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Inside The Home Of Brian “KAWS” Donnelly

It’s always interesting to take a peek into the home of one of your favorite artists (also see the Rydens and Shepard Fairey), especially if they are collectors themselves. Architectural Digest recently stopped by the home of Brian Donnelly, better know as KAWS, and his wife and artist Julia Chiang to give us an intriguing look at their Brooklyn abode. The converted triangle-shaped industrial building features both living space as well as administrative offices and art storage, something Donnelly certainly needs judging by his art collection. Just from […]

Benefits: NY4PR Auction

Tomorrow night (November 2nd) in New York, there will be an art auction and benefit for the victims of Hurricane Maria (proceeds go to the Hispanic Federation’s disaster relief fund: Unidos). NY4PR (New York for Puerto Rico) will be held at Think!Chinatown x ChaShaMa space (384 Broadway) from 6-9pm and feature contributions from a wide range of artists (see list below). Or if you prefer, you can donate directly by going to their website. Take a look at more images of work available below as well […]

Upcoming: Icy and Sot – “‘Human (Nature)” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On November 4th Thinkspace gallery in LA will be opening Human (Nature), the first solo exhibition and full gallery takeover by internationally acclaimed Iranian artist-activist duo, Icy and Sot. For this landmark showcase the artists produced all new body of work varying in medium, techniques and aesthetics used, all focused on celebrating nature and human dependence on it. Iranian brothers first arrived to US back in 2012 for their NYC solo show and used the opportunity to immigrate, settling in Brooklyn and continuing their artistic practice. […]

Releases: Von – “Skull 03” Print

Available thru October 31st, Skull 03 is a new print from Von (interviewed) that sees him utilizing some new drawing techniques that he’s been developing over the past few months. The timed edition is A3 sized, costs £30, and features a hazy gestural representation of a skull. Head over here to his website to add this to your collection if you are interested. Discuss Von here.

Overtime: Oct 23 – Oct 29

More stories from the week that ended Oct 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Phillips makes history by selling Paul Newman’s Rolex for record $17.6mil. in its first NY watch sale. Knight Landesman accused of sexual misconduct by multiple people. Artforum responds. A look at his emails and correspondence. More allegations from women. He resigns from his position at Artforum. Editor-in-Chief of Artforum, Michelle Kuo, resigns. She explains why she resigned. Some galleries boycotting the magazine. Artforum staff pens letter condemning the magazine’s management. Terry […]

Rewind: June 9 – Oct 24

It’s been a while since we last shared some art-related videos with you in our Rewind feature so here are some that you may have missed in the last several months. Leading things off are a couple videos documenting the launch of Liu Bolin’s ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week. The fashion collection inspired by the 12 photographs he created in the United States featuring his unique style of painting camouflaging himself into the scenery, something referenced by the body painting the models had […]

Overtime: Oct 16 – Oct 22

More stories from the week that ended Oct. 22 (click on bolded words for more information): Yayoi Kusama will debut two new Infinity Rooms at David Zwirner next month. Yayoi Kusama Museum sells out tickets for the year. The 30-second rule for her installations at The Broad. RIP: Lawrence Argent who died at the age of 60. Beatrix Ruf resigns as director of the Stedelijk Museum after potential conflict of interest. Norman Rockwell’s family meets with Mass. AG in attempt to halt sale of Berkshire Museum’s […]

Interviews: Igor Ponosov

It would give a certain pleasure to Walter Benjamin if he could know that 81 years from the first publication of his The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, it would be quoted by a Russian artist in a perfectly poetic manner just right on the waters of the Norwegian port city of Stavanger. The artist, Igor Ponosov, through his Too far, Too close artwork, not only reminded us about the “aura” and “unique appearance of a distance,” but also interacted with […]

Releases: KAWS – “BFF” Vinyl Figures

Following up the unveiling of his BFF statue in Bangkok last year (covered), as well as plush versions in blue and black, KAWS will be releasing vinyl versions of the figure tomorrow (October 18th). The blue version can be purchased starting at 10 AM EST online at MoMA and at its two NYC shops while the black iteration will be available on starting at 12 PM EST. These are mostly likely open editions. Images via Hypebeast. Discuss KAWS here.

Previews: Ian Francis – “Artificial Winter” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On October 28th, Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Ian Francis (featured) entitled Artificial Winter. The Bristol-based artist returns with a series of rich mixed-media works that once again walks the line between photorealistic and abstract, his ghostly figurative elements mixed in with evocative looser elements. Francis explains – “It’s been ten years since my first solo show, which was here in Los Angeles. I’ve always loved technology and been fascinated by our relationship with it, but I’d have found it […]