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Dalek @ Redux Contemporay

A site-specific installation by Dalek is scheduled to open to the public on January 23rd (6-10pm) at the Redux Contemporary Art Center with Dalek in attendance. We wonder if his “space monkeys” will be making an appearance although they have been seen less and less in his work. The show is entitled “Broken, Beaten, and Buried,” and will give Dalek a chance to expand on his usual colorful 2D paintings. We are excited to see what him and his team will come up with. A […]

Madoff Effects on Art Market

Sounds as though the slump in the art market is not only due to a lower demand, but also because of a higher supply of good art.  One of the reverberations of the biggest ponzi scheme in history by Bernie Madoff appears to be an increasing supply of good art for sale.  It’s hard to believe but according to the Wall Street Journal, many art collectors who invested with Madoff had so much of their money lost that their sole liquid asset they have left […]

Update: Anthony Lister

We recently came across this picture of Anthony Lister working on an etching for an upcoming release from Paper Monster scheduled for this month.  No details yet as to the edition size, price, or even the image, but from the looks of it, the print will most likely be of the painting seen below that was shown by New Image Art at Art Basel week. We are also looking forward to his two-person show with Craola coming up next month at Fifty24SF, but more on […]

Preview: Ron English @ Fifty24SF

For his upcoming show “Mythographic Vicissitudes,” Ron English created a series of paintings based on his interpretations of modern mythologies. Once again, Ron displays his versatility as this body of work features photorealistic painting, expressionism, drawings, a little of everything. He covers many topics, from bigfoot to UFOs to Jesus. Don’t miss this show opening on January 8th at Fifty24SF. Preview images after the jump.

Teaser: Brandt Peters @ Gallery 1988 LA

Brandt Peters’ show “Cackle Factory” opens on February 3rd at Gallery 1988 LA. Thought we would drop a little teaser of what he has been working on for those interested. Looking at his paintings, we are always reminded of the stylings of Jessica Rabbit, perhaps because Brandt draws from his background as a illustrator, character, film, and animation designer.  His masked misfist, deviant animal characters, and unique color palette sets him apart, and we are looking forward to this new body of work.

Teaser: Mark Dean Veca @ UAG – UCSD

If you missed Mark Dean Veca’s Phantasmagoria show at the Ben Maltz Gallery (Otis College of Art and Design), make sure you make a trip down to San Diego on Jan 30th.  He will be exhibiting at another academic institution, this time UC San Diego at the UAG Gallery.  The exhibition is entitled “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations,” and it appears that there will be some new work mixed in with a mini “retrospective” – documentation/studies of projects, works he has collaborated on for Ford, […]

Sad Trend – Stolen Art

Art heists are not new… The ones that get the most attention are the ones where millions of dollars worth of art is lost. Check out this article from Artinfo that highlights the top 5 art crimes of 2008. What does seem to be new though, is this disturbing trend of art being jacked from galleries that WE frequent and of less “expensive” art. Artists we are all familiar with such as Yumiko Kayukawa, Luke Chueh, Sylvia Ji, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, and […]

Banksy – Tourism in the Holy Land

An interesting article came out last week talking about how Banksy’s work from Santa’s Ghetto in Israel had become a tourist attraction. However, some of his work was lost in translation when seen from the eyes of the people living there. For example, one of his most iconic images “Flower Thrower” is revered because it resembles, according to the locals, the angel statue at a nearby church outside the village of Beit Sahour, in Shepherd’s Field. They insist that Banksy knew about the statue when […]

James Jean – Sketchbooks

James Jean posted up another 150 photos or so into his already vast database of sketchbook images a couple days ago.  Apparently, he noticed there were some missing from 2004-2005, and only recently was he able to upload them.  Frankly, we don’t know anyone as organized and as thorough when it comes to recording their sketchbooks.  Some interesting stuff as he not only shows his drawings, but also texture studies.  His upcoming show “Kindling” at Jonathan Levine is probably the first big show of 2009 […]

Preview: Know Hope @ Ad Hoc Art

Fresh off his debut solo show at Anno Domini in October, Tel Aviv street artist Know Hope has another show coming up at Ad Hoc Art on January 16th entitled “The Insecurities of Time.” His characteristic collaged works will be on display – usually multimedia pieces including cardboard, watercolor, oil, paper and string. His body of work usually centers around an unnamed figure and the struggles and fragility of life. More images after the jump.