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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Benefit: Nick Walker – The Helium Foundation Charity Auction

We recently brought you news of a new Nick Walker stencil on the streets of Bristol and here is a piece with related imagery that will be available at auction soon. The unique canvas piece above is entitled “Addiction”, created and donated by Nick for an auction benefiting the Parachute Regiment Charity to be held by The Helium Foundation at London’s Guildhall on June 3rd. Nick donated the piece to help raise some funds for the families of soldiers who loose their lives, and for […]

Video / Preview: Joe Ledbetter – Magnus Maximus @ Corey Helford Gallery

Opening this Friday, June 4th, Joe Ledbetter’s new body of work will be taking over the spacious Corey Helford Gallery. For his first solo show at the Culver City gallery, Joe will be creating a collection of paintings that narrate the epic adventure story of one of his griffin characters “Magnus Maximus.” Take a look at the video above as well as some preview images after the jump…

Preview: Andy Warhol – “Black & White” @ Prism

Continuing with their run of strong exhibitions featuring internationally-recognized artists, Prism brings one of the most famous artists of the 20th century to Hollywood. Opening this week is a show with works by Andy Warhol, concentrating on his late career black & white silk-screened paintings. Often overlooked in a career full of influential and iconic work, the late-’80s pieces feature sources Warhol has collected since the 1950s, including advertisements, maps, diagrams, and illustrations from magazines and newspapers. The polished and glossy images are brought down […]

Teasers: Skullphone – “Digital Media” @ Subliminal Projects

LA based street artist Skullphone is coming back to home to show at Subliminal Projects on June 5th. Known well for jacking and flipping billboards in the streets we look forward to Skullphone doing some street runs in anticipation for this event. Maybe we’ll see something similar to our favorite “Skully” projects in which the street artist hacked into an electronic billboard and reprogrammed it to display his infamous skull and cell phone image. Check out more after the jump.

Art HK ’10: Yoshitomo Nara

At this year’s Art HK, Yoshitomo Nara brought with him a cool cargo box installation at the Marianne Boesky Gallery booth. Similar to his last installation at Art Basel (Switzerland), Nara set this project up with the help of the YNG team. As you can see, the unique freight container carried some beautiful treasures inside. See more Nara in Hong Kong after the jump.

Overtime: May 23 – 29

Robert Williams to premiere his new movie Mr Bitchin’ at LACMA in June. Ashley Wood getting ready for Beijing.  Armsrock and Stella Im Hultberg getting ready for London. Interview with James Jarvis. A weekend with Salvador Dali. Something new from Kate Mccgwire. Christie’s to pay $8.57 million in damages for waiting too long to return Richard Prince art that failed to sell. The Whitney museum is expanding with plans for a new building downtown. And, Eli Broad getting closer to deciding HIS museum location. Rare […]

R.I.P. Deitch Projects

Yesterday, May 29, 2010, marked the final day of Shepard Fairey’s May Day exhibition and the final day of existence for Deitch Projects. Although the cutting-edge New York gallery will be surely be missed, we are very excited for the future of its founder, gallery staff, and roster of artists.  We are looking forward to what Jeffrey Deitch has in store as he leads MOCA Los Angeles to its next stage. Equaling as exciting is how the torch will be passed on to his ambitious […]

Preview: Paul Richmond – “Cheesecake” @ Center on Halsted

Next Friday in Chicago, Ohio-based artist Paul Richmond will be opening his show “Cheesecake” at the Center on Halsted. Each painting will depict a gay celebrity caught in a moment of accidental exposure like the classic pin-up art from the 40s and 50s but with the obvious twist. Some of the featured models include Jesse Archer, Perez Hilton, James St. James, Bobbie Burlesque, Dale Levitski, Bobby Trendy, Del Shores, Jack Mackenroth, Ari Gold, and more. More preview image after the jump.

Dennis Hopper: Artist / Photographer / Filmmaker / Actor – Dies at 74

Dennis Hopper died today in Venice, CA, at the age of 74, due to prostate cancer. Though known to much of the world as an award-winning actor and filmmaker, Hopper was also an accomplished photographer and sculptor, as well as serious art collector. In fact, he purchased one of Andy Warhol’s first Campbell Soup Can paintings in Los Angeles for $75. Hopper was a frequent visitor to Warhol’s Factory and appeared in many of his art films. Hopper’s photographic work was prolific and well-regarded. So […]

Streets: Nick Walker in Bristol

Most butterflies can only be expected to live for a week or two, but this little winged creature from Nick Walker only lasted for 7 hours before it was tagged over. Such is the nature of street art, but it must be pretty frustrating to see your hard work tagged over with something of little value. The mural is in Bristol, and went up earlier this week. Nick told us he went back yesterday to go over it again. We reckon version number 2 looks […]