A couple nights ago, Jay Z took to the stage at Virgin V Festival in Chelmsford with a 40 foot inflated Jeff Koons balloon dogg with the blessing of the artist. The rapper is a self-proclaimed admirer of the British sculptor and even included a line – “Oh what a feeling, fuck it I want a billion / Jeff Koons balloons, I just wanna blow up” on his 2013 song Picasso Baby. Take a look at a some fan photos and a video below… Photo credit: @samneill_photo (top […]
Coming up next week (August 29th), James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a new time limited edition entitled Hunting Party II. The print depicts all the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, comes sized at 21-15/16″ tall × 29-1/2″ wide (image size: 18-3/4″ tall × 27-5/16″ wide), and cost $200. It will only be available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Monday, August 28th and ending at 7:59 AM on Tuesday, August 29th here for those interested. Discuss James Jean here.
More stories from the week that ended Aug 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Kara Walker’s press release for her upcoming Sept. show is a work of art itself. The story about it, from her assistant. RIP: Tshiamo Naledi Letlhogonolo Pinky Mayeng (1993–2017). RIP: Chiara Fumai, who passed away at the age of 39. RIP: Gunnar Birkerts, who passed away at the age of 92. All 16 of the artists, authors, performers and architects on President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigns. The secret […]
A couple weekends ago, Josh Keyes (interviewed) unveiled a new body of work entitled Implosion at Thinkspace Gallery for his long awaited solo show in Los Angeles. The new paintings continue the Portland-based artist’s thoughts on a possible dystopian future, something even more frightening in this political climate. Keyes’ masterful rendering of of nature and the excesses of mankind creates a powerful new series of works that make the viewer consider what we can do to change the bleak outlook for our species and world. Keyes further states – […]
Following up on the last two POW! WOW! Long Beach events (see 2015, 2016), this year’s gathering featured music, culinary delights, merchandise, and of course art for attendees to enjoy. Participants this year include Mike Giant, Kevin Lyons, Andrew Schoultz, The Draculas, Adele Renault, Tatiana Suarez, Niels Shoe Mailman, Ryan Milner, Dave Van Patten, Dulk, Yoskay Yamamoto, Noelle Martinez, Bodeck Hernandez, Ezra One, TRAV MSK (seen above), Mina Hamada, Bryan “Blue”, Nate Frizzell, Nosego, Apex, and Sparc. Check out the photos and video below documenting all the recent […]
Coming up on September 21st, Jose Parla will be opening a solo show in Milan at Brand New Gallery that reflects on memories from his travels in Italy. Entitled Mirrors, the new work incorporates parts of posters ripped from off the walls of Milan, Rome, Napoli, Matera, Bari, Lecce and Bologna. This collage technique will add further depth and texture to the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature urban calligraphy, as well as re-contextualizes the found materials. Discuss Jose Parla here.
After many international projects and murals, Bezt from Etam Cru recently got a chance to paint a mural in his homeland. The result is this peaceful yet intriguing piece titled Blue Monday in Bielsko Biała, in the south of Poland. Choosing a very limited color palette, mostly consisting of different shades of blues and purples, the Polish artist painted this four story tall image of a woman carrying a lush flower pot for the “oBBraz miasta # 4” project organized by the Bielska Gallery Foundation and Bielsko BWA Gallery. […]
More stories from the week that ended Aug 13 (click on bolded words for more information): Holland Cotter writes about Blue Black show at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, curated by Glenn Ligon. RIP: Martin Roth, who passed away at the age of 62. Tim Reeve remembers Roth. RIP: Arlene Gottfried, who passed away at the age of 66. Continental Art Supplies in Reseda, CA closing after 57 years so that owner can retire. Biennale de Montréal in $200k debt to artists, installers and other small suppliers. Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova […]
On Angust 19th, along with a showing from Brandi Milne, Corey Helford Gallery will also be presenting solos from Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) & Yuka Sakuma. Entitled Hide and Seek, the new acrylic and colored pencil works on paper (pictured first) from the San Marino, Italy-based Ceccoli features her children disguising themselves or in the act of hiding. Her characters appear innocent on the surface, but when you look more into the details of her surreal compositions you will notice more menacing and frightful themes running in the background. Sakuma, on […]
With Brandi Milne’s solo Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom opening soon (August 19th) at Corey Helford Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles, now is a good time to bring you some shots from her studio. Surrounded by her paintings, reference photos, and various paraphernalia, the locally-based artist definitely has many sources of inspiration in her work space. Take a look at more photos that give you an idea of what to expect when the exhibition opens as well as an interview with Milne below… Photo and video credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Brandi […]