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Openings: Date Farmers @ Ace Gallery, Wilshire Towers

The Date Farmers recently opened what is sure to be their largest and most memorable exhibition to date.  The duo of Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez, hailing out of the Coachella Valley, are on the ascent in their artistic career and now join such esteemed artists as Andy Warhol, Richard Serra, Robert Rauschenberg, and Carl Andre to show at Ace Gallery. Consisting of a wide range of paintings, collages, sculptures, effigies, installations, and videos, the show was at once immersive, comprehensive, and highly impressive.  The […]

Openings: Dran – ‘I Have Chalks’ @ Pictures on Walls

It’s been a busy end to the year for French artist Dran with not one but two shows held in London in association with the print house, Pictures On Walls. My Everyday Life, a show of original paintings and illustrations, along with a fine installation, opened as part of POW’s end of year extravaganza, Marks and Stencils (née Santa’s Ghetto), in London’s Soho on the 26th November and was followed a week later by the opening of the I Have Chalks print show at POW’s […]
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Openings: “Wreck The Walls” @ Subliminal Projects

Subliminal Projects played host to an intriguing collection of original work from artists who have been known to bend rules and break molds in their respective fields. Featuring artwork by Ryan McGinness, Blek Le Rat, David Ellis, Erik Foss, Eric White, Evan Hecox, John Van Hamersveld, Greg Lamarche, Jason Alper, Martha Cooper, Retna, Skullphone, SWOON, Tim Biskup and many more, Wreck the Walls (previewed) served as a merging of artistic niches rarely exhibited together under one roof. It’s always nice to see multiple artistic movements, […]

Openings: “Dreams Deferred” @ The Chinese American Museum

Last week, the Chinese American Museum (CAM) in Los Angeles opened their doors to an art show focused on immigration reform. Although the bulk of the problems the Chinese in America have had with this topic has been in the past, it is always important to bring light to some forgotten history as there is much we can learn that we can apply to the controversial topic in the present. Dreams Deferred (teased) featured many compelling pieces from some artists that you will be sure […]

Overtime: Dec. 5 – Dec. 11

Now, the world’s most expensive book – John James Audobon’s Birds of America. Steve Martin (one of the world’s best art collectors), Shepard Fairey, Andres Serrano, and Frank Stella on Colbert Report. Jeffrey Deitch planning a Julian Schnabel retrospective at MOCA Steve Martin boring?  He talks art, interrupted because not entertaining enough, later apologized to. Lost Leonardo di Vinci manuscript fragment found in France. Ai Weiwei picked on again.  This time, China bans him from traveling to Korea.  But the good news this week is […]

Openings: “Garfield” Group Show @ The Hundreds (Pop-Up Space)

Last Thursday night, The Hundreds hosted their Garfield themed art show and celebration at a pop-up location in Santa Monica. Along with the art, there were costumed characters, a signing by Garfield creator Jim Davis, and of course, the feline’s favorite food – lasagna! Hate it or love it, it was certainly interesting to see some unexpected artists in the lineup get out of their comfort zone for some themed pieces for once. More pics after the jump via The Hundreds / Meow…

Releases: KAWS x Robert Lazzarini – “Distorted Companions”

Wow, what a stunning collaboration between Robert Lazzarini, well known for his distorted sculptures, and KAWS in what we like to call the “Distorted Companions”. Lazzarini, who you may remember recently exhibited his twisted brass knuckles alongside KAWS’ work at the It Ain’t Fair exhibition (covered) by OHWOW during Art Basel Week, is a fellow Brookylnite and seems to be a natural partner for the re-engineering of the iconic figure on its 10th anniversary. Early word (which may or may not be accurate) on these […]

Releases: Banksy – “Choose Your Weapon” Print

That Banksy image (Choose Your Weapon) you first saw on the streets here, and then at the Marks & Stencils show (covered), is finally being released as expected. The gray colorway seen above will be an edition of 100, with a smaller edition of 25 for the red, blue and green versions, each priced at £450.00  (with all of Banksy’s royalties going to the VOINA artist cooperative in Russia). To win a chance to purchase these prints, go register for an online lottery at Pictures […]

Previews: Mike Giant & Adam 5100 @ Guerrero Gallery

This Saturday, Guerrero Gallery will host the opening for Mike Giant and Adam 5100. Mike looks to bring it with his signature introspective iconography while Adam will showcase a brand new series of stencil-layered paintings. Check out an exclusive preview after the jump.

Streets: Blu for Los Angeles MOCA (Buffed)

If you blinked, you would have missed Blu’s newest mural in Los Angeles. Invited to by the MOCA to paint a wall ahead of it’s highly anticipated “Art in the Streets” exhibition in April, the museum apparently had forgotten that the Italian street sensation made his name making pointed political statements with his large-scale work, often site-specific and aimed directly at the local governments and/or corporations. With the piece facing a Veterans Administration building, the museum (with or without Deitch) decided to buff over the […]