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Openings: Marcus Harvey – “Shipbuilding” @ Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam

Back in the Dutch capital for his second solo exhibition with the gallery, Marcus Harvey officially opened Shipbuilding on November 26th at Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam. After showing a separate series of glass paintings a few years ago, he is back to continue his ongoing work that observes on the social, economical and political situation around him. The new body of work consists of large oil canvases, several smaller pieces painted on newspaper as well as his impressive sculptural work in bronze and plaster-like resin. Focused around […]
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Basel Week Miami ’16 / Showing: Ugo Rondinone – “Miami Mountain” @ Collins Park

For those who enjoyed Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Mountains (covered) recent installation on the outskirts of Las Vegas, here is your change to see a miniature version of this during Basel Week Miami. The Bass has acquired “one mountain” so to speak or Miami Mountain to be more exact from the Swiss artist and installed the multicolored sculpture permanently at Collins Park (on the corner of 21st Street and Collins Avenue). Stop by while in town to take in the 42 foot tall tower of brightly colored boulders yourself – […]
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Basel Week Miami ’16 / Upcoming: Larry Gagosian x Jeffrey Deitch – “DESIRE” @ Moore Building

Following up on their collaboration on a exhibition (covered) for Basel Week Miami last year, art dealers Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch will be teaming up a new group exhibition entitled DESIRE at the Moore Building (191 NE 40th Street). Curated by Diana Widmaier-Picasso, the show will “explore modern and contemporary approaches to eroticism in art” and feature a impressive roster of artists. Included will be work from Noboyushi Araki, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Balthus, Allen Jones, Walter Robinson, Vanessa Beecroft, Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha (seen above), Hans Bellmer, Harmony […]
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Basel Week Miami ’16 / Upcoming: Jose Parla – “Roots” @ YoungArts Jewel Box

Another must-see show to add to your Basel Week Miami itinerary is Jose Parla’s site specific installation at the YoungArts Jewel Box (2100 Biscayne Boulevard). Entitled Roots, the commissioned paintings and sculpture are part of the Rolls-Royce art program and will see the Brooklyn-based Cuban-American artist’s return to the locale of his formative years in the 1980s and early 90s. Curated by Laurie Ann Farrell of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the exhibition will travel to a museum there in 2017. Parla further states – “My grandfather, pilot Agustin Parlá once said […]
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Previews: Mr Jago & Eric Haacht – “Working With Explosives” @ Fluorescent Smogg

Fluorescent Smogg at a location in Bristol will shortly be opening a new two-man show with Mr Jago (seen above) and Eric Haacht (seen directly below) entitled Working With Explosives. The exhibition runs from 1st to 4th December and each artist will be showing eight new paintings. Both bodies of work have their roots in abstract expressionism and feature a rich impasto application of paint, but from these foundations the two artists have taken their art in markedly different directions. Mr Jago’s practice is increasingly focused on […]
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Basel Week Miami ’16 / Upcoming: Tim Biskup – “The Dog” Art Bar

For this year’s Basel Week Miami, Tim Biskup (featured) will be working on a project called The Dog. (1306 North Miami Ave). The bar, dancehall, and art gallery rolled into one will feature site-specific work from the Southern California-basd artist outside and inside the space with artwork and editions available for those interested. RSVP here and learn about other artists involved and stop by November 30th – Dec 3rd from 6 pm to late. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Tim Biskup here.
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Basel Week Miami ’16 / Upcoming: Scott Campbell – “Whole Glory” @ Juxtapoz Clubhouse

Continuing his Whole Glory project, Scott Campbell will be bringing the concept to Basel Week Miami at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse (2400 NW 5th Street). The idea behind project (supported by Milk), which has already been successfully held to London, New York, and Los Angeles, is not for the faint of heart. A play on the infamous “glory hole,” participants will be asked to put their arm inside a hole where the renowned tattoo artist will ink something on their arm from behind the installation without them approving the design […]
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Releases: Ludo “Victory” lithography

Coinciding with having his work as a part of  Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s A Conversation Between Friends (covered) at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse during Basel Week Miami, Ludo (interviewed) just announced his upcoming print release. Scheduled for Wednesday, November 30th, at 6pm (Parisian time, GMT+1) via his website EnjoyTheViolence.com, Victory is actually one of his works featured in the show. The image depicts the infamous Winged Victory of Samothrac or Nike of Samothrace upgraded with a recognizable twist by the French artist. His version of the iconic marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), has […]
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Showing: Gavin Turk @ Newport Street Gallery

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery is currently showing the first major solo exhibition from British artist Gavin Turk since 2002. Who What When Where How and Why spans twenty-six years of the artist’s career throughout the six gallery spaces featuring over seventy works including new and previously unexhibited work drawn from Hirst’s extensive art collection. Hirst first saw Turk’s work at his Royal College degree show in 1991, where Turk exhibited the iconic Cave, a commemorative blue plaque installation, for which he failed his degree. Since emerging onto the London art […]
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Overtime: Nov 21 – Nov 27

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 […]