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Ai Weiwei x Herzog & de Meuron Serpentine Pavilion Complete

Recently, the 12th commissioned architectural project of an annual series from the Serpentine Gallery opened to the public. The 2012 piece was a collaboration between famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron, the same team that was responsible for the celebrated Beijing National Stadium which was built for the 2008 Olympic Games. The 12th Serpentine Galley Pavilion will be presented as part of the London 2012 Festival and consists of a plane of water floating above a sunken recess in the lawn […]

Art HK ’12 Art Fair – Adam Neate @ Elms Lester

One of the booths we quite enjoyed at Art Hong Kong was the Elms Lesters showing with Adam Neate (interviewed). As we have stated many times before like at his exhibition last October in the UK (covered), AM is quite enamored with the street turned contemporary artist’s dimensional paintings. Judging from the response from fair-goers, we weren’t the only ones who felt that way. Discuss Art HK here. Discuss Adam Neate here.

Preview: Maurice Sendak Retrospective @ AFA

On the heels of the sad passing of Maurice Sendak last month, the AFA gallery in New York has announced a retrospective in loving memory of the influential illustrator. The exhibition will open on Saturday, June 9th, the day before what would have been the artist’s 84th birthday, and will remain on display through Labor Day. The showing at the SoHo space will feature nearly 50 original works, including published pieces, conceptual art and a bronze sculpture.

Setup: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster

Over the weekend, the AM crew and the good people at Stephen Webster have been hard at work setting up for our City of Fire scheduled to open on Tuesday night (7-10 pm on June 5th). While there, we have seen various artists drop off pieces, stop by for a chat, and work on various gallery installations. Last week, we already brought you some teaser images from most of the artists in our show including Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, […]

Overtime: May 28 – June 3

Stories of the week: TrustoCorp working on their window installation for our City of Fire show we are curating opening on Tuesday at Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills.  More details here and hope to see some of you there. Jack Kavanaugh ordered to pay $250,000 in damages for role in sale of fraudulent Picasso. Collector sues Rhona Hoffman Gallery for $1.4 mil after it loses Sol LeWitt certificate. Javier Krahe prosecuted for offending religious feelings and could face year in jail for art film. Las […]

Art HK ’12 – Highlights

After bringing you some initial photos (here & here) from Art Hong Kong, here is a more extensive look at the work available before we start focusing on booths. Although there is plenty of recognizable work to contemporary art fans out there, there is also definitely a local flavor to the to the event leading to some happy surprises and discoveries of new artists. Take a look at the photo set below. Discuss Art HK here.

Releases: Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton – “Infinitely Kusama”

Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s collaboration with French fashion house Louis Vuitton was recently revealed in a series of photographs. Entitled Infinitely Kusama, the line will feature her signature dots & color motif covering garments, bags, jewelry and shoes. Scheduled for a July 10th release, devoted fans can do some shopping before heading to her retrospective at the Whitney Museum which opens two days later on July 12th. More details on the LV x Yayoi Kusama website. Via Designboom. Discuss Yayoi Kusama here.

Openings: Kevin Cyr – “In Praise of Rust” @ Jonathan Levine

A couple weeks back, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery also hosted a new solo from Kevin Cyr (interviewed) alongside Doze Green and Eric White. In Praise of Rust features the New York-based painter’s signature depictions of old vehicles, especially those with the patina of age and graffiti on its surface. If you have a similar appreciation of these vans and delivery trucks seen in most big cities, then stop by to check out the work before the show closes on June 16th. Discuss Kevin Cyr here.

Preview: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster

Next Tuesday, June 5th, is the opening for the exhibition we are curating at Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills. Entitled City of Fire, the show will feature work from a diverse selection of artists including Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, Patrick Martinez, Pedro Matos, REVOK, Rostarr, Andrew Schoultz, SABER, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, TrustoCorp, Mark Dean Veca, Nick Walker, and Adam Wallacavage. We now have some teaser images for you to peruse including a glimpse a sweet wood piece from James […]

Releases: James Jean – “Nervosa” Print

James Jean (featured), who will be showing in our City of Fire show next week, has just released a beautiful new print on his webstore at OVM entitled Nervosa. Reproduced from one of his delicate and intricate drawings, the edition is limited to 100 and costs $75. The giclee comes signed, numbered, and embossed and is sized at 6.375″ x 10.25″ with the image size at 5.125″ x 8″. Buy it here now if interested. Discuss James Jean here.