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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

James Jean – “The Shape Of Water” Poster

Recently, James Jean (interviewed) revealed the artwork he finished for a new movie from Guillermo del Toro – The Shape Of Water. The romantic horror film centers around a mute janitor who falls in love with an amphibious man, a scenario captured perfectly by Jean’s artistic vision. Take a look at the trailer below as well as some in progress shots as the design progressed. Discuss James Jean here.

Releases: Daniel Arsham x Adidas Originals Shoe

Over the weekend, Daniel Arsham teamed up with Adidas Originals to release a new shoe featuring his distinct aesthetic. The American artist’s version of their New York silhouette features an all white color, frayed edges, and the text “THE PAST IS PRESENT” along the side, which is only visible when placed underneath an ultraviolet light. For those familiar with Arsham’s work, these design cues fit in perfectly with his signature “future relic” vibe. The extremely limited sneaker retailed for $180 but probably will go for more at this […]

Releases: Adam Neate – “Women” 2D Dimensional Handmade Multiple

Several months after the debut of handmade multiple PORTRAIT no.1 (covered), Adam Neate (interviewed) has just released a new edition in collaboration with Elm Lesters Painting Rooms. Following their philosophy of producing high end products that utilize the variety of techniques and the highest standard of materials to produce a striking edition of classic Neate portraits, Women is another impressive release that meticulously replicates the British artist’s unique aesthetics. Packed in a clean, black lidded  ‘frame’ box, the piece depicts a vibrant composition of five abstract women figures. The dimensional aspect of thismulti-layered piece […]

Overtime: July 17 – July 23

More stories from the week that ended July 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Cady Noland files lawsuit seeking the destruction of her work Log Cabin, claiming that it is a copy. Arthur Brand claims scientific certainty that Gardner Museum paintings stolen in 1990 is currently in Ireland. Authorities in Genoa close exhibition and confiscate 21 suspected fake Amedeo Modigliani paintings. Istanbul’s Rampa Gallery closes shop. Off Vendome closes its gallery. Other Criteria to close and become Other Criteria Books, focused on only publishing specialist art […]

Previews: Simon Shepherd – “†unsubscribed” (London)

From July 20th – 23rd at 15 Bateman Street in London W1D 3AQ, Simon Shepherd will be showcasing his latest sculptural and two dimensional works. †unsubscribed is a followup of his 2015 London debut and features of two distinct bodies of new work. The main idea of the exhibition is to explore decay in an perfection and upgrade obsessed world. Shown both through pieces that represent the idea of creating the “perfect” body or perfect image, as well as pieces that symbolize emotions that follow such actions, †unsubscribed questions the relationship between progress […]

Overtime: July 10 – July 16

More stories from the week that ended July 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Dallas Museum of Art acquires Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins installation. RIP: Lala Rukh, who passed away at the age of 69. RIP: Daniel LaRue Johnson (1938-2017). Salvador Dalí’s body to be exhumed next week to help resolve paternity battle. Vika Gazinskaya steals Brad Troemel’s artwork for its clothing designs. NY-based graffiti artists suing Vince Camuto for alleged misappropriation and infringement of their mural work. Four, including […]

Previews: Erik Olson – “L.A. Paintings” @ Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

On July 15th, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will be opening L.A. Paintings, solo show by Erik Olson. With this exhibition, Düsseldorf-based artist will be introducing his ongoing project that includes exploration and experimentation with portraiture. Marking the culmination of the series of works that peaked during his recent art residency at The La Brea Residency, the selected pieces portray friends, colleagues as well as people that he has had an interest in. Through these expressive renderings that sometimes only suggest the traditional head and shoulders format, Olsen […]

Overtime: July 3 – July 9

More stories from the week that ended July 9 (click on bolded words for more information): 1000 GESTALTEN performance takes place during G20 Summit. RIP: Jan Fontein, who passed away at the age of 89. RIP: Xavier Douroux, who passed away at the age of 61. America Meredith on Why It Matters That Jimmie Durham Is Not a Cherokee. New cybersecurity law goes into effect in China, causing greater self-censorship by artists. Hobby Lobby accused of buying up Iraqi war loot in quest to amass biblical artifacts for museum. $3.9mil. in […]

Previews: “Sea Sick in Paradise” @ Depart Foundation Malibu Village

Few things remind us of summer in America more than surfing and Southern California, specifically, Malibu. When you combine those two things with art, you have a fantastic timely mix for a warm weather exhibition. DEPART Foundation presents Sea Sick in Paradise, a group show curated by Amy Yao.  The exhibition features works in a variety of media by 44 artists (including Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen), many of whom are surfers themselves or inspired by surfing, the ocean, and coastal culture. Showing in context with these visual artists’ works are […]

Releases: Andrew Schoultz – “Life & Death” Print

Life & Death is a new print just released from Andrew Schoultz featuring some of the repeating motifs and patterns often seen in his work. Released through Print Them All, the 3 color lithograph (33.67 x 25.20 inches) costs £340.00 and will be produced in an edition of 99. Schoultz further explains – “There is a skull representing “Death” and then the birds flying with the clouds representing “Life”.  There is also the all seeing eye…. keeping watch and recording history as it happens…. In history you […]