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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 […]

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 […]

Upcoming: Daniel Arsham – “Character Study” @ Morán Morán Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles, Morán Morán Gallery will be opening a solo show from Daniel Arsham entitled Character Study. The title likely references the first part of the New York-based artist’s new body of work, the large scale recreations of his childhood collection of cartoon character patches that adorned his backpack. Created with plaster and in white, as is the formerly color-blind artist’s practice, the pieces which amazingly look to have the texture of cloth, are dusted with pigment chiaroscuro style. Arsham explains – “When I began delving into […]

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

Coming up on April 28th, Galerie Perrotin’s New York location will be hosting the opening of HEADS↔HEADS, the latest solo from Takashi Murakami. Spanning three floors of the space, the exhibition from the Japanese artist will include a new series of paintings inspired by the work of Francis Bacon as well as Transcendent Attacking a Whirlwind, a 33 feet long piece adorned with gold and platinum leaf that is a homage to Japanese artist Soga Shohaku. Take a look at more preview images below… Top image: Portrait of […]

Upcoming: D*Face – “FORNEVER” @ Galerie Itinerrance

Earlier tonight, Galerie Itinerrance in Paris opened up a new show from D*Face (interviewed) entitled FORNEVER. For his first solo in France, the British artist presented a diverse mix of paintings on canvas, sculptures, installations, HPMs, serigraphs, and some fresh assemblages (seen here). The new imagery deals with how nothing is forever, with the old replaced with the new and the tensions that come with it. Of course, D also took time to paint a large mural for his fans in the City of Love (more on that later). […]

Upcoming: Josh Keyes @ Talon Gallery

Coming up on May 4th, Talon Gallery in Portland will be presenting a new body of work from Josh Keyes (interviewed). He recently posted up a photo a powerful new piece on social media that will certainly get his fans excited about the new show. He explains – “For me this hints at an exaggerated end of the ‘human’ world if it continues to follow current trends. I chose the horse tamer statue from the Austrian parliament partly because the new rise of the right in Austria, […]

Upcoming: Lydia Fong, Todd James, Steve Powers, Alicia McCarthy @ Muddguts

Tomorrow night (April 20th) in Brooklyn, Lydia Fong, Todd James, Steve Powers, and Alicia McCarthy will be putting on a show at Muddguts. For those in the know, as well as from the artwork used to promote the exhibition, it looks like Fong (aka Barry McGee) will be joining his Street Market buddies James and Powers and has invited his Mission School art movement colleague McCarthy to the party as well. Head over between 6-8 pm (427 Graham Ave) if you want to enjoy the festivities. […]

Streets: Sainer // The Crystal Ship (Belgium)

Earlier this month in Belgium, the third iteration of the The Crystal Ship art festival (also see 2016 & 2017) welcomed in an international roster of artists to create murals and art installations in the coastal city of Ostend. One of the standout walls comes from Sainer (featured) of the Etam Cru entitled Podkarpacie, a painterly piece which appears to be named after a province in Poland. The stunning mural highlights Sainer’s skills when playing with soft focus and perspective, while working with a muted palette. We’ll have a recap […]

Showing: Avery Singer – “Days of the Week (Computer Pain)” @ Gavin Brown (New York)

Avery Singer’s Days of the Week (Computer Pain) is showing through the end of this week at the 439 W. 127th Street location of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York. Choosing a spoken word song Stretching it Wider from John Giorno as the backdrop for this new body of work, the locally-based artist has created seven large canvases for each day of the week to headline the exhibition. Singer typically uses modeling software to stage the work before transferring to canvas with her airbrush (although she has recently […]
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