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Preview: Damien Hirst – “End of an Era” @ Gagosian Gallery (Madison Avenue)

On Jan. 30, Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue opens an exhibition containing works by the most famous and controversial contemporary art superstar of his generation. Attracting loud attention with everything he does, YBA leader Damien Hirst will bring over to the US’s shores new paintings and sculpture with the centerpiece being “End of an Era”, a severed bull’s head with golden horns and crowned with a solid gold disc. It is a classic Hirst formaldehyde sculpture that acts as a coda to his piece “The […]

Openings: Group Show – “Cherry Pie” @ Western Project

Western Project kicked opened the doors on Jan 16, 2010 at their new location in Culver City on La Cienega with a group show (previewed) featuring spectacular artwork by Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) and artists Justin Bower, Sush Machida Gaikotsu, Patrick Lee, Russ Meyer, and Liz Young which runs until Feb. 20. The centerpiece of the show was a intricate signature orange large painting by MDV of the popular Mr. Monopoly character, who we all know and love from our childhood board game days. More […]

Shepard Fairey – “Love Unites” Print Remix Contest Winners

The winners for the Love Unites Print Remix Contest have been announced. The aim of the contest was to remix and re-imagine the original “Love Unites” print by Shepard Fairey. It was open to all deviantART members and the purpose of the competition was to promote the equality cause. Shepard Fairey himself chose the top three winners from a shortlist. They each receive lots of great prizes, including stickers of their winning design and limited edition prints. More winning designs after the jump…

Video: “Pringle of Scotland Spring/Summer 2010 campaign” – Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley, famed photographer, but also aspiring feature film director, recently directed a video (watch it after the jump) for luxury knitwear brand Pringle of Scotland.  It stars Tilda Swinton (whom McGinley has long admired) in a Pringle of Scotland dress and features signature McGinley scenes, such as forest, rocks, waves, and caves.  Sorry, no nudity this time.  It’s been a busy time for the artist, as he also recently had a showing at Art Basel Miami (where he was scheduled to speak) and is […]

Teaser: Shepard Fairey April 2010 Exhibition @ Deitch Projects

The recent appointment of Jeffrey Deitch as the new Director of MOCA has spurred much rumor and speculation regarding the continued operation of Deitch Projects and their scheduled exhibitions.  It has been confirmed by the museum and by Mr. Deitch himself that all commercial activity on his end will cease by June 1, 2010, meaning Deitch Projects as we all know it will shutter. What happens to his staff and stable of artists is still yet undetermined, however, we at Arrested Motion have received word […]

Benefit: “The Partnership for the Homeless” Auction hosted by Larry Gagosian

On Friday, January 29, 2010, Larry Gagosian is hosting a benefit auction at his gallery in New York City in support of The Family Resource Center of The Partnership for the Homeless.  The event is co-chaired by artist Richard Serra and his wife Clara and the Principal Auctioneer is Tobias Meyer, Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s.  The spectacular artwork can be seen at the auction website and includes some fantastic pieces by today’s top artists, including the above pictured Richard Serra 80″x80″ painting […]

BREAKING NEWS: Deitch Projects to close. Jeffrey Deitch new MOCA Director

Information from Jerry Saltz’s Facebook account: LA MoCA just announced that Jeffrey Deitch is their new Director. He begins June 1. He will soon close his gallery. Information from LA Times: The Museum of Contemporary Art has confirmed that Jeffrey Deitch will be its new director. We’ll have more details as they become available, but the appointment marks a step into new and controversial terrain: Deitch becomes the only art dealer/gallery owner to assume leadership of a major U.S. museum as MOCA eschews the usual […]

Basel Week Miami ‘09 – Regen Projects @ Art Basel

We are not kidding when we say that there was a massive amount of art to be seen and shown from Miami during Art Basel Week.  Continuing with our coverage, we are proud to show you the booth of Regen Projects, one of the most prestigious galleries, not only in Los Angeles, but internationally.  Its stable of artists would make just about any other gallery insane with jealousy and collectors drool.  It includes the top-tier, from John Currin, Richard Prince, Anish Kapoor, and Matthew Barney, […]

Basel Week Miami ’09 – Ryan McGinley @ Team Gallery

We previewed Ryan McGinley’s works in this year’s Art Basel Miami previously, now prepare yourselves for pictures from Team Gallery’s booth at the fair.  No matter how you picture in your heads how the photographs from small compressed jpegs look framed and in person, it can not prepare you for how fantastic they truly look.  McGinley’s photographs were impressive in imagery, color, and size, going up to 108 inches.   According to Jose Freire, owner of Team Gallery, McGinley is meticulous in his perfection.  He […]

Basel Week Miami ’09 – Gladstone Gallery

Gladstone Gallery, one of the most prestigious galleries in the United States, led by Barbara Gladstone, probably the second most famous art dealer next to Larry Gagosian, had a power-packed booth at Art Basel.  It featured photographs, paintings, and sculptures by some of the best artists in world, including Richard Prince, Anish Kapoor, and Elizabeth Peyton. See more images from the booth after the jump…