Earlier this month, Cai Guo-Qiang launched one of his explosive new works in Chicago that he entitled Color Mushroom Cloud. Realized at exactly December 2, 3:25pm CST, the timing of the 75 meter tall piece coincided with the 75th year anniversary of the first controlled, self sustained nuclear chain reaction at the same location at the University of Chicago. Commissioned by the UChicago Arts the Smart Museum of Art, the site-specific creation from the Chinese artist is part of an ongoing series of public events – Reactions: New Perspectives On […]
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The National Gallery of Victoria recently commissioned Ron Mueck to create an installation for their permanent collection, his most ambitious project to date. Entitled Mass, the work which debuted at the inaugural NGV Triennial, features 100 fibreglass and resin skulls, each one measuring about a meter high. As one of the most gifted living Australian sculptors, Mueck almost exclusively creates smaller or larger than life-size pieces. Judging from the stunning result of these skulls being housed in the 17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery, we think […]
Currently at Château La Coste in France, JR (interviewed) has an exhibition on view featuring a nifty installation that is a play on some of his most well-known works like his Women Are Heroes project in Kenya. Entitled Mind the Gap, the piece in the Renzo Piano Pavilion features a series of hanging circular tracks that have miniature trains running in different directions, all pasted with the French artist’s photographs. The hypnotic motion of the 700 train cars creates a captivating sight for visitors of the exhibition which […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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… […]