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Releases: KAWS – “SMALL LIE” Figures

After dropping hints on Instagram for the last few weeks, KAWS is ready to finally release his SMALL LIE figures. This new sculptural limited edition features his popular companion figure (a remix of Mickey Mouse with a skull and crossbones head), with the addition of a Pinocchio nose. The figure will be produced in the usual Black, Grey, and Brown colorways and will be available tomorrow at noon EST on the Brooklyn-based artist’s website. Discuss KAWS here.

Showing: Mike Lee – “Happier Together”

Up until 23rd of December, Amala Gallery in Tokyo will be showing the first international show by Mike Lee. The works on view were painted exclusively for this exhibition and are meant to be representations of his positive outlook on everyday life. After successful solo shows in LA and Portland earleir this year, the NY-based artist focused on producing a small body of work for his Japan debut show, Happier Together. Taking the local love and appreciation of cartoon and manga culture as a starting point, Lee […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / Releases: KAWS – “The News” Print Portfolio @ Pace Prints

Like in recent years (2015, 2016), KAWS has planned a limited edition release through Pace Prints tomorrow (December 6th at 11 am EST) for Basel Week Miami. The portfolio of nine tondo prints (run of 100), entitled THE NEWS, featuring the Brooklyn-based artist’s pop culture infused abstractions, have a tiered pricing system with the cost going up as the edition sells out. Although available initially only in person at the gallery’s booth (F28) at the main fair, a limited quantity of the set will also be be offered at […]

Overtime: Nov 28 – Dec 3

More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Something new from Banksy on the separation wall in Bethlehem. One of the New Orleans Banksy pieces restored. A new print from Mobstr. Jack Pierson designs bags for Dior. A studio visit with Henry Taylor. A chat with Tomoo Gokita. Sam Falls opening a show at the Hammer Museum soon. Mark Bradford to create a “waterfall” work for the Baltimore Museum of Art. James Jean’s work with Prada in […]

Showing: “Machine Show” @ Library Street Collective

Currently showing in Detroit at Library Street Collective is a four person exhibition featuring contributions from Paul Kremer, Mark Flood, MOMO, and REVOK. Entitled Machine Show and curated by Kremer, the focus was on the unique art-making tools, processes, and methodology behind their work. On display are the organic abstractions from Kremer created by dropping paint on rotating easels of his own design, the signature lace paintings from Flood, examples of pieces created by MOMO’s Wall Eater winch which tears carefully arranged drawings from behind glued paper, […]

Releases: Jeff Soto – “Nightgarden” Print

Jeff Soto (interviewed) currently has a timed edition available with Prints On Wood through December 3rd. Entitled Nightgarden, the image for the wood print was taken from his 2015 Los Angeles exhibit of the same name (covered). Measuring 36″ x 10.5″, each one will come signed & numbered and cost $175. Head over here if you want to add it to your collection. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Previews: Dalek – “The Space Monkey Returns” @ Thinkspace Gallery

This Saturday night (December 2nd), James “Dalek” Marshall (interviewed) will be opening a solo show at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. The Space Monkey Returns features a new body of work celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the North Carolina-based artist’s most iconic characters. It seemed Marshall had retired the space monkey a while back and moved on to other things, but as he mentioned in his recent interview here, it made sense to revisit it at this time. Take a look at few more preview images below… […]

Overtime: Nov 20 – Nov 27

More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Opening of Dubai Frame pushed back to January 2018. 11 takeaways from the $2.3 billion worth of art sold in NY last week. Guantanamo prisoners don’t own their own art. Adidas settles lawsuit for launching “Art Basel” shoe without authorization. Monet’s glasses sell for $51,000 in Asia. Jake Gyllenhaal set to take role as art critic in new movie. Using AI to identify good investments in art. The next novel […]

Showing: Kehinde Wiley – “In Search Of The Miraculous” @ Stephen Friedman Gallery

Currently in London, Kehinde Wiley has a powerful new show on view at the Stephen Friedman Gallery entitled In Search Of The Miraculous. Diverging a bit from his signature portraiture, the American artist has painted seascapes for his new body of work with references to the current migrant crisis and to the dark history of slavery. Continuing his practice of posing urban youths in place of the usual subjects in classic master paintings, Wiley has chosen to remix favorites from art history ranging from 17th-century Dutch nautical […]

Releases: Daniel Arsham – “Sand Circle”

It looks like Daniel Arsham’s latest limited edition is set to release on November 26th at noon EST on his webshop. Entitled Sand Circle, the new art object will be produced in a run of 500 and continues the NY-based artist’s fascination with lunar imagery. Arsham further explains – “In the 1960’s, during the space race there were different devices developed and created to explore distant galaxies and planets. One was famously a device that utilized sand, water, and air to create landscapes. This piece taps into […]
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