FIRST LOOK | LARRY GAGOSIAN DEFIES GREEK MELTDOWN WITH RICHARD PHILLIPS SHOW IN ATHENS

July 21, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Greece may be on the verge of total financial implosion, but art world puppeteer Larry Gagosian could give a mad fuck as he boldly staged Richard Phillips' eponymous new show at his Read More

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STREET LIFE | JAMES JEAN ON THE WALL IN LONG BEACH

July 21, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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One wouldn't exactly call visionary modern master painter James Jean a "street artist" but he played the part well when asked to create a towering mural as part of Pow Wow Long Beach earlier this month. Standing tall on the side of the Read More

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INSTITUTIONALIZED | KAWS “ALONG THE WAY” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

July 13, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy KAWS has been an unstoppable force this summer with impressive installations of his large-scale sculpture in Hong Kong and Amsterdam. Now the tour has come full circle with his massive Along The Way sculpture now on view at Read More

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THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2015

June 24, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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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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