THE ART OF FUN | KENNY SCHARF “BORN AGAIN” AT HONOR FRASER, LA

March 16, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Best-known for his iconic cartoony Pop paintings featuring characters like the Jetsons & Flintstones, the diversity of Kenny Scharf's artistic oeuvre is often overlooked. With output ranging from pure street graffiti to altering found thrift store paintings (which Scharf did long before Banksy picked up the practice), to assemblage art and video performance work, Scharf as an artist has always moved freely through media, limited only by the scope of his Read More

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ICONS | BARBARA KRUGER “EARLY WORKS” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY, LONDON

March 13, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Accidental youth culture icon Barbara Kruger is currently enjoying unprecedented popularity thanks in large part to the ultra-influential streetwear label Supreme whose logo pays homage to Kruger's trademark typographic style. Currently on display at London's venerable Skarstedt Gallery, is the must-see show  Read More

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MUST SEE SHOW | PETER SAUL “FROM POP TO PUNK” AT VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

March 13, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It's been a brutal NYC winter but one of the city's bright spots through the endless blizzard has been Peter Saul's retrospective show, From Pop to Punk at Venus Over Manhattan Gallery. Collecting semifinal paintings from the iconoclast's early days in the 1960s & 70s, the show is a glorious dose of allegorical psychedelia depicting social & political themes of the era that seem as relevant today as they did Read More

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MUST SEE SHOW | JOHN CURRIN AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY BEVERLY HILLS

March 11, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Having opened its doors to the publicist month during Oscar week to a celeb-packed crowd of admirers including Leonardio DiCaprio, Elton John, and Wes Anderson, modern master John Currin's eponymous show of new paintings at Larry Gagosian's Beverly Hills outpost is nothing short of a must see tour-de-force and certainly one of—if not the—top shows to grace LA this year. Read More

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LAST LOOK | RON ARAD “IN REVERSE” AT PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, NYC

March 10, 2015  |  art, Design  |  Comments Off

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Iconic Israeli artist, designer, and architect Ron Arad's sculptural installation In Reverse only has a few days left in residence at Paul Kasmin Gallery in NYC before it closes on March 14,  but it's well worth the trip. Featuring an incredible array of six of Arad’s “Pressed Flower” sculptures made up of compressed Fiat 500s in varying colors mounted on the Read More

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LAST LOOK | DEVIN TROY STROTHER’S EPIC “SPACE JAM” AT MARLBOROUGH CHELSEA

February 2, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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In the midst of a grinding NYC winter, nascent downtown art star Devin Troy Strother's epic Space Jam show at Marlborough Chelsea—which comes to a close on Valentine's Day—suffuses the senses with wild radiant color and enough energy to get the frozen blood flowing on a -5 degree NYC day.

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FIRST LOOK | DANIEL ARSHAM “WELCOME TO THE FUTURE” AT LOCUST PROJECTS, MIAMI

November 20, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For his newest installation, the prophetically-titled Welcome to the Future at Miami's Locust Projects, NYC-based Daniel Arsham has transformed the gallery into an excavation site, digging a trench in the gallery’s poured concrete floor that now holds Read More

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FIRST LOOK | “EARLY MAN” GROUP SHOW AT THE HOLE NYC FEATURING BARRY MCGEE, AUSTIN LEE, TAKESHI MURATA, JIM DRAIN, AND AUREL SCHMIDT

November 18, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the most ecclectic, erratic, and enjoyable shows of the month can be found at SoHo upstart The Hole, where founder and curator Kathy Grayson has assembled the group show Early Man, a modern exploration of paleolothic age image making featuring works by Aurel Schmidt, Austin Lee, Barry McGee,  Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | TAKASHI MURAKAMI “IN THE LAND OF THE DEAD, STEPPING ON THE TAIL OF A RANBOW” AT GAGOSIAN NYC

November 18, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The magnificent culmination of nearly a decade of work, Japanese Pop Art master Takashi Murakami's new exhibition In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, which has just opened its doors at Gagosian Gallery in NYC, is his most profound Read More

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OPENINGS | FAILE “NEW WORKS ON WOOD: PROCESS, PAINTING, & SCULPTURE” AT ALLOUCHE GALLERY, NYC

November 17, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Brooklyn-based street/fine art collective Faile (aka: Patrick McNeil & Patrick Miller) debuted a stunning new exhibition in NYC over the weekend when their new Works on Wood: Process, Painting, & Sculpture show opened its doors at Allouche Gallery in SoHo on Saturday. Read More

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