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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.

Teaser: Joe Sorren – “Interruption” @ Grand Central Art Center

Our friends at the go-to Bay Area art resource, Fecal Face (coverage of their 10 year show here), were able to recently pick sculptor Jud Bergeron’s brain about his collaboration with Joe Sorren (featured) for the acclaimed painter’s first retrospective exhibit, slated to open at California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) in Santa Ana on Saturday, November 10th. In an effort to shed some light on the collection of unique sculptures produced exclusively for this milestone occasion, entitled “Interruption”, the insightful interview […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Printed Matters” @ Subliminal Projects

Subliminal Projects opened their doors a week ago with a show featuring the work of their head honcho, Shepard Fairey. “Printed Matters” was just that, a collection of some of Shep’s favorite images printed on wood, metal, album covers, and collage. The packed house was also treated to the “Beyond The Street” LA Book Launch with many other street artists and notables in attendance. More opening images after the jump…

Openings: Todd “REAS” James – “Great Adventure” @ Galeria Javier López

Just hours ago, Todd “REAS” James’ show at Galeria Javier López opened it’s doors to the “Great Adventure”. It turns out, the adventure was a tongue-in-cheek way of referring to wars and the associated atrocities that come with it. Much like his show earlier this year in NY at Gering & López (covered), James’ cartoonish portrayal of the machinations of war include smiling tanks shooting out blood, funny-faced missiles romping around, nude female soldiers frolicking around in the mayhem, and much more. Seeing the chaos […]

Preview: “Misericordia” @ Prism, Los Angeles

After having produced stand-out shows featuring such artists as Andy Warhol, Os Gemeos, and Nobuyoshi Araki, Prism continues the hot streak with Misericordia. The show will explore the theme of religious mercy and the way that is has been interpreted throughout the years and across different artistic mediums. It will feature works from the 15th century to today and include paintings, installations, sculptures, and photographs by such well-known artists as Joseph Beuys, Bill Viola, Sterling Ruby, Terence Koh, Chris Burden, Lucio Fontana, and Marina Abramovic. […]

Showing: Jeff Koons – “Popeye Sculpture” @ Galerie Jerome De Noirmont

Jeff Koons recently opened his latest solo exhibition at Galarie Jerome De Noirmont, further exploring his “Popeye Sculpture” series. Filling the Paris space with some of his signature “balloon” sculptures perched precariously in various formations, Koons brings new life to the works while adding some new twists like an appearance by Olive Oyl. Visiting Paris now would be an ideal time for contemporary art lovers as Koons and his pal Murakami at Versailles pack a nice one-two punch. More images from Koons’ show after the […]