Frieze Art Fair returns to London from 17 to 20 October 2013 showcasing 152 galleries from around the world. Highlights this year include the Gagosian Gallery, displaying five large scale works by pop artist Jeff Koons, from his stainless steel inflatable sculptures series to his Sacred Heart sculpture. At the Stephen Friedman Gallery booth, viewers can enjoy the ultimate rebirthing experience by interacting with a giant sculptural self portrait of American artist Jennifer Rubell by climbing into a cavity made in her pregnant stomach. Lisson Gallery is focusing on […]
The inaugural edition of STRARTA fair was opened this weekend at Saatchi Gallery, at the very beginning of London art week. This new art fair was “conceived to provide a new world-class event for participating galleries, artists and visitors.” Aside from the high quality art fair, the event also features couple of separate sections and happenings, such as the Art Wars show (seen above), museum quality curated shows, and installations on the top floor of the gallery space, as well as art related talks and discussions. The […]
This weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the fourth edition of the Beyond Eden art fair is opening at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. Like in previous years (covered), there are some great events planned and something for every art fan. Along with artists represented by four galleries (Thinkspace, C.A.V.E Gallery, Copro Gallery, and Spoke Art) & live painting, there is also a special presentation celebrating Greg Escalante’s unwavering support of the arts. Other highlights include the Bird’s Eye View and Wild At Heart II group exhibitions […]
London’s Moniker Art Fair is opening its fourth year show at the The Old Truman Brewery, in the heart of London’s cultural and creative center – East London. During weekend of October 17th-20th, art lovers will have a chance to see the latest works of artists often overlooked in other British mainstream art fairs. The fair’s policy on finding and showcasing emerging and established talents from a contemporary art movement this year got pushed even further through a venue-sharing collaboration with London’s leading artist-led fair – The Other Art Fair. With […]
With Basel Week Switzerland coming to an end, here is a look at the Thinkspace Gallery booth at the SCOPE art fair. The showing focused on the works Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) and Esao Andrews with both artists continuing to show progression in their aesthetic. Kawasaki’s new paintings this time were solely created on dark backgrounds, something that not commonly seen in high numbers in one body of work, which contrasted nicely with her choice of vibrant colors to complement her seductive muses. Andrews’ inclusion of the female form in several of […]
One of the satellite fairs during Basel Week Switzerland is the always quality SCOPE Art Fair. Although, this venue lacks the blue-chip luster of the main event (covered), we always find many familiar faces and intriguing works at this fair. Take a look at an overview of what was offered in the photos below… Photo credit: Andrew Hosner for Arrested Motion.
There are numerous high quality art fairs occurring year round but the granddaddy of them all is Art Basel in Switzerland which opened its doors this week. Drawing some of the most prestigious galleries to exhibit a seemingly endless list of notable artists such as Kaws, Rob Pruitt, Will Cotton, Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara and Jeff Elrod (just to name a very few), it’s no wonder that the wealthiest collectors and the hard-core art enthusiasts flock to Switzerland each year for a chance […]
As most in the art world knows, Basel Week Switzerland is underway. While not everyone can make the two hour trek over to check what looks to be an epic showing from KAWS, you should stop by SCOPE after checking out the main fair. Thinkspace Gallery is featuring seductive new paintings from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) at their booth in a mini-solo. Check out some more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
During this year’s ADAA Art Show one of the booths that caught our eye was James Cohan Gallery. Featuring works by Contemporary mainstay Fred Tomaselli, this booth focused on exhibiting twenty five pieces from his famous New York Times series. Utilizing the New York Times, Tomaselli collages a light and witty viewpoint with his signature vibrant colors and patterns. Check out this engaging show below.
Yesterday saw the opening of Asia’s preeminent art fair, Art Basel Hong Kong, housed in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC). With a strong tilt towards galleries based in the region, the fair boasted over 170 booths with a plethora of worthy art for collectors and fans to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights for us including a huge piece from Mr. (seen above), different versions of the new Murakami sculpts, a section dedicated to Yayoi Kusama sculptures, and much more. The […]
One of the art fairs that has hitched its wagon to Frieze is that of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA). This year’s NADA fair moved to a new spacious location on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and presented a nice range of emerging and mid-career artists. Booths that caught our eye included LA’s M+B, showing Jessica Eaton (seen above) and Toronto’s Cooper Cole showing Georgia Dickie and Lauren Luloff. In addition, the Brooklyn Academy of Music unveiled a new limited edition portfolio featuring prints by such […]
Frieze returned to New York City this weekend, and again put on an top-notch art fair that challenges the dominance of The Armory Show. Like last year, the event was held on scenic Randall’s Island and featured many of the world’s most respected galleries and artists. We visited the fair multiple times over the weekend, and will post about specific booths that caught our eye. But first, here’s a general overview of some of what we enjoyed from Frieze NYC 2013.