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Tag Archives: Contemporary Art

Overtime: July 16 – 22

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Jonathan Gold, food critic who celebrated L.A.’s cornucopia, dies at 57. The rapid rise of Millennial collectors will change how art is bought and sold. As attendance plummets, New York dealers are scrambling to secure their future. Why one gallerist says Berlin is no longer hospitable to contemporary art dealers. What does gallery foot traffic really look like at Chelsea’s inaugural Art Walk? Ralph Rugoff’s Venice Biennale will respond to the rise […]

Showing: KAWS – “HOLIDAY” Floating Companion @ Seokchon Lake (Seoul)

Judging from these photos, the long teased project from KAWS in Seoul has finally launched with his inflatable companion deployed in Seokchon Lake. Returning to Korea (see 2016) with a 92-foot-long (28 meters) floating HOLIDAY version of his signature character (and associated merch), the Brooklyn-based artist has harnessed the perfect relaxed vibe for this summertime installation. This piece is KAWS’ largest work to date and was masterminded by AllRightsReserved, follow in the footsteps of other similar installations like Florentijn Hofman’s giant floating duck in Hong Kong (covered). Photo credit: AllRightsReserved . Discuss KAWS here.

Interviews / Studio Visits: Sickboy

Sickboy’s red and yellow temples have been adorning Bristol’s dumpsters since the turn of the millennium.  Appearing like flowers blooming in the desert, their byzantine and seductive forms stand in stark contrast to the utilitarian and mundane objects on which they appear. The artist’s studio work has previously seen a broad array of cultural details filtered through a deeply surrealist imagination to create works which at one moment appear comforting and reassuring and at the next moment appear unnerving and unsettling. More recently, the canvases have seen […]

Brad Kunkle // FindShadow App

Artist Brad Kunkle recently shared a piece he painted that holds deep meaning for him, inspired by the 39 days it took for him to be reunited with his lost dog Shadow in 2015. Entitled The Golden Corridor and embellished with the New York-based artist’s practice of using of gold leaf, the diptych is steeped in symbolism from circumstances surrounding the incident. The painting now hangs in the offices of FindShadow in Downtown Manhattan, an app Kunkle helped create when he realized technology could lead to […]

Overtime: July 9 – 15

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): UTA Moves Into a New Ai Weiwei-Designed Space in Beverly Hills. Cheim & Read partner Adam Sheffer to join Pace as vice president. From Frida Kahlo in London to Casanova in Boston, here are 29 museum shows worth seeing this summer. 130,000 unseen photos of Andy Warhol will be made public at The Warhol Foundation. Artist SMASH 137 sues GM for unauthorized use of his Detriot mural for a Cadillac ad. Red […]

POW! WOW! Long Beach ’18: Papercut Lounge

As part of this year’s POW! WOW! Long Beach (more coverage here) the Papercut Lounge worked with a group of artists to make zines available to festival attendees (which you can still purchase online here). The popup space not only served as a shop but also featured a cascading installation of books by Olga Lah and a large painting from Brendan Monroe as well as hosted the kickoff and closing party for the week-long, city-wide event. Participants include: Bumblebeeloves you, The Draculas, B4Flight, Booooooom, Brenden Donahue, Benji Escobar, Grace, Sandro Grison, Yoon Hyup, Luna Ikuta, Jason Keam, Quang Le, Busy Birdy, Brendan Monroe, Persue, Quam […]

Showing: Mark Dean Veca – “Passaggio di Pop” @ Crocker Art Museum

After a grueling twelve days of painting, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) has finished a new commissioned installation at the Crocker Art Museum entitled Passaggio di Pop. After he created a immersive experience at the Sacramento institution last year for a group exhibition, the Los Angeles-based artist has returned as the recipient of the John S. Knudsen Prize, funding the creation of a new site-specific installation as well as the acquisition of his Oh Yeah painting into the museum’s permanent collection. Combining his modern take on Toile du Jouy patterns and […]

Overtime: July 2 – 8

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Abstract Expressionist Joan Mitchell was complicated, driven and a genius. Banksy offers to help save Bristol’s under-threat libraries. Banksy’s Hull bridge mural ‘to be moved‘ ahead of removal of the bridge. The untold history of corporations recruiting artists to inspire their employees. Met Museum sets record with 7.35 million visitors in a year. London’s National Gallery acquires painting by Artemisia Gentileschi for £3.6 million. Furrowed brows win at Christie’s patchy Old Master […]

Felice Varini Carcassonne Installation

Visible from May to September 2018, Felice Varini’s latest project is a striking installation at the medieval fortress of Carcassonne in Southern France. Spread on the west front of the city fortifications, 15 yellow circles (composed of temporary thin aluminium strips) all come together perfectly in the field of vision when standing facing one of the gates and is characteristic of the Swiss artist’s geometric perspective-localized paintings. The project from the Paris-based Varini celebrates the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the city on the world heritage […]

Showing: Haroshi – “NANZUKA at Petzel” @ Petzel Gallery

Recently in New York, Haroshi (featured) unveiled a new series of works at Petzel Gallery (35 E 67th Street location) for Tokyo’s Nanzuka Gallery as part of the second New York edition of Condo, a gallery share program. Known for his sculptural use of skate decks as a medium, the Japanese artist had 29 new pieces on view alongside works from Makoto Taniguchi & Mori Masato. Arranged in a circle, the sold out cleverly conceived half kaiju half wood pieces made for a striking installation. Discuss Haroshi here.