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Preview: Keith Haring Retrospective – “The Political Line” @ MAM Paris

Later this month (April 19th), the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM) will be hosting a massive retrospective for the late, great Keith Haring. Almost 250 paintings on canvas and tarpaulins and from subway walls, as well as twenty monumental works, will be on display forming one of the largest presentations of the iconic artist’s work. Although Haring was mainly based in New York, he became attached to the the city of Paris and often stayed, worked, and exhibited – making it a perfect place for this […]

Upcoming: Barry McGee – “Drawing From The Street” @ ICA (Boston)

The museum shows keep coming fast and furious for Barry McGee now. Quick on the heels of his exhibition opening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth last weekend is Drawing From The Street, a mid-career survey at the ICA Boston set to kick off on April 6th.  This chronological survey of McGee’s work from the 1990s to the present will include “30 works, including rarely seen early works on paper; reassembled works from key installations; a tower of video pieces; a massive three-dimensional cluster […]

Upcoming: KAWS in Philadelphia

Starting on April 11th, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station will be the next location to host KAWS’ 16-feet-tall COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture. If you remember, the shy sculptural rendition (soon to be released as a limited edition) of one of the NY-based artist’s most iconic characters has already delighted fans in Hong Kong, Conneticut, New York, Atlanta, and Fort Worth. Even more exciting, the guest appearance will only be a preview to a larger Sculpture Plinth Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), opening […]

Upcoming: Barry McGee @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Fans of Barry McGee in Texas will be happy to know the installation of his latest museum show is already underway for the opening this weekend. Held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, site of the KAWS show a year ago (covered), the exhibition will feature much of what the influential San Francisco-based artist is known for. We can’t wait to see what else was shipped over in the Twist van (below) besides the panels seen above . Discuss Barry McGee here.

LACMA Moves To Take Over MOCA

Back in 2008 when the MOCA was bailed out by Eli Broad to the tune of $30 million, there was hope this would stabilize the financial status of the museum. However, recent controversy over the direction of the Los Angeles institution under the leadership of Jeffrey Deitch as well as continued monetary issues have finally led to a formal proposal for a takeover by LACMA (which surprisingly came at the request of the MOCA board). Only time will tell whether the leanings of the government-funded […]

Upcoming: Tauba Auerbach – “Tetrachromat” @ WIELS

On March 22nd, the New York-based Tauba Auerbach will be putting her paintings on display at the unique contemporary art institution – WIELS  – in Belgium. Tetrachromat, which opened at Bergern Kunsthall in Norway in 2011 (covered), traveled to Malmö Konsthall in Sweden in 2012, will now soon be on view at the Wiels Contemporary Art Center. Fans of the fold paintings from the rapidly ascending art star should head over to see these stunning pieces in person if they happen to be in Brussels through June […]

Videos: Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective @ Tate Modern

Starting today, the Tate Modern in London will be opening their doors to the public for the first full-scale retrospective of Roy Lichtenstein in many years. This momentous survey of the renowned American artist will include 125 of his most definitive paintings & sculptures and certainly should not to be missed if you are in the area prior to its close on May 27th. Get a preview by looking at the video below put together by VernissageTV. Discuss Roy Lichtenstein here.

Preview / Setup: JR @ Watarium Museum (Tokyo)

If you remember, late last year, we shared with you some photos of JR touring Japan to spread his Inside Out love in his giant photo booth / converted truck. Turns out, that was only a precursor for a show opening officially this weekend at the Watarium Museum in Tokyo. As you can see from these preview images, the French “photograffeur” is already busy prepping the outside and inside of the institution with his distinctive work. Photos via Alabaz and the artist. Discuss JR here.

Openings: DZINE – “Victory” @ Dallas Contemporary

Chicago-based artist DZINE has recently opened another stunning museum exhibition, this time at the Dallas Contemporary. The show entitled Victory features an impressive selection of new pieces from all the medium’s DZINE is known for, including large-scale mandala paintings, tricked-out cars, ornate chandeliers and other installations. Together, the collection of works leads viewers to examine the human desires for success and recognition, through the lens of the artist’s Puerto Rican background. Victory is on view until March 31. Discuss Dzine here.

Upcoming: “Supernatural” @ Japanese American National Museum

Next month in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo, the Japanese American National Museum will be hosting a group exhibition from three artists – Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters. Entitled Supernatural, the showing will give an opportunity for all three artists to explore otherworldly concepts, illustrating how traditional ideas have evolved and have been adapted over time. If this newest piece from Ushiro is any indication, this is one show you don’t want to miss (opening on February 9th). Discuss Edwin Ushiro here.