pop artist Yoshitomo Nara's art star continues to rise stratospherically, especially in the newly-minted art world hotbed of Hong Kong, where the artist's newest body of work Stars is currently on display at Pace Gallery. Although stars have previously appeared in Nara’s work, this exhibition and recent body of work marks his first focused engagement of  Read More

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FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PRINCE “FASHION” AT NAHMAD CONTEMPORARY, NYC

March 26, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On view this month at Nahmad Contemporary in NYC is Fashion, one of the most beautiful assemblages of Richard Prince's norotious appropriation artworks from his early days in publishing. In the late 1970s, Prince worked in the tear sheet department at Time Life, where his job entailed clipping editorials for staff writers. The remaining advertisements were Read More

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