For those on their way to this year’s Art Basel Week in Miami, you may want to check out the new Perez Art Museum Miami (formerly know as the Miami Art Museum) in a new Herzog & de Meuron designed building. Coincidentally, an artist, Ai Weiwei, that has collaborated with the Swiss architecture firm in the past will be showing at the museum. The survey of the Chinese artist’s career will feature works of the last 20 years, including photography and the large-scale sculptures for which the artist is best known. Discuss […]
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Painter Candice Tripp (interviewed) and Giles Walker (known for his immersive robotic installations) have a collaborative show with a public opening scheduled this Saturday (November 30) at Black Rat Projects. IʼM NEVER SHOPPING HERE AGAIN will include individual works from the two artists like the Tripp paintings seen here as well as several collaborative installations (hinted at in the photo directly below). Based on the prior works from the two, the intersection of their worlds promises to be dark and beautiful at the same time. Discuss Candice Tripp here.
Two familiar names in street art, Shepard Fairey (featured) and D*Face (interviewed), united their efforts to paint two massive walls on the side of a building in Malaga, Spain recently. The seven story tall murals next to CAC Malaga were painted on an invite from Maus Málaga as well as from the museum and were representative of both the American and UK-based artist’s styles. Take a look at more in-progress and shots from different angles below… Photos via the artists. Discuss Shepard Fairey here. Discuss D*Face here.
For those attending Art Basel Week in Miami, SCOPE is one of the satellite fairs that you should have on your list to visit. Thinkspace will be bringing a selection of artists that they have worked on before for a group showing at their booth, but also will have mini-solos from Audrey Kawasaki (seen above) and Dabs Myla (seen directly below) along with a selection of miniature works from Allison Sommers. Other artists who will be participating include: Aaron Horkey – Aaron Nagel – Adam Caldwell […]
Earlier this month, Todd “REAS” James opened a showing in Toronto at the Cooper Cole Gallery entitled Splash Damage. Included in the work on display are his familiar pirate paintings as well as some loose still lifes of women and their cats rendered in the American artist’s cartoonish style. for those in town, the exhibition runs through December 7th so stop by for a look yourself. More photos below… Discuss Todd James here.
For art lovers in New York, if you missed Yayoi Kusama’s amazing showing last year at the Whitney Museum (covered), you need to get over to David Zwirner. I Who Have Arrived In Heaven spans all three locations of the gallery in Chealsea (519, 525 and 533 West 19th Street) and features 27 new large-scale paintings, a video installation, as well as not one but two of the Japanese artist’s famed mirrored infinity rooms. The first infinity room we spent some time in entitled Souls of Millions of Light Years Away […]
Recently, David Choong Lee completely two massive installations in San Francisco at the Grand Hyatt in Union Square. The stunning piece meal assemblages, one in predominantly white and one in red, are composed in a way often seen from the locally-based artist (see 2012 show). Stop by the lobby and bar of the hotel if you are in the area as fellow members of the Further Collective, Mars-1 & Damon Soule and other artists also have work on display. Photo credit: Sori Kim. Discuss David Choong Lee here.
Last week, Washington DC added another mural to their public space through the efforts of Jasper Wong and Kelly Towles. Painted on the side of an abandoned CIA building for the Art Yards event, the six-story high piece features a surreal image of a dinosaur and bandit playing cat’s cradle, a child’s string-based game. The resulting wall from Wong, who is well versed in the art of public murals as the founder of POW WOW, and Towles, a local artist who curated this DC event […]
As we march towards this year’s Art Basel Week in Miami, we’ll continue highlighting some events you may want to attend if you will be in the area. Next up is an exhibition from Tracey Emin’s entitled Angel Without You at the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the first American museum to add one of the English artist’s work to their permanent collection. Make sure you RSVP for the Vanity Fair party on December 3rd if you are interested in going to the opening reception. Discuss Tracey Emin here.
KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly) was recently featured along with James Jebbia (founder of Supreme) in i-D Magazine in their Collector’s Issue. Entitled “boys and their toys: a tale of two titans,” the article on these two men whose brands have the fervent following of a multitude of fans, also includes a photoshoot with Candice Swanepoel, the South African model best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. She can be seen posing with items from both iconic designers as well as with some drawings by KAWS. Discuss KAWS […]