Posts Tagged ‘art’

STREET LIFE | JR’S INSIDE OUT PROJECT IN LA GUAJIRA, COLUMBIA

August 22, 2014  |  Streets  |  No Comments

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Here we have another compelling image from French street artist JR's ongoing Inside Out Project, this time from La Guajira, Columbia. Explains the artist, "While traveling for my first time in La Guajira, I experienced much inspiration from the communities I visited. The Wayuu are a tough and resilient people. They possess a beautiful dignity and willingness to persevere unlike anyone I have Read More

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LAST LOOK | ELMGREEN & DRAGSET’S “BIOGRAPHY” AT ASTRUP FEARNLEY, OSLO

August 22, 2014  |  art  |  No Comments

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Wrapping up this week at Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Norway, is Biography, the amazing retrospective of Scandanavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset and easily one of the best shows of the year—on any continent. Best known for their iconic Prada Marfa installation Read More

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ON EXHIBIT | UP CLOSE WITH JEFF KOONS’ $28 MILLION DOLLAR POPEYE

May 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This has been an epic week of decadent indulgence in the art world with heavy-hitting contemporary art auctions at Sotheby's, Christie's, and Phillips bringing in record prices for blue chip artists after a weeklong feeding frenzy at Frieze NY set the tone for uninhibited spending. Chief among those prime movers is the Prince of Pop, himself, Jeff Koons, whose 2009 masterpiece Popeye, a gorgeous gleaming, Read More

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OPENINGS | SAM FRIEDMAN’S “EASY” AT LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, DETROIT

May 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Much is made in the press these days about Detroit's current cultural renaissance, and at the center of that action is Matt Eaton's Library Street Collective gallery where Sam Friedman's gorgeous show of vivid new abstracts debuted last week. Titled Easy, the new body of work continues his current Read More

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“CITY AS CANVAS: GRAFFITI ART FROM THE THE MARTIN WONG COLLECTION” AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

May 4, 2014  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. The artists, including Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, and Futura 2000, were seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection, currently on view at the Museum of the City of New York includes over Read More

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BARRY McGEE, DAN MURPHY, & ISAAC TIN WEI LIN’S “DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES” AT FLEISHER/OLLMAN

April 13, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Coming together at venerable Philadelphia gallery (since 1952!), Fleisher/Ollman, kindred spirits Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, and Isaac Tin Wei Lin assembled last weekend to open their group show, "Department of Neighborhood Services," to a crowd of faithful fans, many of whom had made the trek from NYC for the event. Despite the presence of Twist, the show is not Read More

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‘TRANSITION GAME’ TRACES PARALLEL EVOLUTION OF BASKETBALL & CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE ’60S

April 3, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Featuring the artwork of Howard Kanovitz, Lorna Simpson, Lucien Smith, & Richard Avedon, "Transition Game" at NYC's Salon 94 Gallery serves to provide a snapshot into the parallel evolution of basketball and civil rights in America during the mid to late 1960s. In 1969, while America was reeling from assassinations, racial strife and an unpopular and costly war, something beautiful was happening on basketball courts across the nation. Basketball was not only becoming increasingly integrated, but also transitioning into a place where Read More

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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING WITH RUDOLF STINGEL AT GAGOSIAN, NYC

March 24, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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The first-ever US showing of landscapes by legendary Italian painter Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian Gallery in NYC featuring massive scale photorealistic reproductions of snowcapped mountains is the perfect homage to the city's winterlong Polar Vortex-induced deep freeze. Read More

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FIRST LOOK | GEOFF McFETRIDGE’S “MEDITALLUCINATION” AT V1 COPENHAGEN

March 22, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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A master graphic designer and visual thinker, Supertouch buddy Geoff McFetridge brings the same elegant minimalism to his fine art with "Meditallucination," a new body of paintings, drawings, and hand painted ceramics opening this week at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. “The images are meditations, in that they come from inside but they are also listening to the world around me," explains McFetridge. "The paintings attempt to Read More

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KAWS EXPLORES FAMILIAR THEMES IN “PLAY YOUR PART” AT GALLERY JAVIER LOPEZ, MADRID

March 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Following his epic show with Mary Boone in NYC at the end of last year (and simultaneous shows at Galerie Perrotin, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art), Supertouch buddy KAWS proves he put his money to good use in building his gorgeous new Brooklyn studio/factory with this immediate followup show of new large-scale work titled "Play Your Part" at Gallery Javier Lopez in Madrid. Focusing this time on Read More

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