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Upcoming: Antony Micallef – “Self” @ Lazarides Rathbone

On February 13th (private view on the 12th), the postponed show that we mentioned last year from Antony Micallef will open at Lazarides Rathbone. Now entitled Self, the exhibition will be the first from talented painter with the London showspace since 2012. The new body of work turns his artistic focus on himself with a series of self portraits, something he has done for the last 20 years but it seems never so visceral and honest. Micallef further states – “I’m trying to create a sensual body that emanates […]
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Previews: Dave Kinsey – “Ashes To Ashes” @ Die Kunstagentin

Die Kunstagentin in Cologne, Germany will be opening a solo by Dave Kinsey on the 5th of February. Titled Ashes To Ashes, the exhibition continues the body of work which was recently presented at the Cushion of Memory show (covered) in Detroit and expresses “the personal impacts of his surroundings and his examination of the relationship between human and nature.” With his new paintings, the former designer artist is taking an abstract direction, while still preferring figurative works. Living in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains obviously influenced his work […]
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Openings: Todd James – “Pump Pump” @ Alice Gallery

Almost exactly four years since his last solo at the Alice Gallery in Brussels, Todd James aka Reas, is back with his second show titled Pump Pump. Focused on his twisted vision of American hedonistic life style and values, the body of work includes large canvas pieces as well as series of smaller pieces on paper. While exploring the theme of American stereotypes, shown through the lives of curvy nude blondes, the NY-based artist mixes leisurely scenes with video game elements and heavy metal iconography. This […]
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Streets: Paul Wackers (New York)

For those passing through SoHo in New York, a pretty sweet wall at the James Hotel from Paul Wackers may make it worth your while to stop for a look. Featuring the locally-based artist’s modern take on still life imagery, the wall on the hotel’s Sixth Avenue facade is the first new phase of their #jamespublicart initiative. Wackers further explains – “I wanted to work with the shape of the wall to create a narrative within the piece itself—the same way I would over many pieces within […]
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Showing: Jeff Koons Retrospective @ Centre Pompidou (Paris)

In collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou in Paris is currently presenting the first exhaustive retrospective devoted to Jeff Koons in Europe until the 27th of April. Through a chronological itinerary, the retrospective features around 100 sculptures and paintings sourced from all over the world, including all the landmark pieces in the artist’s career spanning the past 35 years. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp “readymade’ objects, Jeff Koons started his first series Inflatables, by displaying coloured inflatable toys on mirrors. He then turned his attention […]
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LA Art Show ’15: Littletopia

After an overview of this year’s LA Art Show, we now focus in on the Littletopia section (see 2015) of the fair. This year’s edition curated by Noah Antieau featured booths from Thinkspace Gallery, Roq La Rue Gallery, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Spoke Art, Hashimoto Contemporary, Copro Gallery, Ace Gallery , Fifty24mx, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, Estudio Antena, Corey Helford Gallery, Gauntlet Gallery, Sloan Fine Art, and a special exhibit from Art Center College of Design. Greeting attendees at the entrance was a large archway installation from […]
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LA Art Show ’15: Recap

Last week, AM attended the LA Art Show to see what the fair had to offer collectors in Los Angeles. Celebrating their 20th year anniversary, the event featured over 120 galleries representing 22 countries including the a special section called Littletopia (like last year) featuring galleries promoting the sub genre of the new contemporary art movement, low brow art, pop surrealism, as well as street & urban art. Take a look here at a general overview of the fair and come back for a closer look […]
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Previews: Spazuk – “Récidive” @ Galerie C.O.A

On the 26th of January, Galerie C.O.A in Montral will be opening Récidive, a solo show by the “fire painter” Spazuk. The distinctive technique he uses is called fumage, which allows him to use the flame of a candle or torch as a “paintbrush” to create his paintings with trails of soot. He later manipulates these trails by using various needles, razors, and makeshift bird feather pens, which result in incredibly detailed black and white works on canvas, panel or paper. The softness and fragility of his medium […]
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Rewind: Jan 2 – Jan 25

Time for some more art-related videos to finish off your weekend with this latest edition of our Rewind feature. Starting things off are a series of videos from our friends at POW! WOW! with the Hawaii edition fast approaching. Up top is a look at a feature with legendary photographer Martha Cooper (interviewed) as she reviews last year’s festival. Down below are two other videos from last year’s POW! WOW! event in Taiwan. Other notable videos: A look at the El Mac + KWEST + STARE mural […]
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Overtime: Jan 19 – Jan 25

More stories from the week that ended Jan 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Calvin Marcus at C L E A R I N G is an ArtForum critic’s pick. Death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia disrupts 21, 39 Jeddah Arts opening events and programming. Ryder Ripps receives an anonymous threat. Blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of Tutankhamun glued back on with epoxy, causing damage. Emma Sulkowicz attends State of the Union in push for stronger policies against […]
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