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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Previews: Thinkspace @ SCOPE

Next week during Basel Week Miami, along with a couple mini-solos, Thinkspace will also have group exhibitions on display including many artists contributing pieces in a 12 x 12″ format for a special wall. Participants this year for the booth at SCOPE Miami include: Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Clarkson, Baghead, Brian Mashburn, bumblebeelovesyou, C215, Camilla d’Errico, Carl Cashman, Casey Weldon, Christine Wu, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Dan-ah Kim, David Cooley, Derek Gores, Drew Leshko, Erik Siador, Ernest Zacharevic, Fernando Chamarelli, Frank […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “The Cleaner” Print

Currently on offer from Tiny Showcase is a new print from Josh Keyes (interviewed) entitled The Cleaner. The 8 x 10″ time limited edition will be available through November 31st, 12 pm Eastern Time. Purchasing it for your collection will cost you $40 and Keyes will donate $10 of each sale to No Kid Hungry which works to “end childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.” Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Previews: “Work In Progress” Los Angeles Popup Show

Tonight in Los Angeles, the Work In Progress popup show (317 S. Boylston Street) curated Doug Davis and Roger Gastman will open their doors to Black Friday shoppers and keep art available for purchase all the way through Christmas (December 27th). Featuring work from a diverse roster of artists including Ed Ruscha, Lisa Schulte, John Baldessari, POSE, REVOK, Richard Colman, Shawn Kolodny, Adam Wallacavage, Cleon Petersen, Tasya Van Ree, Sage Vaughn, and more, the new exhibition held in an old karaoke bar will allow you to take […]
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Releases: Jeremy Geddes – “Foundation” Print

On December 3rd, starting at 5 pm (Eastern Time), Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) will be offering up a timed release print for only 24 hours. Entitled Foundation, the image features one of the Australian painter’s iconic floating astronauts rendered beautifully and reaching for some branches and a skull. The print image is 56cm wide x 66cm high (paper size 61cm x 74cm) and will cost about $166 USD. Tipped off by Evan Pricco / Juxtapoz. Discuss Jeremy Geddes here.
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Releases: Mark Ryden – “Aurora” Lithographic Poster

On November 30th (8am PST), Porterhouse will be releasing a new lithographic poster from Mark Ryden entitled Aurora. The stunning image is taken from a 9 feet tall painting that the Los Angeles-based artist has prepared for his upcoming show in New York and is his biggest piece to date. Produced in a run of 500 and sized at 39″ x 21.25″, the edition will cost $500 and be available here at the appropriate time. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
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Previews: “Paintguide” @ Unit London

On November 27th, a group exhibition organized by Henrik Uldalen, the founder of Paintguide on Instagram, will open at Unit London. One can say the Norwegian oil painter’s success has come in part because of social media, something that more and more collectors are using to find and purchase artwork. The show also is a product of the Instagram account as the participants were invited take over the account a week at a time with their artwork in the past. Artists who contributed works include Uldalen […]

POW! WOW! Taiwan ’15 / World Tour: Jeff Soto

After sharing with you the first leg of the POW! WOW! tour of Asia (see Japan), here is a glimpse at the second part which was held in Taiwan. Our coverage begins as we follow along with one of the participants, Jeff Soto (interviewed), as he shares an intimate look at his experiences there with a series of photographs. In this set of shots, you will see the American artist work on three murals for the event, some culinary delights, a few cultural sights, as well a […]

Showing: Matzu / Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Somewhere Here” @ Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery

Last week in Luxembourg, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) presented new works entitled Somewhere Here at Zidoun-Bossuyt Galley. The Japanese artist’s new solo included a series of vibrant new paintings as well as steel sculptures created in monochromatic gold and silver. The New York-based Matsuyama’s characters were both rendered against complex “deco-florative” patterns in irregularly shaped canvases set in striking contrast against the white walls as well as were seen in a more minimalistic outline in sculptural form both inside and outside the gallery space. Take a look at more installation photos below… Discuss Matzu here.

Basel Week Miami ’15 // Previews: Christian Rex van Minnen // Poulsen Gallery @ PULSE

Another artist whose work we’ve been following for some time, Christian Rex van Minnen (featured), will be introducing his newest work during Basel Week Miami. Showing with Gallery Poulsen from Copenhagen, the NY-based artist prepared two large pieces for this event along with other artists represented by the gallery including Aaron Johnson, Mi Ju, Mu Pan, William Powhida, Jean-Pierre Roy, and Nicola Verlato. Both pieces from van Minnen, Grotto with Nietzsche and Anal (top) and Deez Mothafuckin Chakraz!, are oil paintings on linen, measuring 72 x 48″. One is a classic van […]

Openings: James Jean – “Zugzwang” @ Hidari Zingaro

Earlier this month, as a part of GEISAI∞infinity project curated by Takashi Murakami, James Jean (interviewed) opened up a solo show at Kaikai Kiki’s Hidari Zingaro in Tokyo. Entitled Zugzwang, the new body of work highlighted some of the American artist’s imaginative imagery in a large scale form that mirrored his moleskin sketches that we have come to love. Along with these figurative gems created in a blue hue and accented with red and pink, Jean also contributed a more painterly triptych that dominated the room. Photo credit: Ksn. Discuss this show here. Discuss James Jean here.
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