Hirst - Painful Memories/Forgotten Tears (Photo via Gagosian)

Hirst - Painful Memories/Forgotten Tears (Photo via Gagosian)

As we gear up for February, the last shows of January are upon us this weekend. Los Angeles sees the debut of another new art fair in the form of Art Los Angeles Contemporary taking place at the Pacific Design Center and NYC welcomes Damien Hirst. The place to be this weekend appears to be Brazil though where Baseman (interviewed) and SHAG (interviewed) will be rocking things. As always, no shortage of goodness to go ‘round. Get out and support the arts!

Check out the full schedule after the jump…

Mark Ryden - Incarnation (from Art Basel Miami '09)

Mark Ryden - Incarnation (from Art Basel Miami

LOS ANGELES – Home to the movement:

Thurs, Jan. 28th 8:30–10:30pm (Opening night reception)
Art Los Angeles Contemporary @ Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood
Opening night kickoff of the inaugural Art Los Angeles Contemporary – tons of additional events taking place throughout the weekend
Fair runs through Sun, Jan. 31st
Please heck site for hours/details: http://artlosangelesfair.com/

Sat, Jan. 30th 1-3PM
Book signing with artist Mark Ryden
Art Los Angeles Contemporary @ Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood
The signing will take place at the Artbook booth – located on the 2nd floor of the Pacific Design Center, the blue building, at booth H10 – please be thoughtful of the time allowed for this event and only plan to bring Ryden’s latest book – don’t be a scumdog and show up with a dozen items you plan to put up on eBay later that night

Sat, Jan. 30th 9PM-1AM ($8 admission / $6 in costume)
Cannibal Flower
New Location – 724 S. Spring Street in downtown LA (across the street from The Hive)
Bi-monthly traveling group show & performance with featured artist Brian Robertson, live music from Color Turning Band along with DJ sets from Mr. Numberonederful and X-Point and live painting from Michael Pukac and Tiki Jay – alongside a huge group show featuring the work of over 50 emerging artists including the likes of Michael Pukac, Liz Brizzi, Tiki Jay, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Patrick Hammerlein, Nate Seubert, Cate Rangel, Glenn Arthur, Nicole Bruckman, Yuki Miyazaki, Prince Parise, Alex Chiu, Jose Carabes, Euth, Delphia, Paul Torres, Douglas Alvarez, Michele Waterman, Shahid Brown, L. Croskey, Crystal Sylver, and many more – 1st CF of the year, come on out and support and help to kick off the year ahead

Jef Aerosol. Photo by Sabeth718

Jef Aerosol. Photo by Sabeth718


Wed., Jan. 27th 6-8PM
Sloan Fine Art
128 Rivington Street (corner of Norfolk) in New York City
“Black Forest / White Lightning” featuring new custom clocks from Nathan Skies + ‘Feral’ featuring new works from Heather Sherman
(On view through Feb. 20th)

Fri., Jan. 29th 6-10PM
Ad Hoc Art / Eastern District
43 Bogart Street in Brooklyn, NY
‘All Shook Up’ featuring new works from Jef Aerosol
(On view through Feb. 21st)

Sat, Jan. 30th 6-8PM
Gagosian Gallery
980 Madison Avenue in New York City
‘End Of An Era’ featuring new works from Damien Hirst
(On view through March 6th)

Gary Baseman

Gary Baseman


Thurs., Jan. 28th 6-8PM
Narwhal Art Projects
680 Queen St. West in Toronto, Ontraio
‘The Taxali 300’ featuring 300 new works from Gary Taxali
(On view through Feb. 28th)


Thurs., Jan. 28th
15 rue Genissieu in France
‘Vuelta de Chile’ featuring new works from Santana (Chile), XTRM (Spain), Rayne3xl (Chile), Vinz (France), Piguan (Chile), Nebs (Chile), Nesta (Chille) and many more
(On view through March 13th)

Sat, Jan. 30th
Mondo Bizzarro Gallery
Via Reggio Emilia 32 c/d in Rome, Italy
‘Ultra Erotica’ group show featuring works from Michael Hussar, Atsushi Tani, Makiko Sugawa, Zoe Lacchei, Roberto Baidazzini, John Santerineross, and Ken-Ichi Murata
(On view through March 4th)


Thurs, Jan. 28th
Choque Cultural
Rua Joao Moura 997, Pinnheiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
New works from Gary Baseman + ‘An Exquisite Hunger’ featuring new works from Shag
(On view through Feb. 27th)

Please be sure to check out www.sourharvest.com for all the latest on the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles and expanded listings of area events.