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Releases: Aurel Schmidt / Franz Wright – “Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask” Limited Edition Book

Available now for pre-order is Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask, a 68-page book  featuring artwork by Aurel Schmidt and poetry by Franz Wright, a poet she personally contacted to collaborate with on the project.  The drawings consist of Schmidt’s delicate and intricate compositions consisting of cigarettes, insects, flowers, condoms, and other street ephemera. The book is a limited edition of 1,000 and published by London’s Mörel Books.  Known for high quality and careful attention to detail, their highly collectable products sell out quick, so it […]
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Openings: Thomas Doyle – “Surface to Air” @ LeBasse Projects

Over the weekend, Lebasse Projects unveiled the new solo exhibition, Surface to Air, by artist Thomas Doyle. The artwork included a variety of photographs and sculptural work which touched upon the themes of destruction in suburbian landscapes. One half of the exhibit featured an incredible collection of miniatures that were created with an insane amount of detail and craftsmanship. Although the pieces were small in size, it demanded the viewer to truly pay close attention to the intricacies and settings which Doyle attempted to recreate. […]

Openings: “District La Brea” Group Exhibition @ MK2 Projects

Last weekend, MK2 Projects, the special exhibition space of Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles, hosted a group showing from Shepard Fairey, Deedee Cheriel, Mercedes Helnwein, Mark Whalen / Kill Pixie, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Matt Small, Samuel Lowder (FrePrs), Lezley Saar, Aiko Nakagawa, Todd Carpenter and Steven R. Gilmore. If you remember, the two week show was put on in conjunction with Shepard’s “District La Brea” mural (more on this later). More photos taken by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…
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Releases: Jeff Soto Prints

Starting soon, Jeff Soto (interviewed) has a series of prints he will be releasing, all through his online store – Potatostamp. The first will be the popular Snow Owl image (from his show in France), a timed release 12″ x 15″ print on wood on sale starting November 16th (*date was wrong originally so changed it) at noon PST for $55 + shipping. This will be on sale for 24 hours so anyone who wants to purchase it can get one during that time period. It […]

Video: Raymond Pettibon x Red Hot Chilli Peppers – “Monarchy of Roses” Music Video

Two legends of the Los Angeles music and art scene: the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Raymond Pettibon (who is a musician in his own right and the brother of Greg Ginn – the founder of Black Flag) come together in this music video made on occasion of the band’s new record. Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the video features the artist’s highly recognizable drawings.  If you’ve ever wondered how Pettibon’s work would look animated, stop imagining and start watching. Discuss Raymond Pettibon here.

Showing: “Die Like You Really Mean It” @ Allegra LaViola

Now showing at the Allegra LaViola Gallery on Manhattan’s lower east side is a dynamic group show entitled Die Like You Really Mean It. The exhibition, curated by painters Paul Brainard and Frank Webster, assembles a wide range of more than 20 contemporary artists in the New York City area, including Eric White, Eddie Martinez and Kristen Schiele. Painting is clearly the focus – nearly all of the works are of the medium, but also the diversity of styles and themes of painting suggests that […]
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Openings: Tauba Auerbach – “Tetrachromat” @ Bergen Kunsthall (Norway)

After almost a year of steadfast anticipation, Tauba Auerbach finally pulled back the curtains and revealed the magic of her newest body of work this weekend at Bergern Kunsthall in Norway. Tetrachromat marks the booming artist’s first solo exhibition since signing with powerhouse Paula Cooper Gallery to great contention last fall, as well as signifies her first museum solo. Long experimenting with themes of dimensionality, the title of the show references a theory which supposes a small percentage of women have four color receptors rather […]

Events: Editions|Artists’ Book Fair

A couple weekends ago in Chelsea, we attended this year’s Editions|Artists’ Book Fair, which brought together contemporary fine art print and art book publishers and dealers from around the world. There were so many amazing editions to see, including a new limited edition print by Fred Tomaselli created especially for this year’s fair. See all our pics from the fair, after the jump.

Overtime: Nov 7 – Nov 13

Kristen Schiele’s new work is on view in New York.  More pics here. Profile and interview with Matthew Brannon in Art in America. Jerry Saltz answers 19 Questions. William Powhida also answers some questions. France says painting shown by UK gallery was stolen 200 years ago and is claiming it. Glamour Magazine chooses Cindy Sherman as one of their Women of the Year for 2011. U.S. approves $50 mil installation by Christo over the Arkansas River in southern Colorado. Statue of Ronald Regan in Newport […]

Publications / Releases: Ai Weiwei – “Circle of Animals” @ Paul Kasmin

Next Thursday, November 17th (6-8pm), the Paul Kasmin gallery will be presenting a gold set of Ai Weiwei’s bronze sculptures, Zodiac Heads, to the public. Other larger renditions of the twelve animal heads, each depicting a part of the Chinese zodiac, have already been shown at the Pulitzer Fountain (Central Park) in New York and the LACMA in Los Angeles, but this showing will be accompanied by a book launch. Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals, edited by Susan Delson and published by Prestel in association […]