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Update: Collection Selim Varol @ me Collectors Room Berlin

Earlier this month, we brought you a preview of uber-collector Selim Varol’s show at me Collectors Room Berlin where a portion of his treasured toys and artwork acquired through the years would be on display. The exhibition opened just this past weekend, and for those in the US celebrating Memorial Day, we thought a glimpse of his USA-themed wall would a good starter image for an update on the setup. Make sure you stop by to see for yourself if you are in the area as […]

Contest: Jacub Gagnon Drawing Giveaway

For Jacub Gagnon (interviewed) fans out there, here is a fun way to get ahold of an original from the Toronto-based artist. This new drawing from Jacub needs a title.  All you have to do is to like his facebook fanpage and come up with a name for the new piece and he will chose a winner to take it home. Submit your entry here, but no more than 3 entries per person.  Good luck! Discuss Jacub Gagnon here.

Damien Hirst – “Cock and Bull” for Tramshed Restaurant

For trendy London eatery Tramshed, the menu primarily focuses on steak and chicken items. Greeting guests and reminding them of this fact is the spectacularly placed Cock and Bull piece from Damien Hirst created specifically for the restaurant. No word on if the formaldehyde tank featuring the uncooked versions of the food has any effect on your appetite, but it is sure to have fans of the British artist salivating for more. For a closer look, check out a video tour here. Via Hypebeast. Discuss […]

Teaser: Paul Wackers – “Wait and Watch Awhile Go By” @ Alice Gallery

Opening next week (May 31st) at Alice Gallery will be Paul Wackers’ new solo Wait and Watch Awhile Go By. Looking to build on his successful showing last year at Morgan Lehman (covered), the New York-based artist will be presenting his special form of still-life painting to his fans in Brussels. The works are figurative and abstract at the same time with geometric and organic elements all centered around objects that we see in our everyday lives. Also featured as the guest artist will be Maya Hayuk. […]
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Rewind: May 21 – May 27

Currently showing at Fondation Beyeler is the first exhibition ever devoted by a Swiss museum to American artist Jeff Koons. The show runs until September 2, 2012 and features a focus on three bodies of works: The New, Banality, and Celebration. There’s also a huge flower sculpture, Split Rocker, in the garden of the museum. This video from Vernissage TV boasts footage of the entire show as well as a talk with curator Dr. Theodora Vischer. Other than this featured video, other notables for the […]

Art Focus: Willy Verginer

For your Memorial Day Weekend perusal, we have this week’s Art Focus on sculptor Willy Verginer. The intricate works from the Italian artist are carved usually from a single piece of wood featuring people interacting with inanimate objects or animals in some interesting positions. Often the pieces are accented by ornate floral elements or segmented colors lending them a sense of whimsy. Via Beautiful Decay.  Photos via Galerie Majke Husstege & Arch|dez|art. Discuss Willy Verginer here.

Detroit Beautification Project

A project that was first hinted at here appears to have come to fruition in the Motor City. We have already shared works from Sever and Reyes for the Detroit Beautification Project, but now we have a closer look at the multitude of artists (many of them MSK affiliated) and the murals they painted centered mostly in Hamtramck. Selected photos include more from Reyes, Revok (seen above), 123Klan, Askew, Dabs Myla, Tristan Eaton, RISK, and Flying Fortress. For those interested, also check out a video […]

Showing: Syd Mead – “Future (Perfect)” @ BravinLee

BravinLee Programs in New York is currently showing works from Syd Mead, the man behind the futuristic designs of movies like Blade Runner, TRON, Aliens, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Johnny Mnemonic, and 2010. Bringing together a rare selection of work (gouache on board) from the renowned concept designer, the Chelsea showspace has assembled an exhibition that can’t be missed for fans of the artist, movie-lovers, and admirers of sci-fi. Make sure you stop by to check it out for yourself before it closes June […]
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Releases: Aaron Horkey – “Only Death Is Real”

After bringing you some preview images several days ago for what is shaping up to be a great exhibition opening this weekend, Wild At Heart, we can now reveal one of the more anticipated pieces in the show. Only Death Is Real from print-maker extraordinaire Aaron Horkey, which will be available in person at Thinkspace Gallery during the opening tomorrow (May 26th) will be in an edition of 140 and cost $300. Each 11 color screen print featuring the Northern White Rhinoceros is signed, numbered and […]
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Video: Mear One – “Snow White and the Huntsman” Mural

To promote the upcoming release of Snow White and the Huntsman, a pop-up gallery has opened in Los Angeles (7710 Melrose Aveneue). Along with costumes from Colleen Atwood, the film’s Oscar-winning designer, fans will also be greeted by a mural from Mear One (interviewed). The unique 12 foot piece featuring a moonlit forest scene is painted entirely on a mirror with some of it drifting onto the surrounding walls. Take a look below as Mear talks about his process and his thoughts behind this piece. […]