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Upcoming: Robert Williams – “Slang Aesthetics!” @ CCA (Santa Fe)

After the first showing of Slang Aesthetics! in Los Angeles (covered), the traveling retrospective of Robert Williams’ career has since made a stop in June of last year at the Art Museum of Sonoma County. Now starting on September 23rd, fans of the father of lowbrow art in Sante Fe will be able to enjoy the first-ever solo in New Mexico of the Albuquerque-born and raised artist at the Center for Contemporary Arts. As with previous showings, the exhibition will include over 60 drawings and paintings from 1995-present, highlights […]
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Overtime: Aug 29 – Sept 4

More stories from the week that ended Sept 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Blum & Poe exhibits Kanye West’s Famous sculpture. The work is on the market for $4mil. The gallery now claims that the work is not currently for sale. RIP: Jaime Davidovich, who passed away at the age of 79 due to pancreatic cancer. RIP: Nathan Lyons, who passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from pneumonia. Lisa Cooley closes her gallery space after eight years. She speaks about the decision […]
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Previews: Jeff Soto – “The Sotofish Society” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Coming up next weekend, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be returning to Jonathan LeVine Gallery for his fifth solo with the New York showspace. The new exhibition is kind of a nostalgic look back at the imagery that the Southern California-based artist has been sharing with his fans throughout his career – iconic characters like yetis, reapers, robots, walkers, and the Sotofish. Soto further states – “I always feel like an artist’s entire body of work should be fair game to use. My cast of characters and the worlds I create are The Sotofish Society.” […]
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Releases: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Beyond The Sea” Sculpture

Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) recently announced the release of a sculpture from Silent Stage entitled Beyond The Sea. The limited edition (run of 25) resin sculpt from the Los Angeles-based artist is based on one of his surreal paintings (see below) and measures 21″H x 19″D x 13″W. For those interested in the $2499.99 price point, you can add this to your collection by heading over here. Check the video below for a more detailed look… Discuss Greg “Craola” Simkins here.
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Upcoming: Ron English – “Guernica” @ Allouche Gallery

On September 22nd, Allouche Gallery in New York will be opening a solo show from Ron English (featured) in their new Meatpacking District space. Three years in the making, the new body of work will be entitled Guernica, a fitting choice as he has painted his own pop-infused versions this masterpiece from Picasso over 50 times (including on the streets). For this exhibition, English will no doubt have another iteration of the piece prepared for his fans so add this to your art calendar if you will […]
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Previews: “Small Works 2016″ @ beinArt Gallery

On September 17th, beinArt Gallery in Brunswick, Australia will be opening their Small Works 2016 group show. As the title of the exhibition suggest, the pieces in the show are meant to be affordable and all measure under 10″ x 10″. Tiffany Bozic liked this format so much (see above and directly below), she may be making some more smaller paintings in the future. Other participants include Ron English, Josh Keyes, Henrik Uldalen, David Stoupakis, Jana Brike, Brian Viveros, Dan Quintana, Marco Mazzoni, Naoto Hattori, Johnson […]
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Upcoming: Masakatsu Sashie – “External Effect” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 15th, Masakatsu Sashie will be opening a new solo at Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled External Effect. From the drawings you see on the Japanese artist’s table in the photo above, it looks as though he will be continuing his popular clustered globe works. This exhibition will be a followup to his successful showing at the Chelsea showspace in 2013 (covered). Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
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Upcoming: “Playboys & Girls” @ Slow Culture

Coming up on September 2nd, Slow Culture in Los Angeles will be opening a group show entitled Playboys & Girls. As the name of the exhibition suggests, the gallery has teamed up with the iconic magazine and brand to present new works that embody the Playboy culture. Participants include: Ben Venom, Brook Power, Chloe Kovska, Cleon Peterson, Ed Templeton, Hellen Jo, Sandy Kim, Jay Howell (seen above), Jean Jullien, Johnny Ryan, Mark Whalen, Matt Furie, Matt McCormick, Stacey Rozich, Mel Kadel, Molly Steele, Nate Walton, Nathan Kostechko, […]
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Releases: Mark Ryden – “Micro Portfolio 7 – The Gay 90’s Exhibition”

Tomorrow (August 30th) at 8am PST, Mark Ryden will be releasing the 1st printing of his Micro Portfolio 7 – The Gay 90’s Exhibition through Porterhouse. The 24 oversized (9″ x 6″) postcards includes paintings and drawings from The Gay 90’s Olde Tyme Art Show (covered) and The Gay Nineties West (covered). Priced affordably at $24.95, the set will be available here at the appropriate time. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
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Previews: “Suggestivism : Resonance” @ Spoke Art

This Thursday, the first of September, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be hosting the newest iteration of the Suggestivism exhibitions curated by Nathan Spoor. Like previous editions in Orange County (2011) and Rome (2013) and Los Angeles (2014), a impressive roster of artists has been put together for this group show. Participants include: Alex Pardee, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Hurd, Boris Pelcer, Charlie Immer, Dan Christofferson, Dan May, Eric Richardson, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Greg Simkins, Hannah Faith Yata, Heiko Muller, Jana Brike, Jen Lobo, Jenn Simkins, Jeremy Nichols, Jet […]
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