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Video: Ryan McGinley – “Entrance Romance”

In the art world, while a lot of galleries go on break and artists travel to their favorite relaxation destinations, summertime is McGinley time.  Although the young photographer has put his signature summer road trip sessions into retirement, his film career is progressing nicely.  Following on the heals of his Pringle of Scotland video featuring Tilda Swinton, comes Entrance Romance, featuring model Carolyn Murphy. Although it may be disappointing for those familiar with McGinley’s work that Murphy does not appear naked in the film, there […]

LACMA Purchases Tony Smith “Smoke” Sculpture

Those who have visited LACMA the past couple of years have seen and walked around Tony Smith’s monumental sculpture Smoke.  The space that it inhabits in the Ahmanson Pavilion was actually redesigned (by Renzo Piano) specifically for the work. It would be unimaginable to think of the museum without the piece.  Today, you won’t have to.  The LA Times reports that LACMA has purchased it. The amount was not revealed, but it is said to exceed $3 million. It is insured for over $5 million, […]

Overtime – June 13-19

Audrey Kawasaki moves into a new abode and gets right to work. New work from Edwin Ushiro & Andrew Hem. Stella Im Hultberg shares more of her sketchbooks. And releases some new hand-embellished prints. Jen Corace has raised over 10K for the Gulf of Mexico so far. History was made (highest price for an Italian artist and work sold in France) as sculpted stone head by  Modigliani sold for €43,185,000 or $52,405,870 Jeffrey Deitch looks back. Painter Thomas Kinkade arrested in Carmel on suspicion of […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’10 – Paul McCarthy @ Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth’s booth at Art Basel features a brand new body of work by highly respected artist Paul McCarthy.  The works are sculptural versions of work explored by the artist in his White Snow exhibition and features the dwarfs from, surprisingly, Snow White. They are made of various colored silicone and are unmistakeably McCarthy-esque. A set of these are rumored to be priced at $3million and a single dwarf is a more affordable $750,000. More images after the jump…

Releases: Asger Carlsen – “Wrong” Artist Book

Asger Carlsen’s surreal exhibition, Wrong, which originally showed at V1 Gallery in Denmark a couple of months back, is now collected, available to have and hold in your hands in book format.  Flip through the book, arrive at any random image in Wrong, and you’ll understand why it is titled the way it is. More after the jump…

Openings: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Familiar Strangers” @ Lebasse Projects

This past Saturday saw the opening of Yoskay Yamamoto’s (featured) exhibition “Familiar Strangers”. It is the third solo show by the artist at LeBasse Projects and features a diverse range of work, including paintings on panel and canvas, sculptures made of cast resin and metal, and hand carved wood sculptures. The well-attended opening included artist friends Audrey Kawasaki, Luke Chueh, Edwin Ushiro, Nate Frizzell, and Bumblebee. More after the jump…

Overtime: June 6 – June 12

Willy Verginer goes swimming in concrete. New massive Anish Kapoor sculptures. Read Jeffrey Deitch’s first interview since becoming MOCA’s director Warhol shows at at Prism. And, he’s part of a mini-gallery on the moon. Most valuable auction in history. New work on the streets from Escif, Roa, Mac and Retna and a Sam3 timelapse. “I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it’s not panning out.” – Shepard Fairey A new book from Ericailcane. New work from Jeremiah Ketner and Dan May. Kozyndan exhibition […]

Openings: Antony Micallef & Conor Harrington @ Lazarides (Beverly Hills)

Two artists from across the pond who are not strangers to Los Angeles – Conor Harrington (interviewed), who had a show with Chloe Early at Kinsey/DesForges last year, and Antony Micallef (interviewed), who had a pop-up show with Lazarides almost 3 years ago – unveiled their newest body of work to a thrilled opening night crowd at Eurotrash at the Lazarides LA gallery. Of the four artists (also including Vhils & JR), who participated in the group exhibition, Micallef’s work stood out the most. Unlike […]

Filling the Hole Left by Jeffrey Deitch – The Hole

Ever since Jeffrey Deitch made the announcement that he was leaving New York City and the commercial art world behind to become Director of MOCA on the other side of the country, speculation and rumors have abounded concerning the legacy he’s leaving behind and the aftermath of his gallery, Deitch Projects. How was the void that was going to be created by his departure be replaced? Today, the answer was announced. According to an article by the Wall Street Journal, that hole is going to […]

Overtime: May 30 – June 5

Skulls from owl pellets made into art by Alastair Mackie. More evidence of Annie Leibovitz’s poor financial judgment. Conceptual artist and designer Tobias Wong has passed away. Studio visits with Jonathan Yeo and Ian Francis. Popular galleries closing in Boston and Seattle. YBA’s are sell outs? Mark Ryden paints Mr. Lincoln. An interview with Dan May. New work from Zilda, Sam3, Jen Stark, James Jean, and Aiko. Judge in Shepard Fairey vs. AP copyright dispute over Obama image urges settlement, saying AP likely will win […]