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Previews: Frieze London ’11 – Ryan McGinley @ Team Gallery

Running from Thursday, October 13th to Sunday, October 16th over in London, Frieze 2011 is primed to kick back into action next week in Regent’s Park. Traditionally one of stronger perennial fairs, which will also see a New York version for the first time in May of next year, Team Gallery has become one of the compelling staples at the UK event. Much like last year, the New York gallery will be bringing some brand new work from their New York-based photographer Ryan McGinley. In […]

Preview: Ron English – “English 101″ @ Post No Bills

Later tonight, October 6th, Ron English (featured) and the Post No Bills Gallery will unleash the artist’s next show entitled English 101. The exhibition will feature a large collection of limited-edition prints and other artwork which will surely please his fans and art aficionados who may not be familiar with his artwork. As always, English will present work which touches upon his pop culture sensibilities and point out the ironies that one sees in modern advertising, politics and current society. Here’s a sneak peek of […]

Releases: Tim Barber / FriendsWithYou / Harmony Korine @ Exhibition A

Members-only print house Exhibition A (membership is free and open to public) has recently released a host of worthwhile and affordable editions from a strong roster of contemporary artists. The first new release comes from their Feature Artist of the Month, Tim Barber. The New York-based photographer, who made waves with his breakout solo exhibition Untitled Photographs last year, plays in the same thematic realms as friends and contemporaries Ryan McGinley and Dash Snow. Untitled (bluff), which actually was one of the stars of that […]

Video: Dale Grimshaw – ‘Semi-Detached’ @ Signal Gallery

Check out this nicely put together video showing Dale Grimshaw getting busy with the work from his upcoming exhibition Semi-Detached opening this Thursday 6th October at Signal Gallery. Dale’s fourth solo show in London will see the artist unleash some of his personal demons, which are expressed in the metaphoric form of his violent father and the troubled upbringing Dale and his family experienced throughout his childhood. Expect some powerful, disturbing and very personal imagery in the form of oil paintings and woodblock prints. Sounds […]
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Auctions / Benefits: Christie’s “Artists for Haiti” Results

A couple weeks back, the Artists for Haiti benefit auction racked in massive numbers to a standing room only, celebrity studded audience at Christie’s Rockefeller Center salesroom in New York. Organized by David Zwirner (ranked 4th on last years ArtReview “Power 100″ list) and Ben Stiller, who has supported Haiti through his Stiller Foundation non-profit since the catastrophic earthquake, the charitable event brought together an inspired list of of contemporary art’s most important artists, such as Raymond Pettibon, Nate Lowman, Rudolf Stingel, Jasper Johns, Zuang […]

Videos / Contests: Schwartzman x Baldessari for Pacific Standard Time

Starting in October 2011, 60 cultural institutions across Southern California will be joining forces to support Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. from 1945 to 1980 with programming, events, and exhibitions that tell the progression of the L.A. art scene as well as the worlds of music, film and architecture. As part of the associated awareness campaign, a series of videos have been launched including one where Anthony Kiedis takes Ed Ruscha on a ride down Sunset Blvd. Well, the unexpected pairings continue with the […]

Openings: Daniel Askill – “Three Rituals” @ PRISM

Last week, Daniel Askill debuted his Los Angeles exhibition over at the Prism gallery, showing alongside David LaChapelle (covered). Entitled Three Rituals, the body or work centered around a variety of photographs and video installations that explore the thematic elements of vast empty spaces and how they relate and contrast with the lone individual. Featuring photos that carried a great sense of composition, the viewer was presented with what may have seen a simplistic approach. However, on closer inspection, this simplicity is what gives the […]
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PULSE Los Angeles ’11: First Look

With Art Platform in town, the PULSE art fair also decided to hold their Los Angeles event the same weekend. Featuring a mix established and emerging galleries, attendees are giving a nice variety of young and veteran artists.  Also associated with the fair is Pulse Projects, which included installations from participants such as Mike Stilkey, Jen Stark, and Kevin Cyr along with murals from Greg Lamarche and Dave Kinsey (covered). More photos after the jump from Carlos Gonzalez…
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Auctions / Benefits: “MTV RE:DEFINE” Results

A couple Saturdays ago, the inaugural MTV RE:DEFINE benefit exhibition and auction opened at the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas. As we previewed a couple weeks back, curators, The Future Tense, brought together an impressive roster of 30 emerging and established artists in the contemporary and urban/street art genres  – including such big names as Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Harland Miller, Faile, Russell Young and Tracey Emin – to commemorate 30 years of AIDS research. Phillips de Pury & Company brokered the auction to a sold-out audience […]

Overtime: Sept 26 – Oct 2

Adam Neate solo, Dimensional Paintings, upcoming at Elms Lester. Another look after jump. New wall work by Escif (France), Kenor (Poland), Insa (Belgium) and ROID (London), and M-City (Poland). Mural by REVOK, RIME, Dabs & Myla, and others accidentally plastered over by peace campaign. Rodrigo Petersen x Os Gemeos Limited Edition Pack. Estevan Oriol reveals his favorite place to eat. Saber with some Paris pics. Remi/Rough paints Wagamama restaurant and wall in London. Many artists moving to Berlin due to “more open and free” art […]