More stories from the week that ended Sept 11 (click on bolded words for more information): David Shrigley’s Memorial, his largest sculpture so far, installed in Central Park’s Doris C. Freedman Plaza. RIP: Emilio Prini, who passed away at the age of 73. 38 ex-workers, including art handlers and auctioneers, from the Drouot auction house get jail time for thefts. Çanakkale Biennial cancelled for 2016 due to hostile climate towards artists and journalists in Turkey. Michael Shvo charged with tax evasion on art and luxury purchases in New […]
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Earlier this month, the Juxtapoz x Superflat group show opened at Pivot Art, giving art enthusiasts in Seattle a chance to see work from a stellar roster of artists. Showing at the same time as the Seattle Art Fair, the exhibition was co-curated by the arts & culture magazine and Takashi Murakami. Participants included Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, Kazunori Hamana, James Jean, JH Kagaku, Friedrich Kunath, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Otani Workshop, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Katsuya Terada, a selection from Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, He Xiang Yu, Zoer & Velvet, Trenton Doyle […]
In a year when his gigantic thumb-up piece Really Good will be revealed on top of the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square, David Shrigley is actively showing in galleries as well. Simultaneously with his Berlin drawings show (covered), he recently opened his Drawings and Paintings exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. From the 18th of March until the 20th of April, the gallery is showing their eighth solo with acclaimed British artist. For this showcase, the Glasgow-based artist created a new body of work using acrylic paint and oil stick […]
From 11th of March until 16th of April, BQ gallery in Berlin will be showing a solo exhibition by David Shrigley. Song For The Rat includes a series of signature drawings, as well as a single neon work, similar to the ones he did before for his two prior shows with the gallery. Primarily known to a wider public for his newspaper cartoons, books and animations, Shrigley created an array of pencil on paper drawings for the show. Depicting absurd situations of everyday life and taking banal objects for subjects of artworks, the pieces are easy […]
After the exclusive press preview held on the 20th of August (covered), the 21st was day zero for Banksy’s newest and biggest show to date. From the early morning, locals started lining up for “locals only day,” the artist’s own initiative that offered 1,000 North Somerset people the chance to see and experience the it completely free – before its official opening. The evening (more on this later) of the same day was reserved for guests with invites that escalated into a huge party with music, live drummers […]
Well, it’s been a tough secret to keep, but after months of silence & speculation the cat’s finally out of the bag: Banksy is opening a new exhibition featuring his unique vision of theme park giant – Disneyland. Entitled Dismaland, Banksy & friends have designed & built a contemporary replication of the iconic amusement park experience, but this time, the anonymous contemporary artist from Bristol looks to create a “bemusement” experience like non other for those fortunate enough to make their way to the United Kingdom for his “biggest show to […]
Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton is currently hosting the Positivilly Marvillainous group show, a title borrowed from the smart word play of George Herriman, the creator of the Krazy Kat comic. The power of comics and cartoons, and the way they represent characters and tell the story is the main theme of the show. The idea that “still, simple and sophisticated characters tell our stories better than a complicated plot,” resulted in an exhibition that champion the character itself. The show features works by established and up and […]
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.
Last month at The Hole in New York, a group exhibition opened on the theme of books entitled appropriately Summer Reading. Along with artwork from Airan Kang, Alexander Rodriguez, Andre Saraiva, Andrew Kuo, Brad Phillips, Brian Belott, Brian Dettmer, Clare Rojas, David Shrigley, Devin Troy Strother, Dustin Yellin, Garreth Long, Geoff McFetridge, Harland Miller, Hollie Chastain, Holton Rower, Jacqueline Rush Lee, Jen Mazza, Jen Stark, Jesse Edwards, John Copeland, Kembra Pfahler, Leo Fitzpatrick, Long Bin Chen, Matthew Higgs, Matthew Stone, Michael Dumontier, Miranda July, Neil Farber, Paul Bright, Peter Funch, Scott […]
Enchanted as we were by David Shrigley’s retrospective last year in London (covered here & here), we were excited to see something new from him for his solo at that opened last week at the Anton Kern Gallery in New York. Entitled Signs, the paintings and sculptural works featured the UK-artist’s well-known witticisms and playful nature. The exhibition runs through February 19th so head over if you are in town. Discuss David Shrigley here.