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Previews: Emily Mae Smith – “Tesla Girls” @ Rodolphe Janssen

On October 13th, Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels will be showing for the first time the works of American artist Emily Mae Smith. The concept of Tesla Girls was inspired by Christopher Priest’s 1995 novel The Prestige and the idea of a faulty teleportation machine that creates nonidentical duplicates of a person. With this idea in mind, Smith is continuing her signature series of female portraits recognizable by round glasses, sharp hairstyles and lack of distinguishable features. These images render the female body as a blank canvas, open for interpretation. With the […]

Frieze ’16: Frieze Masters and Sculpture Park (London)

As the entire art world collides to London for a plethora of exhibitions and fairs, Frieze Masters presents antique works from the Egyptian era to modern masters by way of 130 international galleries with 1000 years of art under one roof. We selected some highlights for you from Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol , JM Basquiat, Rene Magritte, Miro, Fernand Leger, Roy Lichtenstein.  Curated by Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park), the Frieze Sculpture Park features 18 artworks spread amongst Regent’s Park, with a mix of 20th […]

Showing: KAWS – “Clean Slate” @ NorthPark Center (Dallas)

After making an appearance in Hong Kong and Ibiza, KAWS’ monumental Clean Slate sculpture has reached its final resting place. The NorthPark Center in Dallas has added the piece featuring the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature Companion figures to their impressive permanent collection that includes Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Joel Shapiro, Jim Dine, Jonathan Borofsky, James Rosenquist, Antony Gormley, Barry Flanagan and Beverly Pepper, among others. Shoppers at the luxury mall can find this new piece located on Level One near Macy’s. Fans in Dallas should also be reminded that KAWS’ […]

Overtime: Oct 3 – Oct 9

More stories from the week that ended Oct 10 (click on bolded words for more information): The ’90s are alive at Frieze. Artnet’s list of what to see in London during Frieze week. The Art Newspaper  also has five picks of things to see. Artspace chooses five rising stars that are exhibiting work. The fair may benefit from a weak pound. Artnet picks the top 15 booths at the fair. Andrew Goldstein picks ten works from Frieze. Lorena Muñoz-Alonso has a sales report from Frieze. Artnet also […]

Release: Jamian Juliano-Villani – “Is There room for Bruce?” Print

To coincide with her show that just opened at Studio Voltaire in London, Jamian Juliano-Villani has also released a new limited edition entitled Is There room for Bruce? The digital pigment print with embossing is sized at 45.7 x 61 cm and produced in a run of 85. Head over here for the £350 purchase if you are interested. Discuss Jamian Juliano-Villani here.

Releases: KAWS – “ISOLATION TOWER” Print

Tomorrow, October 7th, KAWS will be releasing his latest print from Pace Prints entitled ISOLATION TOWER. The edition size will be small at only 50 with the screen print sized at a generous 60″ x 43″. The sale will be handled by lottery – just email [email protected] on the 7th between 12:00pm and 12:15pm EDT to request a print with your name, phone number, billing and shipping address. Pricing will be tiered and shared via telephone if you are lucky enough to be one of the names […]

Streets: David Shrigley – “Really Good” // Fourth Plinth (London)

At the end of last month, David Shrigley revealed his public art commission standing on the Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square. Entitled Really Good, the seven-meter-high bronze piece featuring an extra long thumbs up was sand cast in 50 pieces over 9 months. The British artist hopes that this 11th sculpture for the long running arts program will become a “self-fulfilling prophecy –  that things considered bad, such as the economy, the weather and society will benefit from a change of consensus towards positivity.” Photos via It’s […]

Upcoming: Aron Wiesenfeld – “Unwind The Winding Path” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Teasing his fans with shots of the stunning new body of work he is working on for his next solo show, Aron Wiesenfeld has already revealed a look at a massive drawing in progress (seen above) as well as a cropped shot of a painting he has completed (seen below). Unwind The Winding Path opens on November 19th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York and will be the San Diego-based artist’s major exhibition for 2016. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.

Overtime: Sept 26 – Oct 2

More stories from the week that ended Oct 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Conceptual Fine Arts discusses Michael Rey’s show at ZERO. RIP: Nils Erik Gjerdevik, who passed away suddenly at the age of 54. RIP: Shirley Jaffe, passes away at the age of 93. Candice Hopkins writes an Elegy for Annie Pootoogook (1969–2016). Render Stetson-Shanahan stabs roommate Carolyn Bush to death. Both artists were recent Bard graduates. Activists in Russia force closure of Jock Sturges’s show over child porn. Police investigating whether Annie Pootoogook’s […]

Openings: Ryan Hewett – ‘Order’ @ Unit London

South African artist Ryan Hewett (interviewed) has returned to London for a new solo show at The Unit London entitled Order featuring a new series of expressive and semi-abstract portraits. Depicted figures include himself as well as Egon Schiele, Marcel Duchamp, Lucien Freud, Samuel Beckett, and Audrey Hepburn. Unlike his 2015 solo show Untitled in which he created deliberately chaotic and semi-abstract portraits of famous figures, the new body of work is more planned and focused with abstract strokes and a textured pasto technique. Photos: Butterfly Art News  Discuss […]