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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Jose Parla’s Concord Project Destined for The City of Toronto

There’s been a lot of buzz between Toronto and Brooklyn regarding Jose Parla’s incredible mural/installation called The Concord Project. We’ve pieced together this moving story with the help of our friend Simon at Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto. Basically, these pieces are destined for Toronto as a public arts project sponsored by Concord Pacific, in an effort to give back to the community. Jose started this project this summer and just finished it for the soon to be lucky residents of T-Dot. We’ll be bringing […]

Teaser: Ryan McGinley – “Life Adjustment Center” @ Ratio3

Get ready San Francisco because one of the art world’s leading young photographers is coming to your city at the end of October.  That’s right, Ryan McGinley’s next solo exhibition will take place at Ratio 3, opening on Oct. 29.  As with all McGinley shows, it will be highly anticipated and it will be huge.  Stay tuned for more information.

Openings: “Misericordia” @ PRISM

As previewed by AM, Prism opened Misericordia last Friday night to a excited and fashionable Los Angeles crowd.  The show featured the excellent curatorial (the show was curated by Birte Kleemann, Director at The Pace Gallery) quality you expect from Prism and included pieces by some of the best artists working today, like Terence Koh, Sterling Ruby, and Chris Burden, alongside some works that were hundreds of years old.  The exploration of Mercy never looked so interesting. More opening images after the jump…
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Previews: KAWS – “Passing Through” @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Last month we brought you a teaser of Kaws with his ginormous 5 meter high companion. Created to greet guests entering Kowloon’s Harbour City in for Hong Kong, the awe inspiring figure has arrived safely for it’s October 3rd opening entitled “Passing Through”. It appears that the city is preparing for the opening with assorted character wall paper installations to compliment the exhibition at the main entrances. There will also be specialized Kaws items available including shirts, mugs & stickers in their shop commemorating this event. Wish we […]

Releases: James Jean “Tango” Giclee

James Jean (who recently had a show at 3.1 Phillip Lim) and SURU has just released a new limited edition giclee of his painting, Tango.  The 28″x44″ giclee, reproduced with archival pigment ink on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper, is in an edition of 50, signed, numbered, and custom embossed.  It can be yours for $500.  The original 2009 oil painting from which this giclee was created was originally exhibited at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Image of actual framed print and a new […]

Publications: tasj vol ii – issue ii

tasj vol ii – issue ii is now out! This issue marks part 1 of the tasj’s Backstage series. It features comprehensive interviews with art world personalities Mark Jenkins (artist and curator of Les Grandes Traversées in France), Rae McGrath (owner of Brooklynite Gallery), Angelo Milano (founder of Fame Festival), Martyn Reed (founder of Nuart), Jacob Samuel (master printmaker and founder of Edition Jacob Samuel), Marc and Sara Schiller (founders of Wooster Collective and authors of Trespass), Stefan Simchowitz (artistic director of Portugal Arte) and […]

Another Update: Josh Keyes – “Collision” @ David B. Smith Gallery

We couldn’t resist posting another teaser pic that is possibly (there’s a good chance it’s a commission piece also due to its size) for Josh Keyes‘ (interviewed) upcoming show at David B. Smith Gallery. This monster piece (perhaps 120″ x 40″?) looks to be an further exploration of the “Sowing” concept that we first saw in his Swarm Gallery show last year. We can’t wait to see the completed piece when the show “Collision” opens in November. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Teasers: Glen E. Friedman “Fuck You All” w/ Special Guest Shepard Fairey @ 941 Geary

It’s about time we broke some news that we’ve been holding our breath on. Glen E. Friedman is going to exhibit his “Fuck You All” show on November 6th at SF’s 941 Geary Gallery. The renowned photographer whom has transcended generations with his iconic snapshots of hip hop and punk legends. Documenting many cornerstone figures/groups prior to their crossover into mainstream cultural acceptance; Glen has worked with the likes of Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Tony Alva, Bad Brains and Cornell West to name just a few. […]

Update: Baby Tattooville 2010 – October 1st-3rd

Sometimes things just creep up on us. Didn’t it seem like yesterday that we were in Riverside covering the monster art retreat that is Baby Tattooville? Well, the annual weekend extravaganza is nearly upon us as we count down to BBTV 2010. With a line-up consisting of Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Michael Hussar, Ron English, Johnny Ryan, Spain, Anthony Ausgang, Van Arno, COOP, and William Stout, it’s no wonder that memberships sold out early. However, we have just received a bit of exclusive good news […]

Overtime: Sept 19 – Sept 25

JR works on wrinkles in Shanghai. More pics from Delta’s show. New wall from Herbert Baglione and Anthony Lister. BSA interviews Faile. Vandalog interviews Retna. Daily Dujour interviews Herakut. Ludo in action – slicing and dicing. New work from Brandi Milne. Preorder Kris Kuksi’s “Divination and Delusion”. The newest toy from Ashley Wood. Jeff Soto’s summer. Mark Murphy puts the questions to Martin Wittfooth. What does a drawing machine look like? The rise of celebrity art. Justin Timberlake likes Dalek, Jay-Z likes Warhol.