PUBLIC ART | JR’S WOMEN ARE HEROES CONTAINER SHIP PROJECT SETS SAIL

July 15, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Earlier this month French street artist and human rights champion JR launched one of his most unique projects yet when a giant shipping container ship set sail from le Havre, France to Malaysia. Adorned with the giant eyes of a Kenyan woman living in the Kibera Slums along with an image of a ballet dancer from his recent Read More

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FIRST LOOK | POSITIVELY MARVILLAINOUS SUMMER GROUP SHOW AT ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY, THE HAMPTONS

July 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Long the summertime escape of well-heeled New Yorkers and a haven for artists including Jackson Pollock & Andy Warhol, The Hamptons has always been short on real art galleries until the pioneering Eric Firestone opened his namesake gallery with a roster of visionary artists and curatorial taste to match. His recent summer show, the suggestively titled Positively Marvillainous which opened Read More

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INSTITUTIONALIZED | ROSSON CROW: A MIDCAREER RETROSPECTIVE AT THE MRDC, FRANCE

July 14, 2014  |  art, Style  |  Comments Off

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American by birth, Texan by the grace of god, Rosson Crow is one of the most vital and exciting painters (not to mention couture fashion plate) working today. That said, it's only appropriate that an artist of her stature and unique vision should receive a midcareer museum retrospective at the tender age of (sorry, exact figures not available), an honor made real when her eponymous overview opened its doors to the public at the Languedoc-Roussillon Museum of Contemporary Art in Read More

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OPENINGS | OK I’ll RENAME IT: KAWS, TODD JAMES, TOMOOO GOKITA, & ERIK PARKER AT BILL BRADY, KANSAS CITY

July 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week in the unlikely location of Kansas City, Missouri was the ambigiously-titled OK, I'll Rename It, featuring new work by KAWS, Todd James, Tomoo Gokita, and Erik Parker at the venerable Bill Brady Gallery. Showing together for the first time—and in the Midwest, no less—the quartet of super friends represent the vanguard of a new movement of cartoon-based painting, each with a distinctive, yet complementary style that will doubtless be the subject of future Read More

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MUST-SEE | OPENNESS AND CLARITY: COLOR FIELD WORKS FROM THE 60s & 70s AT HONOR FRASER, LA

July 9, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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On view at the esteemed Honor Fraser Gallery through August 2nd, is the must-see show, Openness and Clarity: Color Field Works from the 1960s and 1970s, featuring incredible musuem-level pieces by Frank Stella, Josef Albers, Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, and  Read More

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OPENINGS | “KNOCK KNOCK” GROUP SHOW AT GALERIA JAVIER LOPEZ, MADRID

July 1, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Exploring the use of comic imagery in fine art is Galería Javier López's fantastic new show, Knock! Knock! featuring work by an eclectic group of artists from different eras and backgrounds—from underground comics and illustration to fine art—including Peter Saul, Paul McCarthy, R Crumb, KAWS, Erik Parker, Yoshitomo Nara, Ed Templeton, Basil Wolverton, Todd James, Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Faile, and Read More

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MUST-SEE | “JEFF KOONS: A RETROSPECTIVE” AT THE WHITNEY, NYC

July 1, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Oceans of ink have been spilled (mainly in New York) debating the merits of the world's highest paid artist, aka: The King of Pop (Art), Jeff Koons. And while it's easy to denigrate the artist for his banal imagery, inhumanly slick finishes, and factory production line, there's no debating Koons' lasting influence on the art world (for better or worse) or, most importantly, the joy his work brings to Read More

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FIRST LOOK | OS GEMEOS: “A OPERA DA LUA” AT GALERIA FORTES VILACA, BRASIL

June 30, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Identical twin brothers Otavio & Gustava Pandolfo, otherwise known collectively as Os Gemeos, rose from the backstreets of Sao Paulo to become the foremost street artists of their generation, elevating the medium to new heights in the process. Returning to their hometown last weekend during World Cup for their first solo exhibition in Sao Paulo in years at the venerable Galeria Fortes Vilaca.
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FIRST LOOK | THE BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL “JOYRIDE” EXHIBITION AT MARLBOROUGH BROOME ST, NYC

June 26, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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NYC's Bicycle Film Festival is one of the city's most loved grassroots events and from the beginning its founder, the tireless Brent Barbour, has worked heavily with the local creative community, throwing annual BFF art shows featuring star-studded rosters of supporting artists, many of whom are dedicated cyclists themselves. This year's Joyride show, held last nite at Read More

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BEST IN SHOW | IZUMI KATO AT GALERIE PERROTIN, PARIS

June 26, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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French gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin has been on a real tear lately with eight top-notch shows currently running at spaces from Hong Kong to NYC. One of the best is the current eponymous exhibition by Japanese artist Izumi Kato, currently occupying Galerie Perrotin's Impasse St Claude space and featuring Read More

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