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Recap: Art Basel ’15 (Part I)

After sharing photos from the SCOPE and VOLTA fairs we visited during Basel Week Switzerland, we now turn our attention to the main fair. Art Basel’s 46th edition included booths from 284 leading galleries from 33 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, presenting the work of more than 4,000 artists. As the preeminent blue chip art event in the world, dealers presented the best of the best from their roster. Take a look at Part I of our coverage starting with the famous […]
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Rewind: Apr 14 – May 11

Over the last several weeks, we have gathered together some worthy videos for you to watch as part of our reoccurring Rewind feature. First up is an interview with Shepard Fairey by Complex where he announces and discusses his collaboration with Hennessy with a new bottle design set to be released in July. If you remember, (covered), KAWS (covered), and Os Gemeos (covered) have all created and released a version of their own. Take a look at the video below along with others that caught our attention. […]
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Showing: Mike Kelley @ The Geffen Contemporary (MOCA)

Currently on view at MOCA’s Geffen location is a retrospective by one of the most influential and important artists of our generation – Mike Kelley. Consisting of work in almost every artistic medium, including sculpture, painting, drawings on paper, performance, music, video, mosaic, and photography, the show is the largest to date for Kelley and includes 250 pieces that span his entire career. Originally organized in 2012 by Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, the retrospective then traveled to the Centre Pompidou in Paris before coming to New […]
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Mike Kelley 1954 – 2012

In what may be the saddest and most shocking art world news in years, it was discovered today that Mike Kelley has died, reportedly from taking his own life. The passing has been confirmed by both Metro Pictures and Gagosian Gallery. Metro Pictures’ Helene Winer revealed that Kelley had been depressed. One of the most original, respected, and accomplished talents of his generation, the Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based, and internationally-known artist was preparing to exhibit in his unheard of eighth Whitney Biennial. Utilizing a broad range […]
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Mike Kelley – “Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #34 Kandor 12 / Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #35″ @ Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Mike Kelley returns to show at his hometown with his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in about eight years and his first with Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.  For Southern California’s patient art lovers, it was well worth the wait.  Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #34 Kandor 12 / Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #35 features 17 works of large-scale sculpture, video, and installation.   It is completely immersive, spectacularly executed, and is everything that great art should be. The show centers on models of Kandor, which […]

Showing: “Meet Me Inside” @ Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)

It’s been a big couple of months for Faile.  With so much going on, such as their collaborative show with BAST in London and their 10-year retrospective at Lazarides Gallery, AM is still trying to catch up with the scorching hot collective.  We recently made the trip to Beverly Hills to view “Meet Me Inside” (previewed), a group show at Gagosian Gallery, to check out their wood puzzle pieces, as well as other spectacular art work by Gagosian’s A-list artists. More after the jump…