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Showing: Yayoi Kusama – “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” @ David Zwirner Gallery

For art lovers in New York, if you missed Yayoi Kusama’s amazing showing last year at the Whitney Museum (covered), you need to get over to David Zwirner. I Who Have Arrived In Heaven spans all three locations of the gallery in Chealsea (519, 525 and 533 West 19th Street) and features 27 new large-scale paintings, a video installation, as well as not one but two of the Japanese artist’s famed mirrored infinity rooms. The first infinity room we spent some time in entitled Souls of Millions of Light Years Away […]
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Installations: David Choong Lee @ Union Square Grand Hyatt

Recently, David Choong Lee completely two massive installations in San Francisco at the Grand Hyatt in Union Square. The stunning piece meal assemblages, one in predominantly white and one in red, are composed in a way often seen from the locally-based artist (see 2012 show). Stop by the lobby and bar of the hotel if you are in the area as fellow members of the Further Collective, Mars-1 & Damon Soule and other artists also have work on display. Photo credit: Sori Kim. Discuss David Choong Lee here.
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Basel Week Miami ’13 / Previews: Tracey Emin – “Angel Without You” @ Miami Museum of Contemporary Art

As we march towards this year’s Art Basel Week in Miami, we’ll continue highlighting some events you may want to attend if you will be in the area. Next up is an exhibition from Tracey Emin’s entitled Angel Without You at the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, the first American museum to add one of the English artist’s work to their permanent collection. Make sure you RSVP for the Vanity Fair party on December 3rd if you are interested in going to the opening reception. Discuss Tracey Emin here.
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Publications: KAWS for i-D Magazine

KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly) was recently featured along with James Jebbia (founder of Supreme) in i-D Magazine in their Collector’s Issue. Entitled “boys and their toys: a tale of two titans,” the article on these two men whose brands have the fervent following of a multitude of fans, also includes a photoshoot with Candice Swanepoel, the South African model best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret. She can be seen posing with items from both iconic designers as well as with some drawings by KAWS. Discuss KAWS […]
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Openings: “Three The Hard Way” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Earlier this month, the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland played host to a three-man show entitled Three The Hard Way. The three artists, Christopher Derek Bruno (interviewed), Augustine Kofie (featured), and Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe are all members of the Transcend Collective and have evolved their individual aesthetics while drawing from their graffiti background. Take a look at more photos of the opening and installation below… Discuss this show here.
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Basel Week Miami ’13 / Upcoming: FriendsWithYou – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” @ The Mondrian

FriendsWithYou makes a return to Miami next month for a special project at The Mondrian for Art Basel Week. The showing entitled Somewhere Over the Rainbow will explore the full color spectrum and how they relate to emotions spanning from the combination of colors (white), representing life, to the absence of color (black), representing death. The immersive installation will feature the collective’s signature geometric characters through the creation of inflatables, often seen in their large-scale projects (see The High Line & Hyundai). Starting December 5th, through […]
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Openings: Daniel Arsham x Pharrell Williams @ The Standard East

Just this passed September 11th, New York-based artist Daniel Arsham and music producer Pharrell Williams unveiled their first collaborative endeavor at The Standard East Village Hotel in New York City. The result of their joint venture materialized as four re-creations of a Casino MT-500 keyboard, which is the first instrument on which Pharrell ever created music on. Like previous work that Arsham has done, the sculptures (made from different materials which included crystal, volcanic ash, and steel) are created to look like found artifacts that […]
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Previews: Clark Goolsby – ‘Shatter’ @ Circuit 12 Contemporary

New York-based artist Clark Goolsby opens his new solo this coming weekend. The exhibition is aptly entitled Shatter, as Goolsby’s artworks are quite literally explosive. Shards and threads of found elements are combined within his pieces to create his multi-layered compositions. This show uses collage-based elements created by the artist alongside his assorted paint mediums of acrylic, ink and spray paint with the works being a reflection on the frenetic world in which we live, an exploration on finding order in a world that is constantly barraging […]
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Openings: “Potse 68″ @ Circle Culture Gallery

Berlin’s Circle Culture Gallery recently opened their third gallery space, in addition to its other two venues in Berlin (Mitte and Hamburg). After “twelve years of fusing fine art with pop art and subcultural art,” expansion to a new, 560 sqm former warehouse on Potsdamer Strasse was a logical next step for the gallery. To celebrate this big event, they put together a huge group show featuring works from their impressive list of represented artists such as Katrin Fridriks, Maya Hayuk or Aaron Rose, with the addition of […]
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Previews: Kelsey Brookes – “Better Living Through Chemistry” @ Judith Charles Gallery

Continuing with the themes he was exploring for a sold out show in San Diego last year, Kelsey Brookes will be presenting new work tomorrow night (November 21st) at the Judith Charles Gallery. His first solo in New York will feature abstract paintings and musings on molecular structures drawing from his scientific background, especially focusing in on drugs that affect the human consciousness. Take a look inside his studio as he prepared for this exhibition. Photo credit: Chase Cruz. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kelsey Brookes here.