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Upcoming: Adam Neate – “HISTORY” @ Elms Lester

For Adam Neate (interviewed) fans out there, you will want to make plans to be in London this Saturday (November 16th 10:00am – 1:00pm) for the opening of HISTORY. Attendees of the Elms Lester show will see over 35 portraits (created since 2006) on loan from collectors that will show a nice progression the British artist’s portraiture from works on cardboard to his more recent “dimensional paintings” (like in his 2012 show). Discuss Adam Neate here.

Showing: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Jamaica” @ Stephen Friedman Gallery

Currently showing at the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London is Kehinde Wiley’s The World Stage: Jamaica. For his first ever UK solo exhibition, and coinciding with the start of Frieze Week, the American artist continues his acclaimed series of works painting urban youths in the poses seen in 17th and 18th century British portraiture. In this instance, it is also the first time Wiley has included women in this series of works which further explores ideas history, power, race, and gender. Take a look at more installation […]

Upcoming: Gregory Euclide – “Whose Land We Laid Down & Wiped Away (Mine to Make / Bury to Forget)” @ StolenSpace

On November 7th, Whose Land We Laid Down & Wiped Away (Mine to Make / Bury to Forget) will open at the StolenSpace Gallery in London featuring the work of Gregory Euclide. Utilizing his signature mixed media technique, the paintings with strong sculptural elements will examine man’s relationship with nature via his imagery depicting both pastoral scenes as well as man-made structures. Discuss Gregory Euclide here.

Openings: Hush – “Fatales” @ The Outsiders

After completing a high profile project working on the interiors of TAO a the Maritime Hotel in New York, Hush (interviewed) returned to the UK to open a solo at The Outsiders in London. Fatales features paintings and sketches from the Newcastle-based artist rendered in a style familiar to fans of the Hush melding Eastern & Western influences. Attendees were also able to enjoy one of the walls of the space, covered with a mural created in a aesthetic similar to the portraiture work in the show. Photos via the […]

Streets: Ludo (London)

French artist Ludo (interviewed) was recently in London, where he created several new works on the streets of the British capital. Along with leaving his recognizable mark in form of black and white pasteups with bright green accents, the artist arranged a new gallery representation in the UK with Lazarides. New pieces include an image of the grim reaper with a banana instead of scythe, a huge “armed” sunflower with bullets and machine guns scattered around, and a familiar pineaple/skull punk image. After this, the artist had […]

Frieze Art Fair ’13 : Highlights (London) – Part 2

Frieze London is one of the world’s leading art fairs and this year it took place from the 17th – 20th of October in Regent’s Park. For its 11th edition, the fair hosted 152 galleries which attracted around 70,000 during the six days of the opening of both Frieze London and Frieze Masters. To enhance visitor experience at Frieze London, capacity was reduced this year, and for the first time, tickets sold out every day. Showing both artworks by the world’s biggest names in contemporary art, along with […]

Openings: Moniker Art Fair / The Other Art Fair (London)

Moniker Art Fair, one of the events on the week’s busy schedule in London, opened with a private view on the 17th of October. Sharing a venue with Other Art Fair, these two events attracted a huge mass of art collectors, enthusiast, gallery owners and artists. In a relaxed atmosphere, the crowd was able to enjoy some works from the street and urban art movement. Presenting both young and emerging artists, alongside some established and names, these two fairs were a great opportunity for young […]

Frieze Art Fair ’13 : Highlights (London) – Part 1

Frieze Art Fair returns to London from 17 to 20 October 2013 showcasing 152 galleries from around the world. Highlights this year include the Gagosian Gallery, displaying five large scale works by pop artist Jeff Koons, from his stainless steel inflatable sculptures series to his Sacred Heart sculpture. At the Stephen Friedman Gallery booth, viewers can enjoy the ultimate rebirthing experience by interacting with a giant sculptural self portrait of American artist Jennifer Rubell by climbing into a cavity made in her pregnant stomach. Lisson Gallery is focusing on […]

Jeff Koons x Dom Pérignon Sculpture Package (London)

Following the recent announcement for the release of the Jeff Koons x Dom Pérignon Sculpture Package (covered here), we were invited to the launch party during Frieze art week in London. For those who can’t afford the £15,500 which includes a mini-Balloon Venus along with the Rosé champagne inside, you can opt for the special Koons boxes of Dom Pérignon Blanc de Blancs (£130) and Rose (£315) sold at a pop-up at Claridge’s. Photo credit: Butterfly.

Openings: Dmitry Shorin – “Flight” @ Erarta Galleries (London)

Russian artist Dmitry Shorin is currently exhibiting at Erarta Galleries in London until the 16th of November. The body of work titled Flight features paintings that work on his now familiar aviation theme. Included in the showing is a sculpture from his I Believe in Angels series. Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Photo credit: Butterfly.