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Streets: Andrew Schoultz (Los Angeles)

Working hard over the holidays, Andrew Schoultz brought some cheer recently to old Chinatown in Los Angeles with a new mural. Painted on the side of the Gregorio Escalante Gallery, the new piece features the all seeing eye that is commonly seen in the locally-based artist’s imagery among other signature motifs. Take a look at more detailed shots of the wall below along with some additional work-in-progress photos, but head by for a look yourself if you are in the area. Photo credit: Kenton Parker (front […]
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Damien Hirst x Connaught Hotel Christmas Tree

For this holiday season, the Connaught Hotel in London commissioned Damien Hirst to create a Christmas tree outside for passerby’s in the posh Mayfair neighborhood to enjoy. The 30 foot Norway Spruce was decorated by the British artist with the power of science and medicine in mind, one of the themes that frequently inspires him. Garnishments include medical instruments, snowmen formed with pills, garlands of pink sausages, as well as traditional white doves. Hirst further explains – “The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a […]
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Upcoming: James “Dalek” Marshall – “The Redistribution Of Destruction” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Coming up on January 9th, James “Dalek” Marshall (interviewed) will be opening a new solo at the 529 West 20th Street location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled The Redistribution Of Destruction, the fresh batch of work seems to continue his ever more complex abstractions and exploration of geometric patterns. Those who plan to make it to the exhibition will also be able to enjoy new paintings from Interesni Kazki as they will be opening their show on the same night. Discuss this show here. Discuss James […]
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Rewind: Nov 23 – Dec 22

For out latest Rewind feature we are highlighting a video from INSA featuring his work with Pepsi in creating a moving peace sign (formed of painted cars) that can be seen from space. This particular form of art is right down the UK-based street artist’s alley as he has plenty of experience as the inventor of the Gif-iti series of works. Other notable videos include: Jeff Gillette working in the desert. Timelapse of Odeith at work. Daniel Arsham’s Future Relic 04. An online video installation […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15: “No Commission” – Curated by Swizz Beatz x The Dean Collection

During Basel Week Miami, one of the hottest and most talked about event was an exhibition/art fair curated by celebrity collector and art patron Swizz Beatz. Over the past few years Swizz has amassed an astonishing collection of works by many notable artists around the globe. Shared on Instagram under the account & hashtag #TheDeanCollection, viewers are able to get a glimpse of his taste in art. For Miami, Swizz took it to another level by putting on a large scale exhibition with no strings attached – […]
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Openings: “Major Work” @ Chandran Gallery

Earlier this month, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco opened a show curated by Andrew Schoultz entitled Major Work. The locally-based artist carefully selected a roster of participants that included himself, Alicia McCarthy, Aaron Noble, Kelsey Brookes, Revok, James Marshall (Dalek), Sam Friedman, Eric Yahnker, Mark Dean Veca, Saber, Hilary Pecis, Tim Biskup, Eric White, and Allison Schulnik. The premise behind the exhibition was for each artist to contribute a large-scale piece that they felt capture the essence of their work. The resulting show was quite stunning, as evidenced by […]
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Openings: Erik Parker – “Undertow” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

A couple weeks ago, the 297 Tenth Avenue location of Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York hosted the opening reception for Undertow, Erik Parker’s new solo show. Drawing from a wide range of influences, the locally-based artist arranges these elements into complex compositions that become greater than the sum of its parts. The highly saturated palette as well as shaped canvases further accent his imagery, a commentary on the “world’s current political, social, and economic landscapes.” Discuss Erik Parker here.
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Upcoming: KAWS @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

From the 6th of February until the 12th of June 2016, Yorkshire Sculpture Park will be hosting the first UK museum exhibition by KAWS. The show will include new large, bright, graphic canvases at their expansive Longside Gallery and a series of monumental companion sculptures which will be exhibited around the historically designed landscape of YSP. The NYC-based artist recently visited a factory in Maastricht, The Netherlands, where his towering wooden sculptures are being produced. Teaser shots from his Instagram look very promising so this might be the right time for fans to […]
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Overtime: Dec 14 – Dec 20

More stories from the week that ended Dec 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Gothamist visits Martin Creed’s Work No. 2592 red ballon room at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. RIP: Hema Upadhyay, who passed away at the age of 43. She was murdered, along with her lawyer. RIP: Charles Moffett, who passed away at the age of 70. RIP: Huynh Phuong Dong, who passed away at the age of 88 after having a stroke in the shower. RIP: George Ortman, who passed away at the age of 89. RIP: Joseph A. […]
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Upcoming: Tauba Auerbach – “Projective Instrument” @ Paula Cooper Gallery

Kicking off the art year for 2016 is the highly anticipated return of Tauba Auerbach to the gallery scene after a hiatus of four years. She talks about the reasons behind her break in a nice interview with SFAQ, (so you can check that out) and used the time off to create Diagonal Press. Projective Instrument opens at Paula Cooper in New York on January 9th and will feature “glass sculptures, 3D printed sculptures, new paintings, weavings, a library and a small series of concerts by […]