More stories from the week ended March 17: David Choe painted in the streets of Mexico City last week with Dhear. The Met is being sued for allegedly tricking people into paying for admission. Keith Haring Foundation claims that 165 pieces of Haring art in Miami exhibit are fakes. Cooper Union says tuition will stay free for now. Picasso’s Child with a Dove heads overseas to its new private owner as export bar is lifted. Serbian police have recovered Rembrandt’s Portrait of the Father. Four […]
Dutch artist Piet Janssen, aka Parra, brought a new body of work to Jonathan Levine Gallery for his debut exhibition there. Entitled Tracy Had a Hard Sunday, this series was composed of works on canvas and paper as well as sculptures, and gave the audience a dose of the provocative post-pop visuals that we’ve come to expect from the artist. The show exemplifies Parra’s unique vision and skill with his sexy imagery and signature palette of vibrant reds and blues. The artist took some time to draw […]
After a great post-Sandy inspired mural by How & Nosm (covered), it’s time for a new artist to take on the iconic Bowery & Houston wall. Legendary graffiti and fine artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured), was tasked to put his hybrid street & Lichtenstein–inspired style on this marquee location for New Yorkers to admire. Pulling from his deep arsenal of urban experience, Crash lived up to his reputation as he hit the ground running. As you can see above from the concept sketch that he shared […]
Continuing on our visual overview of this gigantic fair… Similar to previous years, this year’s Armory show took place over both Pier 92 and 94. Roughly, the former showcased a refined selection of art from the Modern period, while the latter hosted the much larger group of galleries displaying contemporary works. Regardless at which pier you started off, the cornucopia of blue chip works were enough to ensnare the most seasoned art fair attendee for hours on end. Check out part two of our first day […]
Ukranian duo Interesni Kazki have been splitting up recently on separate side trips, with each working on some of their own projects. This latest set of murals were painted by AEC in Varkala, a coastal town in India including the piece seen above – Fishing With The Sun. Take a look at the other pieces as well as more detailed pics below… Discuss Interesni Kazki here.
Gagosian pulled out all the stops at this years’ Armory show. And by “all the stops” we mean a small handful of modest-sized works by Andy Warhol (at a combined value of around 20 million dollars) and one gigantic 33′ x 7′ camouflage piece produced by Warhol in the latter part of 1986. There has been quite a buzz about this superbooth, but it’s only fair to put this wallpaperfest into the proper perspective. It was definitely a power-house art cluster with auction busting works […]
It’s that time again in the Big Apple! Spring is here and so is the Armory Art Show. This flagship fair held on the West Side of Manhattan leads a week of nonstop visual action, as collectors from around the globe fly into NYC to storm the fair in hopes of acquiring works from their favorite artists. Blue chip galleries such as Gagosian, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner brought some of their brightest artists in an effort to woo collectors to their booths. AM joined […]
It’s always interesting to watch artists work on collaborations as they try to meld their different techniques and imagery together in a coherent fashion. One of the more successful artists in doing this is street artist and photographer JR (see his joint ventures with Vhils, Os Gemeos, André, Liu Bolin, and José Parlá in the past). The latest artist to work with the French photograffeur is NY-based sculptor Daniel Arsham featuring JR’s famous eye pasted inside Arsham’s sculptural elements. Discuss JR here. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
After covering a flurry of street murals for the POW WOW event in Hawaii, it’s time for a return to the Streets World Roundup for a look around the globe. Our featured piece was painted in Fort De France, Martinique by Nuxuno Xän (source – photo by Rosali Rodrigues). Nice placement, no? Other worthy murals you might want to check out come from Herakut – Nepal, Sam3 – Chile, Ericailcane – Mexico (source), Askew – New Zealand (source), David de la Mano – Uruguay (source), […]
More stories from the week that ended March 10: Art13 organizes successful fair during Frieze offering more affordable art. Banksy pictured among works sold. RIP: Thomas McEvilley, who died of cancer at age 73. LACMA makes a preliminary offer for taking over MOCA, but Eli Broad may block it. Christopher Knight writes about the possible merger. $30 million worth of artwork by Arthur Pinajian discovered in a garage in New York. The Tacoma Art Museum’s sale of a collection of Chinese robes and jades have […]
Last month, China’s invisible man, Liu Bolin, was in Long Beach, California giving his TED Talk. As part of the presentation, a live demonstration was set up where his technique was put on display as he gradually blended in with the stage background. Check the timelapse below as well as other worthy videos. Miss Van’s video for the latest issue of VNA (buy it here). The creation of Cyrcle.’s Magic is Real. Vernissage TV takes us on a trip to James Franco’s Gay Town. Commercial […]
After sharing some photos with you from Takashi Murakami’s studio at the beginning of the year, we now take a second look as he recently posted new images up on his Instagram (@takashipom). Along with some familiar imagery, you may also spot some new things from the Japanese artist perhaps headed for his show opening at Galerie Perrotin in May although only time will tell… All artwork by (C) Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd Discuss Takashi Murakami here.