THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2015

June 24, 2015  |  art  |  No Comments

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Art Basel Miami might be the art world's collective excuse to get puking drunk, throw money at strippers, pass out in a banana hammock on the beach (and look at art) in the middle of winter, but the annual OG Art Basel in—where else—Basel, Switzerland is a Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | ELLSWORTH KELLY’S SUBLIME MINIMALISM AT MATTHEW MARKS, NYC

June 15, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

 

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On the verge of legendary modernist painter Ellsworth Kelly's ninety-second birthday he has filled all four of Matthew Marks’ Chelsea spaces with epic new abstract minimalist works that show the nonagenarian operating remarkably at the peak of his Read More

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FIRST LOOK | DEVIN TROY STROTHER AT UNDEFEATED/3125C, LA

June 6, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Brooklyn transplant Devin Troy Strother was born & raised in the hotbed of racially-charged 90s Los Angeles where he cut his teeth on basketball and hip hop culture, absorbing the influence of the prime time Chicago Bulls and Nike like a sponge. And so it's fitting that the Read More

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MARILYN MINTER “PRETTY DIRTY” AT CAM HOUSTON

June 5, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For over three decades Marilyn Minter has produced lush paintings, photographs, and videos that vividly manifest our culture’s complex and contradictory emotions around the feminine body and beauty. Her unique works—from the oversized paintings of makeup-laden lips and eyes to Read More

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OPENINGS | BARRY McGEE & TODD JAMES: “FUD” AT V1 GALLERY, COPENHAGEN

May 29, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Artistic comrades-in-arms and frequent collaborators Barry McGee (aka: TWIST) & Todd James (aka: REAS) have once again joined forces to present a new joint show cryptically titled FUD at the esteemed V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Towering figures in the world of Read More

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FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S PRINTED MATTERS AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT

May 26, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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At this point, the world's most prolific street artist needs no introduction or analysis. Simply put, Shepard Fairey is the AC/DC of street art;  the Metallica of Graffiti; the Taylor Swift of streetwear. His fan base is legion, and at a time when he could do a show anywhere in the world, it's nice to see the Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | THE BEST OF THE 2015 VENICE BIENNALE

May 22, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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With over 140 artists total representing 53 countries, the 56th Venice Biennale is the high art world's grandest, and most consuming event. This year's installment, titled, All the World's Futures by Nigerian-born curator Okwui Enwezor is no different and for the uninitiated, the expansive show—which is spread Read More

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STREET LIFE | THE BRIDGES OF GRAFFITI AT THE VENICE BIENNALE 2015

May 21, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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While the storied Venice Biennale—now in its 56th year—is a highbrow affair for the art world elite, this season's simultaneous Bridges of Graffiti show presents a welcome and more accessible counterpoint with a formidable exhibition of international urban artists. Featuring installations by Futura, Todd James Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JR COMMEMORATES THE LEGACY OF FUKUSHIMA

May 19, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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The 2011 Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami left the region devastated, evacuated, and irradiated. Four years later, it's remaining inhabitants are still working to regain the way of life they once knew and cope with Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | LISA YUSKAVAGE’S NUDE WONDERLAND AT DAVID ZWIRNER, NYC

May 19, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at powerhouse gallery David Zwirner is a beautiful show of new paintings by Lisa Yuskavage unlike anything else you're likely to see this season. For the uninitiated, Yuskavage's works merge popular culture and a deep engagement with the history of art. Widely associated with a Read More

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