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Openings: David Choe x George Thompson – New Works @ Known Gallery

Opening along with George Thompson’s Revisionist History at Known Gallery was a exhibition of new works by David Choe (featured) [edit: according to David Choe’s blog, these are collaborative pieces with George Thompson].  The artist took a break from his figurative images of city dwelling ladies and angry red colors to explore a different painterly direction (although if you look hard enough, you might be able to make out some tits, cocks, and assholes in some of the works).  Consisting of large works in black […]

Overtime: Feb. 21 – Feb. 27

Will Ryman’s big flower sculptures on display in New York. The super-prolific James Franco speaks about his fine art career.  According to Javier Peres, one film piece in his recent show goes for $40k. And, are there really things that Franco can’t do? Gagosian Gallery is being sued by woman who alleges police brutality. Artist Tracey Emin to create art work for Kate Moss’s wedding. Ed Ruscha talks about his new show at the Gagosian. Cory Arcangel gives a walk-through of his video game work […]

Preview: Gary Baseman – “Walking Through Walls” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On March 5, an exhibition of new works by Gary Baseman will open at Jonathan LeVine Gallery.  It will be the Los Angeles-based artist’s second show at the gallery and his first solo show in New York in six years.  This new body of work represents a more personal and somber side of the artist, who lost his father in the past year.  As the title of the exhibition suggests, the theme of the show concerns breaking through boundaries and limitations, imposed both by society […]

Overtime: Feb. 14 – Feb. 20

Faith47 interviewed on video by the Ginkgo Agency. Romance ain’t dead – check out video of this street art tour filled with symbolic imagery of a couple’s relationship, culminating in the ultimate question. Grown men fighting over a Banksy billboard. New work from Escif, Paul Insect, and Office Supplies Incorporated. Google street art view. Crash x TUMI luggage. Jef Aerosol showing at Musée des Avelines. LUSH brashly answers an interview with art. Curtis Kulig x Love Me x The Standard, Downtown LA video by Skullphone. […]

Overtime: Feb. 7 – Feb. 13

Sam Flores paints the Future Fatima. Jesse Hazelip – The Belle of the Brawl video. An interview with Erik Mark Sandberg by Mark Murphy. The Mad Potters Tea Party. Derek Weisberg‘s show at Anno Domini LACMA and Getty acquire more than 2,000 pictures taken by Robert Mapplethorpe, and other archival materials, including 120,000 negatives – the total value said to be more than $30 million Jason Lee’s Polaroid of Dennis Hopper stolen from THIS, Los Angeles after an opening.  $25,000 reward is offered for its […]

Pharrell Williams – “Velo” Bike for Domeau & Pérès

Creative artist extraordinaire Pharrell Williams brings you one of the freshest, cleanest, and most limited bikes you will ever have the chance of owning.  He teams up with Domeau & Pérès, who produced his first design work, the “Perspective Chairs”, and Brooklyn Machine Works, who produced the frame and fork (made out of 4130 chromemoly seamless airplane grade steel tubing).  It takes over 100 man hours to upholster the bike in water buffalo leather and all the stitching work is done by hand. There will […]

Overtime: Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

New York, get ready for Retna. Alicia Keyes receives Shepard Fairey & MBW artwork from husband Swizz Beatz for birthday. Roa collaborates with Sego in Mexico. New work on the streets from Neospoon, Quel Beast and Scheme. David Choe showing with George Thompson at Known Gallery. Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass speaks out concerning the looting and damaging that took place at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. If you are a Bank of America cardholder, there are now more museums you can gain entrance to […]

Mike Kelley – “Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #34 Kandor 12 / Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #35″ @ Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Mike Kelley returns to show at his hometown with his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in about eight years and his first with Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.  For Southern California’s patient art lovers, it was well worth the wait.  Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #34 Kandor 12 / Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #35 features 17 works of large-scale sculpture, video, and installation.   It is completely immersive, spectacularly executed, and is everything that great art should be. The show centers on models of Kandor, which […]

ALAC ’11: Andrew Schoultz @ Jerome Zodo Contemporary

Of all the booths we saw at Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’11, the one that stood out the most was Jermone Zodo Contemporary’s, which had a solo show by the prolific and outstanding Andrew Schoultz.  The show was anchored by a mixed-media piece, Monument to a Whirlwind (pictured above), that measured an impressive 11 ft. by 20 ft. (it was the largest piece on paper at the entire fair).  We are happy to report that the monumental work was purchased by a museum in the […]

Openings: Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’11

This past weekend, the second annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary took place at its newest location, The Barker Hanger.  LA’s best contemporary art fair featured work by established artists such as Barry McGee, Dan Attoe, Richard Jackson, Shepard Fairey and Ryan McGinness, as well as tons of emerging ones.  Participating were galleries from all over the world, including California, New York, Europe, and Asia. A major improvement this year was the easy to navigate floor space compared to the spread out and confusing maze of […]