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Teaser: Mark Ryden – “The Gay 90’s” @ Paul Kasmin

Mark Ryden is set to open his new show “The Gay 90’s” in Chelsea’s Paul Kasmin Gallery at the end of April. Back for his first solo since his “Snow Yak” show in Tokyo’s Tomio Koyama, Mark looks to take NYC by storm. Mark your calendars as it opens April 29th. For now we leave you with a teaser of this show stopper that we saw at Kasmin’s booth at Art Basel. More details after the jump…

Openings: Damon Soule – “Modus Alone” @ Thinkspace

Last Friday night saw the opening of Damon Soule’s solo show in Silverlake at Thinkspace Gallery. For our readers, it was also brought the glimpses from our preview to fruition with the completion of the Sleipnir sculpture installation as well as many multi-colored paintings from the artist. Take a look at all of pics of “Modus Alone” after the jump…

Preview: Kaws @ Galeria Javíer López

Recently, we teased you about KAWS’ latest show with Galería Javier López in Madrid. We now see that there are some pics giving us an inside look at the gallery space. Looks like KAWS continuing to work with the monotone technique that we saw at his previous shows with Gering Lopez and OHWOW. It opens tomorrow at 7:30pm so drop by if you can! Check some preview images after the jump.
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Openings: “Never a Dull Moment” @ White Walls

Opening alongside Antistrot last weekend in San Francisco (covered) was the phenomenal group show, “Never a Dull Moment” at White Walls. Featuring a stellar lineup including Augustine Kofie, The Clayton Brothers (featured), Remi/Rough, and many more, this latest showing is another expertly curated exhibition by the dandy darling, iO Tillet Wright. Featuring a refreshing blend of both photography and painting, this is one show that truly lives up to it’s name.  More photos after the jump.

Preview: Andreas von Chrzanowski (aka: Case) @ Signal Gallery

Andreas von Chrzanowski (aka Case) is fast becoming recognized as one of the most significant young artists with a background in street and graffiti to cross over into the contemporary fine art world. His position will continue to rise with the opening of his next show entitled “Never odd or eveN” on February 18th at Signal Gallery in London (teased). This is an important show for von Chrzanowski (better known as case when painting with Ma’Claim), as it is his debut UK solo and will […]

Teaser: David Choe – “Nothing To Declare” @ Lazarides (Beverly Hills)

David Choe (featured) fans in LA rejoice! As he explains in a way only he can on his blog, it’s apparently been six years since his last solo and he wants to make it up to the Angelinos. After seeing his recent sold out show in SF, we are looking forward to “Nothing To Declare” with Lazarides in April at a yet to be disclosed Beverly Hills location and will definitely have more to follow as the show gets closer. Another show card after the […]

Video: ABOVE – “Help Thy Neighbor” Haiti Installation

It appears that world traveler and street artist ABOVE (interviewed) recently made it over to Cuba to put up a stencil and installation regarding the current situation in Haiti, which is only 90 miles away from Cuba. The video shows a young boy holding a Haitian flag about to set up to help his “neighbors.” Can you do the same? Here are some of the many ways you can help.

Showing: Marcel Dzama – “For a Thousand Tricks” @ Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Last week, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal premiered an exhibition by Canadian artist Marcel Dzama called “For a Thousand Tricks”. From what we saw at the David Zwirner booth at Art Basel, the show looks to be a wild one. Filled with his signature illustrative style using nostalgic references contrasted by the irony of politics and eroticism, Marcel always finds very subtle ways to bash his points home. Check out the middle of this video for a quick glimpse at his exhibition. The show runs […]

Interviews: Handiedan

In a letter written in 1906 to poet Alexander Blok, renowned Russian novelist Andrey Bely remarked on Paris’ red-light district destination Moulin Rouge: “Naked feet, and thighs, and arms, and breasts were being flung on me from bloody-red foam of translucent clothes.. In front of my nose a stream of bowler hats and black veils was still pulsing, foamy with bluish green and warm orange of feathers worn by the night beauties.” His description of the infamous “Red Mill” strikes one as much more scintillating […]

Sketchbook: Josh Keyes – “Fragment”

Following up on a great opening at JLG, Josh Keyes posted up some additional photos of his creative process for the creation of his newest body of work “Fragment” – (covered). The images allow us to gain some access into the meticulous thought process Josh goes through before ever laying a brush on canvas. It’s incredibly insightful to see the all the notes and sketches that lead to the creation of many of the pieces that we saw at the show. We also note some of the […]