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Customs: Joe Ledbetter – Dissected Mutant Bunny

Ever since when he started in 2011, Joe Ledbetter has continually adding to his custom painted Mutant Bunny series (examples here, here, and here). Featuring arguably the Los Angeles-based artist’s most beloved character, each of these art objects have been painstakingly painted in creative manifestations of the original form, sometimes mirrored in paintings past or future. The latest one we are sharing with you is a beautiful dissected version – check out more photos below… Discuss Joe Ledbetter here.
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Fashion: James Jean x Big Bad Wolf Tee Release

After introducing a new apparel brand (Big Bad Wolf) last month and the first release in their street-inspired line of children’s clothing with Yoskay Yamamoto, we can now share with you another collaboration. This latest offering features the sublime work of  James Jean (interviewed) and his imagery which includes running wolves as well as other super detailed renderings. If interested, you can purchase this limited edition tee in store at Giant Robot, the Long Beach Museum of Art and online at www.bigbadwolfkids.com. Discuss James Jean here.
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Overtime: Nov 17 – Nov 23

More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Sacha Goldberger interprets portraits of comic book superheroes as Renaissance figures. RIP: Andrew Bucci, who died at the age of 92 after a brief illness. Aristophil accused of running a Ponzi scheme via financial instruments in the books and manuscripts market. Fallout surrounding Bill Cosby’s rape accusations spread to the institutional art world. Zahi Hawass accused of assisting German hobbyists steal samples from Great Pyramid at Giza. Kurt Perschke […]
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Recap: Inka Essenhigh – “Comet Dust & Crystal Shards” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

Jacob Lewis Gallery recently held it’s inaugural exhibition with New York artist Inka Essenhigh. Entitled Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, this new body of work was created over the span of a calendar year with the focus of seasons as inspiration of each composition. With her surreal touch and unique creative process of blending external and internal influences, Essenhigh again takes our breath away with a stunning series of magical paintings. Check out images from the show below.
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Showing: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Sweet & Low” @ AFA (New York)

Almost two years after her last show in New York, Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) has unveiled new paintings at AFA NYC. Entitled Sweet & Low, the fresh body of work continues the exploration of her delicate female characters in a land of dessert. As seen commonly in the San Marino-based painter and illustrator’s work, the innocence of the setting is balanced by an undercurrent of dark themes seen when her imagery is examined more closely. Discuss Nicoletta Ceccoli here.
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Releases: Luke Chueh – “Boba Fett” Figure @ FLABSLAB

On November 21st, Luke Chueh (featured) will be releasing a figure based on his popular Boba Fett image, his ingenious combination of a popular Chinese drink and the fortuitously similarly named Star Wars character. The threeB event (boba, bears, and bounty hunters) will take place at FLABSLAB in Singapore where he will be available to meet and greet fans. In addition to the new resin art toy, attendees will also have a chance to buy the Los Angeles-based artist’s tote bags, prints and paintings for sale. […]
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Showing: “Egregore” @ Galerie d’art Yves Laroche

As their closing exhibition for the year, Galerie d’art Yves Laroche in Montreal opened a huge group show titled Égrégore.  Presenting works by 50 mostly lowbrow & pop surrealism artists, the gallery opened the show on October 30 and will keep it on view all the way until December 20th. The term Égrégore symbolizes a collective consciousness, a result of powerful emotional desires, and in this particular case, it’s a reflection of how powerful the sum of various parts can be. In other words, the gallery owner and curator, Yves Laroche, […]
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Overtime: Nov 10 – Nov 16

More stories from the week that ended Nov 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Blair Thurman’s first solo exhibition with Gagosian Gallery. RIP: Richard Duardo, who died at the age of 62 in his sleep. RIP: Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who died at the age of 48. More about his collecting habits and the sale of the most expensive watch in the world. Artnet lists the top 10 Al-Thani family acquisitions. Ryder Ripps’ ART WHORE project at the Ace Hotel in New […]
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Releases: Jeremy Geddes – “Hypostasis” Print

Six months after the initial announcement, Jeremy Geddes decided to go ahead with a new timed release for the Hypostasis print. Made after an original painting that was shown at the Juxtapoz Magazine 20th anniversary show (covered), as a part of his Cosmonaut series, the image is a sequel or a revisited version of his iconic Red Cosmonaut piece. Like White Cosmonaut and Redemption, or Ascent and Adrift, these images have different emotional cores and show different stages of the same story. The size of this giclee print is 61cm x 64cm, […]
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Openings: Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Damon Soule – “Momentum” @ Space Gallery

Arrested Motion was on hand for the Saturday, November 8th opening of “Momentum”, the three person show featuring Mars-1, Oliver Vernon and Damon Soule  at Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado.  The highlight of the exhibition was a 10′ by 23′ piece that was a collaboration of all three artists (called The Furtherrr Collective when assembled), a piece so large and powerful in texture, color, and size that it feels as if a riff has opened up and the wall has become a worm hole into […]
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