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Upcoming: Steven Harrington – “Wavy Days” @ Colette

Starting on August 31st, colette in Paris will have a selection of recent paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture from Steven Harrington on display. Entitled Wavy Days, the new exhibition take place in the upstairs gallery, downstairs entrance wall, and stairwell with a onsite mural planned as well. He further states – “It seems that all my life I’ve dealt with anxiety. Like many folks nowadays, I’m no stranger to feelings of worry, stress, apprehension, and even fear. Sometimes the feelings are constant and then sometimes I can […]
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Upcoming: Daniel Arsham – “Fictional Archeology” @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

After installing a whimsical new installation in Washington DC with his Snarkitechture firm, Daniel Arsham has turned his attention to a more solo pursuit. Fictional Archeology sees the New York-based artist bring his signature technique of creating everyday objects as how they would appear if found by archeologists in the future to the Hong Kong branch of Galerie Perrotin on September 11th. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
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Upcoming: Takashi Murakami – “The 500 Arhats” @ Mori Art Museum

Coming up on October 31st, Takashi Murakami will be unveiling his first solo exhibition in Japan in over 14 years. The title The 500 Arhats at the Mori Art Museum references the piece that will be the showstopper, a 100-meter-long painting which was created as a thank you to the nation of Qatar, one of the first to offer assistance after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011 in Japan. Along with this massive piece, the Japanese originator of the Superflat movement will be preparing other paintings and sculptural works. […]
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James Jean x Momofuku Commission

After painting a mural last month for POW! WOW! Long Beach (covered), James Jean (interviewed) has started work on a new project. Utilizing large panels, the gifted painter looks to be prepping a large installation for friend and chef David Chang’s Momofuku restaurant group. The name can be loosely translated to “lucky peach” which explains why Jean used the peach as his focus for the commissioned works. We’ll be looking forward to updating you on the completed project soon… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta. Discuss James Jean here.
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Overtime: Aug 10 – Aug 16

More stories from the week that ended Aug 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Ramiro Gomez profiled by NY Times. RIP: Susanne Hilberry, who died at 72 due to complications of a brain tumor. RIP: Karen Sinsheimer, who died of pancreatic cancer. Tali Lennox’s boyfriend Ian Jones still missing after kayak accident. His body is later found. 55 Gansevoort to close after two years to make room for Restoration Hardware’s hotel. Paper Magazine visits the gallery’s final opening and Queer Thought’s first opening in NY. Hirshhorn’s decision […]
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Cai Guo-Qiang – “Sky Ladder” (China)

Explosive Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang recently successfully unleashed his Sky Ladder over Huiyu Island in Quanzhou to celebrate his grandmother’s 100th birthday. This fourth and final attempt is a culmination of 21 years of hard work to realize a vision he had when he was a child. Assisted by a helium balloon and ladder covered with pyrotechnics, the stunning display rose 500 meters into the air and lasted two and a half minutes. He further states – “Behind Sky Ladder lies a clear childhood dream of mine. […]
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Upcoming: Brendan Monroe – “Morphology” @ Heath Ceramics (San Francisco)

After a fantastic showing at Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles last year (covered), Brendan Monroe (interviewed) will be next putting new works on display soon at their San Francisco location. Morphology in the Boiler Room will continue the locally-based artist’s collaboration with the manufacturer of artisan pottery, a perfect way for Monroe to bring to life in a new way his organic and science-based imagery. Opening night is planned for September 25th. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.
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Openings: “Lush Life 5: Reverie” @ Roq La Rue

Roq La Rue upped the ante for the fifth edition of their Lush Life group show, titled Reverie.  With both the main floor and upstairs project room utilized, and the debut of the large installation piece by Cheyenne Randall, the gallery was literally packed to the rafters. Highlights include Scott Hove’s delicious Devils Food starting off the main floor, just waiting for you to get closer. Jonathan Viner’s Force Projection will leave you mesmerized as will Christian Van Minnen’s Self Portrait as James Hurley, or Small Town […]
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Releases: KAWS – “You Should Know I Know” Print

Fans of Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, will be happy to know that on Wednesday, the 12th of August, Pace Prints in NYC will be releasing his newest screen print -You Should Know I Know. Being available some 10 months since his last fine art edition (covered), this print is produced in the same edition of only 250, measures 37.5 x 32 inches, and will be sold exclusively through the Pace Prints gallery. As per usual with KAWS’ announcement, there is not much info available prior to the official release so […]
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Overtime: Aug 3 – Aug 9

More stories from the week that ended Aug 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Aaron Moulton provides a video walkthrough for Gagosian Gallery’s Theories on Forgetting show. RIP: Ruben Espinosa, who was found shot to death in Mexico City apartment. RIP: Lance Kinz, who died at the age of 64. RIP: Charles Goldstein, who died at the age of 78 due to complications of an infection. Opus Art Gallery closes and owners flees to France as they allegedly have swindled collectors and consignors. Mixed Green gallery closes as its […]