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Overtime: Feb 4 – Feb 10

Overtime stories of the week: Quint Contemporary Art gallery has new editions available by Kelsey Brookes. Unnamed collector finds what is claimed to be the “head” of Courbet’s The Origin of the World. Expert and dealer Hubert Duchemin disputes claim that it is a Courbet. Hacker exposes paintings that George Bush is working on, including bath and showering self-portrait. Fu Baoshi paintings on display are fakes, says his granddaughter, who is an art dealer. French government charges Guy Wildenstein with tax evasion and money laundering. Executives […]
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Preview: “In Our Wake” @ Thinkspace

Later tonight, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting the opening for their latest group show – In Our Wake. The diverse set of artists participating include Jason Thielke, Drew Young (above), Mary Iverson, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Caitlin Hackett, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Liz Brizzi, and David Cooley. Each of the artists will be contributing multiple works so it will be a good opportunity to get a better feel for their work as they will surely be showing at the space in the future as well perhaps in […]
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Benefits: Tara McPherson x CCM – “Rebuilding From A Fire”

Last month, there was a monstrous four alarm fire that raged thru a handful of apartments in Williamsburg Brooklyn. As many as 200 firefighters were dispatched to get the flames under control, with very little success. While many were displaced, a few of the residents of this devastating tragedy were artist Tara McPherson, Sean Leonard and their lovely newborn child Ronin. Thankfully, they were out of the country at the time and nobody was seriously hurt. In light of the above circumstance, Cotton Candy Machine in […]
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Preview: Scott Listfield & Jeff Gillette @ Gallery 1988 (Venice)

Later tonight, the Venice location for Gallery 1988 will be unveiling a two-person show from Scott Listfield and Jeff Gillette. The exhibition pairs Listfield’s astronaut pop culture-infused portraiture with Gillette’s postapocalyptic visions of the urban settings leading to an interesting look into the future perhaps from both artists. The show runs through February 24th. Discuss this show here.
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Releases: Joe Sorren Trading Cards

The rumors are true… Saturday, Joe Sorren (featured) will release his latest project – art trading cards. This inaugural series (first of three) will contain 50 cards based on the great artwork he has produced during his storied career. Each pack will contain 12 cards: 9 standard, 1 sticker, 1 foil & 1 catalog. The rare chase cards are from a sub-edition of 6 stickers & 5 foils that have been created for series A. As an added bonus for those that support early online, Joe will […]
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Preview: Sam Wolfe Connelly – “Nocturne” @ Roq La Rue

Tonight in Seattle, Sam Wolfe Connelly has a solo show opening at the Roq La Rue gallery featuring his dark and mysterious imagery. The NY-based painter will be putting a new body of work on display entitled Nocturne which will introduce art fans to his visual language which is at the same time delicately beautiful and sinister at the same time. The show runs through March 2nd for those in the area. Discuss Sam Wolfe Connelly here.
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Preview: Tim Doyle – “UnReal Estate II” @ Spoke Art

Tomorrow night (February 7th), Spoke Art will again be the site of a solo show from Tim Doyle in San Francisco. The Austin-based illustrator and screen printer will once again be reprising his re-interpretations of famous TV show locations with a new body of work entitled UnReal Estate II (see part I from 2012 here). Clever takes on this unique subject matter include renderings of familiar places from shows like Futurama, Arrested Development, Firefly, The Sopranos, Deadwood, The Simpsons, and more…
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Openings: Victor Castillo – “Under Heavy Measures” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

On Saturday night, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery welcomed in Victor Castillo for his new solo show entitled Under Heavy Measures. The new body of work included pieces on paper and canvas, sketches, and some sculptures that look like they came straight out of his paintings including the LA-based artist’s signature red sausage noses (see video). Attendees were treated to vivid and troubled imagery juxtaposing the innocence of children and an illustrative style with dark subject matter fraught with ominous creatures, political overtones, and violence. Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss this show here. Discuss Victor Castillo here.
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Overtime: Jan 28 – Feb 3

Overtime stories of the week: Steve Wynn revealed to be Koons’ Tulips buyer as The Wynn in Las Vegas has put the piece on display. Is India facing a “cultural emergency” with writers, painters and filmmakers being targeted by the mob? Nearly 400-year-old secret painting in Rembrandt masterpiece revealed using x-ray techniques. Guests of anti-poverty group asked to leave  Musee d’Orsay because visitors complained that they smelled. Spiegal Online feels German museums and governments have failed to properly address Nazi looted artworks. Henry Kravis claims […]
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Rewind: Jan 28 – Feb 3

We lead things off for this week’s Rewind with a new video directed by AM contributor theonepointeight giving you a glimpse at the show opening tonight from Victor Castillo in Los Angeles. Not only do you see some of the paintings being installed at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, you also see the LA-based artist adding color to his signature sausage noses on some sculptures for the show. Living Apart Entwined, a new mural from Faith47 in South Africa. VernissageTV looks at Art Los Angeles Contemporary. André makes a short film […]