FIRST LOOK | “GIRL” CURATED BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS AT GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN, PARIS

May 28, 2014  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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Continuing the push behind his new solo album of the same name, Pharrell opened his group art show GIRL at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris last nite with a gala reception and onsite concert performance for the beautiful people of The City of Lights. Marking his debut as Read More

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DESIGN | OS GEMEOS PAINT THE BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TEAM PLANE FOR WORLD CUP 2014

May 27, 2014  |  art, Design  |  Comments Off

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Identical twin street art phenoms & longtime Supertouch buddies Os Gemeos (aka: Gustavo & Otavio Pandolfo) have brought their formidable visual skills to the forthcoming World Cup by painting their Brazilian National Team's plane (though we're not sure why they need one when the WC is in Brasil). Unlike traditional plane graphics where the design is applied to the jet's surface using

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FIRST LOOK | SHEPARD FAIREY’S “THE INSISTENT IMAGE” WITH JASPER JOHNS AT THE HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

May 25, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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South Carolina native Shepard Fairey proved once and for all to his hometown that crime pays when he commandeered Charleston's Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art last week for the opening of his academically titled exhibition,  Read More

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ART + COMMERCE | DAMIEN HIRST’S GOLD MAMMOTH RAISES $15 MILLION FOR AIDS AT CANNES

May 23, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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AIDS charity amFAR's annual gala was held last nite in Cannes where Damien Hirst's gold mammoth sculpture, Gone But Not Forgotten was auctioned off to Ukrainian businessman Leonard Blavatnik to the tune of $15,000,000 USD by auctioneer hosts Read More

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OPENINGS | DFACE AT ABOVE SECOND GALLERY AND EVISU FLAGSHIP, HONG KONG

May 22, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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British street artist and Stolen Space London proprietor D*Face made his own run on Hong Kong during last week's Art Basel HK fair with a solo show, Honestly Dishonest at Above Second Gallery and an art installation at the Evisu HK flagship store. Featuring the painter's trademark remixed imagery, both shows exemplified the Mr Face's postmodern Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | THE GIANT “IRON PANDA” SCULPTURE AT K11 ART MALL FOR ART BASEL HONG KONG

May 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently towering over Hong Kong shoppers—and ready for some hardcore Kung Fu—is the six-metre-tall "Iron Panda," an installation by Beijing artist Bi Heng, at the K11 art mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong as part of the K11 Art Foundation’s “Art Nova 100”, a collaboration with Art Basel, showcasing the works of Read More

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FAIR PLAY | THE SUPERTOUCH ART BASEL HONG KONG 2014 RECAP

May 21, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This year's annual installment of Art Basel Hong Kong wrapped up last week, eating up all the spare change in Asia at the same time the Frieze fair and giant sales at Christie's, Sotheby's, and Phillips looted the pockets of New York's ruling class in a giant global art market money grab. Of course, the usual suspects were Read More

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ART & COMMERCE | “GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”: DAMIEN HIRST’S GILDED MAMMOTH FOR CHARITY

May 20, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Say what you will about Damien Hirst as an artist—and there's always a lot to be said—but his generosity within the art world is legendary and is at the root of his latest sculpture, a prehistoric three-meter high Wooly Mammoth skeleton dipped in gold and encased in a giant gold-plated Read More

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OPENINGS| LUCIEN SMITH’S CAMOUFLAGE PAINTINGS IN “TIGRIS” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY, NYC

May 20, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The resurgence of camouflage as a major theme in modern fashion has been a long-developing trend that's only intensified in recent years with the vintage vietnam "tiger camo" pattern being the most revered of the innumerable designs, especially in the world of streetwear. Bringing this trend to the formalized art world is 25-year-old Brooklyn-based artist Lucien Smith whose new show of 11 large scale tiger camo paintings titled Tigris opened Read More

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ART MARKET | RAYMOND PETTIBON HITS THE MILLION DOLLAR MARK AT SOTHEBY’S

May 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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As familiar blue chip names like Koons, Warhol, and Basquiat continued their assault on the wallets of the world's most conspicuously consuming oligarchs at massive auctions at the big houses in NYC last week, it was nice to see a piece by OG punk artist Raymond Pettibon surpass the million dollar mark for the first time as part of the Read More

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