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Basel Week Miami ’12: The Hole – “Fresh Basel” @ Villa Vecchia

New York City gallery The Hole brought a taste of the luxurious, wealthy, and extravagant side of Miami to visitors in town during Basel Week Miami.  All going down at the historic 1920’s waterfront Villa Vecchia estate, Fresh Basel featured an extensive contemporary art installation, consisting of the gallery’s roster and mainstays, including Matthew Stone, Scott Reeder, Holton Rower, Sayre Gomez, and Lola Schnabel. Throughout the residency (which lasts from Dec 4 to Dec 9) special performances will go on consisting of live art making, […]

Overtime: Nov 26 – Dec 2

Overtime stories of the week: Christo plans permanent sculpture (he claims will be the world’s biggest) for Abu Dhabi. Est. cost: $340 mil. RIP: Spain Rodriguez, who passed away at age 72. RIP: Lisa de Kooning, the daughter of the late Willem de Kooning.  She passed away at the age of 56. The Whitney announces curators for the 2014 Biennial – 3 curators, each one receiving their own floor. Leica M3D camera belonging to David Douglas Duncan, who documented Picasso, sells for record £1.36mil. Photographers […]

Overtime: Nov 19 – Nov 25

Overtime stories of the week: Phlegm working through possible covers for his new book. RIP: Arnaud Maggs, who died at the age of 86. Congratulations: Julian Schnabel and The Hole’s May Andersen get engaged. An insightful look at the market for Damien Hirst works and how he may have damaged it with his actions. Sotheby’s posted a pre-tax loss of $46.4m, representing a 58% fall in net profits for first nine months of year. Per ArtTactic, confidence in the Chinese contemporary art market declines as […]

Showing: “Crucible” @ Mirus Gallery

Mirus Gallery, an exhibition space in downtown San Francisco founded and established by art collector/entrepreneur Paul Hemming, opens with a group show consisting of collaborative and individually created works by a dynamic collection of artists (that are also long-time friends), including Damon Soule, David Choong Lee, Mars-1, NoMe Edonna, and Oliver Vernon. The kinetic works in the exhibition burst with energy and sharp colors and represent the fine technical skill and expressive cosmic imagination of each artist. Check out some of the pieces in the […]

Overtime: Nov 12 – Nov 18

Overtime stories of the week: Excerpts from Patti Astor’s (FUN Gallery) new memoir. Astor and Futura pictured – image © Anita Rosenberg. RIP William Turnbull, who died at age 90. Hot art market for South African works a contributing factor to big $2 mil. heist. Few days later, four of the five stolen paintings found on a bench in a cemetery in Port Elizabeth. Brian Ramnarine indicted on charges he used Jasper Johns’s mold to make unauthorized bronze sculpture. Met Museum being sued over misleading […]
Photo: Iwan Baan

Overtime: Nov 5 – Nov 11

Overtime stories of the week: More spectacular aerial images of New York by Iwan Baan after parts of it loses power due to Sandy. How he captured the images. Galleries struggling to navigate complex options of insurance policies regarding flooding post-Sandy. Sandy exposes major flaw in design of National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Artwork damaged due to Sandy overwhelm art conservators in the NY area. Doug and Mike Starn’s South Ferry mosaics escape damage from Superstorm Sandy. Sandy miraculously spared 1st phase of Artlantic – […]

Overtime: Oct 29 – Nov 4

Overtime stories of the week: Jesus backs Pussy Riot on South Park. Galleries in Chelsea suffer damage as a result of Sandy storm.  More from Hyperallergic and NY Times. Adam Lindemann’s picture of the devastation caused by Sandy in Chelsea. Sandy forces closures for Broadway, concerts, museums in NYC and mid-Atlantic region of US. Sandy forced the Whitney and dozens of nonprofits to cancel their galas and fundraisers. Sandy inflicted “extensive” damage to National September 11 Memorial, built at World Trade Center site A image […]

Overtime: Oct 22 – Oct 28

Overtime stories of the week: Damien Hirst’s new controversial dissected & pregnant Verity sculpture has been installed in the UK. Lawsuit claims Knoedler Gallery “substantially dependent” on profits from fakes in sustaining business. Gao Ping, Chinese gallery owner, arrested in Madrid on suspicion of money laundering. Rotterdam’s Kunsthal says security system in order during art heist.  The works taken last week have been valued at over $100 million, but Colin Gleadell believes this is a large overestimate. Pompidou president Alain Seban thinks call for removal of Adel […]

Showing: Patrick Martinez, Aaron De La Cruz, and James Roper – “Even Flow” @ Circuit 12 Contemporary (Dallas)

Currently on view at Circuit 12 Contemporary in Dallas is a show featuring work by Patrick Martinez, Aaron De La Cruz, and James Roper. The exhibition highlights each artist’s diverse approach to their craft by featuring pieces in a wide range of mediums, including paintings, sculpture, neon and site specific installations. Exhibited are Patrick Martinez’s recognizable neon text pieces, as well as his paintings. Seen also are Aaron De La Cruz’s trademark artistic patterns and designs weaving in, out, and around the space. Finally, Roper’s […]

Overtime: Oct 15 – Oct 21

Overtime stories of the week: AriZona partners with Richard Prince (who approached the drink company himself) to create Lemon Fizz. RIP: Michael Asher (1943-2012), who died in his sleep. Major burglary at Rotterdam Kunsthal sees theft of Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin, and Freud paintings.  Watch video released of the heist. Wlodzimierz Umaniec pleads guilty in court to defacing Rothko painting at Tate. Gagosian Gallery drops its lawsuit against Ron Perelman’s MAFG Art Fund LLC. The rise and fall of art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi. The recently sold […]