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Je Suis Paris

In the aftermath of the horrible attacks that happened on Friday 13th in Paris, the art community once again responded with what it does best – transferring the emotions and messages in an original visual form. Whether they are French or not, they all have some sort of special connection with the “capital of the arts.“ From Danish master of paper drawings and folds, Huskmitnavn (top photo), Paris-based Seth Globepainter who painted one of his kid characters writing Parisian motto “Fluctuat nec mergitur (Tossed but not sunk)”, to legendary mastermind behind the Obey […]

Recap: Gary Baseman – “Happy Toby To You” @ Time Square Hong Kong

Continuing to spread his pervasive imagery to Asia (also see Shanghai & Taipei), Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) recent project saw him celebrating his iconic Toby character’s 10th birthday in Hong Kong. Held at the busy Time Square complex in Causeway Bay, the installation (arranged by LeBasse Projects) featured a dinner party for his faithful companion as well as photo exhibition of their travels together. Discuss Gary Baseman here.

Upcoming: Gary Baseman – “Happy Toby To You” @ Time Square Hong Kong

On May 21st, Hong Kong’s Time Square will be welcoming in another artist (see Mike Stilkey and Yoskay Yamamoto) to create an installation arranged by LeBasse Projects at the mall complex in Causeway Bay. In celebration of his character Toby’s 10th birthday, Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) faithful companion will be part of a new sculptural installation set up as a birthday party with his dear friends. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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Videos: Gary Baseman x Coach

If you remember, we shared with you a look back in September at Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) exciting new collaboration from Coach featuring his distinctive imagery. Along with news of his Secret Society showing at Collette (through the 31st), with a special window and imagery dedicated to the new line with Coach, the spring campaign video has also been released. Take a look below… Discuss Gary Baseman here.

Previews: Gary Baseman – “The Door Is Always Open” @ K11 (Shanghai)

Continuing to tour the world, Gary Baseman (interviewed) and his The Door Is Always Open has reached Shanghai. Opening tonight with over 500 pieces of art and art objects, his fans in China will enjoy some of what other collectors saw back in Taipei & Los Angeles. Stop by for a look yourself through March 5th… Discuss Gary Baseman here.

Showing: “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” @ JANM

Showing through April of next year at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is an exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. Although the subject matter is not for everyone, some of the artists involved in this show in Los Angeles certainly should be familiar to our readers, including Colin Christian (interviewed) who contributed the piece seen above. Along with original artwork, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States also had a selection of related products on display, with rare and unique items […]

Gary Baseman x Coach Spring 2015 Line

After opening and closing a comprehensive retrospective (covered) at the MOCA Taipei, Gary Baseman (interviewed) moved on to revealing his latest project. At the recent Fashion Week New York, Coach unveiled their new Spring 2015 RTW collection which featured the Los Angeles-based artist’s imagery. The line included his signature creatures emblazoned on bags, used on prints and repeating patterns, and even knitted into sweaters. Check out some reviews from, Vogue, NY Times, InStyle, theFashionSpot, and Harper’s BAZAAR as well as a video below… Photos via NY Mag. Discuss […]

Openings: Gary Baseman – “The Door is Always Open” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

Last month, Gary Baseman (interviewed) opened a comprehensive retrospective show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. Entitled The Door Is Always Open, the exhibition mirrored the delightful showing of the same name last year in Los Angeles (covered). Along with over 500 selected pieces, his largest collection of work in one place yet, the opening also included an art performance with his “WildGirls” with a new dance and musical composition. Check out more photos below… Discuss Gary Baseman here.

Upcoming: Gary Baseman – “Mythical Creatures” Kickstarter Launch

Tonight in Los Angeles, Gary Baseman (interviewed) will be launching his kickstarter for Mythical Creatures, a documentary about the artist and his career by David Charles. Held from 8pm – 10pm at Canter’s Deli / The Kibitz Room, the donation event will also feature a set from Moby but requires an RSVP ([email protected]). The premise behind the film – “After the recent passing of his parents, Gary was compelled to dive deep into his heritage and tell their tragic experience during the Holocaust in their hometown village in […]
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Previews: Gary Baseman – “The Door is Always Open” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

Tomorrow (June 27th) in Taiwan, the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei will opening a massive retrospective chronicling the career of Gary Baseman (interviewed) that has now spanned over three decades. Those who visited his amazing show last year in Los Angeles (covered), also entitled The Door Is Always Open, will already have gotten a small taste of what his fans in the capital of the ROC will be experiencing. His most comprehensive exhibition to date will include over 500 works, housed within the museum which will be […]
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