ICONS | KEITH HARING “HEAVEN & HELL” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY, NYC

March 19, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Currently on view at nascent powerhouse Skarstedt Gallery is an incredible show of five major Keith Haring paintings on canvas, all at a monumental scale and dating from 1984-1985. The exhibition’s title, Heaven and Hell, recalls William Blake’s 18th century poem The Marriage of Heaven and Read More

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SOUND + VISION | TOM SACHS “BOOMBOX RETROSPECTIVE” AT THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN

March 18, 2015  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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Perfectly-timed to coincide with this month's SXSW festival, Supertouch buddy Tom Sachs' current show Boombox Retrospective at The Contemporary Austin, is a powerhouse tribute to the artist's mad genius and inimitable vision. While it can be argued that the persona of an artist should be separate from an interpretation of the Read More

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SEX IN THE CITY | TERRY RICHARDSON “THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE” AT GALERIE PERROTIN, PARIS

March 16, 2015  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For the past decade iconoclast photographer Terry Richardson has been a driving force in pop culture aesthetics bringing his trademark high/low handheld visuals to ads for streetwear brands like Supreme as well as campaigns for couture brands like Tom Ford and covers for Vogue. And while his commercial work often brings a tongue-in-cheek porn edge to fashion imagery, his fine art explorations often explore themes of Read More

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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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