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More stories from the week that ended Jan 8 (click on bolded words for more information): An interview with Zach Fernandez, who was revealed to be the artist behind the Hollyweed sign prank. RIP: Barbara Weiss, who passed away at the age of 56. RIP: Tyrus Wong, who passed away at the age of 106. RIP: John Berger, who passed away at the age of 90. David Pulphus painting removed from US Capitol by congressman after cops & news personality complained. Louvre Museum announces decrease in visitors of 15% […]
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After years of flirting with art while primarily being a sax player, Josh Jefferson finally switched to painting in 2012 after attending the School of the Museum of the Fine Arts in Boston. These days he is actively painting different conceptualizations of the human face, ranging from stickman, doodle-based ones to recognizable single brushstroke portraits. Being fairly young in terms of years of creating, Josh’s work explores the different ways of representing a human face or even just a shape, through different mediums and concepts. In […]
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More stories from the week that ended Jan 1 (click on bolded words for more information): The New York Times catches up with and profiles Raymond Pettibon. RIP: Kenneth Snelson, who passed away at the age of 89 due to prostate cancer. Michel Draguet, director of Royal MFA of Belgium, accuses Elke Sleurs and René Delcourt of harassment. David Chipperfield’s renovation plan for Haus der Kunst to its original Nazi-era state provokes outrage. Yoshitomo Nara sued by cosmetics company W.Lab over authorship of design artwork. Tanja Grunert loses lawsuit […]
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More stories from the week that ended Dec 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Second Avenue Subway art installation includes works by Chuck Close (above), Sarah Sze, and others. RIP: Jean-Paul Barbier-Mueller, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Rachel Owen, who passed away at the age of 48. RIP: Tim Pitsiulak, who passed away at the age of 49. RIP: Doug Ross, who passed away at the age of 55. Russian ambassador to Turkey killed at opening of Russia Through Turks’ Eyes […]
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While spending about a week in Panjim, India, Faith47 painted a series of works entitled La Petite Mort. Using the imagery of the lotus flower, strikingly contrasted against the gritty streets of the capital city, the South African artist sends a hopeful message to those that happen across her pieces. She further states – “The lotus, while rooted in the mud, blossoms on long stalks floating above the mud. This ability for something so strong and pure growing out of dirty water is symbolic of our […]
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More stories from the week that ended Dec 18 (click on bolded words for more information): Aperture writes about Matthew Brandt’s new works. Palmyra attacked and recaptured by Isil militants and fears are growing over its fate. PULSE cancels New York edition of its far and launches new year-round programming. Heritage auction house sues Christie’s and Collectrium over alleged data theft. Henry Rollins thinks that burning punk rock artifacts and memorabilia is not punk. American Institute of Architects posthumously awards Paul Revere Williams its highest honor. […]
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While in Miami, we of course stopped by the Wynwood Walls complex to see what new updates they had to their program this year. One of the highest profile street art related projects for Basel Week Miami added new murals this year from Audrey Kawasaki (offsite – previously covered), AVAF, Beau Stanton, Case, Dasic Fernandez, David Choe (seen above), Faith47, Felipe Pantone, Findac, Okuda, Pixel Pancho (seen above), Risk, and Tatiana Suarez. The theme for this year was “Fear Less,” something curator Jessica Goldman Srebnick, elaborated on – “Every year we […]
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Double-sized Overtime this week. More stories from the week that ended Dec 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Artinfo visits Danny Fox’s A Spoon With The Bread Knife at V1 Gallery. RIP: Chen Shaoxiong, who passed away at the age of 54. RIP: Ousmane Sow, who passed away at the age of 81. At least 33 die in fire at Oakland Ghost Ship artists’ collective space. LA Times looks at who the victims were. Paper Magazine writes about media coverage of the tragic fire. […]
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More stories from Art Basel week, Miami Beach 2016 (click on bolded words for more information): BMW unveils the 19th vehicle of the BMW Art Car Collection, by John Baldessari. Jeff Koons balloon dog edition falls out of its display and shatters on floor of Bernardaud’s booth in Design Miami. The artist reacts to the incident. The problem of the gradual rising seas in Miami Beach and the Faena district. How Art Basel Miami Beach week is seen by and affects the locals in the community, from their […]
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Finally getting to paint in the US for the very first time, Lonac recently finished his largest mural to date. His newest piece I lost my shoe when I saw you is now adorning a four story building in centerl West Palm Beach as the biggest mural produced for the Canvas Festival. Given a facade with a couple of unfortunate architectural elements, the Croatian-artist worked his way around these using them to his advantage. With a line of windows splitting the surface in two parts, he […]
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It looks like Shepard Fairey (featured) has just completed one of the murals he had planned for Basel Week Miami. Entitled Fruits Of Our Labor, the wall at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center features Shep’s distinctive imagery and satire. Take a look at more in-progress photos below and look for his works at Art Basel (covered), the Juxtapoz Clubhouse, Context Art Fair, and Art Miami. Photo credit: Jonathan Furlong. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
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More stories from the week that ended Nov 27 (click on bolded words for more information): The importance of Kara Walker’s work in today’s times. Opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi is delayed again. Len Blavatnik sues the Wildenstein family over £63mil. deal to buy New York townhouse. Alec Baldwin’s complaints and attacks against Mary Boone continue in court papers. Dealers’ group that owned Da Vinci painting threatening to sue Sotheby’s over Dmitry Rybolovlev flip. Jenni Lomax to step down as director of Camden Arts Centre after […]
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