It looks like Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) is tackling another pop icon for his upcoming C.O.L.A. Fellowship exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. After revealing his version of the Kool-Aid Man in January, the LA-based artist turns his attention to Charlie the Tuna on his 50th anniversary as the mascot for Starkist Tuna. Mark will certainly be busy working up to the opening of his show in May, as we have also learned he is working on a permanent art project for the […]
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Over the weekend, members of the Pulse Prize selection committee made the exciting announcement that this year’s Pulse Prize would be awarded to David Ellis. Ellis—represented by the Joshua Liner Gallery in the fair’s Impulse solo project section—exhibited a varied collection of sculpture, video and installation, including True Value (Paint Fukette), an animatronic assembly of paint buckets orchestrated to create a complex drum beat. Ellis will receive a $2,500 cash grant and the opportunity to design the bag provided to VIP guests at the 2012 […]
This Tuesday, Phillips de Pury & Company will be holding their more-accessible Under the Influence contemporary auction in New York. Among the lots are pieces by many of our favorite artists, including Chiho Aoshima, Marcel Dzama, Phil Frost, and Barry McGee. One notable lot is Portrait 5, Stephen(s), 2009–2010, a collaborative work by Shepard Fairey, Andres Serrano and Frank Stella, which debuted on the December 8, 2010 episode of The Colbert Report as part of an interview with Steve Martin and is now being sold […]
Last Wednesday 2 March saw the opening of the Slinkachu solo exhibition, Concrete Ocean (initially mentioned by us in January), at London’s Andipa Gallery. There was a refreshingly mixed crowd in attendance, with a number of the regular faces at East End shows having dusted off their passports and made the trek over to Knightsbridge. To the gallery’s credit, the complimentary bar never ran out of alcohol, which helped maintain a cheerful atmosphere throughout the evening. As for the art itself, guest reception was enthusiastic. […]
Armory Week is a time when many art heavyweights of the art world converge on New York so galleries in the area save some of their best artists/exhibitions just for this occasion. On Thursday night, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery launched an epic exhibition for one of AM’s favorites, José Parlá. Entitled “Walls, Diaries and Paintings”, the show (previewed) filled the entire gallery space with José’s calligraphic style. Utilizing the techniques and reference photos which he has accumulated over the years on his travels, Parlá created a […]
The new Hulkboy sculpture from Ron English from Garageworks. Yosuke Ueno’s new Hapiko bronze sculpture revealed. Warm your bones with this beautiful new print from Dan McCarthy. Some Gundam action from Ashley Wood. WK Interact talks about his project in Mexico. Price hike for Banksy artwork due to Oscar buzz and recent LA street pieces. Did Oprah hide Banksy in her supple chest during the Academy Awards show? Bansky wins freedom of Russia’s jailed Voina art anarchists after initially being rejected. In other Voina news, […]
We continue our coverage of Armory Week ’11 with Volta NY . Volta sets itself apart from other art fairs by exhibiting galleries that have each elected to show only one artist. This selection of solo shows makes for a more consistent and intensive art viewing experience as compared with other fairs, which is always engaging and challenging. See first images from the Volta fair, after the jump.
Second stop on our whirlwind coverage of Armory Week ’11 is Pulse New York. The well-respected satellite fair always pulls together an impressive selection of galleries showing some of the best emerging contemporary art. Take a first look of images from Pulse NYC, after the jump.
Last night, Ian Francis (featured) unveiled his latest body of work Fireland at Joshua Liner Gallery. Exhibiting in his first New York solo, Mr. Francis again knocked it out of park, clearly dazzling the Armory week crowd that attended. Ian’s paintings demonstrated why many around the world draw inspiration from his creations. It was also exciting to see a number of varied mediums he choose to exhibit – ranging from canvas to charcoal to inks on paper. We also noted the further refinement of Ian’s already popular […]
Tonight, we get a special group show named Hueless from Malick Williams & Co. As the titled suggests, the goal of the show is the pull the traditional color palettes from everyone’s arsenal and challenge them to create works under a monochromatic direction. The loaded lineup features D Face, Distort, Shepard Fairey, Erik Haze, Curtis Kulig, Marissa Textor, Pete Watts, FAUST, NTEL, Dirk Dzimirsky, Sam Ske, Marco Zamora, Katsu, Nicholas Forker, Michael M. Koehler, Nathan Pickett, Lindsey de Ovies, Lu Gold Russell Young and Skullphone. […]