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Openings: Takashi Murakami – “HEADS↔HEADS” @ Galerie Perrotin (New York)

Taking over three floors of Galerie Perrotin’s New York LES location, Takashi Murakami’s latest show was unveiled last night to the delight of his fans. Entitled HEADS↔HEADS, the body of work on display was dominated by a series of paintings inspired by the work of Francis Bacon as well as a monumental 33 feet long piece that was a homage to Japanese artist Soga Shohaku. Rounding out the exhibition from the Japanese artist was a room of studies and blueprint concept sketches that gave a glimpse into his creative process. Artwork ©2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai […]

Overtime: April 23 – 29

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): David Hockney painting to go on the block at Sotheby’s in May, with $20-$30m. estimate. Christie’s adds 22 Richard Diebenkorn works to May auctions in New York. Marc Chagall painting will not be sold, National Gallery says. Is stock market volatility good for the art market? How Danh Vo rocketed to market stardom with art designed to confound collectors. What you need to know about J.M.W. Turner, Britain’s great painter of tempestuous seas. […]

Streets / Recap: The Crystal Ship (Belgium)

Last week, we gave you a taste of the art going down at this year’s The Crystal Ship art festival (also see 2016 & 2017) with photos of sweet new mural from Sainer. Now we have a recap of some pieces from the other participants – A Squid Called Sebastian, Ben Slow, Chiara Daneels, Colectivo Licuado, Dourone, Gaia, Icy & Sot, Jaune, Joachim, Johannes Verschaeve, Matthew Dawn, Milu Correch, Oak Oak, Wasp Elder, and  Zoer x Velvet including a lovely set of walls from Telmo Miel. Photos © Henrik Haven. Discuss Etam […]

Previews: Camille Rose Garcia – “The Wonderful World of Dr. Deekay” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Following up on her show in 2016 (covered here & here), Camille Rose Garcia will be opening her solo soon in downtown Los Angeles at Corey Helford Gallery on May 12th entitled The Wonderful World of Dr. Deekay. As referenced by the title of the exhibition, the work centers around imagery from her new illustrated dystopian novel and stop motion animation documenting the horror of her real life dental experience of enduring “11 root canals, a full mouth reconstruction, gum surgery, and finally a bad reaction to an anti-anxiety pill […]

Streets: Escif – ‘Open Borders’ Mural @ Palais de Tokyo (Paris)

From May 4th, Palais de Tokyo in Paris will pay tribute to the history and legacy of the May 1968 events with a intervention by Escif, where he reproduced some of the famous writings from that period of student revolts. His creation completes the project, which was started in 2015 by Greek artist Stelios Faitakis, who realized two murals dedicated to the legacy of the situationist movement and civil unrest of May 1968. This intervention is part of the 10th installment of the LASCO Project (covered) curated by […]

Releases: Takashi Murakami x Doraemon x Uniqlo UT Collection

With the online release (and in select stores) of the Takashi Murakami x Doraemon x Uniqlo UT Collection set for May 10th (plush toys to follow on May 24th & 25th), New Yorkers can get the jump on it with a launch party on April 26th at the 5th Avenue store. Be sure to head over early as the Japanese artist will be present to sign items from the collection that combine his signature flower motif with the characters from the beloved Japanese manga series. This collaboration […]

Releases: KAWS – “Pinnochio” Wood Sculptural Edition

This morning, KAWS announced the surprise release of a PINNOCHIO wood sculptural edition on his IG. Produced in a run of 100, this signed and numbered iteration of the famous puppet, remixed with the Brooklyn-based signature aesthetic, is a wood version of his previously released vinyl figure. This collaboration with Disney, made by Karimoku and Medicom Toy, is sure to be a hit with his fans seeing releases are rare in this medium. A short time window was given for those interested in the $8000 purchase to enter […]

Art Focus: Stephen Fox

Fascinated by the play of light within the nighttime landscape ever since he was a young boy, Stephen Fox has taken that interest and translated it into a career of painting. In particular, we were drawn to the Brooklyn-based artist’s The Drive-Ins series of works that depict various nostalgic scenes of outdoor theaters steeped with an air of mystery. Interestingly enough, a good number of these pieces seem to have made it into the hands of producers, which makes sense due to the subject matter, including Larry Mark (producer […]

Streets: D*Face – “Turn Coat” (Paris)

While in town last week for the opening of his show (covered) at Galerie Itinerrance, D*Face (interviewed) was able to get up with a massive mural in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. For those keeping score, this is the second piece (also see 2017) the British street artist has painted for “Street Art 13” project organized by the gallery. Entitled Turn Coat, the new work features some of D’s signature imagery and touches like the Lichtenstein inspired look and the wings. Photo credit: Spraying Bricks. Discuss D*Face here.

Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “WASTE” @ Circle Culture (Berlin)

Continuing her ongoing efforts to create conceptual works that reflect her firm beliefs regarding the relationship between humans and nature, Katrin Fridriks will be opening a new solo show titled WASTE on the 26th of April at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin. The event will be part of Icelandic embassy’s program on the 100th anniversary of sovereignty, and will be inaugurated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland: Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson. Taking a step away from her vibrant abstract canvases, Fridriks is nowadays using her recognizable visual […]