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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Openings: Art Basel (Part II)

After providing readers with our first set of images from the Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 fair, we provide you with a second and final glimpse of what was in store for visitors of the prestigious “main event” during Miami fair week. Highlights included Amanda Ross-Ho and Brent Wadden’s impressive work (featured above) at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Jamian Juliano-Villani and Van Hanos at Tanya Leighton, Michele Ables at 47 Canal, and Julia Wachtel at Elizabeth Dee. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: de la Cruz Collection – “Beneath the Surface”

One of the best privately-owned collections in Miami is the de la Cruz Collection, which exhibits pieces from the collection of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz. During this year’s Basel Week Miami, it featured the Beneath the Surface show, which mainly included works by major American artists that have received attention during the past ten years. Among them were Joe Bradley, Dana Schutz, Tauba Auerbach, Kelley Walker, Wade Guyton, Seth Price, Nate Lowman, Dan Colen, Alex Israel, Rob Pruitt, and more. Each respective artist was […]
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Showing: Quam Odunsi – “Distinction Without a Difference” @ Design Matters Gallery

Open right now until Dec 19 in Los Angeles is Quam Odunsi’s third solo show with Design Matters Gallery. Exploring the logical fallacy of distinction without a difference, the artist utilizes original content taken on film cameras (35mm, 120mm, Polaroid) which is silkscreened onto canvas and paper; sculpture, which includes collaged Polaroid prints; and a eye-popping original short film shot on Super8, which is shown in the back room space of the gallery. A limited edition (of 18) print of the tricycle image has also […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Sam Moyer @ M Building

During Basel Week Miami this past week, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen presented a show with new works by Sam Moyer at the M Building in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Art District. The special exhibition included ten new works and six concrete and marble benches. It also continues her use of marble, mixed with dyed canvas and MDF. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Sam Moyer here.
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Overtime: Nov 24 – Nov 30

More stories from the week that ended Nov 30 (click on bolded words for more information): Images from Liz Deschenes: Gallery 7 at The Walker Art Center. RIP: Lewis Baltz, who died at 69 from complications of cancer and emphysema. Shia LaBeouf claims he was raped during performance of #IAMSORRY. Scientists warn that paintings with cadmium sulfide (yellow) is deteriorating to white. St. Louis Museums close following the day after grand jury decision on Michael Brown case. Bunny Mellon sale brings rat infestation to Sotheby’s […]
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Overtime: Nov 17 – Nov 23

More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Sacha Goldberger interprets portraits of comic book superheroes as Renaissance figures. RIP: Andrew Bucci, who died at the age of 92 after a brief illness. Aristophil accused of running a Ponzi scheme via financial instruments in the books and manuscripts market. Fallout surrounding Bill Cosby’s rape accusations spread to the institutional art world. Zahi Hawass accused of assisting German hobbyists steal samples from Great Pyramid at Giza. Kurt Perschke […]
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Preview: Quam Odunsi – “Distinction Without a Difference” @ Design Matters Gallery

Opening on the evening of Nov 20 in Los Angeles is Quam Odunsi’s third solo show with Design Matters Gallery. For this exhibition, the artist explores the logical fallacy of distinction without a difference. For those unfamiliar with the term, it occurs when “an author or speaker attempts to describe a distinction between two things, even though there is, in fact, no actual difference. It is particularly used when a word or phrase has connotations associated with it that one party to an argument prefers […]
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Overtime: Nov 10 – Nov 16

More stories from the week that ended Nov 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Blair Thurman’s first solo exhibition with Gagosian Gallery. RIP: Richard Duardo, who died at the age of 62 in his sleep. RIP: Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who died at the age of 48. More about his collecting habits and the sale of the most expensive watch in the world. Artnet lists the top 10 Al-Thani family acquisitions. Ryder Ripps’ ART WHORE project at the Ace Hotel in New […]
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Overtime: Nov 3 – Nov 9

More stories from the week that ended Nov 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Installation image from Dominic Samsworth exhibition at SWG3 Gallery. Leonardo di Vinci self-portrait drawing was removed from Turin during WWII so Hitler would not gain magic powers. Natali Cohen Vaxberg placed under house arrest for defecating on Israeli flag. Diane Ducruet’s images from her Mother & Daughter series censored in France. Protests continue at Guggenheim in NY over alleged Abu Dhabi Museum labor abuse. Tony Shafrazi’s landlord trying to […]
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Overtime: Oct 27 – Nov 2

More stories from the week that ended Nov 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Images from the Michael Manning show at Bill Brady KC. Robert Falcon charged with Trigz’ murder. CalArts students protest the school’s handling of rape cases. FOLD Gallery in London burglarized with four sculptures by Tim Ellis stolen. Sotheby’s sued over alleged misattribution of possible Caravaggio painting. The Badische Landesmuseum identifies seven Nazi looted artworks within its collection. Christie’s and Sotheby’s differences in of sale of 2 Schieles shows difficulty […]