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Installs: Ai WeiWei “F Lotus”, Vienna

In his continuing effort to raise awareness about the refugee crisis, Ai Weiwei recently installed a new piece at Vienna’s Belvedere Palace as a part of his first solo exhibition in Austria, translocation – transformation. Titled F Lotus the piece consists of 201 rings with 5 life jackets on each, floating like lotus flowers and forming a big letter F. After installing 14,000 jackets on the columns Konzerthaus Berlin of in Berlin in February (covered), the Chinese artist once again wanted to bring attention to what is happening on the shores of EU. […]

Releases: Kevin Cyr – “4 Queens” Print

Kevin Cyr recently released a print through Dynamo Editions entitled 4 Queens in a low edition of 25 featuring some of his signature distressed and graffiti covered vehicles.  Interestingly enough as you can see from the photos below, the van started blank before the Brooklyn-based artist starts his hand embellishing process. The print is sized at 16 x 20″ and costs $375 here for those interested in adding it to their collection. Discuss Kevin Cyr here.

Showing: “Night & Day” @ Joseph Gross Gallery

Opening last Thursday at Joseph Gross Gallery was Night & Day, an exhibition featuring the work of 9 multi-disciplinary artists: Lucinda Grange, Erik Otto, Jason Peters, LaLa Abaddon, Boris Ipsum, George Kroenert, Will Penny, Dave Singley, and Eric Ruggiero. The show, which was conceived, organized, and curated by the gallery’s director Lynzy Blair, centers on pieces that have dual lives, one in daylight and one in darkness. The artists were challenged to create new works that maintain a distinct look during the day under external lighting. During the night and in […]

Overtime: July 11 – July 17

More stories from the week that ended July 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Patrick Jackson’s Drawings and Reliefs at Ghebaly Gallery is an Artforum Critic’s Pick. RIP: Alan Vega, who passed away at the age of 78. RIP: Bill Jones, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Gabrielle “Gabby” Tillman, who passed away at the age of 23 after taking her own life. RIP: Harold E. “Hank” Muma, who died at the age of 94 due to respiratory failure Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and […]

Scott Campbell x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle

This week, we saw the release of Hennessy’s annual artist designed VS cognac bottle, tapping contemporary & tattoo artist Scott Campbell for the new look. Long an AM favorite, the New York-based artist brings a unique visual aesthetic which fuses his eye for the human “exterior” design with his use creative mediums (such as re-imagining the use of uncut US currency or creating graphite drawings on the interior of an eggshell) to reinterpret the iconic VS cognac bottle. Joining a notable list of peers who have worked on […]

Upcoming: Jeff Soto – “The Sotofish Society” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On September 10th, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be returning to Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York for another solo show. Entitled The Sotofish Society, the exhibition will see the Southern California-based artist re-exploring some of the past elements of his work including yetis, reapers, robots, landscapes, antlers, geometric shapes, and of course the iconic Sotofish! We’ll have more for you before the show opens but makes plans to be there if you are in the area. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Overtime: July 4 – July 10

More stories from the week that ended July 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Dread Scott updates historic protest flag and installs it outside of Jack Shainman Gallery. RIP: Elyse Grinstein, who passed away at the age of 87. RIP: Abbas Kiarostami, who passed away at the age of 76, after being diagnosed with gastrointestinal disease. RIP: Dave Heath, who passed away on his 85th birthday after a fall. The demise of Artlist. Tracy Williams, Ltd. closes gallery space. Brooklyn Museum closed for the weekend due […]

Showing: “Mojiten 1” @ HHH gallery

Tokyo based HHH gallery is continuing its efforts to bring the freshest, cutting edge art to the bustling Japanese capital. On July 2nd, they opened a group exhibition entitled Mojiten 1, featuring works by calligraphy artists from around the globe including Big Sleeps, Cryptik, Defer, 
Mayonaize, Pitc & Usugrow. Showing works by artists from such places as US, Australia, Japan or Peru, the idea was that languages and letters around the world are a reflection of regional characteristics and history of people who live there. Through their work, these calligraphy artists create […]

Releases: KAWS x Nancy Gonzalez Handbag Collection

Last week, KAWS announced his latest project, a collaboration with Nancy Gonzalez on a handbag collection. Continuing his foray into the fashion world (also see Uniqlo & Mira Mikati), the Brooklyn-based artist lent his iconic double x’s to the Colombian designer known for her handbags of exotic leathers and brightly colored hues. Some of the the resulting line can be purchased here with one of the totes making it into the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual charity contemporary art auction. Photos via Nancy Gonzalez & […]

Releases: Eddie Martinez x Case Studyo – “Untitled” Handwoven Rug

Tomorrow at noon on their website, Case Studyo will be releasing a handwoven woolen rug based on one of Eddie Martinez’s paintings from 2015. Produced in an edition 12 + 4 AP, the tapestry is sized at 210 cm x 140 cm and comes with a signed and numbered certificate by the artist. You [email protected] inquiries about price and availability if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Eddie Martinez here.