More stories from the week that ended June 1 (click on bolded words for more information): Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker to be installed at 30 Rock. RIP: Maya Angelou, who died at the age of 86. RIP: Michael Schmidt, who died at the age of 68, three days after learning he had won Prix Pictet. Gunman opens fire and kills four people during attack at Brussels Jewish Museum. Alexander Selvik Wengshoel eats his own hip as part of art performance. Says it tastes like “wild sheep”. […]
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After providing you with a sneak peak setup look at Jacob Hashimoto’s MOCA Pacific Design Center installation, we are happy to be able to share images of the finished Gas Giant exhibition. The massive work seemingly alters the cube-like interior space of the PDC venue into a immersive, sublime, and otherworldly experience. Using traditional kite-making techniques and thousands of thin paper sheets attached to supports and string, the artist painstakingly collages the components into a sculptural environment whose whole definitely exceeds the sum of it […]
FriendsWithYou’s We Are FriendsWithYou has been released by publisher Rizzoli, and to celebrate, the duo of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III will be signing books and providing fans with an interactive experiential installation in MOCA’s Grand Ave courtyard. Sure to be a delight, participants will also be treated to a musical environment by Money Mark and have the opportunity to purchase limited edition products. The monograph includes contributions by Pharrell Williams, Alejandro Jodorowksy and Peter Doroshenko and is FWY’s first comprehensive book. All the […]
More stories from the week that ended May 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Damien Hirst’s Gone But Not Forgotten sculpture raises $15mil. at Amfar fundraiser. RIP: Lynne Cohen, who died at the age of 69 following extended battle with lung cancer. Big fire breaks out at the Glasgow School of Art building. Lee Wen claims that he was attacked and left unconscious in bathroom at Hong Kong’s City University. Egypt has looting problem with its antiquities and is fighting it with spacecraft […]
More stories from the week that ended May 18 (click on bolded words for more information): Mark Grotjahn’s first museum exhibition of sculptural works coming to Nasher Sculpture Center. RIP: H.R. Giger, who died at 74 after being injured in fall. Hong Kong show of Antony Gormley’s rooftop statues cancelled after man jumps off roof and kills himself. Takashi Murakami thinks that the art world (including himself) is full of zombies. Cornelius Gurlitt wrote a second will. A look at his final days. Anne Baldassari […]
More stories from the week that ended May 11 (click on bolded words for more information): The Guardian catches up with Dan Colen as his exhibition opens at the Brant Foundation. Details also takes a detailed look at the artist. RIP: Sturtevant, who died in Paris. RIP: Cornelius Gurlitt, who died at the age of 81, probably due to failing heart. He bequeaths his collection to Kunstmuseum Bern. They are undecided on whether they will accept the collection yet. RIP: Maria Lassnig, who died away […]
More stories from the week that ended May 4 (click on the bolded words for more information): WSJ looks at a day in the life with Dan Colen as he prepares for this Brant Foundation show. At least 20 are killed in Syria after the finishing touches were put on children’s art exhibition. Ai Weiwei removed from Shanghai show about history of Chinese contemporary art due to governmental pressure. The artist also denounces sci-fi Kickstarter film that used his name and image to promote the […]
More stories from the week that ended April 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Ryan McGinley shown by Team Gallery at Paris Photo LA, which opened this weekend. RIP: Robert Olsen, who died at the age of 44 from a probable heart attack. Vogue not working with Terry Richardson after new allegations (denied by Richardson) by Emma Appleton. A vandal uses razor to damage Arezoo Moseni’s work in a exhibition at Gallery 61. Jose Carlos Bergantiños Diaz arrested after being suspected of dealing […]
Currently on view at MOCA’s Geffen location is a retrospective by one of the most influential and important artists of our generation – Mike Kelley. Consisting of work in almost every artistic medium, including sculpture, painting, drawings on paper, performance, music, video, mosaic, and photography, the show is the largest to date for Kelley and includes 250 pieces that span his entire career. Originally organized in 2012 by Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, the retrospective then traveled to the Centre Pompidou in Paris before coming to New […]
An upcoming group show brings together the work of Gregory Bojorquez, Patrick Martinez, and Michael Vasquez. The pieces in This Crazy Life depict inner-city urban life and culture through a variety of paintings, photographs and mix-media pieces. Explore the people, scenes, and themes that run throughout this exhibition at New Image Art in West Hollywood starting on April 26, from 7-10pm.