More stories from the week that ended Oct 26 (click on bolded words for more information): A look at the Prospect 3 biennial in New Orleans. Image: Tavares Strachan neon photographed by Joseph Vincent Grey. RIP: Wolfgang Hutter, who died in Sept at the age of 85. RIP: René Burri, who died at the age of 81 after a long illness. RIP: Susan Sollins, the executive director of Art21 and ArtPrize juror. Cause of death unknown. Christopher Johnson arrested for spraying graffiti on the walls […]
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More stories from the week that ended Oct 19 (click on bolded words for more information): An interview with Kerry James Marshall on occassion of his show at David Zwirner. Inaugural World Wide Art Fair in Los Angeles suffers from lack of attendees. Third edition of Mardin Biennial canceled due to ISIS threat. Paul McCarthy physically attacked in France over butt plug sculpture. Social media reacts to the sculpture. The piece eventually gets deflated by vandals. Davide Perre of How & Nosm arrested and charged […]
More stories from the week that ended Oct 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Final week to see Van Hanos – Not the Way at Tanya Leighton. RIP: Trigz, who was tragically shot and killed in North Hollywood. Go here to contribute and help the family. COST arrested in NYC. ArtBeam’s Material Evidence show’s Ukrainian display attacked and vandalized. Curator Vasyl Cherepanyn brutally beaten in public in Kiev last week. Dries Verhoeven’s Grindr art project cancelled prematurely after privacy invasion complaints. Broad Museum […]
More stories from the week that ended Oct 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada creates giant face on the mall in DC. Image credit: Matt McClain/The Washington Post. RIP: Walter Josef Fischer, aka Oz, who was killed by a subway train at the age of 64. Unrest in Hong Kong could negatively (or positively?) affect Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions in the region. Art inspired by the protest movement. Former staff members of Corcoran Gallery of Art hold a funeral for the […]
This Oct 4 will see the fourth and final installment of MOCA’s music and performance series Step and Repeat. The Saturday date includes performances by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks; sound artist Tim Hecker’s presentation of La Monte Young, Really Eternal Music / Your Bloated Hard Drive (2011); comedy by Heather Lawless and Neil Hamburger; performance by Geneva Jacuzzi, Brendan Fowler and DJs presented by Dub Club. Doors open at 5:30pm at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (152 N. Central Avenue, LA, CA 90012) with DJs […]
Releasing online this Friday at 13 Press is a limited edition, signed and numbered neon by one of the masters of the craft, Patrick Martinez. The plug-in and functional object measures 13″ x 8″, is an edition of 20, signed, and will retail for $575. According to the artist, the piece is “inspired by the genuine introspective and philosophical truth of ones self.” Get yours starting on Friday at: http://13press.com/ Discuss Patrick Martinez here.
More stories from the week that ended Sept 28 (click on bolded words for more information): JR’s exhibition Unframed — Ellis Island in NY Times. Image: Joshua Bright for The New York Times. Two American tourists allegedly steal 30kg artifact from the ruins of Pompeii. Uffizi Gallery in Italy damaged by flooding after massive hail storms. Ownership of set of 396 prints by Jörg Immendorff in dispute in court. WSJ provides information and tips for dividing art work in case of a divorce or death. […]
More stories from the week that ended Sept 21 (click on bolded words for more information): Raymond Pettibon collaborated with Supreme for their 2014 Fall/Winter Collection. Images up for Torey Thornton’s Some Narrow Sleeping exhibition at OHWOW. Iraqi city of Mosul has art, music, history, literature and Christianity classes “permanently annulled” by ISIS. Abigail DeVille’s installation removed in Washington DC because residents complained that it was junk. 20 prominent women from the art world answer the question: “Is the art world biased?” Ben Davis writes […]
Opening on Saturday, September 20 is the first solo show by gallery artist Rob Sato at Martha Otero. The LA-based artist will exhibit to his home-town audience mainly works on paper, but will also include baseballs (he played the sport as a kid) and sketchbooks. The presentation will tie personal, fictional, and historical narratives that the artist processes into his own visual aesthetic to explore his own ideas of memory, space, and time. One highlight of the show is Sato’s epic project Five Movements For […]
More stories from the week that ended Sept 14 (click on bolded words for more information): Images from Alex Becerra exhibition at LTD Projects. RIP: Emilio Botín, who died of a heart attack at the age of 79. Man sues after fiancée dies when portion of a stone gargoyle falls from church’s façade, hitting and killing her. Arnold Schwarzenegger has image of Maria Shriver painted over in his portrait by Gottfried Helnwein. Arnold L. Lehman plans to retire next year from his position as director […]