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Collections: Jeffrey Deitch

As collectors, it is always interesting to get a look at some “OPP” or “Other People’s Paintings,” especially when you know it will be awesome. You may remember a video tour of Jeffrey Deitch’s house in Los Angeles that we pointed out to our readers all the way back in 2010 when he had just moved in after taking on the directorship of MOCA. Well, here a closer look at his treasure trove of paintings and sculptures courtesy of Kathy Grayson when she visited his […]

Releases / Signing: Mark Ryden – “Pinxit” @ Taschen

Tonight in Los Angeles at Taschen, fans of Mark Ryden will have a chance to check out his newest book in person as well as get it signed by the man himself. The impressive publication, Pinxit, is a comprehensive 366 page survey of Ryden’s 20 year career and is currently available as the Collector’s Edition of 1,000 ($1000). We first saw this fantastic book at the Art Basel Miami release party (here) and came away impressed. Head over to the event tonight (7-9pm) but make sure […]

Video / Streets: ABOVE (Cape Town)

After going big on multiple walls (here, here, and here) during Art Basel Miami Week ahead of a sold out showing, ABOVE (interviewed) has surfaced in Cape Town with some new work. The prolific Bay Area-based artist’s latest wall is for Origin Wines, a South African winery that leads one of the largest Fairtrade projects globally. Entitled What Goes Up, the footage of it going up is a nice primer on one of ABOVE’s techniques – projection. Some photos after the jump…

Openings: “Femme Fatale” @ Cella Gallery

Last weekend in Los Angeles, the Cella Gallery hosted the opening of a group exhibition entitled Femme Fatale. Curated by Nicole Bruckman & Stephanie Chefas, the showing highligted artists who work with the female form in one way or another. Take a look at more photos by Richard Brooks from the opening after the jump…

Preview: “Picks of the Harvest 2012” @ Thinkspace

Every year, Thinkspace puts on a group show featuring numerous newer artists they’ve had their eye on over the past year and adds in some artists from their regular rotation and titles it Picks of the Harvest. This year the list includes participants like Adam Caldwell, Pedro Matos, DAL, Frank Gonzalez, Jason Thielke, Jason Yarnosky, Jeff Ramirez, La Pandilla, Laura Bifano, Matt Doust, Matthew Grabelsky, Meggs, Sean Mahan, Shark Toof, Dabs Myla, Linnea Strid, and more. See more select preview images after the jump or […]

Showing: ROA – “Defragmentation” @ The Scarlett Gallery

As we reported on earlier this month, not only did ROA reveal a new body of work entitled Fragments at the Scarlett Gallery in Stockholm (covered), he also created a separate special installation for his fans in Sweden. Defragmentation features his animalistic anatomical works in the form of wall murals and individual paintings with the Belgium-based street muralist’s signature movable panels. More photos of the show by Anthony Hill and Henrik Haven after the jump…

Videos: Usugrow Artist Profile

Our friends over at the Backwoods Gallery recently sent over this video that they put together as an artist profile for Japanese artist Usugrow. If you remember, we covered the calligrapher and painter’s show at the gallery along with fellow Shinganist artist, Toshikazu Nozaka back in July of last year. Making good use of the time in Melbourne, some footage of Usugrow’s amazing script in the studio as well as on the streets was interlaced with an interview where he touched on topics such as his […]

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – 12″ Mutant Bunny (Hand Painted) Part III

As you have seen in our previous coverage (here & here), Joe Ledbetter has been painting a series of mutant bunny sculptures. Sometimes mirroring paintings he has created in the past and sometimes coming up with something new, the 12″ customs are beautiful to behold and certainly something true JLed fans would want in their collections. The pieces are sculpted by Pretty in Plastic – please email [email protected] if you want to be informed of the next release. More images of the most recent pieces […]

Liu Bolin for Harper’s Bazaar

As we saw for ourselves when we spent some time with Liu Bolin in New York, his creative process is fascinating to say the least. It looks like we aren’t the only ones that feel that way as the Chinese photographer was recently commissioned by Harper’s Bazaar to work on a fashion shoot with them. The concept was to “camouflage” the designers of major fashion brands with his signature technique in photos where they were painted to blend into a background of their clothing. More photos […]

Releases / Benefits: Marion Peck – “The Salmon Spirit” Print

Earlier today, Marion Peck released a new limited edition print through Porterhouse Fine Art entitled The Salmon Spirit. This signed and numbered offering will be in an edition size of 100,  19″ x 20″, and priced at $300, with all proceeds going towards benefiting the Nature Conservancy. Currently still available, go here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Marion Peck here.