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Previews: I Know What You’re Thinking @ Sloan Fine Art

Next Wednesday, March 18th, Sloan Fine Art will be opening a new three-person show entitled I Know What You’re Thinking, featuring the work of Seonna Hong (above), Caroline Hwang and Saelee Oh. Seonna Hong is a multi-talented artist working in painting, illustration and animation. She is also the only non-Japanese artist in Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki group. Recently, Hong seems to be bringing her animation background more into her fine art, creating mixed-media works with layers of paper and velum. Brooklyn artist Caroline Hwang creates […]

Futura, Stash & Phil Frost @ Cuadro Fine Art Gallery (Dubai)

Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, in collaboration with KRUNK, will be hosting a three-man exhibition featuring urban legends Phil Frost, Futura, and Stash later this month. The show will held in conjunction with Art Dubai, U.A.E.’s third annual contemporary art fair, part of their ever-growing ambitions to become the center of the art world (see article on construction of their cultural district). A Collector’s Lunch is scheduled for March 17th and an evening Preview Reception on March 19 will open the exhibition which will remain on […]

Murakami Guggenheim – Bilbao Video Tour

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain recently released a series of videos with Takashi Murakami introducing some the artwork he’s showing there in his retrospective exhibition.  He waxes eloquent about his sculptures, paintings, and installations.  Unfortunately, if you don’t speak Japanese or Spanish it will only be eye candy to you.  The entire series after the jump for those interested…

Preview: David O’Brien & Tofer Chin @ Cerasoli Gallery

Fresh from a successful showing of work at Art Basel, David O’Brien has his second solo show opening at Cerasoli Gallery on Saturday, March 14th entitled “Explosions in a Mental Sky”.  Also opening in gallery 2 is Tofer Chin’s “Double Dip” solo show. We love the bold use of color and the combination of natural and geometric patterns that these two artists put to canvas. Sure to be a great pairing for a show – some of the pieces in the show will be huge, […]

Outsiders Selection @ Lazarides (Newcastle)

Another great group show is underway at Lazarides (Newcastle Location). This time, the exhibition that opened last weekend is entitled “Outsiders Selection” and features original paintings, prints and sculpture from Faile, Antony Micallef, Blu, Ian Francis, David Choe, JR, Conor Harrington, Damien Hirst, Paul Insect, Invader, Polly Morgan, Kelsey Brookes, Vhils, Jonathan Yeo, Herbert Baglione, Zevs, and more.  Although the art was mainly older work, there were many standout pieces including this stunning “Flying Copper” (seen above) by Banksy suspended in glass/plexi.  Many more pics […]

Creative Process: Ana Bagayan – Promethius

Ana Bagayan’s latest show: “Orphan” is set to open Saturday at the renowned Billy Shire Fine Arts. We’ve been keeping tabs on the fabulous Ana and her superfine works. Ana has been working non-stop since we last saw her at Baby Tattooville to get ready for this show and thankfully she worked in some time to do a “creative process” on her latest work “Promethius“. This gorgeous 12″ x 23” oil on wood made it’s debut at Copro Nason’s “Superschool” group show this past weekend (covered). […]

Yves Saint Laurent Auction Drama & Fallout

Judging from the results of the YSL auction we previously reported on, it seems that in the high-end art world, provenance is as important as the artwork itself. The Yves Saint Laurent name, just like Andy Warhol’s and Jackie Kennedy’s name did for estate sales in the past, enamored bidders and helped draw in a stunning $477 million, beating estimates with nearly 96 percent of the 689 lots sold. Hard to know what one auction with such celebrity attached to it means for the general […]

Openings: Lola’s Natural Beauties and Superschool @ Copro Gallery

“Natural Beauties” and “Superschool” (previewed) opened at Copro Gallery this past Saturday, March 7th. Upon entering Copro Gallery, you will see Lola’s solo show “Natural Beauties” on display in the room directly ahead. At the other wing of the gallery you will find “Superschool”, a group exhibition curated by Lola.  The two shows are on display until March 28th. You can find more details on the artwork in “Natural Beauties” here and more details on the artwork in “Superschool” here.  We captured some nice moments […]

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Works” @ Dietch Projects

Critically acclaimed art star, Ryan McGinness, opened up his first solo show in three years at Dietch Projects last weekend. The show was packed with people anxious see what his stunning new body of work looked like.  Using images, icons, and contemporary signals/signs, Ryan’s complex works are created using an intricate silkscreening process. Ryan told us that he labors on pieces for months to get layers upon layers of complex images to align and to bring them to completion. We noted varying layers of intricate colors, […]

Takashi Murakami Retrospective @ Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

From LA to New York to Germany, Murakami’s historic retrospective has traveled across oceans and continents, and now, here is a first look at the exhibit on its final leg in Spain at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. This retrospective encompasses Takashi’s entire career, from the early days of his “Hiropon Factory” to the evolution into his now juggernaut like “Kaikai Kiki Studio”. The master and creator of the “Superflat” art movement, Murakami has influenced our art and fine culture in ways we could have never […]