PUBLIC ART | THE SHORT LIFE & QUICK DEATH OF PAUL McCARTHY’S GIANT BUTT PLUG IN PARIS

October 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The French are known for their cultural open-mindedness, but apparently not in the case of Paul McCarthy's giant buttplug sculpture which met with an unceremonious end at the hand of vandals over the weekend in The City of Light. The 79-foot-high inflatable green sculpture titled Tree was erected in Place Vendôme last Thursday in conjunction with

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BEST IN SHOW | DUANE HANSON’S “REALITY CHECK” AT SOTHEBY’S S2 IN LONDON

October 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the highlights of Frieze art week in London is the mind-blowing work of the late Pop hyperrealist sculptor Duane Hanson currently on view in the mini-retrospective Reality Check that brings a slice of Middle America to Mayfair at Sotheby's S2 Gallery. Famed for his Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | DZINE’S GHOST BIKE SCULPTURE AT THE ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM

October 15, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Since 2012, nearly 5,000 Americans have died in automobile-related collisions. The first "ghost bikes"—bicycles painted white and stationed at intersections where cycling fatalities occurred—were created in St. Louis, Missouri in 2003, sparking a movement that has seen the creation of hundreds of ghost bike Read More

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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM | YAYOI KUSAMA “INFINITE OBSESSION” AT MUSEO TAMAYO, MEXICO CITY

October 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Infinite Obsession, the first retrospective of Yayoi Kusama in Latin America currently on view at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City traces the trajectory of this maverick Japanese artist from private to public, painting to performance, studio to street. Kusama was Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | KAWS’ GIANT “SMALL LIE” SCULPTURE AT FRIEZE LONDON

October 13, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Poking his head through the clouds of stormy London for the first time today, KAWS' giant new Afrormosia wood Companion sculpture Small Lie made its public debut as part of Frieze Art Fair's sculpture garden in Regents Park. On view throughout Read More

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LAST LOOK | TOREY THORNTON “SOME NARROW SLEEPING” AT OHWOW GALLERY IN LA

October 13, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up at week's end in LA is Some Narrow Sleeping, the excellent new show of large scale paintings by the nascent Torey Thornton at the venerable Moran Bros' OHWOW Gallery. Seemingly influenced by the rough-hewn folk imagery of his southern homeland of Read More

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OPENINGS | DAMIEN HIRST “SCHIZOPHRENO-GENESIS” AT PAUL STOPLER GALLERY, LONDON

October 13, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Say what you will about the quality (and quantity) of Damien Hirst's creative output, for better or worse, it never ceases to entertain. And so, with his newest exhibition of sculptural editions and prints, Lord Hirst of Bristol has produced one of the most amusing shows of his career with

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POP LIFE | JIGGA & BEY PAY A VISIT TO MONA LISA AT THE LOU-VRAY

October 13, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Proving once again that crowds are for suckers, illuminati power couple Jay-Z & Beyonce proved their star power remains undiminished when they shut down Paris' palace of art & culture last week to pay a private visit to their homegirl Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Sources report she was mad cool but still had to be reminded not to ask Mr & Mrs Carter for their Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | KAWS, BANKSY, & OS GEMEOS SET TO BREAK THE BANK AT PHILLIPS CONTEMPORARY AUCTIONS

October 9, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It's not often that you see epic works by longtime Supertouch buddies KAWS, Os Gemeos, & Banksy together in the same high-profile art auction. Now, all three are primed to set new secondary market standards when key works by each hit the block at Phillips' Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | STERLING RUBY “VIVIDS” AT GAGOSIAN HONG KONG

October 8, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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"I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and my studio is in downtown Los Angeles. My daily routine of driving back and forth is always a contemplative time. On these drives I often witness extremely vivid and colorful sunrises and sunsets, yielding horizon lines that transform the urban sprawl into a meditative celestial plane."
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