Christian Hook, 2014 winner of the British broadcast competition Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, just unveiled his new collection of paintings and exclusive editions, as well as the release of his new hardback book La Busqueda at Clarendon Fine Art in Mayfair, London. The exhibition features his infamous portraits from the Sky Art Series with actress Sue Johnston, singer Mick Hecknall from Simply Red and professional footballer Fabrice Muamba. The paintings of Christian Hook are rooted in tradition yet brim with freshness and vitality. The past […]
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Mark Jenkins’ solo show Knock Knock is currently on view at Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany. His third exhibition with the gallery includes around 15 new sculptural pieces in the style that he has been creating for the past 13 years. The title of the show comes from artist’s ability to metaphorically knock the viewer’s mind calling norms into question and rethinking the reality. Though primarily creating for public spaces, where his works come to life during interactions with passersby, the American artist has also been successfully showing work indoors for […]
As we previously mentioned, on October 20th, a major survey of the work of KAWS will be opening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, following up on his 2011 show at the same institution (covered). Organized by The Modern’s curator Andrea Karnes in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue explore the development of the artist’s career from the 1990s to the present. With approximately 100 works on view, this large show will give an overview of his formal, conceptual, and collaborative developments. Including key examples of KAWS’ paintings, […]
Anarchic Adjustment, a fashion clothing company originally founded in London and then popularized in San Francisco, is celebrating their 30 year anniversary revival at the Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, the exhibition will be featuring mainly sculptural works dealing with the “uncompromising satire of mass distraction, narcissism and the hidden machine.” For those interested, the show opens on October 20th.
Those who follow Damien Hirst may remember the Myth & Legend sculptures that he had on display at Chatsworth House grounds in the UK in 2013 (covered). The British artist now has released porcelain replicas of the two partially dissected imaginary creatures (unicorn – myth, pegasus – legend) as a set currently through Outer Criteria in an edition of 20 for £67,000. He explains – “In a way, science brings religion down to earth and to cut open mythical creatures and expose them as no different to mortal horses is somehow still […]
More stories from the week that ended Oct 16 (click on bolded words for more information): David Hockney’s SUMO book is coming. RIP: Klaus Kertess, who passed away at the age of 76. RIP: Elizabeth F. Rohatyn, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: David Antin, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Michiyo Yasuda, who passed away at the age of 77. Vikram Chatwal accused of attempting to set Sean Kelley’s dogs on fire in unprovoked attack. Mike Weiss Gallery in Chelsea, NY to […]
On October 15th, the Urban Dawn II exhibition organized by curator19.90 will get underway in Beirut, Lebanon. The selection of artists is unusual for the region with the goal being to “help break the cycle of negative media attention in Lebanon via an exhibition that celebrates the country through arts and culture.” You can see a selection of preview images here with the full roster to include Alex Diamond, Alex Sastoque, Anton Savitsky, Andrew Schoultz, Ashekman, Base23, Camille Adra, Chad Muska, Dalek, Danno, Dan Witz (seen above), Dem189, […]
Recently in Los Angeles, on the border of Tarzana and Reseda, Sage Vaughn painted a mural on a side of a new structure on Ventura Blvd. The wall features a large-scale rendition of the locally-based artist’s instantly recognizable Wildflowers imagery, sprinkled with some mushrooms and other wildlife. Take a look at more photos and a video below for a more details. Photo & video credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Sage Vaughn here.
Pennsylvania native and California transplant, Dessie Jackson, recently brought her latest collection of new works to Seattle’s Treason Gallery. The exhibition, titled Flavored Water, features a dozen large portraits that could find themselves on the cover of the latest fashion magazines. However, these beauty shots have been augmented in slightly different ways, asking the viewer to determine what the true meaning of beauty really is.
After a popup show (covered) with Library Street Collective last year in Los Angeles (surprisingly his first solo in the city where he made his name), Revok will be returning for another exhibition at a more permanent location for the gallery in LA on October 22nd. Entitled SYSTEMS, the new body of work will see the graffiti artist continue to push the boundaries of his work with more conceptual and experimental pieces while staying true to his artistic roots. An example of this utilizes one of […]