MUST-SEE | “LARGE SCULPTURES” BY KEN PRICE AT MATTHEW MARKS, NYC

June 10, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The late sculptor Ken Price was a seminal LA artist whose first solo show was in 1960 at the legendary Ferus Gallery where he quickly became part of a developing art movement that included artists such as Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, John Altoon, John McCracken, Robert Irwin and Ed Ruscha. Price would have three solo shows during the short time Ferus was open, and by the mid-1960s was a Read More

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WILD KINGDOM | WALTON FORD’S “WATERCOLORS” AT PAUL KASMIN, NYC

June 10, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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In his newest show of large-scale allegorical paintings at Paul Kasmin Gallery, artist Walton Ford continues to explore the visual and narrative scope of traditional natural history painting with his monumental watercolors, chronicling encounters between human culture and the natural world. Several pieces in this exhibition will expand upon Ford's longstanding practice of incorporating written marginalia in his work, and feature for the first time musings penned by the artist from the perspective of his Read More

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FIRST LOOK | AI WEIWEI’S BICYCLE SCULPTURES AT LISSON GALLERY, LONDON

June 10, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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For his third, self-titled new solo exhibition with London's esteemed Lisson Gallery (running concurrently with major shows in Berlin & Brooklyn), Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has created a monumental new installation of bicycles as part of his ongoing "Forever" series, as well as a number of Read More

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STREET LIFE | INVADER TAKES TOKYO

June 6, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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For the past two weeks French street art phenom /8 bit video game addict Invader has been on a whirlwind tour of Tokyo, installing his nearly indestructible pixelated tile pieces to the walls of the city in a grand act of artistic vandalism featuring familiar local players like Astro Boy, Grendizer, and Hello Kitty. Have a look: Read More

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LAST LOOK | RYAN McGINNESS’ NEON NUDES AT PACE PRINTS, NYC

May 29, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Wrapping up at the esteemed Pace Prints gallery in NYC on June 7th, Ryan McGinness' beautiful show Figure Drawings is a continuation of the artist’s Women series, which began in 2010. Drawing directly from nude models, McGinness approached these drawings in the same manner in which he creates his signature undulating and layered icons. He begins with sketches, and refines those drawings down into their basic and most essential forms. In the Women series, the artist simultaneously embraces the Read More

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STREET LIFE | TRISTAN EATON x VERSACE IN HAWAII

May 29, 2014  |  Streets, Style  |  Comments Off

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Few people would mention the words street art and Versace in the same sentence (the more frequent combination is usually "purple Lamborghini" & "Versace"), but then again, Donatella Versace is not the average person. To breathe some fresh life into the vaunted couture house, the ageless fashion queen commissioned relentless street artist Tristan Eaton to paint a version of the classic Versace Medusa head logo in Read More

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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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DESIGN | THE MINI SUPERLEGGERA VISION: THE CONCEPT MINI NEEDS TO MAKE

May 24, 2014  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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Built by Mini and Touring Superleggera as a concept for this month's Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, the Mini Superleggera Vision is a low-slung, vaguely Mini-themed two-seat concept roadster that Mini says blends “Modern Britishness” with Read More

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