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Overtime: April 9 – 15

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris opens In Tune with the World this week which includes work from Murakami. Blum & Poe announces representation of Solange Pessoa. After London show, Pace to exhibit Jean Dubuffet Theaters of Memory paintings in New York. Why 2018 could be Picasso’s billion-dollar year. $30m Francis Bacon will go on the block at Christie’s New York in May. Embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn is selling $100 million worth of art at Christie’s. […]

Releases: KAWS – “SEEING/WATCHING” Merchandise

Ahead of the May 7th reveal of his upcoming SEEING/WATCHING permanent art installation (seen in below) curated by AllRightsReserved at Changsha International Finance Square in China, KAWS will be releasing an assortment of associated merchandise. This impressive project from the Brooklyn-based artist will bring together eight meter tall bronze sculptures of his BFF and Companion figures, both of which are linked together as limited edition plushes in what will headline this latest release. These plushes as well as T-shirts, keychains, glass sets and tote bags will also be available […]

Upcoming: Peanuts Global Artist Collective

Lovers of Snoopy and the Gang should rejoice with the impending launch of the Peanuts Global Artist Collective on April 16th. Starting in New York with the unveiling of public art murals in Hudson Square and then moving on to a special installation at the Snoopy Museum in Tokyo, artists Mr. A, Nina Chanel Abney, AVAF, FriendsWithYou, Kenny Scharf, Tomokazu Matsuyama (seen above), and Rob Pruitt will be remixing classic Peanuts imagery with their own artistic vision. Head over here for more info as there are plans to […]

Openings: Tomoo Gokita – “Peekaboo” @ Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

Last night, the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery presented a comprehensive new show from Tomoo Gokita entitled Peekabo. Featuring various-sized pieces made since 2000 as well as 10 all new paintings, the exhibition provided a nice overview of the Japanese artist’s recent work including surreal paintings with oftentimes obscured faces, some family-style portraits, as well as a large-scale installation, which incorporates over 800 small drawings. Oftentimes created thru referencing a collaged assortment of found images, the pieces feature his signature monochromatic palette, a mastery of various gradients and […]

Releases: Aron Wiesenfeld – “Bunker” & “The Garden” Prints

Tomorrow (April 13th) starting at 11AM Pacific Time, Aron Wiesenfeld will be releasing two time limited editions through his website that will only be available for only 7 days. The first exquisite print (seen above) entitled Bunker (24 x 32 inches) features rich detailed foliage and will cost $200. The other haunting image (seen further below) being offered up is entitled The Garden – it measures 20 x 16 inches and will cost $120. Head over here at the appropriate time if you are interested in adding either one to your […]

Overtime: April 2 – 8

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): John Baldessari gets the greatest accolade of them all – a guest turn on The Simpsons. Banksy guest stars, sort of, on the latest episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley. Good grief, Charlie Brown! You’re graffiti? Frick Collection, with fourth expansion plan, crosses its fingers again. Berkshire Museum sell-off approved by top Massachusetts court, ending a lengthy legal battle. 314 rare books stolen from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Library. A massive new cultural center funded […]

Upcoming: Brendan Monroe – “Formations” @ Heath Ceramics (Los Angeles)

After shows with Heath Ceramics in 2014 (in LA) and 2015 (in SF), Brendan Monroe (interviewed) will be returning for another exhibition at the Los Angeles location starting Saturday night (April 7th). Entitled Formations, some of the new body of work will be a little different than his sculptural pieces in the past as he has decided to explore Heath tile’s flat clay surface as a new medium. Molding the surface, making it more dimensional, Monroe has created a series of pieces that feature his organic patterns and […]

Previews: Jonas Wood – “Prints” @ Gagosian (New York)

Opening tonight at the 976 Madison Avenue location of Gagosian Gallery in New York will be the first survey of prints from Jonas Wood. Drawing from over fifty limited edition prints produced between 2004 and 2018, the exhibition will have the Los Angeles-based artist’s oeuvre well represented from ceramics that are often based on the work of his wife, sculptor Shio Kusaka, to the sports inspired pieces, to the domestic landscapes of plants, everyday objects, and vases. Coinciding with the exhibition will be a selection of objects and an installation […]

Previews: James Jean – “Azimuth” @ Kaikai Kiki Gallery

After an earlier peek at the exquisite stain glass works for James Jean’s (interviewed) solo opening tomorrow night (April 6th) in Tokyo at Kaikai Kiki Gallery, here are some more tantalizing looks at the new body of work entitled Azimuth. Seen above is one of the pieces from the show, Schrödinger’s Kitten Rescue, which will also be offered in a corresponding print release tomorrow. Also check out the video below from the gallery owner Takashi Murakami as he reveals more pieces already installed on the walls. Images via @kurmanix & the […]

Streets: KAWS – “BFF” Statue (Los Angeles)

While in Asia for back to back openings in Japan (covered) and Hong Kong (covered), KAWS also had a project he was working on in Los Angeles. Rising up high in its new home in Silicone Beach, the Brooklyn-based artist’s newest sculptural BFF statue now stands tall in front of a parking structure in Playa Vista. With this piece joining a recent one at the Hamad International Airport in Qatar and a permanent sculpture in Texas, we suspect his fans around the world will begin seeing more and more […]