More stories from the week that ended Sep 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Five Banksy street murals (including pictured above) sold to a buyer from the Middle East for £3.2mil. RIP: Liliane Bettencourt, who passed away at the age of 94. Museums in Mexico scramble to locate staff and assess damage caused by major earthquake. Matt Furie’s lawyers take legal action against the alt-right with their use of his Pepe the Frog character. Hito Steyerl and other artists protest Rheinmetall’s sponsorship of […]
Category Archives: Low Brow & Pop Surrealism
Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) recently announced a new open edition she has made available through Static Medium. Entitled Enchantress (image taken from a painting from her show last year in LA), the print is sized at 18″ x 18″ and comes unframed ($90) or framed ($260). Head over here if you want to add this signed (but not limited) print to your collection. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
Currently at the Riverside Art Museum, Jeff Soto (interviewed) has a show on view featuring his screen-printed gig posters and fine art prints from the last 15 years. Entitled Potatostamp, the retrospective look at this aspect of the locally-based artist’s career includes over 70 posters, as well as 40 original ink drawings. Also on display are over 100 screen-printed works from Soto’s collection in an adjacent mini group show. He states – “A different frame of mind comes into play when creating gig posters. They are illustrative and serve as merch […]
Currently at KP Projects in Los Angeles, Victor Castillo has a show on view entitled Broken Hearts, which will run through the rest of September. The new body of work features acrylic paintings (some quite large) as well as graphite drawings that continue the Chilean artist’s dark narrative seen through the lens of his not-so-innocent sausage nosed children. Take a look at some more shots below from his Los Angeles studio in days leading up to the opening of the exhibition. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Victor Castillo here.
More stories from the week that ended Sep 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Huffington Post has a review of Kara Walker show. RIP: Axel Kasseböhmer (1952–2017). British Museum apologizes after curator’s tweet provokes accusations of racism against Asians. Jonathan Poole gets four years in prison after pleading guilty to 26 counts of fraud and theft. Ann Freedman, former Knoedler director, settles tenth and final lawsuit related to forgeries. Documenta 14 director Adam Szymczyk led it to the brink of bankruptcy, after exhibition ran way […]
Recently in New York, Spoke Art opened a solo show from Dan Quintana entitled Tidepools. The exhibition sees the Los Angeles-based artist continue his dark and erie portraiture of beautiful women, oftentimes with surreal elements. Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Photos via the gallery. Discuss Dan Quintana here.
Recently, Aron Wiesenfeld released a new print entitled Bonny Doon through Static Medium. The image features a characteristically atmospheric scene from the artist featuring a girl running through the woods. Sized at 15″ x 21.5″ (including a 1″ border), the edition size will be 100 and the price $95. Head over here to add this to your collection if you so desire. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.
Coming up on October 5th, Shawn Huckins (featured) will be presenting new work at the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle. Athenaeum (I Can’t Pretend That This Is Poetry) will feature paintings from his two series – The American Revolution Revolution and The American __tier – both which highlight his distinctive aesthetic of classical 18th- and 19th- century style portraits overlaid with text referencing unique social media speak and texting acronyms. With this juxtaposition of modern day verbiage and classic imagery, Huckins brings up the question of whether how we communicate governs the value of what we […]
More stories from that week that ended Sep 10 (click on bolded words for more information): LA Weekly previews the opening of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). RIP: Greg Escalante, who passed away at the age of 62. RIP: Pierre Bergé, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Linda L. Cathcart (1947-2017). RIP: Kate Millett (1934–2017). RIP: DeLoris “Dolly” Fiterman, who passed away at the age of 93. Carroll/Fletcher Gallery closes. Dakota plan to bury, not burn the wood used for […]
More stories from the week that ended Sept 3 (click on bolded words for more information): White House review could shrink protected land around Michael Heizer’s City. RIP: David Tang, who passed away at the age of 63. Freymond-Guth gallery announces closure. Biennale de Montréal cancels 2018 edition due to financial situation. Texas museums prepare and brace for full impact of Hurricane Harvey. How they prepared for the catastrophe. Institutions assess impact of Hurricane Harvey on their venues and collections. Artnet also has a report. Widely circulated photo of […]