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Damien Hirst Donates Artwork To Burger King

Not content to just have his work displayed in an upmarket Shoreditch eatery (Tramshed Restaurant), British artist Damien Hirst has gone to the other end of the market and donated a piece of art to the Burger King in Leicester Square. The newly remodeled “Flameship” restaurant is located in the heart of London’s biggest tourist district which means visitors in town for the upcoming Olympics will come up close and personal with the spin painting. Not too close though – as the piece entitled Beautiful Psychedelic Gherkin […]

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

Last week, the Black Rat Projects opened a show curated by Corey Helford Gallery entitled Letters From America. The group exhibition included American artists SABER, RISK, Ron English, and TrustoCorp taking advantage of the July 4th holiday (US Independence Day) to introduce London art lovers to work from across the pond that they may not have seen in person before. Stop by to check out SABER’s flag variations that have much personal meaning, RISK’s graff-inspired works as well as some sculptural pieces (see Big Boy above), English’s pop-culture inspired commentary, and TrustoCorp’s witty work […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Sirens” Print

For those looking to add a Josh Keyes (interviewed) limited edition to their collection, you may want to prepare yourself for the Sirens print release on July 16th. Available at 11AM PST through Josh’s webstore, the signed and numbered edition of 150 is 18″ x 24″ with deckled edges and will cost $250 plus shipping and handling. The image is taken from an original painting currently on display at his show Above and Below at he University of Arizona’s Joseph Gross Gallery with the opening reception scheduled for August 30th. Discuss […]

Overtime: July 2 – July 8

Stories of the week: James Jean’s print for the Kingdom Animalia benefit show now available online. Photos from opening here. Kimberly Camp, former Barnes Foundation’s CEO claims financial pretext for relocation was pure fabrication. Five European museums launch ARTtube – online video channel publishing original films about art and design. MOCA makes an official announcement (.pdf)  regarding Paul Schimmel’s departure. Eli Broad discusses ousting of Paul Schimmel at MOCA.  Paul McCarthy and Shepard Fairey weigh in. Which Way L.A.? discusses the future of MOCA with Christopher […]

Rewind: July 2 – July 8

This week’s featured video (via TWBE) for Rewind is an interview with Alex Prager by Fourth & Main. The insightful interview covers many topics including her musings on life, her beginnings in photography, growing up in LA, the influence of post-production on her final pictures, the cinematic quality of her work, and much more. A short video happy together put together by Escif (via Upper Playground). Smash 137 for Volta8 (via Graffart). New video from Vernissage TV – Alexander Calder: The New Calder Gallery at Fondation […]

Preview: “Tiny Trifecta” 2012 @ Cotton Candy Machine

This Saturday, New York’s Cotton Candy Machine will be holding its second annual “tiny” art show. Entitled Tiny Trifecta, this year’s edition looks to take it up a notch as each artist creates three pieces of original artwork costing only $100 each. We stopped by the gallery to sneak a peek and noticed that this year, artists aren’t just submitting simple “tiny” sketches. Many took their time to create some significant gems for all their fans out there. Tara McPherson curates a loaded line up […]

Art HK ’12: Yayoi Kusama

One of the featured artists at Art Hong Kong this year was Yayoi Kusama. Her revolutionary style of dots and environmental immersion has received distinction from both Western and Asian art institutions. Even fashion icon Louis Vuitton has recently honored her creativity with a collaborative project that kicks off this season. The fair honored Kusama with a special installation space located front and center at the main entrance which the Japanese artist used to catch everyone’s attention with her Flowers that Bloom at Midnight sculptures. Attending […]

Openings: Andreas Gursky @ Gagosian (HK)

While in AM was in Hong Kong a couple months ago, besides attending the KAWS solo, the Art Hong Kong fair, an event curated by Suitman, the Daydreaming with… show, and Ai Yamaguchi’s showing, we also stopped by the Gagosian Gallery to check out Andreas Gursky’s first ever exhibition in Asia. The selection of photographs combine his most recent work with earlier work while focusing on his travels in the region including shots from Japan, Thailand, China, and North Korea. Some the the first pictures he made were created […]

Preview: Dan McCarthy – “Dear Science” @ Gallery 1988 (Venice)

Returning to the gallery that previously hosted two of his solos (see 2010 and 2011), Dan McCarthy (interviewed) will be filling the walls of Gallery 1988 with a new body of work, this time at their Venice location. Entitled Dear Science and opening on July 7th, the showing will include both originals and the limited editions he is known for. As usual, the New England-based artist will be referencing the natural world surrounding the region with beautiful plays on differing lighting (and it also looks like he has added some graphical […]

Releases: Ai Weiwei – “Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012”

For those Ai Weiwei fans out there who would love to add something from the Chinese artist to their collection, here might be an affordable opportunity. The Serpentine Gallery has released a silkscreen print (signed and numbered) from AWW which will be limited to 200, sized at 84 x 84 cm, and cost £300 (excl. VAT). The print features nine patterns, each demonstrating a different design aspect of the 12th Serpentine Galley Pavilion that was created as a collaboration between Ai and Herzog & de Meuron. For those interested, you can […]