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Releases: Jeff Soto – “Seeker Friends #1: Roller Skater”

Jeff Soto (interviewed) has something new for his fans out there. Roller Skater is the first in a series of Seeker Friends prints and will be available next Thursday, April 5th at noon PST. the 6″x 6″ edition from Prints On Wood will be available for 24 hours and cost $25 + shipping with $1 of every sale going to plant one tree through the Plant A Billion Trees program. You can expect a new image every month or so. Take a peek of future ones after […]

Openings: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Jokes On Me…” @ LeBasse Projects (Chinatown)

Last Saturday night, the LeBasse Projects in the heart of LA’s Chinatown hosted a new solo show from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). Jokes On Me… was a sculptural extravaganza with some of Yoskay’s favorite toys customized (utilizing plaster, resin, vinyl, clay and wood) with his signature facial expressions and other modifications. He was also more than happy to share humorous anecdotes associated with many of the pieces. Perhaps the most impressive piece of the show was the large-scale installation piece he placed on the back wall […]
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Openings: Alex Gross – “Product Placement” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Opening alongside Victor Castillo last month at Jonathan LeVine was Los Angeles-based artist Alex Gross (interviewed). Entitled Product Placement, the show presented a new series of paintings that expands on the themes from his prior work such as Consumption, Branding, Celebrity, Love and Mortality. Using refined strokes and techniques, Gross skillfully rendered mundane objects and mixed them into a world where luxury brands are the common focus of his alluring subjects. It’s also interesting to see the typographic examples of foreign elements in his compositions. We especially enjoyed the […]

Teaser: Morgan Spurlock Curated “New Blood” @ Thinkspace

Acclaimed filmmaker and art collector Morgan Spurlock will be curating a group exhibition next month entitled New Blood. Featuring a roster of artists hand-picked by Spurlock, the showing will open April 28th at the Thinkspace Gallery and include a diverse lineup of Camille Rose Garcia, Travis Lampe, The Date Farmers, Albert Reyes, Dzine, Jesus Bubu Negron, Elizabeth McGrath, Morgan Slade, Gary Baseman, Jesse Dickenson, Gary Taxali, Adrian Forrow, Jonathan Yeo, Charlie Gouldsborough, Mark Jenkins, Sandra Fernandez, Nicola Verlato, Marco Mazzoni, Ron English, Kid Zoom, Saber, […]

Openings: “Love & Hate” @ StolenSpace

Last month, the StolenSpace Gallery in London hosted a show that opened around Valentine’s Day appropriate to the theme entitled Love & Hate. For the group exhibition, most artists created two works, one for each of the strong emotions that often seems linked hand in hand depending on the situation. Because of the concept behind the showing, the pieces that were presented had an interesting dichotomy that made the exhibition well worth seeing. More photos after the jump by Henrik Haven…

Previews: Gary Baseman – “Vicious” @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

Next month, Gary Baseman (featured) will be traveling to Milan for his latest solo show to be held at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. Vicious will feature thirty new works – 15 paintings on canvas, 7 paintings done on old book covers, and 8 drawings made on pages from old medical textbooks and focus on his characters who are driven to viciousness as their hunger for love and affection are not met. Head over for the opening on April 5th if you can to meet the […]
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Releases: Mark Ryden – “YHWH” (Red, Gold, Blue)

For those Mark Ryden fans out there who missed the first colorways of the YHWH figure (pink, black, white), here is your shot at three other versions of perhaps his vision of god. Or perhaps you are a completist who must have every piece from the set. Whatever the case, tomorrow (March 27th) at 8 am PDT, Porterhouse will be releasing red, gold, and blue iterations (limited to 100 each) that can be purchased individually for $200 or as a set for $500. Images of the […]

Preview: “International Women” @ Warrington Museum

With the opening scheduled for March 29th, the Warrington Museum in UK gets ready to host International Women, a group show featuring 15 artists from 10 countries. Curated by Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler, the lineup includes Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang. A peek at a couple more pieces in the show after the jump…

Overtime: March 19 – March 25

Nudes in famous paintings re-imagined for today’s model-skinny “standards.” Kevin Costner sued by Peggy Detmers over breach of contract regarding display of her artwork. Van Gogh painting discovered and confirmed and there may be another one underneath it. Two men arrested for handling stolen LS Lowry paintings. 10 die in Egypt while illegally digging for ancient treasures. Chinese farmer gets 13 years in jail for stealing works of art & jewels from the Forbidden City. Stanley Tucci addresses Congress to advocate for a 6% increase […]

Teaser: Yosuke Ueno – “The Specific Illusion” @ Thinkspace

Come March 31st, Yosuke Ueno will lift the veil covering his newest body of work, The Specific Illusion at the Thinkspace Gallery, his third solo with the Culver City showspace. The fresh collection of paintings are strongly influenced by the changes in Japan since the Great Earthquake and Tsunami a little over a year ago which have deeply impacted the Ueno. His show will be opening on the same night as fellow Japanese painter Fumi Nakamura, who will be displaying her wares in the project […]