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Releases: Blu – 2010 DVD

Fans of Blu’s fantastic graff-animations – Muto, Combo (collaboration with David Ellis), and Big Bag Big Boom – now have a way to own some of the footage.  The prolific street artist has released his first ever DVD, signed and numbered with an edition of 100, covering videos he has made during the last 10 years. The price is €30.00 and it is available here.

Preview: “Is This Thing On?” @ Gallery 1988 (Melrose)

For those interested in these sort of shows, Gallery 1988, the Melrose location, has a group exhibition tonight featuring artwork of your favorite comedians. There is a massive list of artists and the funnymen or funnywomen they are paired with but we have a small preview (after the jump) of the show entitled Is This Thing On?

Preview: “There It Is” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A trio of talented artists will be opening up a group show this Saturday night, January 8th, at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Seth Armstrong, Brett Amory (interviewed), and Adam Caldwell will be showing some new paintings collectively entitled “There It Is” alongside Paul Barnes in the project room. More preview images after the jump…

Teaser: Ray Caesar – “A Gentle Kind of Cruelty” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Besides his participation in the “In The Nursery” group show, Ray Caesar has some bigger things planned for January – namely his solo at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Unique in the scene as one of the rare artists who find success with utilizing the digital medium, Caesar’s newest body of work will be entitled “A Gentle Kind of Cruelty”. As you can see in the image above, his pale skinned beauties are not always what they seem.  See for yourself on January 22nd.

Broad Musuem Design Revealed

The much talked about Broad Museum finally has an architectural design. This honeycombed building with a projected cost of $130 million is the brainchild of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, a New York-based firm, and will feature 114,000 square feet of space spread over three stories. We will be definitely be looking forward to checking this and Eli Broad’s collection out when it opens in downtown LA. Via La Times.
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Update: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

We now have some more info to share with you after first bringing you news of a Los Angeles exhibition from James Jean (interviewed) the other day. Entitled Rebus and opening on March 12th, the much anticipated showing at Martha Otero will feature eight large scale paintings, one of which can be seen above and one from our previous post.  Apparently, Ninja from Die Antwoord is a fan of the piece above entitled Tiger as he was born in the year of the tiger. More […]

Teaser: “In The Nursery” @ Corey Helford Gallery

It looks like Ray Caesar will be part of a group of artists participating in the upcoming “In The Nursery” group show at Corey Helford Gallery. All the work in the show, like this exquisite piece (seen above) from the master of the digital arts, will focus on the themes of childhood, birth, and nursery art. We’ll have a preview for you soon but in the meantime, take a look at the artist list after the jump…

Video: Ai Weiwei – “Sunflower Seeds” @ Tate Modern

We wanted to share this documentary we recently watched put out by the Tate Modern on Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds installation (covered). Hosted at the Turbine Hall and part of the Unilever Series of commissions for the museum, the impressive project from the Chinese artist and dissident took two and half years to complete and involved over 1600 artisans handcrafting 100 million ceramic seeds. The footage rolls as Ai Weiwei takes the viewer through the entire creative process from the mining of the raw materials […]

Streets: ROA (Salten Sea)

It look like while ROA was in Los Angeles for his pop-up show (covered), he found time to take a little detour to the Salten Sea. While there, the Belgium artist painted a fish in his signature style to mark his passage.  It certainly is a telling piece as the fertilizer runoff combined with the increasing salinity is certainly threatening the survival much of the fish species there. Another view as well as perhaps the inspiration for this piece after the jump…

Openings: “Zen Garage” @ JANM

Last week, the Japanese American Nation Museum hosted “Zen Garage”, a small exhibition featuring some custom vehicles from Shinya Kimura, Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura (interviewed), and David Choe (featured).  The highlight for us was Choe’s custom monster Scion xB showcasing some of his signature artwork on its body and his love for the drums in the back. More photos courtesy of Brandon Shigeta after the jump…