RAFAEL GÓMEZBARROS’ GIANT ANTS INVADE THE SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON

July 16, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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One of the summer's most compelling exhibitions is Columbian artist Rafael Gómezbarros’ installation of hundreds of giant ant sculptures crawling—make that swarming—across the walls of London's esteemed Saatchi Gallery as part of its current Pangea: New Art From Africa and Latin America show. Read More

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STREET LIFE | WALTER HUGO & ZONIEL TURN ABANDONED BUILDING INTO GIANT JELLYFISH TANK IN LIVERPOOL

July 15, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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In one of the most dramatic executions of street-level public art in recent memory, artists Walter Hugo & Zoniel have transformed an abandoned building in Liverpool into a giant jellyfish tank. Titled The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living, the piece plays off Read More

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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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STREET LIFE | ROA’S ANIMAL PRISONERS FOR THE NORTH WEST WALLS PROJECT, BELGIUM

July 14, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Belgian street artist ROA recently completed an amazing new large-scale work on his home turf as part of the North West Walls Project in Belgium. The installation, curated by Arne Quinze, features an array of  imprisoned animals in various states of mortal distress & decay painted on the sides of stacked shipping containers in an effort to draw attention to the artist's personal cause of animal rights awareness and debuted publicly as part of 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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DESIGN | MAURIZIO CATTELAN’S L.O.V.E. SNOW GLOBE AT MoMA

July 9, 2014  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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Celebrated bad boy Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is renowned for facetious sculptures and installations that poke fun at popular culture, history, and religion in a manner that is at once irreverent and bitingly critical. MoMA has many of Cattelan’s best-known pieces in its collection, and in 1998 his work was featured in the ongoing

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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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STREET LIFE | STROK’S WALL WAKERS FOR THE MEMORIE URBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL, ITALY

July 9, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off

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Beautiful new work by Norwegian street artist Strok (aka: Anders Gjennestad), as part of the Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival in Terracina, Italy. The photorealistic Trompe-l'œil images of children casting long shadows while playing graces the side of a school and gives the illusion of students walking on Read More

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