RAFAEL GÓMEZBARROS’ GIANT ANTS INVADE THE SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON

July 16, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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One of the summer's most compelling exhibitions is Columbian artist Rafael Gómezbarros’ installation of hundreds of giant ant sculptures crawling—make that swarming—across the walls of London's esteemed Saatchi Gallery as part of its current Pangea: New Art From Africa and Latin America show. Read More

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STREET LIFE | WALTER HUGO & ZONIEL TURN ABANDONED BUILDING INTO GIANT JELLYFISH TANK IN LIVERPOOL

July 15, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  No Comments

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In one of the most dramatic executions of street-level public art in recent memory, artists Walter Hugo & Zoniel have transformed an abandoned building in Liverpool into a giant jellyfish tank. Titled The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living, the piece plays off Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JR’S WOMEN ARE HEROES CONTAINER SHIP PROJECT SETS SAIL

July 15, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  No Comments

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Earlier this month French street artist and human rights champion JR launched one of his most unique projects yet when a giant shipping container ship set sail from le Havre, France to Malaysia. Adorned with the giant eyes of a Kenyan woman living in the Kibera Slums along with an image of a ballet dancer from his recent Read More

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FIRST LOOK | POSITIVELY MARVILLAINOUS SUMMER GROUP SHOW AT ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY, THE HAMPTONS

July 15, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Long the summertime escape of well-heeled New Yorkers and a haven for artists including Jackson Pollock & Andy Warhol, The Hamptons has always been short on real art galleries until the pioneering Eric Firestone opened his namesake gallery with a roster of visionary artists and curatorial taste to match. His recent summer show, the suggestively titled Positively Marvillainous which opened Read More

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INSTITUTIONALIZED | ROSSON CROW: A MIDCAREER RETROSPECTIVE AT THE MRDC, FRANCE

July 14, 2014  |  art, Style  |  No Comments

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American by birth, Texan by the grace of god, Rosson Crow is one of the most vital and exciting painters (not to mention couture fashion plate) working today. That said, it's only appropriate that an artist of her stature and unique vision should receive a midcareer museum retrospective at the tender age of (sorry, exact figures not available), an honor made real when her eponymous overview opened its doors to the public at the Languedoc-Roussillon Museum of Contemporary Art in Read More

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OPENINGS | OK I’ll RENAME IT: KAWS, TODD JAMES, TOMOOO GOKITA, & ERIK PARKER AT BILL BRADY, KANSAS CITY

July 14, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Opening last week in the unlikely location of Kansas City, Missouri was the ambigiously-titled OK, I'll Rename It, featuring new work by KAWS, Todd James, Tomoo Gokita, and Erik Parker at the venerable Bill Brady Gallery. Showing together for the first time—and in the Midwest, no less—the quartet of super friends represent the vanguard of a new movement of cartoon-based painting, each with a distinctive, yet complementary style that will doubtless be the subject of future Read More

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MUST-SEE | OPENNESS AND CLARITY: COLOR FIELD WORKS FROM THE 60s & 70s AT HONOR FRASER, LA

July 9, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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On view at the esteemed Honor Fraser Gallery through August 2nd, is the must-see show, Openness and Clarity: Color Field Works from the 1960s and 1970s, featuring incredible musuem-level pieces by Frank Stella, Josef Albers, Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, and  Read More

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OPENINGS | “KNOCK KNOCK” GROUP SHOW AT GALERIA JAVIER LOPEZ, MADRID

July 1, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Exploring the use of comic imagery in fine art is Galería Javier López's fantastic new show, Knock! Knock! featuring work by an eclectic group of artists from different eras and backgrounds—from underground comics and illustration to fine art—including Peter Saul, Paul McCarthy, R Crumb, KAWS, Erik Parker, Yoshitomo Nara, Ed Templeton, Basil Wolverton, Todd James, Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Faile, and Read More

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MUST-SEE | “JEFF KOONS: A RETROSPECTIVE” AT THE WHITNEY, NYC

July 1, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Oceans of ink have been spilled (mainly in New York) debating the merits of the world's highest paid artist, aka: The King of Pop (Art), Jeff Koons. And while it's easy to denigrate the artist for his banal imagery, inhumanly slick finishes, and factory production line, there's no debating Koons' lasting influence on the art world (for better or worse) or, most importantly, the joy his work brings to Read More

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FIRST LOOK | OS GEMEOS: “A OPERA DA LUA” AT GALERIA FORTES VILACA, BRASIL

June 30, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Identical twin brothers Otavio & Gustava Pandolfo, otherwise known collectively as Os Gemeos, rose from the backstreets of Sao Paulo to become the foremost street artists of their generation, elevating the medium to new heights in the process. Returning to their hometown last weekend during World Cup for their first solo exhibition in Sao Paulo in years at the venerable Galeria Fortes Vilaca.
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