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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FIRST LOOK | THE BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL “JOYRIDE” EXHIBITION AT MARLBOROUGH BROOME ST, NYC

June 26, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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NYC's Bicycle Film Festival is one of the city's most loved grassroots events and from the beginning its founder, the tireless Brent Barbour, has worked heavily with the local creative community, throwing annual BFF art shows featuring star-studded rosters of supporting artists, many of whom are dedicated cyclists themselves. This year's Joyride show, held last nite at Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | IZUMI KATO AT GALERIE PERROTIN, PARIS

June 26, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin has been on a real tear lately with eight top-notch shows currently running at spaces from Hong Kong to NYC. One of the best is the current eponymous exhibition by Japanese artist Izumi Kato, currently occupying Galerie Perrotin's Impasse St Claude space and featuring Read More

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PUBLIC ART | JEFF KOONS’ “SPLIT ROCKER” INSTALLATION AT ROCKAFELLER CENTER

June 25, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It wouldn't be summer without some attention-grabbing public art at Rockefeller Center, and this season Jeff Koons' enormous Split Rocker piece will be taking a turn entertaining the tourists & salarymen. Standing over 37 feet high, and covered in over 50,000 live Read More

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FAIR PLAY | ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2014: THE SUPERTOUCH RECAP

June 25, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It might seem like there's a major art fair every month at this point, but the original Art Basel is still the biggest and baddest. This year's event—which transpired in its namesake Basel Switzerland last week—showed that, unlike the kitschy Art Basel Miami, Read More

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LAST LOOK | HASSAN RAHIIM’S “DISTILLATIONS” AT HVW8 GALLERY, LA

June 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Closing shop this weekend in LA is Distillations, the must-see show by 27-year-old upstart and native Angelino artist Hassan Rahim at HVW8 Gallery. With Rauschenberg’s visual semantics and Man Ray’s photographic unconscious, the pieces in this exhibition are faint recollections of an era floating in purgatory. Solarized prints of Dr. Dre’s monumental Read More

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LAST LOOK | RYAN McGINLEY’S “VERTICAL COLOR OF SOUND” AT GALERIE PERROTIN HONG KONG

June 18, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This week marks the last chance to see New York photographer Ryan McGinley's excellent new show, the compellingly titled Vertical Color of Sound at Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong.  For his first show solo exhibition in China, McGinley presents a selection of Read More

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FILM | JEFF KOONS’ PHILOSOPHY OF PERFECTION BY MATT BLACK

June 18, 2014  |  art, Film  |  Comments Off

Filmmaker Matt Black visits living Pop Art legend Jeff Koons at his incredible New York factory ahead of the opening of his Whitney Museum career retrospective on June 27th for a closer look at the intense level of perfectionism and detail that goes into every single multimillion-dollar masterpiece.

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