FIRST LOOOK | INSIDE TODD JAMES’ “SECRET GARDEN” AT GALLERIA PATRICIA ARMOCIDA, MILAN

May 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Following his recent New York show in March that saw him working a bit more loosely & experimentally, Todd James' current show, Secret Garden that opened in Milan at Galleria Patricia Armocida last week sees the artist returning his focus to familiar subject matter, exploring the visual themes of naked girls & Somali pirates with renewed vigor. In this round of works, however, Read More

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MUST-SEE | NEW WORK BY GLENN BROWN AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY, NYC

May 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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In the midst of a prolonged cycle of deep indulgence of saccharine Pop imagery in the art world (we're guilty as charged ourselves), British painter Glenn Brown provides the antidote with his utterly masterful expressionist works currently on display in an eponymous show that opened last week at Gagosian Gallery in NYC.

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ON EXHIBIT | UP CLOSE WITH JEFF KOONS’ $28 MILLION DOLLAR POPEYE

May 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This has been an epic week of decadent indulgence in the art world with heavy-hitting contemporary art auctions at Sotheby's, Christie's, and Phillips bringing in record prices for blue chip artists after a weeklong feeding frenzy at Frieze NY set the tone for uninhibited spending. Chief among those prime movers is the Prince of Pop, himself, Jeff Koons, whose 2009 masterpiece Popeye, a gorgeous gleaming, Read More

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OPENINGS | SAM FRIEDMAN’S “EASY” AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT

May 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Much is made in the press these days about Detroit's current cultural renaissance, and at the center of that action is Matt Eaton's Library Street Collective gallery where Sam Friedman's gorgeous show of vivid new abstracts debuted last week. Titled Easy, the new body of work continues his current Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | NEW HAJIME SORAYAMA SCULPTURE AT ART BASEL HONG

May 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Legendary Japanese fantasy & concept artist Hajime Sorayama debuted a gorgeous new sculpture of his iconic chrome fembot fatale (made famous on his Aerosmith album cover art) with Nanzuka Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong this week. Now she's one step closer to becoming reality. Have a look:  Read More

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MUST-SEE | MARK FLOOD’S “INSIDER ART FAIR” AT ZACH FEUER, NYC

May 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Set smack dab in the week when blue chip art pieces by artists like Barnett Newman ($84M), Basquiat ($35M), Andy Warhol ($63M), and Mark Rothko ($66M) brought in outrageous & record-setting sums at auctions in NYC by Christies and Sothebys, artist Mark Flood opened his own tribute to the phenomenon on Tuesday with his Insider Art Fair Read More

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ICONOCLASTS | MARK FLOOD’S “AVAILABLE NASDAQ SYMBOL” AT ZACH FEUER, NYC + NEW WORK AT FRIEZE ART FAIR WITH STUART SHAVE

May 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the two best shows currently on display in NYC is Houston-based artist Mark Flood's fantastic Available Nasdaq Symbol currently on view at Zach Feuer Gallery (the other is another show by Flood titled the Insider Art Fair right next door, but we'll get to that in another post). Taking square aim at both the government, technology, Read More

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FIRST LOOK | KEIICHI TANAAMI’S “DEATH BRIDGE” AT AISHO NANZUKA, HONG KONG

May 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Godfather and elder statesman of Japanese psychedelia Keiichi Tanaami has unleashed a new wave of eye-melting new works with Aisho Nanzuka Gallery in Aberdeen, Hong Kong last nite during Art Basel Hong Kong week. Provocatively titled Death Bridge,  the exhibition presented Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | MARC QUINN’S CONTORTIONIST KATE MOSS AT CHRISTIE’S, NYC

May 12, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On public display this week at Christie's auction house in NYC where it will be auctioned off as part of the Post-War & Contemporary Auction on May 14th is British artist Marc Quinn's incredible sculpture of a contortionist Kate Moss. Titled, Myth (Venus), the Read More

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QUICK LOOK | KAWS’ SNOOPY SERIES AT FRIEZE ART FAIR NYC

May 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy KAWS (aka: Brian Donnelley), debuted a new series of his simple black & white Snoopy paintings at Frieze Art Fair NYC with Emmanuel Perrotin last week to the delight of fans. Here's a quick look: Read More

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