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Showing: Andrew Schoultz – “Melt Down” @ Project Space

Building on his solo a few months back, Compound Eyes of the World (covered), Andrew Schoultz debuted a new body of work last week at the Arkitip and Incase showspace in Los Angeles. Melt Down transformed Project Space with the geopolitical musings of Schoultz with an immersive installations that took over the walls and floors of the gallery centered around a tank breaking through his familiar “brick” walls. Anyone who enters the gallery through January 9th will be confronted with the full force of Schoultz’ […]
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Openings: “Wreck The Walls” @ Subliminal Projects

Subliminal Projects played host to an intriguing collection of original work from artists who have been known to bend rules and break molds in their respective fields. Featuring artwork by Ryan McGinness, Blek Le Rat, David Ellis, Erik Foss, Eric White, Evan Hecox, John Van Hamersveld, Greg Lamarche, Jason Alper, Martha Cooper, Retna, Skullphone, SWOON, Tim Biskup and many more, Wreck the Walls (previewed) served as a merging of artistic niches rarely exhibited together under one roof. It’s always nice to see multiple artistic movements, […]

Openings: “Dreams Deferred” @ The Chinese American Museum

Last week, the Chinese American Museum (CAM) in Los Angeles opened their doors to an art show focused on immigration reform. Although the bulk of the problems the Chinese in America have had with this topic has been in the past, it is always important to bring light to some forgotten history as there is much we can learn that we can apply to the controversial topic in the present. Dreams Deferred (teased) featured many compelling pieces from some artists that you will be sure […]

Basel Week Miami ’10 – Rhona Hoffman Gallery

As we strolled down the aisle’s of Art Basel Miami Beach, our eyes wandered towards paintings that were undeniably and unmistakeably by a certain artist.  That artist is Kehinde Wiley and they were hung on the walls of  Chicago’s Rhona Hoffman Gallery’s booth.  The pieces are from The World Stage: India-Sri Lanka series and feature – what else – portraits of various men.  Meet the rest of them after the jump…

Overtime: Dec. 5 – Dec. 11

Now, the world’s most expensive book – John James Audobon’s Birds of America. Steve Martin (one of the world’s best art collectors), Shepard Fairey, Andres Serrano, and Frank Stella on Colbert Report. Jeffrey Deitch planning a Julian Schnabel retrospective at MOCA Steve Martin boring?  He talks art, interrupted because not entertaining enough, later apologized to. Lost Leonardo di Vinci manuscript fragment found in France. Ai Weiwei picked on again.  This time, China bans him from traveling to Korea.  But the good news this week is […]

Openings: “Garfield” Group Show @ The Hundreds (Pop-Up Space)

Last Thursday night, The Hundreds hosted their Garfield themed art show and celebration at a pop-up location in Santa Monica. Along with the art, there were costumed characters, a signing by Garfield creator Jim Davis, and of course, the feline’s favorite food – lasagna! Hate it or love it, it was certainly interesting to see some unexpected artists in the lineup get out of their comfort zone for some themed pieces for once. More pics after the jump via The Hundreds / Meow…

Videos: Scott Campbell x Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

The relationship between Louis Vuitton and Scott Campbell must’ve started off on the right foot thanks to their collaboration earlier this year (covered), as the multi-faceted artist now has the distinguished honor of designing an entire line for the pervasive brand. Following in the foot steps of such art luminaries as Takashi Murakami to have worked closely with the trend setting product house, Campbell who is known for his accomplished abilities with the pen and the tattoo gun, as well as for thinking outside the […]
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Rei Sato – “Peter & The Wolf” Installation for Works & Process @ Guggenheim

This weekend will see the premiere of this year’s “Works & Process” at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. The annual project brings together a creative mixture of the visual and performing arts for a limited series of performances. This year’s feature will be Sergei Prokofiev’s children’s classic Peter & The Wolf. The collaboration will bring together NYC Opera’s musical director George Manahan to conduct the Juilliard Ensemble, while fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi will narrate the tale. The artistic character and set installation will be created […]

Basel Week Miami ’10: Kate Moss Portfolio @ Danzinger Projects

Images of Kate Moss are a welcome sight anywhere they spring up. Such was the case with the 11 photographs on display at the Danzinger Projects (previewed) booth during PULSE Miami. Forming a limited edition portfolio of hand picked shots from throughout her storied 20+ year career, the iconic images provided a welcome respite from the sometimes overwhelming barrage of artwork more synonymous with Art Basel Week. With work from such venerable photographers as Chuck Close, Juergen Tell, and Annie Leibovitz, and packaging designed by […]
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Preview: “New Realism” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Thinkspace Gallery will be opening a new group exhibition this Saturday night, December 11th, highlighting some of their artists whose work utilize elements of  photorealism. “New Realism” will include pieces from Aaron Nagel, Jeff Ramirez, Jennifer Nehrbass, Linnea Strid, Nathan DeYoung and Pakayla Rae Biehn. In addition, Germany based artist Moki will be showing some of her new paintings, entitled “Patchwork”, in the project room. More preview images after the jump…