More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sells for record $450 million, most expensive painting of all time. Timeline of how the painting went from £45 to $450 Million in 59 Years. Some psychoanalysis. Perhaps some marketing helped the cause. Some reactions on social media as well as some who find the sale tasteless & distasteful. James Turrell building an observatory in Roden Crater. A review of Shepard Fairey’s new exhibition. JR’s Inside […]
Category Archives: Contemporary Art
It now sounds like the black version (see gray version) of the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 collaboration will be released on Cyber Monday. Constructed in a black suede upper, the sneakers features the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature “XX” on the heel and hang tag, a Jumpman x KAWS logo on the insole, and a glow-in-the-dark outsole. These should be priced at $350 at select retailers. Photo credit: Sneaker Club Detroit (via Hypebeast). Discuss KAWS here.
This Thursday night, November 14th, Tiffany Bozic’s newest solo show will open at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Entitled Spectrum, the new exhibition will feature 12 acrylic on maple panel works that highlight her skill with wood grain as well as deft use of negative place. Painting with her love for all creatures of the natural world, Bozic is able to capture the fragility of our ecosystem with her surreal compositions, eliciting a emotional response from the viewer. Discuss Tiffany Bozic here.
More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Barbara Kruger’s new installation at New York’s LES Coleman Skatepark. Ai Weiwei auctioning a cat toy sculpture for Syrian children. Marina Abramovic won’t return Kickstarter money for her cancelled performance center. Explanation. Interview with COS & Snarkitecture regarding their Loop installation. WeTransfer features 15 previously unseen photos from Ryan McGinley. Cindy Sherman’s selfie project with W Magazine. Some juicy details of Alec Baldwin’s settlement with Mary Boone. Four female artist […]
Currently at The Broad in Los Angeles, Yayoi Kusuma has an exhibition on view through the rest of the year that plays like her greatest hits. Entitled Infinity Mirrors, it is her most significant North American showing in nearly two decades and features installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present as well as of course her famous infinity rooms – six of them! Tickets are sold out but there are some set aside daily and available on […]
Amala Gallery in Tokyo is wrapping up this year with the first international solo show by Mike Lee. After two successful solo shows earlier this year, the NY-based artist painted a small series of new oils titled Happier Together. Over the last couple of years, Lee has been developing recognizable visual language that is strongly influenced by his professional career as the digital media professional. After working mostly with pencils and creating detailed images that portrayed peculiar spaces and characters interacting with them, he recently […]
James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing another signed and numbered time-limited print on November 14th, starting at 8 AM PST and ending after 24 hours. Entitled Max Pipe, the image is inspired by the painting Attirement of the Bride (La Toilette de la mariée) by Max Ernst. The enhancements (foil stamping, holographic foil, embossments) and dies required for this edition makes it one of Jean’s most complex offerings to date. Priced at $200, head over here to get more details if you are interested. Discuss James Jean here.
Currently in Los Angeles, at the David Kodansky Gallery, a new show from Jonas Wood is on display entitled Interior and Landscapes. The new selection of 13 large scale paintings are spread over all three of the gallery’s exhibition spaces and features familiar places that he has seen or visited before including the studio he shares with his wife, a golf course, a garden, a bedroom, and other everyday locations. Seen throughout are the familiar verdant greens of his representations of foliage as well as some […]
On Saturday November 11th, Amsterdam’s Andenken gallery will be hosting a double solo show by American Artists, Scott Albrecht and Mary Iverson (featured) at their new location in an old anatomy building in Oosterpark in Amsterdam. Our friend, artist, and gallery owner, Hyland Mather, got to chat with Iverson about the upcoming show and the background of the new body of work specifically created for this showcase: Hyland Mather: Mary, the new work for ‘Correspondence’ contains some wonderful pieces where the source material is photos from the Netherlands. You’re […]
The Valencia-based Plastic Murs art gallery and print shop opened their most recent group show on November 3rd, showing works by five young Spanish artists – Aarón Duval, Iñigo Sesma, Jose Luis Ceña, Mikel Del Río and Sebas Velasco. Lugares Comune (Common Places) is focused on portraying mundane reality using artistic tools and a photographic approach. Depicting common places with classic painting as a medium creates visual memorials filled with urban sensitivity and the desire to transcend the ephemeral. This poetic approach to celebrate and represent the […]