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Streets: Bumblebee – “Passed Out” and “Blanket No. 6” (Los Angeles)

Fresh off a summer that saw him exhibiting in the Portsmouth Museum of Art and causing a ruckus in the streets of New Hampshire, Bumblebee goes all out in a return to his hometown with these two recent pieces. The first is Passed Out, a mural painted by the artist at the shop’s request on the side of Sherman McNulty Frame Gallery in Hollywood. The 30 ft. x 9 ft. piece represents the first time Bumblebee has made a child this large in size. The […]

Openings: Chuck Close @ Blum & Poe

One of the most celebrated and revered American artists working today, Chuck Close recently unveiled an exhibition of brand new paintings, prints, and tapestries at Culver City’s Blum and Poe.  This is Close’s first solo show with the blue chip gallery and according to them, it “represents the most significant body of work assembled in Los Angeles in sixteen years.” The spectacular exhibition, which occupies the gallery’s entire first floor, provides ample evidence of the artist’s masterful skills as a painter, photographer, and printmaker and […]

Overtime: Oct 24 – Oct 30

Video: Banks Violette talks about his new show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris. Laurel Nakadate and James Franco create three-part project based around Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie for their Performa Commission. Ai Weiwei curates show at Taipei Fine Arts Museum called Ai Weiwei is Absent. Preparations well underway for Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. Small group of artists occupy Artists Space.  Gets evicted. There could be a Louvre Museum branch opening in Abu Dhabi in 2013. Artist delivers her baby in a gallery […]

Overtime: Oct 17 – Oct 23

Coverage of the FIAC art fair, including a bronze sitting companion from KAWS. Artists (including SABER) are supporting the Occupy Los Angeles movement. A Ramellzee show at White Columns that we missed. More street action from David Choe & DVS-1 in Norway. Eric Elms has a show in Tokyo where he remixes the Kilroy character. New prints from MOMO (Fame Festival) and Junko Mizuno. A new comic from Brendan Monroe. Femke Hiemstra has work ready to ship (presumably for Roq La Rue). New work from […]

Releases: Gary Baseman – Toby’s Secret Society Mini Series

This Thursday, Kidrobot is set to release its first mini-figure toy series in about five years by Gary Baseman. The Toby’s Secret Society set begins with Toby, the protector of dreams, memories, and darkest secrets. He commands a sect of 11 spirits and brethren – the Disciple, the Princess of Secrets, the Goddess of Dreams, the Knight of Good Fortune, and the Seven Sacred Magi: Compassion, Destiny, Freedom, Lust, Love, Trust, and Truth – together they make up a select group of 3-inch figures chosen […]

Overtime: Oct 10 – Oct 16

Robbie Conal goes on NPR to talk about Occupy Wall Street and other subjects Video: watch Part 3 of Sotheby’s Your Art World documentary series. The WSJ chats with Dean Sobel, the first director of the Clyfford Still Museum. NYTimes on Apple and Job’s product design legacy.  It has 25 products in the MoMA collection. Victor Pinchuk plans to build a new contemporary art space in Kiev. The Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery may be threatened due to strike. Occupy Chicago protests […]

Preview: Frieze ’11 – Alison Jacques Gallery

Alison Jacques Gallery returns to the Frieze Art Fair this year and its booth features some amazing works by the gallery’s impressive roster of artists. Highlights include new large photographic pieces by Ryan McGinley (also see Team Gallery booth), which will be shown alongside works by the London gallery’s roster of artists, such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Lygia Clark, and Thomas Zipp.  Make this booth a destination if you are visiting the fair. See more preview images after the jump…

Overtime: Oct 3 – Oct 9

Artists pay homage to the late Steve Jobs. Part 2 of Sotheby’s well executed Your Art World video series – The Collector –  released. Artinfo interviews artist Xu Bing. Dr. Death – Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s artwork and personal belongings to be auctioned off. LS Lowry painting set to go for £6million (a record for the artist) at auction Source images for paintings by Bob Dylan in his Gagosian exhibition revealed to be licensed. President Obama proclaims October as National Arts and Humanities Month Arnold Schwarzenegger […]

Baby Tattooville ’11: “Baby Tattooville On Parade” Opening @ Riverside Art Museum

One of the biggest benefits for artists participating in the annual Baby Tattooville celebration is having their work exhibited in the Riverside Art Museum for all to see even after the exclusive weekend festivities end (you have about five weeks – until Nov. 8 – to catch show).  Entering its fifth year of hosting exhibitions featuring BT artists, this collection is a retrospective of sorts that includes works from those that have had their work in the annual show in the past. The star-studded line-up […]

Teaser: Occupy Los Angeles – SABER

Following-up on his massively innovative and talked-about takeover of the skies of Los Angeles, SABER flexes his protest muscles once again, this time on solid ground.  Big government, corrupt  politicians, and banks beware as the legendary graffiti writer joins the Occupy Los Angeles movement.  If you are in the area, come out to downtown Los Angeles early Sunday morning and be a part of history.  For the latest updates, check SABER’s Twitter account.