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Openings: Kai & Sunny – “Lots of Bits of Star” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

British artistic duo Kai and Sunny, who we have been long time followers, recently opened a new solo exhibition in New York at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Lots of Bits of Stars includes carvings, letterpress prints and ink works on paper. The duo also created an original collaboration with Shepard Fairey. Depicting geometric patterns of flora and fauna, the works in the show revolve around contradicting perceptions of the natural world, balancing the serene with the fierce, the fragile with the stable, and the vulnerable with the assertive. The creative […]
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Showing: Quam Odunsi – “Distinction Without a Difference” @ Design Matters Gallery

Open right now until Dec 19 in Los Angeles is Quam Odunsi’s third solo show with Design Matters Gallery. Exploring the logical fallacy of distinction without a difference, the artist utilizes original content taken on film cameras (35mm, 120mm, Polaroid) which is silkscreened onto canvas and paper; sculpture, which includes collaged Polaroid prints; and a eye-popping original short film shot on Super8, which is shown in the back room space of the gallery. A limited edition (of 18) print of the tricycle image has also […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: NADA

In Miami, the second must-visit fair right behind the Art Basel Miami Beach fair every year is NADA Miami Beach. Focusing on younger galleries and artists, NADA typically contains more surprising finds and new discoveries. Located in the historic Deauville Beach Resort, it included 36 exhibitors this year. Works ranged from art stars such as Israel Lund, Mary Weatherford, and Jon Rafman, to newer ones, such as Darja Bajagić, Mike Bouchet, and Peter Sutherland. Pictured above: solo presentation by Brian Kokoska at East Hampton Shed’s […]
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Releases: Jim Houser – “Fusillade” Print

Philadelphia-based artist Jim Houser recently released a new print through Contemporanea in Spain entitled Fusillade. The name of the five color screen print is certainly appropriate as it features a cloud of arrows (some hand painted) that is often seen in Houser’s pieces as well as his installations. Measuring 16 x 16″ with a 1″ border, it comes in an edition of 50 (10 APs) and available here for those interested. Discuss Jim Houser here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Barry McGee Signing @ NADA Beats Booth

While visiting the NADA fair (more on that later), we stopped to take a look at the signing session at a special booth from Barry McGee for fans that purchased his limited edition Beats Pill. Created in conjunction with Beats By Dre, the product looks great with one of the Bay Area-based artist’s signature characters on the side. More photos can be seen below… Discuss Barry McGee here.
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Showing: Kaws – “Permanent Vacation” @ Eden Rock Gallery

While the eyes of the art loving community worldwide were recently anchored to the events at Basel Week Miami, Brian Donnely aka KAWS picked an even more tropical surrounding for his latest exhibition. In collaboration with Galerie Perrotin and Art Saint Barth, the Brooklyn-based artist opened Permanent Vacation on November 26th, at Eden Rock Gallery at Eden Rock – St Barths hotel in the Caribbean. Presenting six new paintings, the show includes five black and white works from his Man’s Best Friend series of Charles […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Sam Moyer @ M Building

During Basel Week Miami this past week, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen presented a show with new works by Sam Moyer at the M Building in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Art District. The special exhibition included ten new works and six concrete and marble benches. It also continues her use of marble, mixed with dyed canvas and MDF. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Sam Moyer here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Streets: Anthony Lister

While walking the Wynwood Walls area, we noticed the always attention-grabbing Anthony Lister (filmed) doing his thing in front of a crowd of people. Using his recognizable loose style, the Australian artist took advantage of the long wall to paint a lady on her side overlaid with some of the frames that he has used before. More photos below… See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Anthony Lister here.
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Upcoming: Sam Flores – “A Light in the Darkness” @ Fifty24SF

Tonight in San Francisco, Sam Flores will be opening a new show at Fifty24SF entitled A Light in the Darkness. Coinciding with the Lower Haight Art Walk, the exhibition will feature new paintings on canvas and drawings from the locally-based artist. As you can see from the preview image above, his signature characters and their animal friends continue to hold an important part of his imagery. Flores further states – “The continuous theme in my work is ‘balance.’ The balance of good vs. evil, light […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Snarkitecture Installation @ Shop Alchemist

There is still time for those in town for Basel Week Miami to stop by the Airball installation created by Daniel Arsham of design studio Snarkitecture and the Miami Beach based Alchemist. Open through tomorrow on level 5 of the the Herzog & de Neuron designed parking garage (1111 Lincoln Road), site of another event in 2013, the specially designed basketball arcade-style games are the main attraction along with some goodies for sale. Photo credit: Noah Kalina. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.