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Upcoming: Ron English – “Popogandastan” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On October 26th, the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will be opening a new show from Ron English (featured) entitled Popagandastan. Presenting a new series of surreal paintings, the exhibition re-introduces Angelenos to some of his signature characters such as the neurotic Ronnnie Rabbbit, Combrats, Snappers, Wolves, Sheep, Quacks, Buddha Burgers, and of course Cowgirls. Make sure you make plans to enter the incredible world of the “popaganda” master next Saturday night. Discuss Ron English here.
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Frieze Art Fair ’13 : Highlights (London) – Part 1

Frieze Art Fair returns to London from 17 to 20 October 2013 showcasing 152 galleries from around the world. Highlights this year include the Gagosian Gallery, displaying five large scale works by pop artist Jeff Koons, from his stainless steel inflatable sculptures series to his Sacred Heart sculpture. At the Stephen Friedman Gallery booth, viewers can enjoy the ultimate rebirthing experience by interacting with a giant sculptural self portrait of American artist Jennifer Rubell by climbing into a cavity made in her pregnant stomach. Lisson Gallery is focusing on […]
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 18

Today, Banksy took his artist residency in New York straight to the hornet’s nest (aka Chelsea). Yes, the same Chelsea that houses some of the world’s most prestigious galleries. Keeping to the theme, Banksy put on display the canvases created in his most recent collaboration with his peers from the southern hemisphere, Os Gemeos, for the The Village Voice. Banksy changed things up to keep with the theme for today’s display and kept things orderly with the help of some security guards to regulate the number of […]
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Jeff Koons x Dom Pérignon Sculpture Package (London)

Following the recent announcement for the release of the Jeff Koons x Dom Pérignon Sculpture Package (covered here), we were invited to the launch party during Frieze art week in London. For those who can’t afford the £15,500 which includes a mini-Balloon Venus along with the Rosé champagne inside, you can opt for the special Koons boxes of Dom Pérignon Blanc de Blancs (£130) and Rose (£315) sold at a pop-up at Claridge’s. Photo credit: Butterfly.
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Openings: Dmitry Shorin – “Flight” @ Erarta Galleries (London)

Russian artist Dmitry Shorin is currently exhibiting at Erarta Galleries in London until the 16th of November. The body of work titled Flight features paintings that work on his now familiar aviation theme. Included in the showing is a sculpture from his I Believe in Angels series. Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Photo credit: Butterfly.
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Previews: Laurent Chéhère – “Flying Houses” @ Muriel Guépin Gallery

For his first solo show in the US, Laurent Chéhère will be presenting his Flying Houses series at the Muriel Guépin Gallery in New York. Set to open on the first of November, the exhibition will introduce New Yorkers to the French photographer’s surreal floating structures and altered realities. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Laurent Chéhère here.
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Openings: Kyle Jorgensen – “Kinetic Theories” @ LxWxH

Coinciding with the Georgetown neighborhood art walk, Seattle gallery Length/Width/Height opened its doors to host an exhibition by Salt Lake City resident Kyle Jorgensen, titled Kinetic Theories. With a wonderful color palette, and some glitter as well, geometric patterns ebb and flow the same way our wants and needs evolve over time. Much like the depicted icebergs go through drastic and complete transformations throughout their existence, our own lives are paralleled with changes coming both from within, and from outside influences. Kinetic Theories can be seen until […]
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Openings: Daniel Arsham – “#recollections” @ Pippy Houldsworth

New York based artist and archaeologist of the future, Daniel Arsham, opened his first solo show in London at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery on October 14th. Only two days after opening #tomorrowspast show in Amsterdam, at Ron Mandos Gallery, the young American artist opened #recollections in British capital, after which he will be opening shows at Singapore and Hong Kong. This particular show featured none sculptural works done in his familiar style and technique – by using reformed materials such as shattered glass as well as […]
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Openings: “Brutal” Group Show (London)

Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory, joined their forces to bring an exceptional group show to art lovers at the peak of London art week. Brutal is an annual off-site exhibition set up in the abandoned office building the middle of Temple area in Central London. Private view of this large show was held on Monday, 14th of October, and the showcased works and installations impressed the crowd that came to witness a sensory feast only suitable for the brave and forward thinking. Spread in a large space where business […]
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Showing: Tim Barber – “Relations” @ Yuka Tsuruno Gallery

At the end of last month, photographer Tim Barber returned to Japan for a third solo show (see 2011) at Yuka Tsuruno Gallery. Relations see the New York-based artist present 23 previously unreleased works, a series of portraits, landscapes, and urban studies – all taken with a style he has become known for since his stint as the photo editor at Vice Magazine. In addition, Barber has released his latest monograph, edited and designed himself, in conjunction with the show. Take a look at some installation shots as […]