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David Shrigley for Sketch Restaurant (London)

Like what Damien Hirst’s art did for the Tramshed Restaurant, David Shrigley has now done for sketch in London. The Turner Prize nominated and Fourth Plinth commissioned artist contributed 239 new works (available for purchase through Stephen Friedman Gallery) for the restaurant that now line the walls, the largest group of drawings that he has created. In addition, Shrigley has contributed new ceramic tableware (available for purchase online next year) that feature his distinctive text. Discuss David Shrigley here.
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Openings: JR – “The Close Up” @ Magda Danysz (Shanghai)

During AM‘s recent trip we stopped by the streets of Shanghai to participate in the phenomenon that is the Inside / Out photobooth truck. Next to follow that up, we stopped by Magda Danysz to catch JR’s (interviewed) latest show. Entitled The Close Up, this exhibition marks the return of the French artist to the gallery’s Shanghai location after four years (see the first show here). The works range from his grand photographs taken from projects around the world to his wood impressions to his haunting eye pieces […]
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Upcoming: Daniel Arsham – “The Future is Always Now” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Running concurrently and staggered with the current G I R L exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris starting Thursday night (June 12th) will be a new show from Daniel Arsham. The Future is Always Now will be the New York-based artist’s ninth solo with the gallery and will feature about 20 artworks centered thematically around music, an interest seen previously with his collaboration with Pharrell. Fans of Arsham will want to stop by to see his unique views on future archeology with his eroded sculptures of […]
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Openings: Carl Cashman – “Neometry: New work by Carl Cashman” @ Prescription Art

As previously announced in his recent interview, British artist Carl Cashman, opened his new solo show at Prescription Art Gallery in Brighton on the 6th of June. Titled Neometry: New work by Carl Cashman, the exhibition is a sort of a follow up to last year’s sold out success in US (covered), showing a new body of geometry-based, neon color artworks. Aside from releasing a limited edition print, painting the outside of the gallery, installing the works within the space, the artist also presented this unique show in two ways – under […]
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Openings: “Space//Squared” @ White Walls Gallery

Last month, White Walls Gallery in San Francisco opened a group exhibition entitled Space//Squared. Curated by Sven Davis, the showing was a followup to an event last year in Portland (covered). This time around, participating artists were again asked to contribute artwork in a 10 x 10″ format.  Along with pieces from over 100 artists (list seen below), Adam Friedman and Robert Minervini also created a site-specific installation featuring a series of paintings interspersed throughout mural elements. Roster: 2501, Adam Friedman, Adam Weir, Akiko Masker, Alex Lukas, Alicia Dubnyckyj, […]
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Previews: Zaria Forman – “Ice to Island” @ WWFA (Seattle)

Tonight in Seattle, Winston Wächter Fine Art will be opening a solo show from Zaria Forman, who we featured in an Art Focus article earlier this year. The exhibition holds special meaning for the Brooklyn-based artist, as her exquisite paintings will be shown alongside the photographs of her late mother, Rena Bass Forman. The two of them traveled together to see the natural wonders of the world in places like Greenland, Iceland, Patagonia and India, inspiring Zaria’s own interest in documenting disappearing places. Ice to Island features some of the […]
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Openings: Henrik Vibskov @ Ruttkowski;68

Cologne’s Ruttkowski;68 Gallery recently opened a unique gallery show by Danish multidisciplinary talent, Henrik Vibskov. Mostly known as a fashion designer and the mastermind behind his avant-garde fashion label, Vibskov is an acomplished musician, costume and set designer, and an artist. He recently designed costumes for Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake performed by The Norwegian National Ballet, as well as set and costumes for Bjork’s 2015 tour. With his 2nd show with the gallery, Vibskovski;72 II, he introduces the purest form of expression of his ideas – through visual […]
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FriendsWithYou – “We Are FriendsWithYou” Book Signing @ MOCA Grand Ave

On the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, FriendsWithYou celebrated the release of their We Are FriendsWithYou book, published by Rizzoli. The live signing event happened in their hometown of Los Angeles, at MOCA Grand Ave, with fans and friends of all ages. Before even arriving at the museum, music created by Money Mark could be heard as you walked to the courtyard. His recorded tunes and live accompaniment were a perfect complement to the whimsical and happy scene created by the duo. This included a […]
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Overtime: June 2 – June 8

More stories from the week that ended June 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Benjamin Redford draws a portrait of the entire internet. Frenchman Mehdi Nemmouche claims responsibility in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting. Katara Art Center to close at the end of the month due to loss of funding. Three allegedly-Islamist men steal a portion of John Latham’s God is Great (#4) work at Portikus. Patrick Vialaneix may face ten years in prison for conspiring to sell stolen Rembrandt he was obsessed with. […]
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Previews: Thomas Campbell – “Ampersand” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Next Thursday (June 12th), Joshua Liner Gallery in New York will be opening a show from Thomas Campbell, his first with the gallery. Featuring painting, sculpture, original bronzes, and hand sewn works, Ampersand will let the California-based artist further explore the use of the gourd and its symbolism throughout his visual language. He states: “I feel there is a natural correlation between what I do and what I draw, [my drawings have] similar lines to the structure of gourds. I have been really drawn to them […]