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Overtime: April 11 – April 17

More stories from the week that ended April 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Greg Parma Smith’s show at David Lewis is a Artforum Critic’s Pick. RIP: Malick Sidibé, who passed away at the age of 80. RIP: Julie Becker, who passed away at the age of 44. Siyuan Zhao, who stabbed a Art Basel Miami Beach fairgoer, pleads guilty to attempted murder. Swiss prosecutors raid storage facility in Geneva in search of disputed Modigliani painting. Bloomberg reveals that the painting has been confiscated. Institut Restellini identifies […]
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Videos: Game of Thrones Season 6 // Art the Throne

For the art lover out there who is also into Game of Thrones, we have good news for you. Leading up to the new season starting on April 24th, HBO has teamed up with five different artists to create something inspired by the show’s iconic characters or unforgettable scenes. The diverse selection of contributors include street artist Tristan Eaton (seen above), art collective Cyrcle., illustrator Marcos Chin, infographics company Pop Chart Lab, and paper sculptor Jeff Nishinaka, who respectively chose Daenerys Targaryen, the crown, Brienne of Tarth, The Red Wedding, […]
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Patrick Martinez – “Po-lice Misconduct Misprint Folders” Giveaway

You may recall that at the end of last year, we shared with you a new series of works from Patrick Martinez that are a riff on the Pee Chee Folders of the ’70s and ’80s. These paintings bring back feelings of nostalgia when we think back to our adolescence, but when examined more closely, we see that the Los Angeles-based artist has replaced the high school-age students engaged in sports or other activities with images of police brutality and portraits of victims we have all seen in the […]
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Previews: Tom French – “Trascend” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

One week ahead of his upcoming solo show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London, we got a peek at the new work that Tom French created for the show. Transcend is an entirely new set of paintings that will be on view at the gallery from April 22nd until May 21st. Evolving from his Duality series, the new paintings continue to incorporate figurative elements and the artist’s signature use of illusion. Stepping more towards abstraction, the new work can be interpreted on multiple levels. From close up details consisting of representational figurative elements, to […]
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Showing: Michael De Feo – “The Fashion Pages” @ The Garage

On April 8th, The Garage in Amsterdam opened a solo show by Michael De Feo, otherwise known as “The Flower Guy.” The artist that has received worldwide recognition with the iconic flowers that he’s been painting for nearly 25 years will be introducing a new body of work entitled The Fashion Pages. This new selection of work marks a significant turn in the career of one of street art’s pioneers. Stepping away from his signature symbol, but staying within the same idyllic symbolism, these new pieces evolved from his recent takeovers of the […]
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Showing: Felipe Pantone – “Data Smog” @ Lebenson Gallery

After a successful SF solo show (covered), Felipe Pantone recently opened another solo with Lebenson Gallery in Paris. On view through May 9th, Data Smog is a brand new body of work featuring his ultra-modern style, which is influenced by technology and science. Pantone’s progressive approach is a product of his long efforts to create graffiti that will stand out among the jungle of advertising and commercial signs. Fighting this global visual pollution, he created a methodology that fuses bold elements of graphic design with highly evolved geometric shapes and abstract hi-tech […]
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Overtime: April 4 – April 10

More stories from the week that ended April 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Hyperallergic reviews Jessi Reaves and Sophie Stone’s show at Del Vaz Projects. RIP: Tony Conrad, who passed away at the age of 76 due to pneumonia. Group of artists, scientists and politicians call for British Museum to drop BP sponsorship. Edinburgh International Festival no longer sponsored by BP. Donald Trump’s art collection actually consists of fakes? Dmitri Rybolovlev’s divorce from wife shows how he used offshore shelters to hide his assets, such as art. […]
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Previews: Josh Reames – “Wet & Wild” @ Brand New Gallery

Tomorrow night (April 9th) in Milan, Brand New Gallery will be presenting new works from Josh Reames in a solo entitled Wet & Wild. The Brooklyn-based artist’s paintings are almost collage like in their composition, putting together a stream of consciousness collection of subject matter. He explains – “One thing that I am really interested in is the way that the Internet—browsing, blog rolling, etc.—takes away the hierarchy of image importance, meaning, and connection… I think about painting in a similar way, where images, marks, art historical […]
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Previews: Paul Insect – “It’s Only A Dream” @ Allouche Gallery (London Popup)

Only few days before the opening of a long awaited London solo by Paul Insect, we got a nice peek at the artist’s studio while he was adding final touches to the new pieces. Presented by Allouche Gallery, the pop-up show will open on the 9th of April and will stay on view for 6 days at a yet undisclosed location in East London. The British artist started working on this new body of work right after doing his part for the Dismaland project (covered), creating 30 signature […]
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Showing: David Shrigley – “Drawings and Paintings” @ Stephen Friedman

In a year when his gigantic thumb-up piece Really Good will be revealed on top of the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, David Shrigley is actively showing in galleries as well. Simultaneously with his Berlin drawings show (covered), he recently opened his Drawings and Paintings exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. From the 18th of March until the 20th of April, the gallery is showing their eighth solo with acclaimed British artist. For this showcase, the Glasgow-based artist created a new body of work using acrylic paint and oil stick […]