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Preview: Alec Monopoly – “Alec Pass Go” Pop-up Show (NYC)

If you’ve spent any time in Los Angeles recently, you’ve seen the work of Alec Monopoly on such street surfaces as walls, utility boxes, and storefronts. The Monopoly Man, Twiggy, and Jack Nicholson have all been given a fresh life by the pop imagery of the prolific artist. Having made a significant mark on LA, Alec is bringing his talents to NYC this week, as Lebron would say. The artist channels the inspiration of being in the energetic cultural capital of the US and the […]

Overtime: Oct 31 – Nov 6

Jeremy Geddes finishes a new painting – “The Street”. Andrew Hem finishes some commissions. Sam Flores is working on some new paintings. A new Saelee Oh lasercut print. Ron English working with Chris Brown?  What? Jeff Koons to build 21,500 sq. ft. mansion in Manhattan by combining townhouses. Will be second largest single-family residence in town. Larry Clark not a fan of age restrictions at museums. Guy Wildenstein investigated in France for tax fraud and corruption. Jerry Saltz really likes Matthew Barney’s Cremaster IV – […]

Showing: Push – “Divided Attention” @ Known Gallery

Currently on view at LA’s landmark contemporary graffiti-inspired institution Known Gallery is the monumental first solo show by Push.  Dubbed “the thinking man’s graffiti artist” by LA Weekly, the self-taught Push has been hugely influenced by fellow AWR/MSK crew member, mentor, and close friend SABER (interviewed). Push’s abstract and colorful paintings look deceptively simple, yet are nuanced and sophisticated in their execution, color palette, and look.  You can tell that a lot of thought, effort, and consideration went into each and every vibrant and energetic […]

Releases: Ryan McGinley – “Life Adjustment Center” Book

Coinciding with his show at Ratio 3, Dashwood Books is releasing a book based on Ryan McGinley’s “Life Adjustment Center” (covered) exhibition.  The book will ship Nov 8, but you can pre-order yours today.  It is $45, hardcover, 7″ x 9.5″, and an edition of 3,000. Dashwood also has a few copies of his last book (their first with the artist) as well, which you should pick up soon, if you’ve been sleeping on it. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.

Overtime: October 24 – 30

Hope you had a safe Halloween weekend and that your costumes were as cool as this Lichtenstein. Warhol Foundation kills antitrust lawsuit over authentication due to money, power, and legal expertise that they are able to command. All Cy Twombly sell at new Gagosian in Paris and a rare interview with Larry Gagosian. Qatar, having already bought Harrods and loads of real estate in central London, now might want to buy Christie’s. Why aren’t prominent Los Angeles-based art collectors bequeathing their pieces to museums? Charles […]

Streets: SABER and Shepard Fairey Flags Collaboration

On LA’s famous Melrose Ave, near Fairfax Ave lies a collaboration by two of the city’s most pioneering street and graffiti artists. On a wall that previously held a Shepard Fairey mural now features two flags side-by-side, one an American flag as interpreted by Fairey and the other, an American flag as seen through the eyes of SABER. Street pieces do not get better than this. These two local heroes have provided the streets of Los Angeles and the rest of the world with innovative, […]

Tour of Jeffrey Deitch’s Los Angeles Home

MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch takes us on a tour of his Los Feliz home, once owned by Cary Grant.  Like any true art lover, he’s moved his collection in ahead of the furniture.  Check out the Warhol, Noble and Webster, and Aaron Young Jesus hanging above his bed.  The influential former gallery owner shares his thoughts on living in LA, Hollywood/celebrity culture, and how being famous itself is an art form.  Welcome to town, Mr. Deitch.  We are pleased to have you here. Video by […]

Releases: RETNA – “12 Original Monotypes” @ Rivera & Rivera

RETNA, in association with Rivera and Rivera, has teamed up with master print maker Claudio Stickar (who has been the personal master print maker for Richard Serra, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg, among others) for an edition of 12 monotypes.  Each monotype is an original, measures a substantial 30″x44″on Arches Rives BFK 280GSM 100% cotton paper with fringed edges and are signed and embossed. They were just released moments ago and normally retail for $1,800. However, just for you loyal Arrested Motion readers, Rivera and […]

Cy Twombly – “Camino Real” @ Gagosian (Paris)

Already regarded as the best art gallery around, run by the most powerful figure in the art world, Gagosian Gallery opens a location in Paris and inaugurates it with an exhibition by one of the best artists alive. In what may be a sign of renewed confidence in the Paris art market (the city has had its fair share of important museum shows recently) or simply Larry Gagosian’s desire to take over the entire world one city at a time, the gallery opens in Paris […]

Overtime: October 10 – October 16

Barbara Kruger provides artwork for the Nov. issue of W Magazine. Peregine Honig, from Bravo’s Work of Art S1, recently opened Loser @ Dwight Hacket Projects. Demi Moore has made some pretty smart art investing decisions. Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips, screenprints using own blood. Simpsons executive producer, Al Jean, talks about infamous Banksy opening sequence. $300 Million “Michaelangelo Painting” found behind sofa in Bufallo, NY. David Choe talks about “what is hell“… Steve Powers (ESPO) talks with Butterfly about the Moniker […]