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Showing: Daniel Arsham – “Bound Figure” @ Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

On the 22nd of November, Daniel Arsham opened a special project at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London, introducing a single wall intervention titled Bound Figure. Along with opening this show, the New York- based artist is taking part in Post Pop: East Meets West show at Saatchi Gallery as well as held the London premiere of his Future Relic 02 film, announcing his new limited edition sculpture release. Following the series of signature works in which he creates pieces in which materials behave in unexpected ways, the installation created with fibreglass, paint, joint compound, fabric and a pair of shoes […]
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Upcoming: KAWS – “Permanent Vacation” @ Eden Rock Gallery

As fans in his home country prep for the Thanksgiving holiday, KAWS is currently in St. Barths, where he has frequently vacationed in the past, getting ready for a showing at the Eden Rock Gallery opening on November 28th. In conjunction with Art Saint Barth and presented by Galerie Perrotin, the exhibition will be held at the top of the Eden Rock Hotel. On display will be Permanent Vacation, a dolphin-shaped painting from the Brooklyn-based artist, as well as selections from his recent black and […]
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Openings: Harif Guzman @ SOHO Arts Club

These days, New York’s SOHO is primarily know for its high fashion, high society and high dollar retailers. Comfortably nestled among the boutiques, however, is a sprawling 4,000 square foot, second story loft called The SOHO Arts Club.  The space—and its founder, acclaimed contemporary artist Harif Guzman—quietly provide much needed refuge to many local and traveling artists. Guzman spent many of his early years wandering the same New York City streets, when the neighborhood wasn’t nearly as polished and was certainly less en vogue than […]
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Streets: Rostarr for The Standard (NYC) – Part I

Currently in New York, gifted urban calligrapher Rostarr is working on a rooftop mural for The Standard Hotel. The piece, when completed, will be a welcome addition to the visual landscape associated with the high traffic High Line pedestrian walkway. Take a look below at some in-progress shots of Romon in action and head over for a look yourself when the work is completed. Photo credit: @chrismosier, @geoffsean, @takuspefad, and the artist. Discuss Rostarr here.
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Fashion: James Jean x Big Bad Wolf Tee Release

After introducing a new apparel brand (Big Bad Wolf) last month and the first release in their street-inspired line of children’s clothing with Yoskay Yamamoto, we can now share with you another collaboration. This latest offering features the sublime work of  James Jean (interviewed) and his imagery which includes running wolves as well as other super detailed renderings. If interested, you can purchase this limited edition tee in store at Giant Robot, the Long Beach Museum of Art and online at www.bigbadwolfkids.com. Discuss James Jean here.
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Recap: Sam Falls @ Eva Presenhuber (M Building – Miami)

As we gear up for the coming festivities of Art Basel Miami 2014, let’s look back at one of the impressive exhibitions held at the M Building by Galerie Eva Presenhuber during last year’s week of art madness. Artist Sam Falls had an excellent solo exhibition in which he showcased his multifaceted talents, ranging from his rope dye paintings and sculptures to his large scale lattice works that spanned the entire length of the M Building’s double height ceilings. It was an awesome display of […]
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Overtime: Nov 17 – Nov 23

More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Sacha Goldberger interprets portraits of comic book superheroes as Renaissance figures. RIP: Andrew Bucci, who died at the age of 92 after a brief illness. Aristophil accused of running a Ponzi scheme via financial instruments in the books and manuscripts market. Fallout surrounding Bill Cosby’s rape accusations spread to the institutional art world. Zahi Hawass accused of assisting German hobbyists steal samples from Great Pyramid at Giza. Kurt Perschke […]
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Preview: Phil Frost “Intuitive Mathematics” @ Galeria Javier Lopez

On 26th of November, Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid will open a solo show by legendary artist, Phil Frost. Intuitive Mathematics will include all new, previously unseen works that New York-based painter has been working since his last show solo show in 2013. Frost refers to his works as “intuitive perceptive portraiture” which is where the title of the show was derived. In this case, mathematics is process of layering and multiplying his signature elements, in order to create his iconic imagery. His recognizable aesthetics include layers of flat white mask-like forms that are […]
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Openings: Faile – “Works on Wood” @ Allouche Gallery

Duality is generally viewed as good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, love and hate and the relationship they have with the other, and that is just one of the many constants we all love about the work of Faile. Provocative imagery paired with romanticized hardship, “No Expectations”,  “With Love and Kisses, Nothing lasts Forever”, and “Fast Love” just a few of the dozens of inspiring quotes found within their latest stacked fragmented cubed collage. Even their signature “1986” referring to that moment of the challenger disaster, reminding the viewer that some moments you quite simply […]
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Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “Stendhal Syndrome” @ Circle Culture Gallery

We’ve just received these image previewing the upcoming solo show by Icelandic painter Katrin Fridriks at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin. Titled Stendhal Syndrome, this is her first solo show with the gallery in three years and its the closing exhibition of the year for the gallery as the works will stay on view all the way until February 14th 2015. The works and installations created for this show are mostly based on and inspired by the Stendhal Syndrome disorder, and are focused on infinite macro aspect of her abstract works. […]
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