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Releases: KAWS – “BFF” Vinyl Figures

Following up the unveiling of his BFF statue in Bangkok last year (covered), as well as plush versions in blue and black, KAWS will be releasing vinyl versions of the figure tomorrow (October 18th). The blue version can be purchased starting at 10 AM EST online at MoMA and at its two NYC shops while the black iteration will be available on KAWSONE.com starting at 12 PM EST. These are mostly likely open editions. Images via Hypebeast. Discuss KAWS here.

Previews: Ian Francis – “Artificial Winter” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On October 28th, Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Ian Francis (featured) entitled Artificial Winter. The Bristol-based artist returns with a series of rich mixed-media works that once again walks the line between photorealistic and abstract, his ghostly figurative elements mixed in with evocative looser elements. Francis explains – “It’s been ten years since my first solo show, which was here in Los Angeles. I’ve always loved technology and been fascinated by our relationship with it, but I’d have found it […]

Recap: Tom Sachs x Nike – “Nikecraft” (Space Camp)

One of the more epic happenings this past summer was held by Tom Sachs at New York City’s remote Governor’s Island. Entitled NikeCraft: Mars Yard 2.0, the event saw the American artist reunite with Nike to create a “Space Camp” to train participants in the art of visiting space through the lens of the renowned “D.I.Y.” master. This latest chapter of Mr. Sachs’ unique take on space travel and its missions into the unexplored frontiers of the cosmos brings the viewer back to square one […]

Overtime: Oct 9 – Oct 15

More stories from the week that ended Oct 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, which could sell for over $100mil., to be auctioned at Christie’s. Eight things to know about the painting. RIP: Holly Block (1958–2017). Bronx Museum launches fund in honor of Block. US government withdraws from UNESCO, creating profound implications for cultural institutions. Event at 356 S Mission cancelled due to protests from anti-gentrifiers. Photos comparing black people from Africa with continent’s wild animals pulled after accusations of […]

Previews: Handiedan & Eric Basstein – “The Fourth Dimension: Time” & “Made to Stay” @ Jonathan LeVine

On October 14th Jonathan LeVine Projects in New Jersey will be presenting two solo show by two Dutch artists – Handiedan and Eric Basstein. Both showing with the gallery for the first time, they will present their significantly different styles that are somewhat based on a similar production concept. Handiedan well known for working with mixed-media by creating collage based reliefs of classic female pin-ups. Using both digitally created and found components, she is deeply influenced by scientific and spiritual interests – from Quantum Physics, Cosmology and Numerology to Sacred Geometries, Metaphysics […]

Previews/interview: Haroshi – “Gallery Show” @ Arsham/Fieg Gallery

NYC-based artist Daniel Arsham along with footwear & clothing designer and owner-operator of Kith, Ronnie Fieg, recently teamed up for their newest project that will open doors on October 11th. Arsham/Fieg Gallery will launch with a solo show by Haroshi (featured) who will introduce his newest series of Guzo figurines which were introduced earlier this year at Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo (covered). With his exceptional work process and skilled craftsmanship, the Japanese artist is a perfect match for a debut show in a gallery operated by the likes of Arsham […]

Showing: Emily Mae Smith – “The Sphinx or The Caress” @ Simone Subal Gallery

A solo from Emily Mae Smith will be showing through the most of this month in New York at Simone Subal Gallery. Entitled The Sphinx or The Carress, the new body of work sees the locally-based artist continue to pull together disparate sources of inspiration to go along with some of her recognizable characters like the “broom lady” and spectacled figures. Rendered at times in a flat perspective and at times photorealistic, her imagery spans riffs on classic paintings (this time Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ Oedipus and the […]

Overtime: Oct 2 – Oct 8

More stories from the week that ended Oct 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Whitney Museum unveils plans for David Hammons public artwork in the Hudson. RIP: S.I. Newhouse Jr., who passed away at the age of 89. Artnet has a remembrance. RIP: Vern Blosum, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Robert Delpire, who passed away at the age of 91. Court to determine if US victims in Jerusalem can seize antiquities on loan to US museum as recompense. Car jumps pavement and hits […]

Showing: Zaria Forman – “Antartica” @ Winston Wächter (Seattle)

Antartica is the new show from Zaria Forman at Winston Wachter Fine Art in Seattle featuring her most recent body of work. The new large pastel on paper drawings are inspired from her four-week residency aboard the National Geographic Explorer to the earth’s southernmost continent and continues her work to bring attention to climate change through her art. Take a look at more photos from the gallery and images of her pieces below… Discuss Zaria Forman here.

Releases: Ai Weiwei x Public Art Fund – Sculptural & Print Edition

Later this month, Ai Weiwei will be opening an ambitious project in New York where he will be creating site specific works as well as a series of 200 banners that will be placed on lampposts in all five boroughs. Working with Public Art Fund, the Chinese artist will be bringing attention to the international migration crisis with the new work, drawing empathy from his own experiences of displacement in his youth. To support this large-scale exhibition entitled Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, he will […]
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