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Teaser: 2012 White Columns Benefit Exhibition + Auction

Currently on auction at White Columns are works from over 80 artists to benefit the not-for-profit gallery near the border of West Village and the Meat Packing District in New York. Since 1970, hundreds of artists have benefited from their early exposure and support so head over to view the works on display, which are now available for bidding in a silent auction. A live auction for select lots will be held on the evening of May 12 with tickets on sale now. Artists include […]

Openings: Stanley Donwood – “Lost Angeles” @ Subliminal Projects

Last week, Subliminal Projects was fortunate enough to host an exhibition by British artist Stanley Donwood. Known as the key force in shaping Radiohead’s album covers for more than a decade, Donwood brought a series of works depicting the city of Los Angeles in a world of chaos and cataclysm for this showing. Featuring landmarks such as the Hollywood sign, the downtown area and streets heavily disrupted by natural disaster, the works show a city that’s too reliant on corporations and on advertisements. This theme […]

Openings: Pedro Matos – “Heritage” @ Ivory & Black

Last weekend, the Ivory & Black showspace in London hosted the opening for Pedro Matos’ new body of work entitled Heritage. With a series of large paintings (including tondos) and a cluster of smaller pieces, the focus of the Portuguese artist was on his personal and cultural heritage. Also on display was a new limited edition book (available here). More photos after the jump…

Showing: David Shrigley – ‘Brain Activity’ @ Hayward Gallery (Part I)

With about two weeks left on David Shrigley’s showing at the Hayward Gallery in London, now is a good time to share some photos with you to hopefully encourage you to make the trip out to take a look at Brain Activity for yourself. The retrospective includes a wide range of works from the UK-based artist such as sculpture, paintings, photography, drawings, taxidermy, animation, and more all infused with his special form of humor. We’ve split the photos into two sets so look out for […]

Ryan McGinley – “Animals” & “Grids” @ Team Gallery NY

Opening simultaneously on Wednesday (May 2nd) at both of Team Gallery’s two New York locations will be Ryan McGinley’s Animals & Grids. The space on Grand Street will host the NY-based photographer’s growing body of work, Animals, which features his studio portraits of nude models with live animals, leading to a sometimes unpredictable result in an otherwise controlled setting. For Team’s other space on Wooster, Grids consists of three huge grids of individual portraits of fans at concerts building upon McGinley’s repertoire of concert photography.

Studio Visits: Shepard Fairey – “Harmony & Discord” @ Pace Prints

Last week, we shared a video of Shepard Fairey (featured) as he prepared for his upcoming solo at Pace Prints (26th street location) opening on May 5th. What you may not have known was that this exhibition, Harmony & Discord, has been over a year in the making. Last year, Shepard spent over a month living in New York City during a residency at the renowned Brooklyn studio location of Pace (with many more trips between LA & NYC since then), joining an exclusive & esteemed group […]

Openings: “Sesame Street” @ Known Gallery

On Friday night, the Known Gallery in Los Angeles celebrated the art of Sesame Street with a group exhibition featuring an impressive lineup of artists including Anthony Lister, Augustine Kofie, Dabs & Myla, Evol, Jasper Wong, Jeff McMillan, Kelsey Brookes, Mark Dean Veca, Mr. Cartoon, Patrick Martinez, Persue, Pose, Push, Revok, Rime aka Jersey Joe, Sage Vaughn, Slick, Stash, and many more. The short showing runs through today with proceeds to benefit the City of Hope Department of Pediatrics and shows that despite the different […]

Overtime: April 23 – April 29

Cai Guo-Qiang recreated Hangzhou’s West Lake scenery using his gunpowder technique. Tel Aviv battling to save deteriorating Bauhaus buildings from decay. Seven works of ancient art and other works looted and smuggled out of Italy were returned. Italy’s Christ Carrying the Cross by Girolamo Romanino seized by US authorities. Man steals art from hospital for sick kids. Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge suffers major theft of ancient Chinese artifact. Mykola Hlushchenko paintings belonging to Ukrainian government replaced by forgeries. Degas stolen at gunpoint from Swiss museum four […]

Rewind: April 23 – April 29

For this week’s Rewind, we have another selection of worthy videos for you to peruse including an interview with Faile. Vice caught up with the Patricks for an Art Talk about their new tile installation entitled The 104 North 7th Project (covered) in New York. Other notable videos include: Behind-the-scenes video of Cai Guo-Qiang at the MOCA (via hyde or die). Vernissage TV visits the SOFA Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair in NY. Timelapse of Candice Tripp’s This Will Hurt Tomorrow painting and print signing. […]

Art Focus: Shi Jindian

For this week’s Art Focus, we point you to the wire sculptures of Chinese artist Shi Jindian. Bringing to mind the intricate and ethereal mesh work from Do Ho Suh, Shi instead creates his pieces by wrapping steel wires around object and then destroying or extracting the inner object leaving only a metal shadow. If you are in Hong Kong, stop by Contemporary By Angela Li as one of his pieces was recently part of a group show there earlier this month. More photo of […]