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Rewind: April 30 – May 6

We start this week’s summary of videos with a timelapse from Colin M. Day of German duo Herakut in action. Watch as Jasmin & Falk aka Hera & Akut get their paint on for a piece in their Loving the Exiled showing in San Francisco (covered). Other worthy videos include: Christie’s is auctioning Yves Klein’s legendary Fire-Color Painting FC 1. A closer look at Tim Biskup’s part of the Emoticon Project. A chance to win a Thomas Campbell flower courtesy of HUCK Magazine. Talking to […]
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Overtime: April 30 – May 6

Frank Faryab spends £2million proving oil painting he bought is lost JMW Turner masterpiece. The Scream pastel drawing on cardboard by Munch sells for a record $120 million at Sotheby’s.  Speculation on who may have won it.  Adjusting for inflation, the piece is not the most expensive artwork ever sold. The Getty cutting about 9% of its workforce in order to buy more art. Suit over WWII Norton Simon artwork enters final phase & could have far reaching implications. Tate favoring new art too much over […]
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Showing: Michael Page – “Elan Vital” @ Shooting Gallery

Showing through tomorrow in San Francisco at the White Walls Gallery is Michael Page’s (interviewed) solo show Élan Vital. Tackling issues of evolution, the development of organisms, spirituality, and the infinite variations of consciousness, the locally-based painter has created a collection of works that bring viewers into his dream world featuring an explosion of colors and a melding of protoplasmic energies. More photos from the show taken by John Casey after the jump…
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Releases: Tyler Stout – “Avengers” Poster

At a random time today, Mondo will be releasing a new Avengers poster from Tyler Stout on their website. Coinciding with the opening of the movie that brings together some of Marvel’s most iconic superheroes, the new image features representation of the entire team as well as the villain Loki. The 24″ x 36″ nine color screenprint has an edition of 750, and will cost $60 while the variant has been produced in a run of 350 and will cost $110. On a related note, […]

Preview: Eishi Takaoka – “I Am Fine” @ Giant Robot 2

On Saturday night, Giant Robot 2 on Sawtelle St. in Los Angeles will be the stage for 34 of Eishi Takaoka’s new sculptures. The Japanese artist is known for his hand-carved wooden heads which are often painted and then placed atop empty glass medicine bottles. As you will see from the preview images after the jump, these pieces come in many shapes, colors, and variants and all rooted in “a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life […]
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Openings: Morgan Spurlock Curated “New Blood” @ Thinkspace

Last weekend, the Thinkspace Gallery hosted the opening for the Morgan Spurlock (interviewed) curated New Blood. Not only did the  group exhibition feature some talented artists, the showing was also centered on a novel concept of each invited artist also bringing along another promising artist to show alongside them. The lineup included 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 […]

Preview: Thinkspace Curated “Synergy” @ Spoke Art

Thursday night (May 3rd), the Spoke Art Gallery will be opening their newest exhibition – Synergy. The group showing curated by Thinkspace includes much of the young talent from the Culver City gallery’s roster including Allison Sommers, Ana Bagayan, Bumblebee, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Dabs Myla, Dan-ah Kim, Dave MacDowell, David Cooley, Derek Gores, Erik Siador, Jeff Ramirez, Jolene Lai, Kelly Vivanco, Liz Brizzi, Matt Doust, Nathan DeYoung, Seth Armstrong, Stella Im Hultberg, Stephanie Buer, and Yosuke Ueno. Head over to witness the LA to SF […]
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Update: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” Exhibition (Part III)

You can go ahead and add five more names (Pedro Matos, Cyrcle., Judith Supine, Jeff Soto, and Adam Wallacavage) to the lineup for City of Fire, an exhibition AM is curating at Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills. You are all invited to the opening on June 5th where attendees will also be enjoying works from Dave Kinsey, Ron English, Patrick Martinez, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Andrew Schoultz, TrustoCorp, MARS-1, Rostarr, and REVOK. Look for some more surprises to be announced in the coming weeks including […]

Teaser: Mia Araujo – “Into The Woods” @ Corey Helford

In her first major showing since a two-person exhibition at Roq La Rue at the end of 2011, Mia Araujo (interviewed) will be presenting a new body of work at Corey Helford in Los Angeles with the opening scheduled for May 12th. Into The Woods will be her first solo and feature the surreal paintings steeped in myth and mystery and executed in lush detail that her fans have come to expect. Discuss this show here. Discuss Mia here.

Overtime: April 23 – April 29

Cai Guo-Qiang recreated Hangzhou’s West Lake scenery using his gunpowder technique. Tel Aviv battling to save deteriorating Bauhaus buildings from decay. Seven works of ancient art and other works looted and smuggled out of Italy were returned. Italy’s Christ Carrying the Cross by Girolamo Romanino seized by US authorities. Man steals art from hospital for sick kids. Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge suffers major theft of ancient Chinese artifact. Mykola Hlushchenko paintings belonging to Ukrainian government replaced by forgeries. Degas stolen at gunpoint from Swiss museum four […]