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Update: Collection Selim Varol @ me Collectors Room Berlin

Earlier this month, we brought you a preview of uber-collector Selim Varol’s show at me Collectors Room Berlin where a portion of his treasured toys and artwork acquired through the years would be on display. The exhibition opened just this past weekend, and for those in the US celebrating Memorial Day, we thought a glimpse of his USA-themed wall would a good starter image for an update on the setup. Make sure you stop by to see for yourself if you are in the area as […]

Openings: Evan Hecox – “Dark Island” @ Joshua Liner

On Thursday, Evan Hecox made his return to Joshua Liner Gallery for his second solo exhibition. Entitled Dark Island, Hecox focuses his new body of work on New York and its renowned five boroughs. With a diverse range of mediums being explored for this show – from works on vintage New York Times from the 1800s to his detailed canvased works – the Denver-based artist made it a point to exercise his detailed style and incorporate site specific inspirations from the Big Apple. We especially noted […]

Damien Hirst – “Cock and Bull” for Tramshed Restaurant

For trendy London eatery Tramshed, the menu primarily focuses on steak and chicken items. Greeting guests and reminding them of this fact is the spectacularly placed Cock and Bull piece from Damien Hirst created specifically for the restaurant. No word on if the formaldehyde tank featuring the uncooked versions of the food has any effect on your appetite, but it is sure to have fans of the British artist salivating for more. For a closer look, check out a video tour here. Via Hypebeast. Discuss […]

Teaser: Paul Wackers – “Wait and Watch Awhile Go By” @ Alice Gallery

Opening next week (May 31st) at Alice Gallery will be Paul Wackers’ new solo Wait and Watch Awhile Go By. Looking to build on his successful showing last year at Morgan Lehman (covered), the New York-based artist will be presenting his special form of still-life painting to his fans in Brussels. The works are figurative and abstract at the same time with geometric and organic elements all centered around objects that we see in our everyday lives. Also featured as the guest artist will be Maya Hayuk. […]

Overtime: May 21 – May 27

Stories of the week: Takeshi Miyakawa arrested “for planting false bombs” in NYC for his street art lighted bag works. Show your support at the Free Takeshi Miyakawa Facebook page.  Update: he’s been freed. Artist Enrique Gomez receives 20-month sentence for smuggling endangered and protected wildlife. Italian police investigating 70 people for trading thousands of looted archaeological artifacts on eBay. Andy Warhol artworks and artifact stolen from business in Detroit. Iran customs holds Pollock painting – valued at $250 million – over unpaid debt. Are […]

Rewind: May 21 – May 27

Currently showing at Fondation Beyeler is the first exhibition ever devoted by a Swiss museum to American artist Jeff Koons. The show runs until September 2, 2012 and features a focus on three bodies of works: The New, Banality, and Celebration. There’s also a huge flower sculpture, Split Rocker, in the garden of the museum. This video from Vernissage TV boasts footage of the entire show as well as a talk with curator Dr. Theodora Vischer. Other than this featured video, other notables for the […]

Art Focus: Willy Verginer

For your Memorial Day Weekend perusal, we have this week’s Art Focus on sculptor Willy Verginer. The intricate works from the Italian artist are carved usually from a single piece of wood featuring people interacting with inanimate objects or animals in some interesting positions. Often the pieces are accented by ornate floral elements or segmented colors lending them a sense of whimsy. Via Beautiful Decay.  Photos via Galerie Majke Husstege & Arch|dez|art. Discuss Willy Verginer here.

Releases: Aaron Horkey – “Only Death Is Real”

After bringing you some preview images several days ago for what is shaping up to be a great exhibition opening this weekend, Wild At Heart, we can now reveal one of the more anticipated pieces in the show. Only Death Is Real from print-maker extraordinaire Aaron Horkey, which will be available in person at Thinkspace Gallery during the opening tomorrow (May 26th) will be in an edition of 140 and cost $300. Each 11 color screen print featuring the Northern White Rhinoceros is signed, numbered and […]

Showing: Ron Mueck @ Hauser & Wirth, London (Savile Row, South Gallery)

If you remember, we previewed the Ron Mueck exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, London (Saville Row, South Gallery) last month. Those familiar with Mueck’s hyperrealist style and playful distortions of scale will know his work needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The four-sculpture show closes on Saturday 26 May, so the terribly busy, the forgetful and the procrastinators still have a couple of days to check it out. Favourite pieces for AM are Still Life, a giant plucked chicken hanging by […]

Update: Dalek

Judging from this new ink piece from James Marshal aka Dalek (interviewed), he hasn’t completely killed off his space monkeys yet. Of course, his more abstract work also continues with an update of a mural he painted at the Hobie Surf Shop in Corona Del Mar, a completely new piece really. For those who still haven’t gotten enough after perusing the in-progress pics below, you can check out a video of the creation of the mural here. Discuss Dalek here.