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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Overtime: Nov 7 – Nov 13

Kristen Schiele’s new work is on view in New York.  More pics here. Profile and interview with Matthew Brannon in Art in America. Jerry Saltz answers 19 Questions. William Powhida also answers some questions. France says painting shown by UK gallery was stolen 200 years ago and is claiming it. Glamour Magazine chooses Cindy Sherman as one of their Women of the Year for 2011. U.S. approves $50 mil installation by Christo over the Arkansas River in southern Colorado. Statue of Ronald Regan in Newport […]

Urban Outfitters – $10 Balloon Dog Figure

Looks like Urban Outfitters is at it again.  This time, they are selling a very familiar looking dog figure that looks like one originally created by one of the biggest names in contemporary art.  Neither are strangers to lawsuits, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.  In the meantime, unless you have an eight-figure art budget, this may be the most affordable way to get one of these shiny pups into your house – but you may want to hurry.  No […]

Publications / Releases: Ai Weiwei – “Circle of Animals” @ Paul Kasmin

Next Thursday, November 17th (6-8pm), the Paul Kasmin gallery will be presenting a gold set of Ai Weiwei’s bronze sculptures, Zodiac Heads, to the public. Other larger renditions of the twelve animal heads, each depicting a part of the Chinese zodiac, have already been shown at the Pulitzer Fountain (Central Park) in New York and the LACMA in Los Angeles, but this showing will be accompanied by a book launch. Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals, edited by Susan Delson and published by Prestel in association […]

Events: “Aidan Has A Posse” Benefit @ Wooster St. Social Club

The other night, we attended a great event held at the Wooster St. Social Club for Aidan Has A Posse, a website raising funds for and awareness about Aidan Seeger. Aidan is a young boy who has Adrenoleukodystrophy

 (ALD), a rare neurological disorder. But he also has a lot of friends, a posse including the likes of Cope2, Tony Curanaj, Ewok, Todd James, Romon Kimin Yang, Greg Lamarche, Steve Powers and Kostas Seremetis – all of whom donated art works to be auctioned off to […]

Events: James Jarvis Book Release @ The Standard Shop NYC

Tonight, at The Standard Shop, NYC, acclaimed British illustrator James Jarvis will unveil his first new narrative in five years, De Profundis, with a public signing event from 6-8pm. Accompanying the book’s release, The Standard Shop has organized an exhibition of Jarvis’ work – including original works for sale – complete with an original site-specific piece on the Shop’s windows from November 10th through December 8th.

Teaser: “District La Brea” Group Exhibition @ MK2 Projects

MK2 Projects, the special exhibition space from Merry Karnowsky, will open a group exhibition from 7-10pm tomorrow, November 11th, in conjunction with the unveiling of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) latest “District La Brea” mural (more on this later). The two week show will feature work from Shepard Fairey, Deedee Cheriel, Mercedes Helnwein, Mark Whalen / Kill Pixie (featured), Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Matt Small (interviewed), Samuel Lowder (FrePrs), Lezley Saar, Aiko Nakagawa, Todd Carpenter and Steven R. Gilmore. MK2 Projects is located at 161 S. La […]

Studio Visits / Preview: Augustine Kofie – “Circulatory System” @ White Walls

This Saturday, Augustine Kofie will be opening a solo exhibition, Circulatory System, at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco. The title is a play on words describing a new body of work that focuses on circular shapes in an interconnected system, much like an engine or a network of intersecting highways. Like many of his solo shows, Kofie has produced a soundtrack to accompany the exhibition of over 30 new brand new works including a large installation. More than a traditional DJ mix, this sound-assemblage […]

Openings: Simen Johan @ Yossi Milo

Opening last Thursday at Yossi Milo was the latest show by talented NY-based Scandinavian photographer, Simen Johan. Johan has developed a unique method in which he photographs animals and plants in nature preserves and then uses sculptural and digital techniques to seamlessly incorporate them into environments of his creation. This exhibition continues with his series entitled Until the Kingdom Comes, which was shown at the gallery in 2010, as well as in the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, the 21c Museum in Louisville […]

Openings: Marilyn Minter @ Salon 94

A couple weeks ago, AM stopped by Salon 94 to take in Marilyn Minter’s new body of work. The exhibition, her third at the New York gallery and two years in the making, continues to see a refinement her technique of putting a glass plate between the camera and her subject when she shoots. The centerpiece of the show is Mercury, a huge blowup of a baby splashing through silver paint which is further explored in a new video, Play Pen, shown on the first […]

Preview: Thomas Doyle – “Surface to Air” @ LeBasse Projects

On a busy art weekend in Los Angeles, another show to visit on Saturday night, November 12th, is Thomas Doyle’s solo at LeBasse Projects. The NY-based artist will be filling the Culver City showspace with a continuation of his Distillation series, an uncanny intersection of destruction and domestic life in the form of his model-like sculptural work. Surface to Air will also feature the debut of Doyle’s new Foregone series, consisting of photographic portraits of the child figures that feature prominently in his three-dimensional work. […]