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Preview/Interviews: Mike Leavitt – “Don’t Stop Object Shopping” @ Fuse Gallery

Seattle based artist Mike Leavitt is opening up his show “Don’t Stop Object Shopping” in New York at the Fuse Gallery on March 21st. His versatility as almost a modern day renaissance man, working in many different mediums and art forms, has always impressed us but in particular his Art Army figures and more recently, his cardboard shoes have caught our eye. Luckily, many examples of both series will be on display for this exhibition. He talks about his work among other things in an […]

Preview: Matthew Feyld “Untitled (New Works)” & David MacDowell “Sins of Atticus Finch” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A unexpected pairing of artists will be opening their show this Friday the 13th at Thinkspace Gallery in the Silverlake District. Canadian artist Matthew Feyld (interview by sourharvest) will be presenting a new body of work along with David MacDowell with his debut solo show. We like Feyld’s clean lines, colors and his strange cast of charaters. MacDowell’s work is like satiric political cartoons on steroids filled with caricatures of famous celebrities in unlikely but often hilarious situations. More preview pics after the jump.

Murakami Transforms the City of Bilbao and Transport System

Continuing with our coverage of Murakami’s Retrospective in Spain, we now bring you images of how Murakami has been transforming the city with his signature imagery.  From February to May, more that 100 shop windows in Bilbao’s Old Town will be decorated with his famed flowers along with some of the public transport system.  The hope is to draw businesses located in the city’s historic quarter closer to the Bilbao cultural scene and encourage residents and tourists alike to partake of this fantastic exhibition at […]

Futura, Stash & Phil Frost @ Cuadro Fine Art Gallery (Dubai)

Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, in collaboration with KRUNK, will be hosting a three-man exhibition featuring urban legends Phil Frost, Futura, and Stash later this month. The show will held in conjunction with Art Dubai, U.A.E.’s third annual contemporary art fair, part of their ever-growing ambitions to become the center of the art world (see article on construction of their cultural district). A Collector’s Lunch is scheduled for March 17th and an evening Preview Reception on March 19 will open the exhibition which will remain on […]

Murakami Guggenheim – Bilbao Video Tour

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain recently released a series of videos with Takashi Murakami introducing some the artwork he’s showing there in his retrospective exhibition.  He waxes eloquent about his sculptures, paintings, and installations.  Unfortunately, if you don’t speak Japanese or Spanish it will only be eye candy to you.  The entire series after the jump for those interested…

Outsiders Selection @ Lazarides (Newcastle)

Another great group show is underway at Lazarides (Newcastle Location). This time, the exhibition that opened last weekend is entitled “Outsiders Selection” and features original paintings, prints and sculpture from Faile, Antony Micallef, Blu, Ian Francis, David Choe, JR, Conor Harrington, Damien Hirst, Paul Insect, Invader, Polly Morgan, Kelsey Brookes, Vhils, Jonathan Yeo, Herbert Baglione, Zevs, and more.  Although the art was mainly older work, there were many standout pieces including this stunning “Flying Copper” (seen above) by Banksy suspended in glass/plexi.  Many more pics […]

Yves Saint Laurent Auction Drama & Fallout

Judging from the results of the YSL auction we previously reported on, it seems that in the high-end art world, provenance is as important as the artwork itself. The Yves Saint Laurent name, just like Andy Warhol’s and Jackie Kennedy’s name did for estate sales in the past, enamored bidders and helped draw in a stunning $477 million, beating estimates with nearly 96 percent of the 689 lots sold. Hard to know what one auction with such celebrity attached to it means for the general […]

Armory Week: Pulse Art Fair

As we previously did with SCOPE, here is a quick run through of the satellite Pulse Fair put on during Armory Week in NY. On display were many artists that we love including this large showstopper from Martin Wittfooth (above). More pics after the jump.

Openings: Hush – “Hymn of Beauty” @ Carmichael Gallery

Hailing from the streets of Newcastle, UK artist Hush (interviewed) opened his show “Hymn of Beauty” at Carmichael Gallery last night.  From a stunningly textured mural to the hand-finished touches that made certain paintings overlap onto the wall, the presentation was top-notch.  Although he maintained his anonymity for photos (above), Hush was more than happy to engage fans in conversation and to discuss his work.  We especially liked the poem he painted on one of the walls from Charles Baudelaire that was used as the […]

Kehinde Wiley Getty Lecture / Roberts & Tilton Show

Kehinde Wiley will be speaking on April 2nd at the Getty Center (tickets here) about his work and latest World Stage project – Brazil. Recently, it has been his habit to move to different countries and immerse himself with the culture and location while painting a body of work. Wiley will be exhibiting his signature urban African-American subjects posing in traditional art portraits at Roberts & Tilton, opening on April 4. Via Artdaily.