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Kehinde Wiley Portrait of Santigold On New Album Cover

Take a look at this cover art for Santigold’s new album Master of My Make-Believe set to be released on May 1st. Along with her photographed conceptually as a Bond-girl and mafia Don, you can also see her painted as an army officer in the background by Kehinde Wiley. The signature stye in which the singer is rendered references 18th-century British artist Joshua Reynolds’s painting of Banastre Tarleton titled Portrait of an Officer, and is Wiley’s first painting of a woman ever. Check out the […]

Previews: “Dark Pop” @ Last Rites

This Saturday, March 3, in New York, the Last Rites Gallery will be hosting another iteration of their Dark Pop exhibition. The fourth version of the show, which has artists focusing on creating one piece that encompasses what they consider “dark art,” will be curated by Gary Pressman and will feature artists like Alexandra Pacula, Ana Bagayan, Brian Despain, Charles Wish, Dave MacDowell, Mark Garro, Matt Dangler, Matthew Grabelsky, TIN, Travis Lampe, Travis Louie, and more. Check our more preview images after the jump…
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Collections: Jeffrey Deitch

As collectors, it is always interesting to get a look at some “OPP” or “Other People’s Paintings,” especially when you know it will be awesome. You may remember a video tour of Jeffrey Deitch’s house in Los Angeles that we pointed out to our readers all the way back in 2010 when he had just moved in after taking on the directorship of MOCA. Well, here a closer look at his treasure trove of paintings and sculptures courtesy of Kathy Grayson when she visited his […]
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Openings: “Femme Fatale” @ Cella Gallery

Last weekend in Los Angeles, the Cella Gallery hosted the opening of a group exhibition entitled Femme Fatale. Curated by Nicole Bruckman & Stephanie Chefas, the showing highligted artists who work with the female form in one way or another. Take a look at more photos by Richard Brooks from the opening after the jump…

Preview: “Picks of the Harvest 2012″ @ Thinkspace

Every year, Thinkspace puts on a group show featuring numerous newer artists they’ve had their eye on over the past year and adds in some artists from their regular rotation and titles it Picks of the Harvest. This year the list includes participants like Adam Caldwell, Pedro Matos, DAL, Frank Gonzalez, Jason Thielke, Jason Yarnosky, Jeff Ramirez, La Pandilla, Laura Bifano, Matt Doust, Matthew Grabelsky, Meggs, Sean Mahan, Shark Toof, Dabs Myla, Linnea Strid, and more. See more select preview images after the jump or […]
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Openings: Terry Richardson – “Terrywood” @ OHWOW Gallery

As the world prepared itself for the Academy Awards on Sunday by making their predictions and looking out for their favorite actors on the red carpet, the unofficial start of the weekend celebration of film and stars began with the opening reception of Terry Richardson’s first solo gallery show in Los Angeles. Transforming OHWOW into Terrywood, the famous photographer exhibited his works based on and inspired by Hollywood life and ideas. Each piece featured Richardson’s signature snapshot aesthetic and recognizable style. Choosing to focus on […]
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Liu Bolin for Harper’s Bazaar

As we saw for ourselves when we spent some time with Liu Bolin in New York, his creative process is fascinating to say the least. It looks like we aren’t the only ones that feel that way as the Chinese photographer was recently commissioned by Harper’s Bazaar to work on a fashion shoot with them. The concept was to “camouflage” the designers of major fashion brands with his signature technique in photos where they were painted to blend into a background of their clothing. More photos […]

Openings: Rosson Crow – “BALLYHOO HULLABALOO HABOOB” @ Honor Fraser

Over the weekend, the Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the opening for BALLYHOO HULLABALOO HABOOB, Rosson Crow’s (featured) second solo at the Los Angeles showspace. The new body of work marks a departure from her signature imagery of decadent interiors from the past rendered with colorful urban references (last seen in 2010 here and here), and sees the LA-based painter move her narrative towards a looser and more abstract look at scenes of American growth and decline, all with a more muted palette. More photos taken […]

Teaser: Brendan Monroe – “Observations of Light & Matter” @ Cooper Cole

Coming up on March 3rd, the Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto will be hosting a new body of work from Brendan Monroe (interviewed). For his first solo show in the city, the Bay Area-based artist will continue to explore his interests in science and organic life. He states – “Observations of Light and Matter is a way for me to reinterpret the facets of current and past scientific frontiers. The work is sometimes directly derived from scientific observations and at other times loosely inspired by […]

Overtime: Feb 20 – Feb 26

One of four versions of Edvard Munch’s The Scream will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in May. RIP Ken Price.  Another great artist passes away. Wasilla, Alaska gets a vagina public sculpture displayed at high school. Police recover bronze Gerald Laing sculpture stolen from Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum. UC Berkeley loses $1mil. Sargent Johnson artwork which it later mistakenly sells for $150. Tate Modern’s national photographic archive saved from being destroyed after internal tip. Police raid criminal gang suspected of faking antiquities and selling frauds for 2.5 […]