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LACMA Acquires Gursky Ocean Photographs

According to the New York Times, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has acquired four Andreas Gursky photographs from the artist’s Gagosian Gallery exhibition, which we covered here.  It is unknown how much it paid, but the photographs, based on existing satellite imagery, carried the asking price of $680,000 apiece. LACMA received the funds from an anonymous source and from Steven F. Roth, executive vice president of the World Oil Corporation. The timely acquisition is of particular relevance and urgency given the current oil […]

Christopher Wool @ Gagosian Gallery (Rome)

It’s been a while since we’ve covered anything in Rome, but today that changes. Gagosian Gallery brings one of today’s most important artists to the historic city with eight new paintings by Christopher Wool. The silkscreen and enamel large works on linen feature Wool’s signature gestures and technique. On top of the silkscreen foundation, Wool employs stenciling, rolling, dripping, dragging, and spray-painting. Each painting is heavily worked on by the artist, with erasures, over-painting, and reproduction part of the intense process. The result are spectacular […]

Preview: Andy Warhol – “Black & White” @ Prism

Continuing with their run of strong exhibitions featuring internationally-recognized artists, Prism brings one of the most famous artists of the 20th century to Hollywood. Opening this week is a show with works by Andy Warhol, concentrating on his late career black & white silk-screened paintings. Often overlooked in a career full of influential and iconic work, the late-’80s pieces feature sources Warhol has collected since the 1950s, including advertisements, maps, diagrams, and illustrations from magazines and newspapers. The polished and glossy images are brought down […]

R.I.P. Deitch Projects

Yesterday, May 29, 2010, marked the final day of Shepard Fairey’s May Day exhibition and the final day of existence for Deitch Projects. Although the cutting-edge New York gallery will be surely be missed, we are very excited for the future of its founder, gallery staff, and roster of artists.  We are looking forward to what Jeffrey Deitch has in store as he leads MOCA Los Angeles to its next stage. Equaling as exciting is how the torch will be passed on to his ambitious […]

Dennis Hopper: Artist / Photographer / Filmmaker / Actor – Dies at 74

Dennis Hopper died today in Venice, CA, at the age of 74, due to prostate cancer. Though known to much of the world as an award-winning actor and filmmaker, Hopper was also an accomplished photographer and sculptor, as well as serious art collector. In fact, he purchased one of Andy Warhol’s first Campbell Soup Can paintings in Los Angeles for $75. Hopper was a frequent visitor to Warhol’s Factory and appeared in many of his art films. Hopper’s photographic work was prolific and well-regarded. So […]

Preview: “The New Grand Tour” @ Bryce Wolkowitz

We know you all have wondered where it went – and after many centuries, the Grand Tour is coming back, courtesy of Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and curator Amanda Bhalla Wilkes. The New Grand Tour is a revival, redefinition, and reinvention of the tradition that started in the 16th century. The original grand tour was a culmination of aristocratic education, where young men and women traveled to cities like Paris, Venice, Florence, and Rome to broaden their cultural background. The group of artists in the New […]

Raymond Pettibon @ Gladstone Gallery (Brussels)

Having shown in London just a few months back, Raymond Pettibon continues his European tour with a show of new works at the venerable Gladstone Gallery in Brussels. The exhibition continues on Pettibon’s themes of exploring the American psyche through images and text.  His comic strip-style narratives combine stunningly rendered images in the artist’s unique style with text drawn from a number of sources, including poet William Blake, vernacular speech, and pulp magazines. Icons from American culture, including fighter jets, bombs, cars, and UFOs dominate […]

Overtime: May 16 – 22

A review of Frank Gehry’s Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. Gagosian Gallery to expand empire into Hong Kong. The Beckhams appear to have an art collection. Probably untrue, but this site lists James Franco as US’s Biennale artist representative. Orange County Museum of Art announces artists in the California Biennial. Art market thriving in Dubai. Pablo Picasso in NY. Street sign assisted theft of Banksy prints, real Banksy stolen from Kate Moss, and it only took one man to […]

Overtime: May 9 – May 15

“The Art of Camouflage” arrives in Brussels Emily Fisher Landau donates hundreds of artwork The Whitney. Watch the bidding for the record Picasso sale. Anish Kapoor creates a magnificent ring for Bulgari. Kaws interviewed for Interview Magazine. “Editions” show in Milan. Surprisingly, Mr. Brainwash piece sold for $122,500. Ellis G. working on Philly premiere of Banksy documentary. C215 in Rome. Pimp My Ride (Friends With You edition). A new Os Gemeos piece in NY. The New York Times of Deluxx Fluxx video. More Shepard Fairey […]

Auctions: Picasso Painting Sells For Record Price

History was made in the art world last night.  There is a new record holder for priciest work ever sold at auction and that distinction belongs to Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso. The 1932 painting sold for $106,482,500 (after auction fees were accounted for) to an unidentified phone bidder at Christie’s. The sale brings huge publicity, hope, and optimism to the start of the auction season. This is a defining moment that many will point to as evidence of confidence in the […]