More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sells for record $450 million, most expensive painting of all time. Timeline of how the painting went from £45 to $450 Million in 59 Years. Some psychoanalysis. Perhaps some marketing helped the cause. Some reactions on social media as well as some who find the sale tasteless & distasteful. James Turrell building an observatory in Roden Crater. A review of Shepard Fairey’s new exhibition. JR’s Inside […]
It now sounds like the black version (see gray version) of the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 collaboration will be released on Cyber Monday. Constructed in a black suede upper, the sneakers features the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature “XX” on the heel and hang tag, a Jumpman x KAWS logo on the insole, and a glow-in-the-dark outsole. These should be priced at $350 at select retailers. Photo credit: Sneaker Club Detroit (via Hypebeast). Discuss KAWS here.
Last weekend, Shepard Fairey (featured) graced his hometown with an expansive exhibition at a converted Chinatown warehouse (1650 Naud Street), his first showing in Los Angeles in nearly 10 years. Presented by Library Street Collective, Damaged featured over 200 artworks created since 2015 ranging in technique and medium. Rounding out the body of work are sculptural pieces, an old school printing press with a special satirical newspaper made especially for this occasion, as well as repurposed objects like a phone booth. The imagery used speak to the political […]
Spanish artist Escif was very active in the last couple of months, travelling around Europe and creating new public works inspired by the local issues and history. Often criticizing aspect of human activity, or choices made by part of population, his pieces balance between conceptual interventions, large illustrations and classic murals. Back in October Escif finished one of his larges pieces to date, on the 100m long back wall of the Modern Art Museum in Valencia (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern—IVAM). Marking the opening of a new outdoor […]
Painter Scott Listfield has released a series of prints based on five of his paintings that were recently shown at Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago. The body of work on display was created with the venue in mind as the space is also associated with a specialty toy store – which brings us back to these five prints. Entitled Yellow Lion, Red Lion, Green Lion, Blue Lion, and Black Lion, the reproductions feature Listfield’s familiar astronaut character gazing at the robot lions that form Voltron. They […]
This Thursday night, November 14th, Tiffany Bozic’s newest solo show will open at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Entitled Spectrum, the new exhibition will feature 12 acrylic on maple panel works that highlight her skill with wood grain as well as deft use of negative place. Painting with her love for all creatures of the natural world, Bozic is able to capture the fragility of our ecosystem with her surreal compositions, eliciting a emotional response from the viewer. Discuss Tiffany Bozic here.
More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Barbara Kruger’s new installation at New York’s LES Coleman Skatepark. Ai Weiwei auctioning a cat toy sculpture for Syrian children. Marina Abramovic won’t return Kickstarter money for her cancelled performance center. Explanation. Interview with COS & Snarkitecture regarding their Loop installation. WeTransfer features 15 previously unseen photos from Ryan McGinley. Cindy Sherman’s selfie project with W Magazine. Some juicy details of Alec Baldwin’s settlement with Mary Boone. Four female artist […]
Following The Collaborations show(covered), New York graffiti legends Crash (featured), Bio (Tats Cru) have teamed up with British Vandal Nick Walker (interviewed) for a new print release called Sea of Love to be released on November 14th on here for $400. The edition is sized at 21.5 x 21.5 inches and comes signed an numbered (70 + 15 AP’s + 1HC). Discuss Nick Walker here.
Recently in Poland, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) was invited in to create a series of seven installations for a public arts project curated by Michał Bieżyński – Lodz Murals. Working along Piotrkowska street, the American artist stationed a few pieces at ground level and left some that passersby had to look up to see. As per his usual practice, the works were riffs on the human form and their effectiveness hinged on the element of surprise and clever placement. Photo credit: Rafaà Tomczyk. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
Currently at The Broad in Los Angeles, Yayoi Kusuma has an exhibition on view through the rest of the year that plays like her greatest hits. Entitled Infinity Mirrors, it is her most significant North American showing in nearly two decades and features installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present as well as of course her famous infinity rooms – six of them! Tickets are sold out but there are some set aside daily and available on […]