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MOCA Presents “Rebel” @ 941 N. Highland Avenue

This past weekend, MOCA presented Rebel, an exhibition conceived by James Franco and also including Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine, Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, Terry Richardson, Ed Ruscha, and Aaron Young. Showing at the JF Chen design space, the group effort is a deconstruction and reinterpretation of the legendary 1955 film Rebel Without A Cause which starred James Dean and Natalie Wood. Set within a space that mimics a Hollywood film set, the exhibition is broken up into different rooms and sections that studies various themes attached […]

Openings: Polaroid – “Instant Revolution” @ Impossible Project Space

Last year, Polaroid collaborated with Phillips de Pury for a unique benefit auction with a slew of artists creating works using their iconic instant photographs. Fastforward to 2011 and Polaroid has teamed up with IMPOSSIBLE at their New York project space to create another group show entitled Instant Revolution. The exhibition featured Gary Baseman, James Franco, Maripol, Mary Ellen Mark and Jennifer Juniper Stratford and challenged them to catch the world through their eyes. Check it out after the jump.

Openings: “Made In Polaroid” @ Phillips de Pury

AM recently attended the star studded charity art show Made In Polaroid held at Phillips de Pury. The benefit was a one night auction that featured 50 works created by the 50-50-50 project using Polaroid’s mobile printer. All proceeds went to support Free Arts NYC. Numerous notable artists including Marilyn Minter, Jean Pigozzi, Will Cotton, Patrick Demarchelier, Phillip-Lorca Dicorica, Steven Klein, Matthew Rolston, Paulo Roversi, Lady Gaga, James Franco, Maripol, Nate Lowman, Chris Anthony, Estevan Oriol, Gary Baseman, Tyra Banks, EINE, Stella IM Hultberg, Krista Huot, Nick […]

Overtime: Sept 12 – Sept 18

Anthony Kiedis takes Ed Ruscha on a ride down Sunset Blvd. Former art dealer accused of selling forged paintings said to be by Monet, Rothko, and others. Renoir piece stolen in Houston. Roman Abramovich’s new art museum in St Petersburg will include a giant outdoor hot tub. Don’t miss the final week of foster + partners – the art of architecture in Hong Kong. Jenny Saville paints pregnant women for her Gagosian show. The place to go for artists to get material for their sculptures. […]

Overtime: August 8 – August 14

US Postal Service to make an Edward Hopper painting (pictured above) into a stamp. Artist and film director David Lynch to release music album titled Crazy Clown Town. Julian Schnabel breaks up with journalist Rula Jebreal, girlfriend (and the woman whose story he adapted into a film) of four years. Rembrandt piece stolen from Marina Del Rey hotel.  Later, it is found in church. Art exhibit receives rite of reparations from an exorcist. Overheard at the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Met. Hydra, Greece becoming […]

Overtime: August 1 – August 7

Gagosian to show Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 simultaneously in all eleven of its galleries. Even with pay cut, MoMA director Glenn Lowry made $1.6 million (+ luxury housing $318K). Free Ozomatli concert part of music & dance performances as part of Pacific Standard Time. Lucian Freud’s daughter, Jane McAdam Freud, on the recently deceased artist. Damien Hirst’s restaurant, Pharmacy, is making a comeback. Kalup Linzy and James Franco no longer working together, it appears. You can play the Jeff Koons Must Die!!! […]

Overtime: June 27 – July 3

Leonardo di Vinci painting (with asking price of $200 million) lost for centuries has been authenticated by scholars. Founders of L&M Arts: Dominique Lévy and Robert Mnuchin, discuss their partnership. James Franco sells (prices range from $20 to $10,000) invisible art. Francis Alÿs posts his art films on his website for streaming or downloading. Art dealer Michelle Maccarone breaks her nose falling in Venice after trying to pee in canal. Interview with artist Nan Goldin. Missing Farah Fawcett Warhol painting discovered after shown on Ryan […]

Overtime: March 7 – March 13

New El Mac x Retna mural in Los Angeles. New outdoor work from Steve Locatelli and Escif in Bilboa. Gaia planning a show for Chicago while Skewville gets read for London. Can Charlie Sheen be considered a performance artist or is he just desperate for attention? Damien Hirst designs instruments (that will be auctioned for charity) for the band Squeeze. How does your collection compare to Carlos Slim’s, which consists of about 66,000 works (including Renoir, Cezanne, and Rodin) of art? Cory Arcangel discusses his […]

Preview: James Franco – “The Dangerous Book Four Boys” @ Peres Projects

Peres Projects’ physical space in Los Angeles may be long gone, but it looks like the spirit of Hollywood still lives with the cutting edge gallery in Germany.  No stranger to the entertainment industry (Terence Koh, has been creating pieces for Lady Gaga’s shows and Bruce La Bruce is an accomplished film director), Peres Projects will open a exhibition with work by respected actor James Franco on Feb. 11. The show will be Franco’s first solo and will feature video, paintings, drawings, and photographs.  Though […]