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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 […]

Showing: Michael Kagan – “We Have Felt The Ground Shake” @ Bill Brady Gallery

Last month, Bill Brady in Miami opened a solo exhibition from Michael Kagan (featured) entitled We Have Felt The Ground Shake. For his first showing with the gallery, the Brookyln-based artist presented a new selection of his signature astronaut paintings, rendered with a loose touch. This time around, Kagan focuses in on the Apollo astronauts, specifically those that touched down on the moon with some of the paintings taking the names of spacemen depicted. He further explains – “The paintings can work on their own or tell a story when […]

Overtime: March 26 – April 1

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Hong Kong’s Most Important Gallery District Is in a Brand New 26-Story Skyscraper. How Art Basel Hong Kong Became an Essential Stop on the Global Fair Circuit. 10 of the Most Eye-Opening Artworks at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. Another Look Inside KAWS’ Galerie Perrotin Exhibition in Hong Kong. A Look Inside Wolfgang Tillmans’ Exhibition in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, Team Gallery’s Jose Freire Says Goodbye to Art Fairs—What He’s Going […]

Basel Week HK ’18 / Showing: Art Basel (Part 2)

As the large crowds swarm into the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, we’re bringing you the 2nd part of our report from Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. Focusing on the Level 1 hall where some of the biggest galleries such as Gagosian, Blum & Poe, Pace, White Cube, Spruth Magers, David Zwirner, Lisson or Perrotin had their presentations, this floor was packed with some stellar works by some of the most important living artists. David Zwirner included a flashy collection of five recent works by Jeff Koons along […]

Basel Week HK ’18 / Showing: Yoshitomo Nara – “Ceramic Works and…” @ Pace Gallery

A couple days ago, during Basel Week Hong Kong, Pace Gallery inaugurated its second gallery in Hong Kong (12/F H Queen’s 80 Queen’s Road Central) with an exhibition by Yoshitomo Nara entitled Ceramic Works and… As the title suggests, the center of the new space was dominated by ceramic head sculptures from the Japanese artist, three dimensional representations of his instantly recognizable anime-inspired portraits. Rounding out the show were drawing and paintings from Nara on the surrounding walls. Discuss Yoshitomo Nara here. Photo credit: @SashaBogojev.

Basel Week HK ’18 / Showing: Art Basel (Part 1)

Today, the 29th of March, the Convention & Exhibition Centre will be once again opening its doors for the annual edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. We’ve in the city for few days already and had the chance to look at the both floors of the fair during the private viewing days and capture a glimpse of the glamour, beauty and madness that is taking place. Featuring 248 premiere galleries from 32 countries, half of them having exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific, Art Basel […]