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Overtime: June 19 – June 25

More stories from the week that ended June 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Frieze reviews Joyce Pensato’s show at Lisson Gallery, London. RIP: Hans Breder, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Joella Jean Mahoney, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Julius Schmidt, who passed away at the age of 94. Silberkuppe Gallery closes after 10 years in business in Berlin. ISIS bombs and destroys historic Al Nuri Grand Mosque in Mosul. Third noose discovered hanging near National Mall, outside the National […]

Fashion: James Jean / Ollie Schrauwen x Prada SS 2018 Collection

Continuing his long time collaboration with Prada, James Jean (interviewed) has followed up his recent work on their 2018 Resort Collection (covered) with work on their SS 2018 Collection. Comic books where the inspiration for the spring/summer season, something the Jean is familiar with as he first made his name creating the acclaimed cover illustrations for the comic series Fables as a young artist. This time around, he joins Belgium artist Ollie Schrauwen in turning the Prada space into the inside of a graphic novel for their runway show at Men’s Fashion […]

Overtime: June 12- June 18

More stories from the week that ended June 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Lisa Yuskavage’s debut show with Zwirner Gallery in London. RIP: Khadija Saye, who passed away at the age of 24. When she was among the missing after London tower blaze. David Lammy speaks about her and the fire, calling it “corporate manslaughter”. RIP: Edit deAk (1950-2017). MAMA Gallery closes its space in LA. NY Times looks back on the life of the late Benjamin Cho. On Stellar Rays gallery to close and reopen as […]

Yoskay Yamamoto // LA Film Festival

Those of you who have seen billboards advertising for this year’s LA Film Festival may have recognized the imagery of Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). The Los Angeles-based artist’s familiar characters and palette also grace the materials associated with the event including website and newspaper ads. The festival started today, so head over for some good movies and also to enjoy some of Yamamoto’s art. Billboard photo via Giant Robot. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.

Releases: James Jean – “Bouquet” Print

Those of you who remember seeing the September 2016 issue of Juxtapoz may recognize this image from James Jean (interviewed) that will be released as a print soon. Bouquet was also featured in the Juxtapoz x Superflat show (covered) in Vancouver last year, co-curated by Jux’s Pricco and Takashi Murakami. The print will be made available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on the day of the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 20 and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on Wednesday, June 21. The edition will be limited by the number of […]

Upcoming: Scott Listfield – “Franchise” @ Gallery 1988

This Friday night, June 16th, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Scott Listfield entitled Franchise. As the titled suggests, the American artist will be taking aim at some of the familiar chains in the food industry that we all take a guilty pleasure in partaking. As usual, his trusty astronaut will be the main character as we revisit some of these fast food icons in a possible dystopian future. Listfield explains – “Do you know anyone who lands at LAX […]

Overtime: June 5 – June 11

More stories from the week that ended June 11 (click on bolded words for more information) AQNB writes about Smart Objects, after the gallery opens a second location in Landers, CA. RIP: Benjamin Cho (1977-2017). RIP: Mauro ”Malang” Santos, who passed away at the age of 89. RIP: Barry Lett, who passed away at the age of 77. RIP: Jozef Jankovič, who passed away at the age of 79. Two people, including landlord Derick Almena, arrested in Oakland’s deadly Ghost Ship fire. London museums pledge to stay open, […]

Rewind: Sept 20 – June 8

It’s been quite a long while since one of our Rewind features. Here are some footage that you may be interested in since we last updated you on videos from the art world. Leading things off is a look at Johnny Depp’s downtown LA penthouse which includes some pieces of his art collection including a massive piece from Os Gemeos. Other worthy videos: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 official video Process video for Chuck Close’s “Self-Portrait” (2015) woodcut. Robert Mangold on Drawing, Printmaking and Painting. Trailer: Ed Atkins […]

Upcoming: Joe Ledbetter // IKEA Art Event 2018

Joe Ledbetter recently revealed images of his upcoming collaboration with IKEA featuring his iconic Mr. Bunny character. The limited edition glass rendition of his famous furry friend was created with the help of  the Målerås glass factory in southern Sweden and will be part of the IKEA Art Event, the fourth of its kind (seen 2017’s event featuring posters). Other artists involved include Arkiv Vilmansa, Coarse, James Jarvis, Joe Ledbetter, Junko Mizuno, Ludvig Löfgren, Michael Lau and Nathan Jurevicius with no details about the release other than a target […]

Previews: Collin van der Sluijs & Super A – “Back and Forth” @ First Amendment Gallery

Tonight (June 8th) in San Francisco, First Amendment Gallery will be opening a joint show from Collin van der Sluijs and Super A. Entitled Back and Forth, the exhibition features collaborative works from the Dutch artists (something they have done often on the streets) as well as individual works. Super A’s paintings feature a dark sense of humor while wander Sluijs’ painting are more loose and free-flowing. Take a look at more preview images below (first five are collaborations). Discuss Collin van der Sluijs here.
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