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Openings: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster (Part II)

It’s been a few weeks since we unveiled our City of Fire show and we still have more images from the reception to share.  These are images of the people that came out to support and view the exhibition, as well as some of the artists that were able to make it out. As a international online entity, it is sometimes rare that we are able to have physical interaction with our readers, the artists whose work we love and promote, and our peers, so […]

Yoshitomo Nara – No Nukes!

As protests mount in Japan over the decision to restart two nuclear reactors at the Oi power plant, Yoshitomo Nara has granted permission (via twitter) to his fans to make use of his NO NUKES girl image in support of the movement. The Japanese artist has said he wouldn’t mind photocopies of the piece from his 1998 book Slash with a Knife” and actually, a hi-res version has been made available here for download. Via Giant Robot. Discuss Yoshitomo Nara here.

Preview: “Letters From America” @ Black Rat Projects (Curated by Corey Helford Gallery)

Opening on July 4th, America’s Independence Day, Letters From America at Black Rat Projects will bring work from US artists SABER, RISK, Ron English, and TrustoCorp to the UK. The show was curated by Corey Helford Gallery who also brought most of them over to also participate in the London Pleasure Gardens project (covered). In particular, MSK affiliated SABER’s work for the show will be especially poignant with the inclusion of his first rendering (entitled Flag of the National Heath Services) of the Union Jack, flag of […]

Previews: Dreweatts Urban & Contemporary Sale

On the 3rd of July, Dreweatts London will be hosting their Urban and Contemporary sale. The auction presents some pieces from a strong mix of urban and contemporary artists including Banksy, Nick Walker, Paul Insect, Adam Neate, and Damien Hirst.  International artists are also featured, facing the French side, with works by Blek Le Rat, Speedy Graphito, Jef Aerosol, Kan/DMV, and the American side with artworks by LAII, Cope2, Faile, Michael De Feo, just to name a few. See more info about the sale here as well as more down below. […]

Rewind: June 25 – July 1

Legendary artist David Lynch recently got together with Dom Pérignon for a collaborative project. The American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician, and actor designed some limited versions of the Champagne brand’s bottles along with the packaging featuring the theme of flickering lights. The process was documented on a short film seen below, but you can also see some of the photos and an interview here. More videos of the week: Mike Leavitt was added as part of the ongoing ArtTalk series. John Baldessari explain his views of the internet’s impact […]

Overtime: June 25 – July 1

Stories of the week: Jackson Pollock’s Mural traveling to the Getty Center to receive 18 month restoration and conservation. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) fires chief curator Paul Schimmel. Christopher Knight discusses Paul Schimmel’s firing.  As does Tyler Green. LACMA cuts hours and employment. RIP Ivan Karp, who died of natural causes at age 86. Artnet Magazine sadly ceases publication due to economic reasons after being online for sixteen years. Two shareholders of Artnet weighing a bid to acquire it, however founder Hans Neuendorf opposes […]

Openings: “Sur-Realism” @ Arcadia Fine Arts

Earlier this month, Arcadia Fine Arts in New York hosted a new wave of representational painters who are challenging tradition in a group exhibition entitled Sur-Realism. Included in the lineup were Rick Berry, Ryan Bradley, John Brosio (above), Nancy Depew, Brian Despain, Craig Elliot, Shown Fields, Danny Galieote, Andrew Hem, Damon Lehrer, Adam Miller, Billy Norrby, Michael Rosenfeld, Laura Sanders, Linnea Strid, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld, and Martin Wittfooth. Discuss this show here.

Openings: Andrew Schoultz – “Ex Uno Plura” @ Eric Firestone Gallery

Over this past weekend, San Francisco-based artist Andrew Schoultz visited the Hamptons at Eric Firestone Gallery to unveil a new body of work consisting of his remixed flags. Entitled Exo Uno Plura, the show explores the kinetic compositions referencing the political turmoil in the nation. Further pushing his skills, Andrew told us he worked and weathered the flags to age them. Unlike the fully coated gold flag he recently displayed in City of Fire, Mr. Schoultz this time plays with the dripping and coloration to escalate his commentary […]

Streets: Tom Fruin – “Watertower” (New York)

We recently came across this stunning new installation from Tom Fruin in New York entitled Watertower. The NY-based artist’s sculptural creation, which is visible from Lower Manhattan, FDR Drive, and the Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges, is built from salvaged plexiglass and steel throughout NYC sourced from a wide range of materials including old sign shops to closed-down artist studios and various warehouses. The piece was then mouned on a water platform in DUMBO, Brooklyn can be seen glittering during the day and glowing at night […]

Openings: Tom Sachs – “Space Mission Mars” @ Park Avenue Armory

Artist Tom Sachs is famous for his D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) artistic sculptures where he recreates various modern icons and feats of engineering as seen in his most recent show at Sperone Westwater. With his most recent public art project, he showcases another dimension of his craftsmanship by demonstrating how his creative artwork actually works as intended. The New York-based artist recently took over the Park Avenue Armory with a show entitled Space Mission Mars. The exhibition applies his signature bricolage technique utilizing simple everyday […]