MUST-SEE SHOW | PRUNE NOURRY’S “TERRACOTTA DAUGHTERS” AT THE CHINA INSTITUTE, NYC

September 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Modeled after China's famous archeological treasure, the Terracotta Warriors, New York-based French artist Prune Nourry's Terracotta Daughters sculpture series explores the issue of gender preference in China. Making its US debut at The China Institute in NYC last nite, the show will remain on view above ground until October 4th when it will be buried in a Read More

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OPENINGS | SAM FALLS’ NATURAL ABSTRACTIONS AT HANNAH HOFFMAN, LA

September 9, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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LA-based artist Sam Falls has long pursued a particular interest in the influence of natural phenomenon such as light, rain or time and wind may have on his abstract paintings and sculptures. The idea of a sublime deterioration, a controlled and expected change on materials ranging from Read More

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FIRST LOOK | MICHAEL DOTSON’S “THE FURY OF SUNSETS” AT ZURCHER GALLERY, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Last week saw the debut of Brooklyn-based Michael Dotson's inspired new body of work, The Fury of Sunsets, at Zurcher Gallery in NYC. This time around, the 32-year-old painter has focused his superflat Technicolor painting style on the frames of vintage Disney Read More

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PUBLIC ART | FLORENTIJN HOFMAN’S GIANT HIPPO SWIMS THE RIVER THAMES

September 8, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Best known for the spectacle of his massive rubber duckie sculpture that's traveled the world, from Australia to LA, Dutch stunt queen artist Florentijn Hofman has again taken his epic public art roadshow to the water, this time floating a monstrous  hippopotamus sculpture down the River Thames. Dubbed the "Hippopothames," the Read More

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FIRST LOOK | FRIENDSWITHYOU’S MAGICAL “LIGHT CAVE” AT THE HIGH LINE/STANDARD HOTEL, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch superhomies FriendsWithYou (aka: Sam Borkson & Tury Sandoval) unveiled one of their most ambitious domestic installations today with the debut of their magical Light Cave installation at the Standard Hotel plaza at the High Line. Created with Read More

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OPENINGS | RYAN McGINLEY’S “YEARBOOK” AT TEAM GALLERY, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off

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Last nite (that's right, a Sunday nite opening in NYC), at Team Gallery, celebrated photographer Ryan McGinley opened his sixth solo show, Yearbook, at their SoHo space to an absolutely packed throng of friends and admirers. The show is a single artwork that consists of over five hundred Read More

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MUSIC | INTERPOL ROCK THE MET’S TEMPLE OF DENDUR, NYC

September 8, 2014  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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Interpol took art rock back to the stone age last week when the band rocked the Metropolitan Museum of Art's ancient Temple of Dendur in celebration of their excellent new album, El Pintor, and the museum's  new app that brings the museum's collection into Read More

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FIRST LOOK | TOMOO GOKITA’S “THE GREAT CIRCUS” AT THE KAWAMURA DIC MUSEUM, JAPAN

September 5, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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It's been a big year for Supertouch buddy Tomoo Gokita, with knockout shows at Mary Boone in NYC, and Bill Brady in Kansas City. To round out the year, he's just opened The Great Circus, his latest tour de force show at the Kawamura DIC Museum of Art in Japan. Featuring a beautiful array of his trademark tonal figurative abstract Read More

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OPENING | LADY AIKO’S “SWEETHEART” AT THE OUTSIDERS GALLERY, NEWCASTLE

September 2, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week to a packed house was Sweetheart, the newest body of work by Japanese street art pioneer Lady Aiko at Steve Lazarides' The Outsiders Gallery, in Newcastle, England. Best known as a founding member of street art collective Faile, Aiko (aka: Aiko Nakagawa) began her career in film, directing the seminal Read More

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LAST LOOK | NANCY RUBINS’ “OUR FRIEND FLUID METAL” AT GAGOSIAN NYC

September 2, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up on September 13 at Gagosian's W 21st St NYC gallery is the awe-inspiring show of new "junk" sculptures by LA-based (but Texas born) artist Nancy Rubins, Our Friend Fluid Metal. The title of the exhibition and its sculptures invokes the Read More

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